March 19, 2016

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl Oestreich

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Editor, Karl Oestreich;  Assistant Editor: Carmen Zwicker


Latest studies: Brain disease from contact sports more common
by Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada

Latest studies: Brain disease from contact sports more common. Armed with the new definition, researchers at the Mayo Clinic searched for signs of CTE among thESPN Outside the Linese 7,000 brains that are preserved at the clinic's Jacksonville, Florida, location. Kevin Bieniek, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Mayo Clinic's Department of Neuroscience, initially narrowed the number to a more manageable 1,800 in an effort to limit his sample to people who participated in contact sports. Bieniek then spent months combing through medical records, obituaries and other resources.

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Previous coverage in Dec. 4, 2015 Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

Previous coverage in Dec. 4, 2015 Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

Context: Scientists have recently found evidence that professional football players are susceptible to a progressive degenerative disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which is caused by repetitive brain trauma. Now, researchers on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus have discovered a significant and surprising amount of CTE in males who had participated in amateur contact sports in their youth. About one-third of these men whose brains had been donated to the Mayo Clinic Brain Bank had evidence of CTE pathology. CTE only can be diagnosed posthumously.More information on the study can be found on Mayo Clinic News Network.

Contact: Kevin Punsky


US News & World Report
Asians and Obesity: Looks Can Be Deceiving
by Anna Medaris Miller

While only 11 percent of Asian-Americans are obese, they develop obesity-related complications – namely, hypertension and diabetes – at lower BMIs than do people of other backgrounds,
US News Wellness Logoresearch shows… "The educated [Asian] population knows that they're getting diabetes and hypertension and all these things at a much lower BMI, but if you're in a culture where everybody's really fat and you're thin, you tend to go around and think, 'Well, I'm protected,'" says Dr. Michael Jensen, an endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, who studies how body fat, and its distribution, influences health. "But [you] may not be.

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Context:  Michael Jensen, M.D. is a Mayo Clinic endocrinologist. Dr. Jensen and his lab study the effects of obesity and how body fat (adipose tissue) and body fat distribution influence health. The regulated uptake, storage and release of fatty acids from adipose tissue play a major role in determining its health effects.

Contact: Bob Nellis


US News & World Report
What to Eat, Drink and Do to Relieve Constipation
by Michael O. Schroeder

“Exercises help the intestines squeeze and relax and act more normally,” says Dr. Amy Foxx-Orenstein, a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona.  For those with limited mobility, she adds, Pilates done lying on the floor or tai chi can alsoUS News Wellness Logo assist in stimulating blood flow and intestinal activity, which may help get things going.

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Additional coverage: Yahoo! Finance Canada

Context: Amy Foxx-Orienstein, M.D. is a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist.

Contact: Jim McVeigh


The Boston Globe
A new antidote to aging
by Kevin Hartnett

In a sense, your body is a junkyard, slowly filling up with defective cells that clutter your vital organs. The accumulation of Boston Globe Logothese cells—known as senescent cells—has long been thought to be an important reason why people deteriorate physically as they age. “The removal of cells had the same effect as not accumulating senescent cells to begin with,” says Jan van Deursen, a researcher at the Mayo Clinic and coauthor of the paper. “It had profound beneficial effects.”

Reach: The Boston Globe has a daily circulation of more than 274,000 and Sunday circulation of more than 362,000.

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Previous coverage in Feb. 5, 2016 Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

Context: Researchers at Mayo Clinic have shown that senescent cells – cells that no longer divide and accumulate with age – negatively impact health and shorten lifespan by as much as 35 percent in normal mice. The results, which appear today in Nature, demonstrate that clearance of senescent cells delays tumor formation, preserves tissue and organ function, and extends lifespan without observed adverse effects. “Cellular senescence is a biological mechanism that functions as an ‘emergency brake’ used by damaged cells to stop dividing,” says Jan van Deursen, Ph.D., Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular biology at Mayo Clinic, and senior author of the paper. “While halting cell division of these cells is important for cancer prevention, it has been theorized that once the ‘emergency brake’ has been pulled, these cells are no longer necessary.” More information can be found on Mayo Clinic News Network.

Contacts: Bob Nellis, Megan Forliti


Star Tribune
Mayo Clinic, Boston Scientific team up to develop devices
By Joe Carlson

Passing a wire through a diseased heart valve is a bit like threading a wet noodle into a garden hose while the tap water is flowing. Passing a wire across a heavily calcified heart valve is the first step in many modern procedures to repair or replace it.Star Tribune newspaper logo But threading it through the jet of blood streaming out of the patient's narrowed valve can be a major technical challenge, especially since knocking bits of built-up calcium can trigger serious health problems. Doctors at Mayo Clinic recently had an idea: What if they could aim the wire at the valve using a special catheter with a small funnel on the end to capture the blood flow and center the gadget right above the jet? That idea will be put to use in a human clinical trial later this year as part of a collaboration between Mayo and Boston Scientific Corp. — a long-running collaboration being publicly unveiled Wednesday morning.

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.

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Boston Business Journal — Boston Scientific to speed up research thanks to suspension of device tax

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Context: Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) and Mayo Clinic announced this week a continuing collaboration where the two organizations share intellectual property and stimulate the rapid development of medical devices to address unmet clinical needs. More information can be found on Mayo Clinic News Network.

Contact: Duska Anastasijevic


Mayo Clinic to open a nanotechnology lab on Jacksonville, FL campus; will enhance cancer research efforts by Frannie Smith

Mayo Clinic is expanding its cancer research efforts with the opening of a nanotechnology lab at the Florida campus. Mayo KTTC TV logoClinic's location in Jacksonville, Florida has been given a $2 million grant from the state to open up the lab. The lab is a key part of Mayo's nanomedicine program.

Reach: KTTC is an NBC affiliate that serves the Rochester, Minn. area including the towns of Austin, Mason City, Albert Lea and Winona. Its website receives more than 73,300 unique visitors each month.

Context: With support from the state of Florida, Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus has opened a state-of-the-art laboratory for nanotechnology research, an emerging field of science that studies and applies materials that are the size of an atom. The laboratory is a key part of Mayo Clinic’s new Translational Nanomedicine Program. The goal is to develop, test and apply tiny materials in diagnosing and treating patients, particularly those with cancer. More information can be found on Mayo Clinic News Network.

Contact: Kevin Punsky


Wall Street Journal, Is Your Medicine Right for Your Metabolism? by Melinda Beck — People can respond to drugs very differently. A medication that brings relief for some patients might show no benefit at all in others, or even cause harmful side effects…How people’s genes affect their response to medications is called pharmacogenetics. One of the first such drug-gene interactions was identified at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., in the 1970s.

Wall Street Journal — Did Your Knee Surgery Create New Pain? by Laura Landro — Arthrofibrosis can occur after different types of joint surgery, but as many as 6% of knee replacement patients develop it, and it is one of the leading reasons for re-operations according to research from surgeries at the Mayo Clinic, presented earlier this month at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Wall Street Journal — United CEO Oscar Munoz Faces Challenges as He Returns After Heart Transplant by Susan Carey, et al — “Flying on our aircraft is extremely important to me and I look forward to joining you back on board soon,” Mr. Munoz said in a late-February employee memo…Brooks Edwards, director of the Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, Rochester Minn., isn’t involved in Mr. Munoz’ care but said such precautions as avoiding commercial flights or crowded movie theaters for about three months generally are recommended.

New York Times — King's Heart: Baylor Freshman Playing With Defibrillator by Stephen Hawkins — King McClure was told by doctors after being diagnosed with a heart condition last summer that he could never play basketball again… "I was devastated, I was crying," the freshman recalled. "All my dreams fell, they just dropped." "For some athletes, sports is totally optional and some of those individuals and their families may conclude it is not worth the residual risk," Ackerman said. "While for others, that sport is like oxygen, it's a must-have, must-do activity." Additional coverage: Associated Press, Star Tribune, ABC News, USA Today, Daily Mail

Forbes — What Eating Chocolate Can Teach You About Customer Service And Building A Great Customer Experience by Micah Solomon — Researchers at Yale, using chocolate as their study material (I bet a bit of that disappeared from storeroom shelves from time to time), recently concluded that chocolate tastes best when two or more people are eating it together…. Taking up this “better together” principle can help you build a better customer experience and a stronger brand. In healthcare, Mayo Clinic has changed the design its buildings and even its furniture to encourage relationships, building larger rooms for doctor-patient consultations so their families and loved ones can attend, and installing custom-built furniture that comfortably allows everyone to have a seat.

ABC News — The Cruel, Unrelenting, Back-Breaking, Knee-Busting Anti-Logic of the NBA Schedule by Tom Haberstroh — Eliminating back-to-backs is critical, says Dr. Michael Joyner, a renowned expert in human performance and physiology at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Thirty-three years ago, Joyner was in medical school at Arizona -- where he'd run track as an undergrad -- when a sweet-shooting guard named Steve Kerr stepped onto the Tucson campus. It was there -- watching coach Lute Olson turn around the program with Kerr -- that he became obsessed not only with hoops but also with the madness of the NBA schedule. "There's a reason why airline pilots have sleep rules," Joyner says.

CBS News — First generic version of Viagra approved by FDA by Mary Brophy Marcus, Erectile dysfunction, also called impotence, is the inability to get and keep an erection in order to have sex. According to Mayo Clinic experts, having occasional erection trouble can be normal, but when it's ongoing, it can be a sign of an underlying health condition that needs treatment and a red flag that heart disease might be an issue.

CBS News — Officials: Ky. teen died in cell from rare disorder by Graham Kates — McMillen passed away during the one night she spent at Lincoln Village, circumstances which led to vigils and widespread calls for answers related to her death. Donna Stewart, a state medical examiner's office pathologist, said the Mayo Clinic determined McMillen had Inherited Long QT Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that can cause cardiac arrhythmia, also known as an irregular heartbeat. She said teenagers with the condition often show no signs beforehand. 11 other pathologists reviewed the Mayo Clinic's findings, according to Stewart. Additional coverage: Reuters, Yahoo! News

Cosmopolitan magazine — 16 Surprising Reasons You're Stressed at Work by Elizabeth Narins — There's not a human on the planet who's immune to stress. It's a natural reaction designed to help you face dangerous, threatening situations by stepping up to the plate — or running like hell…"You name an undesirable outcome, and that happens when you're chronically stressed," says Amit Sood, M.D., a professor and stress expert at Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program in Rochester, Minnesota.

BuzzFeed — 15 Things All Hypermobile People Want You To Know by Caroline Kee — Hypermobility can be associated with a range of medical conditions (more on some of those in a sec) or it can just be something random that your body does occasionally. It’s usually caused by loose ligaments and tendons which don’t properly connect the joint, says Dr. Jennifer Hand, medical geneticist and dermatologist at the Mayo Clinic. That looseness can be from a defect in connective tissue, or from repeated extension and contortion of the body in a way that stretches the ligaments.

Huffington Post  — Mindfulness: A New Relationship With Discomfort by John Tsilimparis — Mindfulness is the capacity to identify and observe negative thoughts and feelings in the here-and-now, by responding to them more reflectively instead of reactively. It doesn't suggest the discomfort is a good thing, it just says that it IS. The Mayo Clinic defines it as, "The practice of purposefully focusing our attention on the awareness of the present moment as it relates to our thoughts, feelings, sensations in our body and our sense of the environment around us."

Huffington Post — What Doctors Got Wrong About 'Good' Cholesterol by Erin Schumaker —"Twenty years ago, if you had high bad cholesterol and high good cholesterol, doctors said don’t worry about it -- one offsets the other," Dr. Scott Wright, a cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic, who wasn't involved in the study, told The Huffington Post."I never really bought that, and time has proven my skepticism to be correct. You can have a heart attack despite having a high level of good cholesterol."

Yahoo! Finance — These Are the 11 Best Workplaces in Health Care by Laura Loreznetti — "Many candidates--even those who are highly qualified--don't capitalize on the opportunity to demonstrate cultural fit in their applications. Take the time to illustrate how certain skills and achievements show cultural competencies such as collaboration, continuous learning, mutual respect, resourcefulness, and empathy," says recruitment director Brent Bultema.

Yahoo! Finance — This sponge-like polymer could revolutionize the way doctors treat spinal cord injuries by Lulu Chang — As the defining characteristic of our species, our vertebrae are perhaps the most important bones in our body. And now, science and technology have met in a groundbreaking development that could change the way doctors treat spinal injuries. With their new research from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, scientists Lichun Lu and Xifeng Liu believe that a new biodegradable polymer bone graft that adapts itself into the appropriate size and shape once planted in the body.

Yahoo! India — Drug combo shuts down tumour growth in aggressive lung cancer — A combination treatment consisting of the rheumatoid arthritis drug auranofin and an experimental targeted agent may shut down one of the most common and lethal forms of lung cancer, says a study. If our approach works in KRAS-mediated lung adenocarcinoma, it may work in other KRAS-mediated cancers, such as pancreatic and colon cancers, as well as other cancer types," said the study's senior author Alan Fields, cancer biologist at Mayo Clinic in Florida, US. Additional coverage: Israel Herald,

SELF magazine — This Is Exactly What Drinking Too Much Does To Your Body by Amy Marturana — Your blood alcohol level can keep going up well after you’ve stopped drinking. That’s why, the Mayo Clinic warns, it’s possible to consume a lethal dose of alcohol and still be on your feet.

Popular Science — Spongy Implants Can Replace Cancerous Vertebrae by Alexandra Ossola — Some types of cancers, like breast and prostate, are more likely to spread to the bones, and the spine is the most common site for those metastases…Now researchers from the Mayo Clinic have created a spongy, expandable material that can take the place of cancerous vertebrae that have been surgically removed. They are presenting their work this week at a meeting of the American Chemical Society. Additional coverage: Becker’s Orthopedic & Spine

Atlanta Journal Constitution — New study: Overdose deaths from sedatives have surged — Overdose deaths involving benzodiazepine drugs, a class of sedatives that includes Xanax, Valium and Klonopin, have increased more than fourfold since 1996, according to a new study.“Benzodiazepines are risky drugs; that’s the bottom line,” says Dr. Larissa Loukianova, medical director of Mayo Clinic’s Comprehensive Pain Rehabilitation Center. Loukianova, who is not part of the study, says patients need to be educated about the risks of overdose associated with benzodiazepines, also known as “benzos,” especially when taken in conjunction with opioid medications for chronic conditions.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution — How theft ring stole millions of drugs from Emory by Willoughby Mariano — Emory Midtown’s case is yet another example of how prescription drugs can be put to illegal uses at top brand-name hospitals, even when administrators think they’re following the rules…. After a high-profile diversion problem at the Minnesota-based Mayo Clinic health system, it instituted a set of stringent procedures that include surveillance cameras at loading docks, restricted access to pharmacy storage and the testing of drugs thrown away by staffers, said Dr. Keith Berge, chair of the hospital’s committee that assesses suspicious activity. He said drug theft declined because of the new rules.

AAMC — Innovations in Medical Education: Push to Provide High-Value Care Takes Root in Medical Training by Kim Krisberg — At Mayo Medical School, education in delivering high-value care is part of the new Science of Health Care Delivery curriculum. Stephanie Starr, MD, co-director of the new curriculum, described this education as the “third science” after basic and clinical sciences. “There’s a gap between what health care professionals need to understand beyond basic and clinical science,” Starr said. “Without that third science, the other two won’t be as impactful as they could be.” — Dr Robert Nesse Outlines How Healthcare Consolidation Can Be Done Right — Healthcare consolidation must be accompanied with integration of care in order to be successful, explained Robert Nesse, MD, the senior director of Policy and Payment Reform at Mayo Clinic. If consolidation is not accomplished correctly it may raise prices without improving quality, or it may become a great source of confusion for both patients and providers.

Arizona Daily Star — Hitachi “PROBEAT-V” Advanced Proton Beam Therapy System Now In Use at Mayo Clinic in Arizona — “Hitachi” today announced that Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, AZ began treating patients with its advanced PROBEAT-V proton therapy system on March 14. The PROBEAT-V is a state-of-the-art proton beam therapy system used to deliver Hitachi’s Discrete Spot Scanning capability to each treatment room. The 190 degree half gantries provide efficient yet spacious treatment room environments. Hitachi’s smallest treatment spot size to date enables the system to achieve highly precise treatments. Additional coverage: Bloomberg, CNBC, Yahoo! Finance

Tucson News Now — ASU, Mayo Clinic launch post-cancer fatigue study — Researchers at Arizona State University and Mayo Clinic in Arizona are looking for breast cancer survivors between the ages of 45 and 75 to participate in a study that will explore ways of improving the fatigue many women experience after fighting and surviving breast cancer. The Recovery and Rejuvenation Study may help participants raise energy levels, along with improving mental clarity, overall well-being and finding group support from other breast cancer survivors. Additional coverage: Phoenix Sun Times

ABC 15 Arizona — Heart recipient shows unwavering determination by Katie Raml — It was just heartbreaking, literally, because you’re losing your breath. You can’t go as far as you were able to go before,” said Brian Turner, who was diagnosed with heart failure… His unwavering determination and the help from an incredible device called the left ventricle assist kept his heart pumping. He also got incredible support from his coordinator at Mayo Clinic.

ABC 15 Arizona — Mayo Clinic uses bluetooth technology to help heart patients from afar — Steven Lester, M.D., Mayo Clinic Cardiologist, joined the hosts of Sonoran Living Live to discuss how patients with chronic heart disease such as atrial fibrillation or congestive heart failure can benefit from the use of remote monitoring devices.Find out about more about heart disease and treatment by joining ABC15's Rally for Red, and from Mayo Clinic staff members each month on Sonoran Living Live.

Arizona Daily Sun — Mayo Clinic News Network: Keeping your kids healthy at school — In the early school years, your child’s immune system is put to the test. Young children in large groups tend to easily spread organisms that cause illness. “Many childhood illnesses are caused by viruses,” says Mayo Clinic Health System family physician Dr. Tracy Warsing. “All it takes is a single child to bring a virus to school for the spread to begin.”

Florida Times-Union — Mayo’s bariatric program accredited — Patients seeking surgical treatment for severe obesity and its related conditions have a high-quality option at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Jacksonville, according to the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Those two organizations have accredited Mayo Clinic under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).

Florida Times-Union — Weavers pledge money to Hope Lodge, New Town projects by Beth Reese Cravey — Prior to the Weaver pledge, about $12.2 million in gifts, pledges and verbal commitments had been made for the local Hope Lodge, which will be one of 32 nationwide. The 32-room facility will be built on the Mayo Clinic’s Southside campus but will be available at no charge for patients seeking cancer treatment at any medical or cancer treatment center in Jacksonville.

News 4 Jax — Mayo Clinic News Network: Is hormone therapy effective against prostate cancer? — Hormone therapy is treatment to stop your body from producing the male hormone testosterone. Prostate cancer cells rely on testosterone to help them grow. Cutting off the supply of hormones may cause cancer cells to die or to grow more slowly.

News 4 Jax — Bergdahl diagnosed with personality disorder by Joshua Berlinger — According to an Army Sanity Board evaluation, Bergdahl had schizotypal personality disorder "at the time of the alleged criminal conduct" and now also has post-traumatic stress disorder. Those with schizotypal personality disorder are "often described as odd or eccentric and usually have few, if any, close relationships," according to the Mayo Clinic. "They generally don't understand how relationships form or the impact of their behavior on others." People with this condition have persistent social anxiety and often incorrectly interpret events, "including feeling that external events have personal meaning," the Mayo Clinic website says. Additional coverage: KTTC, CNN, FOX News, ABC News

Waycross Journal Herald — ‘Fun Run’ Will Be Fun For Children — The second annual Heroes 4 Kids’ 4 Mile Run and 1 Mile Fun Run on Saturday, April 2, begins at Central Baptist Church, Ava street. “We so appreciate our special men and women who make our Run so successful,’’ says Terry Anderson, director of the sponsoring organization Satilla Advocacy Services. “And, we thank Mayo Clinic Health System for their support.

LaGrange Daily News — Q&A: Answers on West Georgia Health, WellStar partnership — Q: What change, if any, will patients see in the service and care they receive with West Georgia Health? A: One immediate benefit that West Georgia Health will realize in joining WellStar is becoming a part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. This relationship will allow our West Georgia Health Physicians group to consult with a Mayo physician, allowing local patients to have access to the Mayo Clinic’s expertise in all specialties while continuing to receive their care close to home. Our healthcare providers also will have round-the-clock access to Mayo-vetted medical information and guidelines through AskMayoExpert, a web-based provider resource.

America Unraveled — Why This One Minnesota City Is Unusually Beloved By Its Residents by Dyan Zammataro — One of the most beloved cities in the entire midwest, Rochester, MN was first established in 1855 as a stagecoach stop where horses could be watered and visitors could rest on the long ride between Saint Paul and Dubuque. But it wasn’t until the railroad arrived almost a decade later that new businesses took hold and new residents arrived, including Dr. William W. Mayo (this name is important…keep reading) in 1863.

MedPage Today — Oncologists Blast New Medicare Part B Drug Plan by Joyce Frieden —” The new models proposed ... by CMS are an important step in our goal to deliver the best, value-based care to patients," said Vincent Rajkumar, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., in another statement released by HHS. "It is critical that these models are tested if we are to provide access to the most effective treatments to our patients in a manner that is affordable and value-driven."

WXOW LaCrosse — Bernie Brewer visits pediatric patients by Tianna Vanderhei — Bernie Brewer, the official mascot of the Milwaukee Brewers paid a visit to the pediatrics unit at Mayo Clinic Health System on Thursday. He's visible at Brewers games, usually making his way down his yellow slide into his dugout located in the left field bleachers.

Star Tribune — Hartman: Vikings well served by experienced new assistants by Sid Hartman — The Mayo Clinic, which recently opened its sports medicine complex in downtown Minneapolis, received a write-up in the Wall Street Journal on their EXOS training system headquartered in Rochester. EXOS is used by some of the top athletes in the country, including a number of this year’s top-rated NFL draft picks, but Mayo is also working to get the system into more traditional workplaces for health programs.

Chicago Health — Rate of progression of Parkinson’s disease hard to predict by Ryan Uitti, M.D. — Dear Mayo Clinic: My father is 64 and was diagnosed with Parkinson’s last year. So far his symptoms are very mild, but I’m wondering what the typical progression of the disease is like. I have read that deep brain stimulation is sometimes recommended. When is this type of treatment usually considered? Is it safe? ANSWER: The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, or PD, tend to begin very gradually and then become progressively more severe.

The Courier-Journal — Clutter vs. hoarding fine line- is there hope by Sharon Cecil — According to the Mayo Clinic, “Clutter and difficulty discarding things are usually the first signs and symptoms of hoarding disorder, which often surfaces during the teenage years. As the person grows older, he or she typically starts acquiring things for which there is no need or space. By middle age, symptoms are often severe and may be harder to treat…Hoarding disorder affects emotions, thoughts and behavior."

Mic — Here's Why Doing Yoga in the Morning May Be Better Than Any Other Time by Anna Swartz — Yoga specifically comes with special health benefits that serve your body well in the morning. According to the Mayo Clinic, "A number of studies have shown that yoga may help reduce stress and anxiety." That means that a few sun salutations in the morning can help you start your day in a low-stress way.

MedPage Today — Percutaneous Septal Ablation Safe in Younger Patients, Too by Nicole Lou — What's more, "growing evidence supports that alcohol septal ablation is not fraught with the high risk that had been suspected and that long-term survival after alcohol septal ablation may be comparable to that of myectomy, potentially opening this treatment modality to a younger population as well as to center that do not have the surgical expertise," Mackram F. Eleid, MD, and Rick A. Nishimura, MD, both of the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minn., wrote in an accompanying editorial.

MedPage Today — Polymyalgia Rheumatica Responds to Actemra by Nancy Walsh — The only available reliable therapy for polymyalgia rheumatica currently is glucocorticoids, which often must be taken for years. More than 85% of patients suffer glucocorticoid-related side effects," said Eric Matteson, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., who was not involved in the study.

Miami New Times — Why You Don’t Know How Much Caffeine Is In Your Coffee by Julie Harans — According to the FDA, the recommended daily caffeine intake for a healthy adult should be below 600 mg, which equates to four to seven cups of coffee. That's a big range, and this glaring ambiguity is just the tip of the iceberg.We may have certain scientific standards for caffeine intake, but they’re rendered useless if they have no functional meaning. And this could be of huge concern to the ever-growing demographic of health-conscious Americans. Multiple studies done by the Mayo Clinic have linked a daily habit of overcaffeinating to insomnia, high blood pressure, muscle tremors, and heart-disease complications.

Business Insurance — Legislation targets health care worker injuries, comp claims by Stephanie Goldberg — The Massachusetts bill is “encouraging” since it could help alleviate one the top drivers of health care employee injuries and workers comp costs, said Dr. Andrew I.S. Vaughn, medical director of the occupational and environmental safety division of preventive, occupational and aerospace medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. “While the benefits to staff of avoiding injury are obvious, the improvement in patient safety and outcomes, as well as the direct medical and indemnity cost savings for the institution, are very significant,” he said in an email.


AOL News — Heart health as we prepare to 'Spring Forward' — Scary stat: Researchers at the Mayo clinic followed men ages 40-49 with erectile dysfunction and found they were twice as likely to develop heart disease as those with no sexual health problems. Another study looked backward and found that two out of three men being treated for cardiovascular disease had suffered from erectile dysfunction, often for years, before they were diagnosed with heart trouble.

Grand Forks Herald — UND's Susan Walton accepts job at Mayo Clinic — UND’s Susan Walton has accepted a senior public affairs position at Mayo Clinic. The vice president for university and public affairs’ last day at UND is April 6, according a news release issued Friday. Walton said the move is a great opportunity but was a tough choice to make. “I hope to be able to apply my experience at UND to another world-class institution -- the Mayo Clinic -- that provides hope and healing to people the world over,” she said in the release.

Star Tribune — Rochester man, 87, proves to be a real ace in the kitchen by Holly Ebel — If you are looking for a model on how to age well and gracefully, meet Eugene Roth of Rochester. This 87-year-old gentleman is fit, active, cooks all of his own meals and has a variety of interests… "One of the most vivid is of my mother taking me to a parade by where the Gonda building is now, and we watched President Roosevelt ride by in a convertible," he said. "Drs. Will and Charlie were in the car with him. I can remember it like it was yesterday. In fact, there is a picture of that very event in the Mayo building. When I go there for appointments and I see people looking at that picture, I like to stop and tell them that I was there."

KAAL-TV — Eight-Year-Old Receives Surprise Visit from Austin Bruins by Sean Tehan —The Austin Bruins currently sit in the middle of the Central Division race, but on Thursday, off the ice, they received some inspiration from their number one fan, Jaxon Gorman…Almost three weeks ago, after ongoing pain in the base of his spine, Jaxon was taken into the hospital—he found out shortly afterwards he had cancer. Jaxon is a regular at Bruins’ games, and after the team heard about his condition, the team made a special trip to Mayo Clinic St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester on Thursday to help cheer him up.

Post Bulletin — Local job growth takes off by Mike Klein — The Rochester metro area added 2,813 jobs in the past year, its fastest growth in three years, according to January employment numbers released Thursday by the state Department of Employment and Economic Development. Rochester's January job increase was largely driven by an increase of 2,248 jobs in the education and health-care jobs, clearly reflecting growth at Mayo Clinic and affiliated companies.

KIMT — Alzheimer’s disease and its impact by Adam Sallet — Former First Lady Nancy Reagan, who was laid to rest this week, once called it “a truly long, long goodbye,” but health experts say there are ways to deal with Alzheimer’s…Even if our patients can’t remember things they do, remember emotions and they’re very sensitive to often reading emotions in other people. If they sense anger or irritability on the part of the caregiver, they are going to respond in a negative way,” Dr. David Knopman with Mayo Clinic says.

Psychology Today — Sitting All Day Increases Your Risk of Anxiety by Christopher Bergland — "Sitting is the new smoking," according to Dr. James Levine, of the Mayo Clinic-Arizona State University Obesity Solutions Initiative. Levine is the author of, Get Up! Why Your Chair Is Killing You and What You Can Do About It, and the inventor of the treadmill desk. He believes sitting is a more serious public health problem than cigarette smoking.

KIMT — Flu season peaking late this year by DeeDee Stiepan — Typically flu season peaks in January or February, according to Matthew Binnicker, Ph.D. who is the director of Mayo Clinic’s Virology Lab. Dr Binnicker tells us this year, it’s looking like Influenza will peak in mid-March. Mayo Clinic is helping patients and health care providers remember those easy but important facts about the flu with the ABCs of Influenza flash cards.

The Statesman — Dalai Lama returns to Dharamsala after US tour —Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, returned to a warm welcome to Dharamsala after being away in the US for treatment for a prostate condition. The Dalai Lama, who returned on Sunday, was undergoing what was described as corrective surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, in the US state of Minnesota.

Owatonna People’s Press — School district, Mayo team up for staff screenings by William Morris — What if, instead of going to the doctor to get your blood pressure checked, you just went to work? That’s an option for employees at the Owatonna School District, which offered a three-day window for district workers to get biometrics such as blood pressure recorded and get blood drawn for screening. The sessions were hosted at each morning at Owatonna High School and run by Mayo Clinic Health System.

Mankato Free Press — Mayo focuses on outpatient experience by Dan Linehan — Order a test without seeing your doctor. Get tested for a heart attack without being admitted into a hospital. See an intensive care doctor over a screen. These innovations, which have come recently to Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato and elsewhere in Mayo’s system, share two goals: They attempt to save money while improving the patient experience.

Duluth News Tribune — Though fighting cancer, 61-year-old Tommy Archer hasn’t lost his touch on the track by Jon Nowacki — Archer plans to continue racing in the Trans Am Series even while he battles an aggressive form of prostate cancer. Everyone hoped he had it licked, but it came back, tough as ever, so he underwent radiation treatments from Nov. 30 to Jan. 13 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Following radiation, Archer recovered just in time to make the Trans Am Series season opener two weekends ago at Sebring. It is hard not to support him

The Daily Progress — Writing through the havoc that cancer wreaks — “I felt that if I kept at writing, I at least was actively doing something,” Matthews recalled. “Everything about my life was different. There were so many new experiences, so I kept doing what I was doing.” According to Mayo Clinic researchers, that’s exactly what she should have done. “What comforted you through rough times before your cancer diagnosis is likely to help ease your worries now, whether that’s a close friend, religious leader or a favorite activity that recharges you,” Mayo officials said.

The Lund Report — New Program Will Help Rural Oregonians Get More Care at Rural Hospitals by Chris Gray — Oregon will be enlisting advice from the Mayo Clinic to learn how the state might follow the renowned Midwestern health system‘s lead in bolstering struggling rural hospitals while taking the pressure off strained urban hospitals. A post-acute care program borrowed from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota would help the big and little hospitals coordinate their work by discharging patients when appropriate from the large, tertiary hospitals back to their local hospital where they can recuperate closer to family, friends and home.

Parent Herald — How To Increase Chances Of Pregnancy: 5 Tips To Improve Sperm Quality — Mayo Clinic shared some tips to improve sperm quality and increase the chances of pregnancy. Learning what to do and what to avoid in order to have healthy sperm can make all the difference for your plans of having a baby…

KAAL-TV — Alcohol Abuse Rates Higher in Medical Students — A Mayo Clinic study shows medical students are more prone to alcohol abuse than their peers who are not studying become medical professionals. "What we found is about 30 percent of medical students met criteria for alcohol abuse or dependence and that's twice the rate you'd expect so it's about 15 percent for us college grades in that same age group but it's 30 percent in the medical students so that's very concerning to us,” according to Dr. Lotte Dyrbye. Additional coverage: KMSP-TV

KIMT-TV — High school students learn how to save lives by Hannah Funk — Nearly 125 high school students from Rochester, Forest City and La Crescent who are interested in the medical field gathered this morning to be a part of a first seminar at Mayo Clinic called “Saving Lives With Gus”. David Farley, a doctor at Mayo, says this training will help the students get some exposure to these techniques before they are needed. “We’re looking to generate a little experience. I would love to save a life or two,” said Farley. “These young men and women are going to have 60 to 70 more years of life left and they’ll have an opportunity to save someone’s life doing CPR or an AED.” Additional coverage: Post Bulletin

KARE 11-TV — A family affair: Ipso Facto brothers survive kidney disease by Adrienne Broaddus — Greg McFarlane is lead drummer of the rock-reggae band, Ipso Facto. Greg McFarlane and his brothers co-founded the band in the early 1980’s… Greg McFarlane also received the gift of a kidney from his niece, Angela Graham, on his birthday. The four-hour surgery was done at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

Post Bulletin — Friend helps shooting victim get visits by Kay Fate — The woman who survived a murder attempt last week in Northwest Rochester has an incredible will to live, officials said the day after she was shot at least twice in the chest… neighbor and passersby saw the woman collapse; they called police, then rendered aid until she was taken to Mayo Clinic Hospital-Saint Marys Campus…She wanted to help her tenant and friend, but Mayo staff would tell her nothing, Kosari said.

Mankato Free Press — Pediatric social worker finds job heart-wrenching, rewarding by Kristine Goodrich — As a social worker and nonprofit director, Kate Cox's calling is supporting young people. She is a medical social worker for Mayo Clinic Health System Mankato, helping young people cope with challenges ranging from depression to diabetes…. A member of the Mayo Clinic Health System Mankato Hospital and Clinic's pediatric and adolescent division, Cox said she supports the Mayo mission of “treating the whole child.”

WEAU Eau Claire — Health Beat with Dr. Alicia Arnold: New bacteria causes Lyme disease by Courtney Everett — When it comes to Lyme disease, here's what Dr. Alicia Arnold says “Testing was being done at the mayo clinic of blood of people who were suspected to have Lyme disease and DNA was found that didn't match the expected bacteria. That is how it was discovered that different bacteria had actually caused the Lyme disease."

Slate — If Obama Wants His Daughters to Have a Positive Body Image, He Should Leave What Men Like Out of It by Christina Cauterucci — Having daughters has made Barack Obama take keener note of the body-image pressures young women face, the president said in a conversation with Misty Copeland that published on Monday. “That pressure, I think, has historically always been harder on African American women than just about any other women,” he told Copeland and Time reporter Maya Rhodan… A parent’s influence can be so strong that the clinical director of the Mayo Clinic’s eating disorders program advises them to engage in “zero talk about dieting, zero talk about weight … zero comments not only about your daughter's weight, obviously, but zero talk about your weight and even other people's weight.”

Star Tribune — Mayo Clinic News Network: To Your Health: How does skipping workouts affect your fitness? — Do skipped workouts matter that much? Even the most motivated among us is bound to miss a workout or two — or maybe 31 in a row. But how much of a difference can a few missed workouts really make? If you've been keeping up your exercise regimen, your body probably welcomes a couple of days off. It'll use the time to repair your muscles and help you spring back stronger.

Burlington Hawk Eye — Mayo Clinic News Network: Men’s health: Erectile dysfunction can indicate other health concerns — Erectile dysfunction is common for men yet many do not seek treatment with their health care provider. Mayo Clinic urologist and men’s sexual health specialist Landon Trost said he understands it can be uncomfortable for men to discuss erectile dysfunction or impotence; however, it can mean there are other underlying issues.

Imperial Valley News — Mayo Clinic News Network: Cut the Carcinogen in Your French Fries — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing guidance to the food industry on how to reduce levels of acrylamide - a chemical that forms in foods cooked at high heat, such as french fries and potato chips. Dr. Donald Hensrud, medical director of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, says, "Acrylamide is a chemical formed when an amino acid [asparagine] reacts with sugar. It's been demonstrated as causing cancer in animals and is classified as 'reasonably anticipated to be a carcinogen in humans' [as opposed to proven carcinogens, such as asbestos]."

New York Post — The deadly plague American hospitals refuse to face by Betsy McCaughey — Consumer Reports is sounding the alarm about a vicious infection raging through hospitals, even prestigious ones such as Montefiore Medical Center in The Bronx and Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. Clostridium difficile, or C. diff for short, sickens half a million people each year, and 29,000 of them die within a month… But the battle against C. diff is far from a lost cause. In fact, the Mayo Clinic reduced it by 85 percent in a pilot project by cleaning surfaces around patients’ beds daily with a bleach wipe. Why isn’t every hospital doing that?

Republican Eagle  Mayo Clinic Health System looks beyond clinic walls by Michael Brun — Mayo Clinic Health System hired specialists, expanded access to services and invested in medical technology in 2015, part of an effort to bring “world class care” close to home, according to an annual report presented March 10 to local business and community leaders. “We value our relationship with all of you, the community, and we want to make sure you’re aware of what’s going on within our walls — and in the future more and more outside of those walls, too,” said Dr. Tom Witt president and CEO of Mayo Clinic Health System in Cannon Falls, Lake City and Red Wing.

KARE-11 TV — Rochester's plan to add 50k jobs by Boua Xiong — “You can just feel the pulse of this community growing and changing,” Lisa Clarke, executive director of the Destination Medical Center Economic Development Agency, said. Clarke plays a big role in reshaping the city. As the face of the multi-billion dollar public-private project she's tasked with bringing to life the Destination Medical Center project. With Mayo Clinic at its core the plan hopes to attract more than $5 billion in private investment to Rochester and create up to 45,000 new jobs.

Post Bulletin — Bill would keep medical provider tax in effect by Heather Carlson — Despite opposition from several medical groups, a Senate panel on Monday approved a bill that would scrap the planned elimination of the 2-percent provider tax in 2020…. There is plenty at stake for Mayo Clinic if the bill passes. The clinic paid nearly $72 million in provider tax in 2014. Mayo Clinic did not respond immediately for a request for comment this morning about efforts to keep the provider tax in place. This morning, a Mayo Clinic spokesperson offered this statement: "Mayo Clinic has opposed the provider tax since its inception and does not want to see the reinstatement of this hidden tax, which increases the cost of health care for all of our patients."

Doctors Lounge — Mayo Clinic Has Established Model to Help Battle Burnout — In an effort to reduce burnout among physicians, the Mayo Clinic is initiating a model to raise camaraderie and increase collaboration, according to a report published by the American Medical Association (AMA). A model has been developed that focuses on physician engagement as a strategy to reduce burnout and involve physicians in their organizations' mission.

Post Bulletin — We're headed in a more diverse direction by Matthew Stolle — Thomas McLaurin, a Mayo Clinic clinical lab scientist, served as a facilitator at one of the small-group discussions. An African-American father of three children, two of whom attend the public schools, McLaurin noted that racial progress, from the civil rights movement to the abolition of slavery, didn't happen over night. "It takes small steps for things to change," McLaurin said. "If we have a few people (attending these meetings) with a different frame of mind, then hopefully they'll be some changes. I think by creating this experience, people's eyes will be open."

Becker’s Hospital Review — Mayo Clinic: Medical students more likely to abuse alcohol by Erin Marshall — Medical students are more likely to abuse alcohol than their peers not in medical school, according to a study by researchers at Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic. As part of the study, which appears in the journal Academic Medicine, researchers surveyed 12,500 medical students, approximately 4,166 of whom responded.

NPR — Peggy Girshman, NPR Veteran And Journalism Pioneer, Dies At 61 by Joel Neel — Science and health care journalism lost Peggy Girshman on Monday, one of the profession's fiercest advocates and gentlest souls. She was 61. Girshman lost out to an unusual disease, amyloidosis. She had undergone a stem-cell transplant at the Mayo Clinic in 2012 that was supposed to restart her immune system so it could fend off amyloidosis, sometimes called "concrete" or "stiff" heart. That treatment stabilized the disease for a while.

Chippewa Herald — March is colon cancer awareness month by Wajeeh Salah, M.D. – Mayo Clinic Health System — Nearly 137,000 Americans are diagnosed with colon cancer each year, and it kills more than 50,000. This makes colorectal cancer the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. The good news is there has been a decline in the death rate associated with colorectal cancers in the past 15 years due to increasing awareness of the disease and better screening.

Post Bulletin — ‘Saving Lives with Gus’ connects kids to health care by Hanna Yang — As a jump start to learning more about the world of medicine, the Mayo Clinic hosted a seminar for area high school students to help get them interested in saving lives….

Motherboard — Scientists Made a Spongy Polymer that Expands to Fill Gaps in the Spinal Column by Amy Thompson — Remember the magic capsules you had as a child that grew into animal-shaped sponges once placed in water? Researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota are taking that same idea and using it to better treat cancer patients. Lichun Lu and Xifeng Lu, scientists at the Mayo Clinic’s college of medicine, have developed special biodegradable polymer bone grafts that will grow to a specific size and shape once surgically placed in the body.

Post Bulletin — Basic self-care steps can strengthen weak fingernails — DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My fingernails are thin, and they tear and split easily. Is there anything I can do to make them stronger? Weak fingernails can often be strengthened with some basic self-care steps. If you try those techniques and you don't see any improvement after about a month, though, consider talking to your doctor or seeing a dermatologist….Your doctor can assess your fingernails and help you determine if additional investigation might be appropriate for you. — Dawn Davis, M.D., Dermatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester.

NYSE Post — ACP commends CDC guidelines on prescribing opioids for chronic pain — Michael Hooten, an anesthesiologist and pain clinic physician at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, said the CDC's announcement shows that the agency recognizes opioid use as a threat to public health.In most cases, less than three days worth of pills is sufficient, and more than seven days of pills "will rarely be needed". — Mayo Clinic Uses Bluetooth Technology to Help Heart Patients from Afar — Interview with Dr. Steven Lester at link.

Greatist — What Really Happens When You Swallow Gum? by Alyssa Raiola — “Your gut can handle all kinds of things like carbs and proteins because it has special enzymes to break them down into molecules,” says Mark Larson, M.D., a gastroenterologist at the Mayo Clinic. “But your stomach’s digestive enzymes can’t break down the rubbery substance found in chewing gum.” So your body breaks down the sugar and other flavoring in gum, but the actual rubbery substance goes straight through your system.

Reader’s Digest — Carotid Artery Surgery: Could It Give You a Stroke? by Laura Beil —The Mayo Clinic launched a study in December 2014 that may settle the issue. It will eventually enroll almost 2,500 people who will be randomly assigned for surgery, stenting, or medical treatment alone. Results won’t be available until around 2020. In the meantime, researchers are working to determine what makes some blockages more likely to cause strokes than others.

Politico — The great FLOTUS food fight by Helena Bottemiller Evich— So far, the White House has maintained the effort is having a big effect by trumpeting a finding that obesity rates are declining in preschool-age children—a promising sign in a sea of bad news…“My take is that it’s too early,” said Seema Kumar, a pediatric endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic who treats children with obesity. Kumar, a Let’s Move! supporter who called MyPlate a particularly great improvement, felt the White House overhyped the study, which was too small to be indicative of a national trend. Kumar said there are other data emerging that indicate a broader movement in the right direction, but it’s still too soon to tell for sure.

Twin Cities Business — Mayo Ready To Test Compact MRI Machines by Don Jacobson — A pair of Mayo Clinic researchers hoping to revolutionize how magnetic resonance imaging is used to scan the brain for a host of neurological and psychiatric disorders this month are celebrating the arrival of a long-anticipated prototype of a compact MRI machine in Rochester, five years after receiving a federal grant. Drs. John Huston III and Matt Bernstein said they were “popping the corks” last week after the installation of the first-of-its-kind small MRI scanner, developed in conjunction with GE Global Research after the effort was awarded a $5.7 million government research grant in 2011.

KTTC — Process discussion meeting creates decision-making plan to continue development of Saint Marys District by Alanna Martella — Wednesday's Destination Medical Center meeting wasn't about solving problems or making decisions, but that doesn't mean progress wasn't made. It was all about process, as in developing a process for how to continue development of the Saint Marys District portion of the Destination Medical Center project…"We brought together developers, neighborhood colleagues, colleagues from the city, colleagues from DMC, landowners (including Mayo Clinic), to discuss the process that we will use to develop the design plan for the Saint Marys district," said Lisa Clark, the Administrator for the DMC Initiative.

The Independent — Woman sues hair salon over claims 'huge stroke' was caused by head position in sink by Roisin O’Connor — A woman from California is suing a hairdresser after claiming that the position of her head in a wash basin caused her to have a stroke. Peter Gloviczki, M.D., a vascular surgeon at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., said beauty parlour stroke syndrome is caused when there is an "injury, tea or blood clot in one of the four major arteries that go to the brain. "The main problem is hyperextension of the neck", he told Self magazine, "which can occur when you’re having your hair shampooed and staying in that position for a period of time."

Neurology Advisor — Engagement Key to Battling Burnout, Mayo Clinic Says — In an effort to reduce burnout among physicians, the Mayo Clinic is initiating a model to raise camaraderie and increase collaboration, according to a report published by the American Medical Association (AMA)."Response [from physicians] was positive and hopeful," said Stephen Swenson, MD, medical director of the Office of Leadership and Organization Development at the Mayo Clinic, according to the AMA. "It is critical, once expectations are raised with a survey or focus group, to really and authentically follow through. Otherwise, [it] could actually make the situation worse."

GenomeWeb — This Week in Nucleic Acids Research —A Mayo Clinic team introduces a freely available computational tool called NetDecoder that's designed to tease apart the composition and activity of biological networks in a context-dependent manner. Using available gene expression information and clues from existing protein interaction data, the method comes up with a context-specific interactome with the help of pairwise phenotypic comparative approaches, the investigators explain. In their own proof-of-principle experiments, they applied NetDecoder to case studies of breast cancer, dyslipidemia, and Alzheimer's disease, uncovering key 'network router' genes and disease-related pathways that are particularly active in these conditions.

Bemidji Pioneer — No resolution to debate about patients taking lethal drugs by Don Davis — The Eaton bill would allow Minnesotans to administer lethal drugs to themselves only after two doctors approved, and agree the patient has less than six months to live…Dr. Corey Ingram of Mayo Clinic said the bill that he says allows "physician-hastened death" would be a barrier for better health care. "We are about to become a state where physicians are given tools to end life," he said, but doctors who help people die have inadequate training on how to use tools to ease suffering.

Mic — Is STD Testing the Same for Men and Women? Here's What You Can Expect at the Doctor's by Jessica Eggert — People of all genders must ask their healthcare providers for STI screening if they want it — it's not generally included in during annual physicals or routine checkups, according to Mayo Clinic.

Delhi Daily News — Drug combo found to halt tumour growth in aggressive lung cancer — Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida, US, have been able to shut down one of the most lethal forms of lung cancer by administering a combination of rheumatoid arthritis drug auranofin and an experimental targeted agent…Senior author Alan Fields said the combination therapy might work in other KRAS-mediated cancers, such as colon and pancreatic cancers, as well as other cancer types.

El Universal — La depresión posparto es un síndrome que no se debe ignorer — “Las mujeres con mayor riesgo de padecer este síndrome son aquellas que sufrieron de depresión durante el embarazo o que ya tienen antecedentes de depresión posparto. Existen también otros factores que pueden aumentar el riesgo de sufrirla, tales como la presencia de complicaciones durante el embarazo o el parto, un resultado inesperado con el nacimiento, un bebé con muchas necesidades y tener expectativas irreales sobre la maternidad”, explicó Julie Lamppa, enfermera de Práctica Avanzada y Obstetricia de la Clínica Mayo quien además agregó que   este tipo de sentimiento  puede aumentar debido a otros problemas no directamente relacionados con el embarazo o con el parto, entre ellos, problemas con el marido, la pareja u otro familiar, dificultades económicas o falta de un sistema de apoyo social.

CNN en Español — El poder sanador de los animales: deja que una llama alivie tus problemas by Samantha Bresnahan — La Clínica Mayo dice que la terapia asistida con animales puede reducir el dolor, la depresión, la ansiedad y la fatiga. La sonrisa y la risa también son buenos para tu salud y la longevidad. Se ha demostrado que el simple hecho de sonreír activa los centros de felicidad en el cerebro, lo que afecta el estado de ánimo. Incluso una sonrisa forzada lo hará.

El Siglo de Durango — Cómo aliviar el dolor en corredores de largas distancias — El especialista explicó en un comunicado de Mayo Clinic sobre la necesidad de atender los dolores y sus complicaciones, sobre todo en la zona de las rodillas y la cadera, con hábitos simples acompañado de la asesoría de un médico en medicina del deporte para evaluar la cadencia de la carrera, es decir, la frecuencia con la que los pies tocan el suelo. “Estirarse de manera adecuada es una parte importante de todo programa de ejercicios, porque aumenta la flexibilidad, mejora la amplitud de movimiento de las articulaciones y reduce el riesgo de lesionarse”, mencionó el especialista.

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