January 15, 2016

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly News Summary

By Karl W Oestreich

Mayo Clinic in tMayo Clinic in the News Logohe News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Heather Privett  with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you.

Editor, Karl Oestreich;  Assistant Editor: Carmen Zwicker

 

Star Tribune
Mayo Clinic spending $92.7 million on buildings, equipment
by Christopher Snowbeck

Mayo Clinic announced Tuesday a plan for spending $92.7 million on facilities and equipment that includes more private rooms in Rochester, better roads near its hospital in Florida and a new airplane for transporting patients. The spending plan was approved in November by the boardStar Tribune newspaper logo of directors at Mayo, which routinely makes large infrastructure investments across its six-state network of hospitals and clinics.

Reach: The Star Tribune Sunday circulation is 518,745 copies and weekday circulation is 300,277. The Star Tribune is the state’s largest newspaper and ranks 16th nationally in circulation.

Additional coverage: Bloomberg News online, KTTC.com, KXLT.com, Post-Bulletin

Context:  An investment of $92.7 million in facilities and equipment across Mayo Clinic through 2017 will ensure that patients from across the globe find the world-class accommodations and whole-person care they have come to expect. These efforts reinforce Mayo Clinic’s level of commitment to the Destination Medical Center (DMC) initiative by enhancing the patient experience and positioning Mayo Clinic as the premiere global destination for health and wellness. “Our hospital projects will help us meet Mayo Clinic’s responsibility to combine safe and comprehensive care with a seamless, high-quality experience for our patients and their families,” says Amy Williams, M.D., medical director of hospital operations. More information can be found on Mayo Clinic News Network.

Contact: Susan Barber Lindquist

 

TIME
Here’s What 10 Experts Think of the Government’s New Diet Advice
by Alexandra Sifferlin

“The 2015 Dietary Guidelines build upon the 2010 Dietary Guidelines to provide information to shape policy, design food and nutrition programs, and to help Americans make healthy dietary choices. However, although the Guidelines are required and purported to be “based on Time magazine logothe preponderance of current scientific and medical knowledge”, they did not include some of the recommendations of the Scientific Advisory Committee and therefore do not describe an optimal dietary pattern. Despite some of these shortcomings, it is important to recognize that for most people, following the Dietary Guidelines will improve their nutritional status and health. — Dr. Donald Hensrud, a physician at Mayo Clinic and editor of the Mayo Clinic Diet.

Reach: Time magazine covers national and international news and provides analysis and perspective of these events. The weekly magazine has a circulation of 3.2 million readers and its website has 4.6 million unique visitors each month.

Context: Donald Hensrud, M.D. is a Mayo Clinic endocrinologist and editor of The Mayo Clinic Diet Book.

Contact: Ginger Plumbo

 

The Wall Street Journal
Can Echinacea Melt Winter’s Colds and Flu?
by Laura Johannes

“If you are getting plenty of fluids and plenty of rest and you want to take echinacea, it seems like a reasonable thing to do and unlikely to harm you,” says Pritish K. Tosh, associate professor at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. But people at risk for flu complications, such as pneumonia or bronchitis, should instead take an antiviral medication such as Tamiflu, he adds.WSJ Banner

Reach: The Wall Street Journal, a US-based newspaper published by Dow Jones & Company, has an average circulation of 2.3 million daily which includes print and digital versions.

Context: Pritish Tosh, M.D., is a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases expert. His research is focused in emerging infections and preparedness activities related to them, ranging from collaborating with the Mayo Clinic Vaccine Research Group in basic science vaccine development to hospital systems research related to pandemic preparedness.

Contact: Bob Nellis

 

Florida Times-Union
$10 million gift from grateful patient will underwrite Mayo Clinic's neurosurgery residency program
by Charlie Patton

As he waited to undergo spinal surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville on Feb. 17, 2012, John Sonnentag promised himself that if everything Florida Times-Union newspaper logowent well, he would make significant gift to the hospital. Additional coverage: Post Bulletin, Bloomberg News Online

Reach: 
The Florida Times-Union reaches more than 120,000 daily and 173,000 readers Sunday.

Context: A $10 million gift from a grateful patient and his wife will provide funding for a neurosurgery residency program on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus to help address the nationwide shortage of specialists in head and spine procedures. “There’s a tremendous need for training neurosurgeons in this country,” says Robert Wharen, Jr., M.D., chair of Neurosurgery at Mayo Clinic in Florida. “There is now a shortage of neurosurgeons, and that shortage is actually going to get worse, because there are more neurosurgeons retiring over the next 10 years than we are able to train.” More information can be found on Mayo Clinic News Network.

Contact: Kevin Punsky

 

The New York Times — Heartburn Pills May Help Grow Infection-Causing Bacteria in Gut by Lisa Rapaport — Popular heartburn pills known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may be making some people more prone to bacterial infections by altering the types of bugs that grow in the gut, a U.K. study of twins suggests. “Despite the correlations with certain disorders in individuals using PPIs found in epidemiological studies, the causative role of PPIs remains unclear,” said Dr. John DiBaise, a researcher at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona who wasn’t involved in the study.  Additional coverage: Reuters

Reuters — HART and Mayo Clinic Confirm Dates for Collaborative Large-Animal Bioengineered Organ Implant Surgeries — Since the November announcement of positive results from large-animal studies of its esophageal, tracheal and bronchial implants, HART has conducted additional studies to advance its platform for those product candidates and to help shape the design of studies with Mayo Clinic. Initial surgeries in the Mayo Clinic collaboration have been scheduled for January 22 and February 2, 2016, with additional procedures to occur through mid-February.

SportsIllustrated.com — One female physician's experience in a man's world of pro sports medicine by Michael Joyner — When it comes to sports medicine providers, and especially to the orthopedic surgeons who take care of elite athletes, it has mostly been a men’s game as well. This is changing, however, and my Mayo Clinic colleague Dr. Diane Dahm is caring for the Minnesota Twins and the Minnesota Timberwolves. Dr. Dahm is a professor of orthopedic surgery and has published numerous research papers in medical journals that have advanced the field of sports medicine…

Science magazine — Feature: Will antibodies finally put an end to migraines? by Emily Underwood — On the horizon, however, is a new class of drugs that many scientists believe can stop migraines at their root. The drugs block the activity of a molecule called calcitonin gene-related peptide, or CGRP, which spikes during migraine attacks. CGRP is “the best validated target for migraine, ever,” says David Dodick, a neurologist at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix.

Bloomberg — United CEO Munoz Has Heart Transplant With Return Still Seen by Michael Sasso United Continental Holdings Inc. Chief Executive Officer Oscar Munoz had a heart transplant Wednesday, almost three months after suffering a heart attack, and is expected back by the start of the second quarter. Medical advances have improved the outcomes for most patients, who typically can return to work within three to six months….“The vast majority, if they are working age, get back to work,” though many are older and elect not to return, said Brooks Edwards, director of the Mayo Clinic’s transplant center. Additional coverage: Chicago Tribune

Forbes — What's Causing Physician Burnout? by Walker Ray, M.D. and Tim Norbeck — According to health care writer Bruce Japsen, the number of U.S. physicians who say they are suffering from “burnout” has jumped to more than half of doctors as the practice of medicine becomes more complicated and millions more Americans gain health coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  That research, Mr. Japsen reminds us, was published last month in the December issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings and was described as documenting a “disturbing trend” that could negatively affect the quality of patient care.

The Huffington Post — Heartburn Pills Are Linked To More Infections, And This May Be Why by Lisa Rapaport — Popular heartburn pills known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may be making some people more prone to bacterial infections by altering the types of bugs that grow in the gut, a U.K. study of twins suggests. “Despite the correlations with certain disorders in individuals using PPIs found in epidemiological studies, the causative role of PPIs remains unclear,” said Dr. John DiBaise, a researcher at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona who wasn’t involved in the study. Additional coverage: Fox News online

US News & World Report — Heartburn Meds Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease by Dennis Thompson — A type of heartburn medication called proton pump inhibitors may be linked to long-term kidney damage, a new study suggests. Because the new study isn't a clinical trial, it doesn't prove that PPI use causes chronic kidney disease, said Dr. Kenneth DeVault, president of the American College of Gastroenterology and chair of medicine at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla. "These types of studies, these big data studies, can sometimes suggest a signal that something's going on, but I don't know if they prove it," DeVault said.  Additional CoverageCBSNews.com, WebMd.com, WTSP.com

ABCNews.com — Natalie Cole's Cause of Death Revealed by Lesley MesserNatalie Cole died as a result of heart failure brought on by idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH), her family said in a statement Thursday. According to the website for the Mayo Clinic, pulmonary hypertension occurs when extra tissue forms in the pulmonary arteries, making it more difficult for the blood to flow and causing blood pressure to rise.

Latinos Health — Lose 6-10 Lbs In 2 Weeks With the Mayo Clinic Diet by Stacey Leigh Gonzalez — The Mayo Clinic Diet promises to help individuals lose up to 10 pounds in two weeks and an additional one to two pounds a week after reaching the target weight. In a press release published on Newswise, experts suggest seeing the endeavor as more than just a goal for the new year. Dr. Donald Hensrud, medical editor-in-chief of the diet says the program is designed to help individuals see healthy eating as a long-term commitment."Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is best accomplished through a lifestyle approach," he stated in the press release.

WQOW-TV — Project SEARCH - WQOW-TV Daybreak interview with Blythe Rinaldi, Vice President-Operations Mayo Clinic Health System, NWWI on upcoming open house for Project SEARCH – a program that provides job training for students with disabilities. Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire will be a training location. The informational event is open to high school students and their families, Monday, Jan. 11 from 6-8 p.m. in the MCHS Auditorium in Eau Claire.

KSFY.com — Pierre twins back home after battling Leukemia – After spending months in a Minnesota hospital, a Pierre family is finally together again.  KSFY first shared the story of the Breyfolgle family this August, when just months after their birth, the family's identical twins girls Kenedi and Kendal--were both diagnosed with Leukemia.

Timberwolves.com — Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation to Host WolvesFit Mini Clinic Monday at Mayo Clinic Square As part of the Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation's WolvesFit Month, presented by Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine, the Timberwolves will host a WolvesFit mini training camp Monday, January 11 at the Courts at Mayo Clinic Square.

James Plaindealer — Rochester Offers More than Just a Clinic by Ryan Anderson — From a national perspective, Rochester is known as the home of the renowned Mayo Clinic, but after spending Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in the city, I can tell you Rochester has plenty to offer outside of being a place to go when you’re sick.

Grand Forks Herald — Injured former Mayo Clinic doctor survives 16 hours in frozen western N.D. field by Josh Moniz — A former Mayo Clinic doctor from Rochester is calling it "a Christmas miracle" that he survived being trapped overnight Dec. 19 for more than 16 hours on a frozen North Dakota field after breaking his leg on a hunting trip. Additional coverage: Duluth News Tribune, Worthington Daily Globe, KSTP, KONG-TV Seattle, WJLA-TV Washington D.C.

Modern Healthcare Online — Mathis, Pinn and Plummer named to Hall of Fame — Three industry pioneers who shaped healthcare's future in dramatically different ways will be inducted into Modern Healthcare's Health Care Hall of Fame on March 13 in Chicago… Plummer joined the fledgling Mayo Clinic in 1901. He was a gifted physician but also recognized how technology, organizational design and even architecture could play a role in the healing process. Dr. William Mayo, one of the two brothers who founded the clinic, would later say that hiring Plummer was his “best day's work.”

Post Bulletin — Prominent Mayo doctor's memorial service planned for Monday by Brett Boese — A renowned Mayo Clinic surgeon who was one of the nation's first to specialize in pediatric orthopedics died Sunday at the Charter House in Rochester. He was 89. Dr. Anthony J. Bianco Jr. served as a Mayo Clinic doctor from 1958 until his retirement in 1991. He co-founded the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America in 1971 and served as its president in 1983.

Post Bulletin — Mayo Clinic, Rochester-area leaders play key role in evolving concussion dialogue by Brett Boese —Mayo Clinic doctor Michael Stuart vividly recalls a Rochester Mustangs hockey player sitting in the locker room and openly bawling after a game roughly two decades ago. The team doctor for the now defunct franchise was troubled by the scene, but unable to confirm a specific ailment.

Florida Times-Union Online — Jacksonville stroke victim wants to inspire others to heart health by Beth Reese Cravey — Geraghty said Florida Blue’s mission is to help people and communities achieve better health, and “our commitment to that starts with me and extends throughout our organization. … But it’s also true that the office of the CEO can be a bully pulpit and I consider it a responsibility to advocate for better health for individuals, families, companies and communities. I am proud to use the visibility and reach of my role to increase awareness and create a sense of urgency.” The urgency is particularly strong for women — stroke is the third leading cause of death in women, heart disease overall is the first, said Amy Pollak, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist.

The Charlotte Observer — After unlikely move to UNC Charlotte, scientist makes cancer breakthrough — If her husband hadn’t been transferred to Charlotte by Bank of America, Pinku Mukherjee would never have thought of working at UNC Charlotte. She’d found her niche as a cancer researcher at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Arizona – and UNCC didn’t even have a medical school… At 46, Mukherjee started over. She moved her lab, along with three associates, from Mayo to UNCC. Additional coverage: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Online, Sun Herald Online

The Daytona Beach News Journal — Health Watch for Jan. 11, 2015 — The new year brings a lot of good intentions, including resolutions to lose weight, eat better and live healthier. Starting off the year with an annual physical and several screening tests can help you make 2016 your healthiest yet. “For someone trying to get healthy in the new year, the most important thing I think is to know your numbers, including body mass index, weight, blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol,” says Vandana Bhide, M.D., internist and pediatrician at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Jacksonville, Fla.

Skin Inc. — Wellness Community Planned for Mayo Clinic – The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota invested in the surrounding area to develop a wellness community for the organiza­tion's patients, visitors and local residents. The investment is publically sourced, amounting to $585 million total from the state of Minnesota, Olmsted County and the City of Rochester.

Star Tribune — Streetscapes review: Block E gets a welcome redo by Phillip Koski It is largely true that in architecture, to paraphrase Fitzgerald, there are no second acts. The recent overhaul of Minneapolis’ perennially troubled Block E happily disproves Fitzgerald’s dictum. Re-dubbed “Mayo Clinic Square,” this critical parcel in the middle of downtown’s entertainment district has been primed not to compete with exurban lifestyle centers, but to build on qualities and assets found only in this uniquely urban place. Additionally, the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center is a regional destination that also plants the Mayo brand in the state’s highest trafficked city for business travelers and conventioneers.

Post Bulletin — Will Timberwolves come here for D-League? by Brett BoeseCould up-and-coming basketball talents like Apple Valley grad Tyus Jones soon be playing regularly at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester? The Rochester Amateur Sports Commission formally filed paperwork Wednesday seeking to become the host city for the Minnesota Timberwolves' D-League affiliate, according to RASC executive director Ed Hruska.

MedPage Today — USPSTF Stands By Biennial Breast Cancer Screening at 50 by Charles Bankhead — In response to the USPSTF recommendations, breast imaging specialists at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., issued a statement expressing a mix of agreement and disagreement with the biennial-at-50 and individualized decision-making before 50 recommendations. Mayo specialists agreed that women 50 to 74 should undergo regular mammographic screening, but supported annual screening, not biennial.

LifeZette — How Bowie Battled Illness in Private by Alicia BoothCynthia Weiss, a 45-year-old ovarian cancer survivor from Jacksonville, Florida, acknowledges that Bowie’s death was surprising to her. But his decision to keep his diagnosis private was not. “No matter who you are, if you’re given a cancer diagnosis, you’re probably trying to figure out how to grapple with it, how to come to terms with it, how to accept it,” Weiss told LifeZette.

The Atlantic — Can Child Dolls Keep Pedophiles from Offending? by Roc Morin — A meta-analysis conducted by the Mayo Clinic recently concluded that the treatments “do not change the pedophile’s basic sexual orientation toward children.” In addition, among people who have actually molested children, the study cites recidivism rates ranging from 10 percent to 50 percent.

KIMT.com — Church to provide a home away from home for families of Mayo Clinic patients by Dee Dee Stiepan — It can be costly for family members of hospital patients to stay near them during an extended hospital stay, especially if they’re from out of town.  For 11 years the Philoxenia House has been providing a home away from home for Greek Orthodox families so they can stay close to loved ones receiving treatment at Mayo Clinic.

Yahoo! Finance — Montreux Promotes Michael Matly, MD to Managing Director — Prior to joining Montreux, Dr. Matly led business development at the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation, where he was responsible for new venture incubation and product development.

Post Bulletin — Is there an app for that? by Melissa McNallan — With some success, a team from southeastern Minnesota might make it all the way to Technovation's World Pitch in San Francisco, as the Furst Class team from Kasson-Mantorville did last year. They had developed Mayo FreeTime, an app to help patients at Mayo Clinic find things to do between appointments, helping them and their families reduce stress, anxiety, boredom, sadness or loneliness.

Science Times — People With Asthma Have Higher Risks Of Acquiring Shingles – Study by Anna Amad — According to lead author Dr. Young Juhn, a general academic pediatrician and asthma epidemiologist at the Mayo Clinic Children's Research Centre, the effects of asthma and its infection can lead to an immune system dysfunction and may cause damage not just on a person's airways but also on the other parts of the body.

MD Magazine online — Blood Test Guides Individualized Pancreatic Cancer Treatment by Rachel Lutz — Testing for the CA 19-9 tumor marker is especially important for early stage pancreatic cancer patients, but only about 20% of patients receive the test…Researchers from the Mayo Clinic studied outcomes for 97,000 patients to examine the impact of the CA 19-9 test, an inexpensive blood test (approximately $170) used to predict whether a patient is likely to have a better or worse outcome compared to average.

WKBT-TV online — Record Powerball jackpot irresistible for thousands in US, play responsibly — A local clinical therapist is warning everyone to gamble responsibly this weekend. “In college it starts with a lot of sport betting, later in life it's the empty nesters, we are seeing senior citizens who are starting to gamble because of all their free time and their income, they have a lot worth they can play with,” said Eddie Luker, clinical therapist at Mayo Clinic Health System.

 News Ghana Health and financial value of food supplements — Multivitamins are the most commonly used dietary supplements, accounting for $5.7 billion in annual sales, according to the National Institutes of Health. “If you want that feeling of having a safety net below you, multivitamins are kind of that,” said Katherine Zeratsky, a registered dietitian nutritionist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. That said, she noted, people should try to get their nutrients from food first.

Le SueurNews-Herald.com — Dreams interrupted: Le Sueur loses a visionary in Mary Sasse by Philip Weyhe — Mary wrote a letter to the Mayo Clinic every week from August to December in 2014 in efforts to gain entry to the ALS Stem Cell Trial. After ALS diagnosis in 2014, Mary found hope in the Mayo Clinic stem cell trials. She was one of only 25 to participate in the new study out of the 30,000 Americans battling the disease. She received a single transfusion of 100 million stem cells in May 2015.

Hillsboro Times Gazette — Muscle, mind and body - Stress affects all areas of health — According to research completed at the Mayo Clinic, common signs of stress can be broken into three categories: body, mood and behavior. Body signals can include headache, fatigue, muscle tension or pain, chest pain, stomach upset, change in sex drive, and insomnia.

Reuters — First Implant Completed in Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Clinical Study — W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) today announced the first implant in the United States of the GORE® EXCLUDER® Thoracoabdominal Branch Endoprosthesis in a clinical study for the treatment of aortic aneurysms involving the visceral branch vessels. The procedure was performed by Gustavo Oderich, MD, Professor of Surgery, Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.  Additional coverage: Bloomberg News online, Kuwait Business Post

The Verge — Those 'mind-reading' EEG headsets definitely can't read your thoughts by Loren Grush — It's important to remember that EEG can't actually read a person's thoughts. Instead, it connects neuronal patterns with actions or mental states. "If I move my right hand, and that creates a very clear signal that links to a computer command, that’s an entirely different beast than me simply wanting my character in the game to turn left and turn right. We don’t read what people are thinking," says Katharine Noe, a neurologist at the Mayo Clinic.

Yahoo! Health — What We Can Learn From How David Bowie Coped With Terminal Illness by Korin Miller — The 69-year-old music icon suffered from liver cancer, Ivo van Hove, the director of a musical based on Bowie’s songs, told Dutch radio station NOS.nl. “It almost always is terminal,” Lewis Roberts, MD, a gastrointestinal cancer expert at Mayo Clinic, tells Yahoo Health. Liver cancer can be treated if it’s caught early, Roberts says, but in most industrialized countries like the U.S., only 15 to 20 percent of liver cancer patients are still alive five years after their diagnosis.

Maclean’s — They’re all the buzz. But energy drinks may also be dangerous by Christopher Labos — Researchers at the Mayo Clinic found that a single 473-ml energy drink can significantly raise blood pressure and boost levels of stress hormones. And the risks of energy drinks may go beyond their potential effect on the heart, particularly if they are mixed with alcohol.

Self.com — 7 Things That Can Make Birth Control Pills Fail by Amy Marturana…2. If you have inflammatory bowel disease or other digestive disorders….Chronic diarrhea can also impede absorption. In fact, the Mayo Clinic says that if you’ve had serious diarrhea or vomiting for two or more days, you should act as though you’ve missed a pill.

Becker’s Hospital Review — 5 Epic updates in the New Year by Carrie Pallardy… 2. Mayo Clinic data center deal. This year, Epic and Mayo Clinic, based in Rochester, Minn., entered into a $46 million, sale-leaseback deal for Mayo's data center. Under the agreement, Mayo is selling the 62,000-square-foot data center to Epic. Mayo will then lease the center for at least four years, with the option to continue the deal indefinitely. In 2015, Mayo announced its intentions to implement Epic's EHR and revenue cycle platform.

Green Bay Press Gazette — Sturgeon Bay man ready for transplant by Samantha Hernandez — A Sturgeon Bay man is scheduled to leave for the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Wednesday afternoon for a much-needed kidney transplant. Timothy Lyons, 46, suffers from chronic kidney disease and has been disabled for about six years…

The New Indian Express — AHRCC, US Hospital to Fight Cancer in Unison — The Acharya Harihar Regional Cancer Centre (AHRCC) and US-based Mayo Clinic could soon enter into a collaboration for academic exchanges and training programmes in a move that would change the face of cancer care in the State. Mayo Clinic has already evinced interest in setting up a cancer institute in Odisha with focus on research and training. Preliminary talks between Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and the institution representatives have been over with the former promising all help and support for the project.

Quad-Cities Online — Trip to the city of hope made columnist take charge of her health care by Martha Garcia — I had arrived at the city of hope – the Taj Mahal of medicine. Like thousands of others from around the world, I too am seeking answers on the best way to beat my cancer at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

McKenzie County Farmer — Lucky to be alive by Amy Robinson — What should have been a normal hunting trip in McKenzie County last month, ended up with a 70-year-old Minnesota man and former Mayo Clinic doctor breaking his leg during his solo hunting expedition, and trying desperately for nearly 17 hours to search for help in frigid temperatures.

OncLive — Molecular Pathogenesis of Multiple Myeloma — Hello, and thank you for joining this OncLive TV Peer Exchange. These are exciting times in the field of multiple myeloma, where treatment strategies continue to transform, both in the upfront and in the relapsed/refractory setting. My name is Dr. Keith Stewart. I'm the Vasek and Anna Maria Polak Professor of Cancer Research at the Mayo Clinic…Transcript and video at link.

BringMeTheNews — Mayo Clinic announces $92.7M investment in private rooms, new plane by Adam Uren — More private rooms and showers, new operating theaters and a new patient airplane will be coming to the Mayo Clinic under a $92.7 million investment plan revealed this week. Additional coverage: Healthcare Design, Austin Herald, KAAL-TV

WEAU Eau Claire — Delectable Dippers to fulfill healthy habits by Courtney Everett — Nutrition Educator Katie Johnson with Mayo Clinic Health System joined the show to explain how to make, Baked Mozzarella Sticks, Baked Eggrolls and Chickpea Hummus.

MedPage Today — Cath Labs Get First Guidelines for Cancer Patient Tx by Nicole Lou — The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) released recommendations for the cardiac catheterization of cancer patients, with specific diagnostic and interventional considerations for their treatment. The recommendations are the first of their kind, Donald W. Northfelt, MD, an oncologist at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., told MedPage Today in an email.

Huffington Post — Prescription Nation by Annie Negrin, M.D. — Don't have time to read about the big studies and surveys in the news right now? Here's a run down for you, according to the most recent study out by the National institute on Aging and the Mayo Clinic Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery…

KAAL.com — Southeastern Minnesota Counties Slowly Bounce Back After Recession by Ben Henry — "We have Mayo Clinic here,” said Randy Johnson, Executive Director of the Workforce Development Inc. in Rochester. “So when you look at the industries and the make-up of this town, the occupations certainly are a major factor."

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram — Life story: Physician leaves big running shoes to fill by Christena T. O’Brien — Racking up more than 40,000 miles since 1980, Dave Eitrheim went for his last run Saturday, or at least a pair of his running shoes did. The 58-year-old family medicine physician, who cared for patients at Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar in Menomonie for close to 30 years, died Jan. 1 after a battle with cancer.

Travel Weekly — Study will urge Fla. to boost its medical tourism profile by Robert Silk — “If you’re in Rochester right now you can’t walk out of the hospital and do rehab because it’s too cold,” Carvajal said, referencing the Minnesota home of the Mayo Clinic, which is also making a play for medical tourists. “But you can do that here.”

The News-Press — Solutions define the questions by Stacey Henson — Imagine Solutions Conference founder plans on again stimulating the region's top minds with the annual jam-packed day. Once the attendees, who Antik describes as change-makers and influencers, find their inspiration, it's up to them to meld the ideas and build on them….Other presenters include: Dr. Keith Stewart – director of Center for Individualized Medicine, Mayo Clinic.

Post Bulletin — Boomer Grandpa: To pay or not to pay — for long-term care insurance by Loren Else — The crowd filed in. It was not exactly a hip-looking crowd — more on the distinguished side. I was among mostly Mayo Clinic employees who were there for a benefits class regarding Long-Term Care Insurance (LTC)…

Pinstripe Alley — A Yankees slump was once blamed on Lou Gehrig's disease by Kunj Shah — As his condition worsened, Gehrig eventually flew out to see Charles William Mayo of the Mayo clinic, who had been studying his case. After a few days of testing, Gehrig's diagnosis of ALS was confirmed.

Post Bulletin — Report: Man with HIV assaults hospital employees by Kate Fate — A man who's been diagnosed as HIV positive is behind bars after police say he scratched and bit several hospital employees. The case began Friday night, when Red Wing police were called to Mayo Clinic Health Systems for a report of an out-of-control patient.

Winona Daily News — Matt Schmit: Finding a cure for Minnesota's health finance woes by Matt Schmit...While recent health reform has extended coverage and promoted new approaches to health delivery, incredible challenges persist. Health insurance premiums are skyrocketing across the state...Representatives from Mayo Clinic, the health insurance industry and state regulatory agencies were on hand to field audience questions.

BBC News — Michigan governor calls National Guard to help in water crisis — The move ordered by Governor Rick Snyder comes after recent tests found elevated blood-lead levels in children living in the city….According to the Mayo Clinic, young children are especially vulnerable, and exposure "can severely affect mental and physical development".

International Business Times — Can The Government Control Prescription Drug Prices? Confronting Price Gouging Will Take Time, Reps Say by Elizabeth Whitman — Nearly 70 percent of Americans take at least one prescription drug, and more than half of them take two such drugs, research by the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota has found.

Primera Hora — Daranjelyss Yantín sigue su proceso de recuperación by José Ayala Gordián — La voleibolista Daranjelyss Yantín pasará prácticamente todo el 2016 en Rochester, Minnesota, sede de la prestigiosa Clínica Mayo, donde recibirá tratamiento y terapias especializadas en busca de mejorar las lesiones que sufrió en su hombro y brazo izquierdo en el accidente automovilístico que cobró la vida de su novio, el baloncelista Andrés “Corky” Ortiz Colón, y del hijo de este, Alexander Ortiz Vázquez.

Reporte Confidencial — ¿Qué debes hacer si tienes la piel seca? — La Dra. Megan Johnston Flanders, médico de medicina familiar del Sistema de Salud de Mayo Clinic en Cannon Falls, dice que la piel seca puede ocasionar, como mínimo, algo de lo siguiente: Una sensación de falta de elasticidad en la piel, sobre todo después de ducharse, bañarse o nadir….

Yahoo! Noticias en Español — Las píldoras para la acidez estomacal favorecen el crecimiento de bacterias infecciosas by Lisa Rapaport — "A pesar de la asociación con ciertas enfermedades en los usuarios de los IBP detectada en estudios epidemiológicos, aún se desconoce el papel causal de esos fármacos", dijo el doctor John DiBaise, investigador de la Clínica Mayo, Scottsdale, Arizona, y que no participó del estudio.

El Manana — Causas de visión doble pueden ser por diferentes afecciones — La visión doble puede ser producto de varias afecciones, por lo que el tratamiento depende de la causa y con una evaluación cuidadosa y un diagnóstico exacto, a menudo es eficaz, aseguró el doctor de Mayo Clinic, John J. Chen.

Salud180, — 8 alimentos que debes evitar si estás embarazada — Hay ciertos alimentos que debes evitar si estás embarazada y aquí te contamos cuáles son de acuerdo con las recomendaciones de los expertos de Clínica Mayo.

Hosteltur.com — Barcelona Destino Médico, nueva marca para el turismo de bisturí — En este sentido, el conseller Puig ha resaltado que el sistema sanitario catalán está en la "primera división mundial", mientras que Boi Ruiz ha añadido: "Queremos que Barcelona sea la Clínica Mayo de Europa", en referencia a la fama de este centro médico estadounidense.

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