September 9, 2016

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich

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Star Tribune
Mortenson picked for Destination Medical Center's Discovery Square
By Nicole Norfleet

M.A. Mortenson Co. has been chosen as the developer for the research campus of Mayo Clinic’s Destination Medical Center (DMC) in downtown Rochester. The six-block subdistrict which will be called Discovery Square is supposed to “serve as a point where physicians and scientists willStar Tribune newspaper logo come together with businesses and entrepreneurs to accelerate advancements in medical research and technology for critical advances in patient care,” according to an announcement.

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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Context: Mayo Clinic announced recently that it will collaborate with M.A. Mortenson Company, a real estate development firm for Destination Medical Center’s (DMC) Discovery Square. Discovery Square will serve as a point where physicians and scientists will come together with businesses and entrepreneurs to accelerate advancements in medical research and technology for critical advances in patient care. More information can be found on Mayo Clinic News Network.

Contact: Kelly Reller

 

US News & World Report
At Mayo Clinic, Researchers Burrow Into Burnout
by Steve Sternberg

If the Mayo Clinic – widely regarded as one of the most enlightened health systems in the world – struggles with high rates of physician burnout, US News Logono health system is immune of its physicians suffer from burnout because they have created a team, led by Dr. Tait Shanafelt, that studies professional satisfaction among physicians and other health workers…Shanafelt's residency included a month devoted to a research topic of his choice. He described his observations to his research adviser, who theorized that the residents were suffering from burnout and said, "Let's put together a team and explore it." Their resulting study of residents at University of Washington-affiliated hospitals appeared in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine in 2002.

Reach: U.S. News & World Report is a multi-platform publisher of news and information, which includes http://www.usnews.com and http://www.rankingsandreviews.com.

Context: Tait Shanaflet, M.D. is a Mayo Clinic hematologist. He is the director of the Mayo Clinic Department of Medicine Program on Physician Well-being, a clinical laboratory evaluating personal and organizational factors that contribute to physician satisfaction. His research in this area has involved physicians at all stages of their career from medical school to practice had has include several multi-center and national studies. This research is intended to identify personal and organizational factors that can be modified in order to promote physician well-being and enhance the quality of care physicians deliver. More information on his physician burnout research can be found on Mayo Clinic News Network.

Contact: Bob Nellis

 

Current
MPR and Mayo Clinic team up to offer classical soundtrack
by April Simpson

Minnesota Public Radio and the Mayo Clinic are promoting health and healing through a unique partnership that launched Thursday. Research has shown that the benefits of listening to music include improved pain control and lowered anxiety and blood pressure. So MPR will curate aCurrent news logo playlist of classical compositions for the listening pleasure of patients at Mayo Clinic hospitals in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota.

Reach: Current is the nonprofit news service for and about public media in the U.S. Current publishes online daily and in print - 16 issues in 2016.

Additional coverage: Malaysia SunTwin Cities Business

Context: Patients at Mayo Clinic hospitals in Rochester; Jacksonville, Florida; and Phoenix will be able to relax to a custom blend of classical music provided by Minnesota Public Radio (MPR), beginning Sept. 1. A new agreement calls for MPR’s national programming division, American Public Media (APM) — the largest provider of classical music programming in North America — to supply up to 17 hours of streaming classical music that Mayo Clinic can distribute at no charge to patients and visitors in patient rooms. More information can be found on Mayo Clinic News Network.

Contact: Deb Anderson

 

WJXT Jacksonville
Pediatricians say ‘no’ to FluMist
by Ashley Harding

Since it became available several years ago, the FluMist nasal spray was a big relief. But parents, be prepared for that dreaded trip to the doctor now because it's not an option this season. "It's believed that the shot News Jax 4 Logois actually more effective," said Dr. Vandana Bhide with Mayo Clinic. She says the reason why the FluMist isn't working as well is hard to explain. "I don't think we know exactly why. I think because the injectable one is seen by the entire body in the bloodstream, perhaps the immune system responds better," said Dr. Bhide.

Reach: WJXT is an independent television station serving Florida’s First Coast that is licensed to Jacksonville. This Week in Jacksonville is a weekly public affairs program on WJXT.

Context: Vandana Bhide, M.D. is a Mayo Clinic internist and pediatrician.

Contact: Kevin Punksy

 

STAT
Raising an alarm, doctors fight to yank hospital ICUs into the modern era
by Usha Lee McFarling

In a modern ICU, a single patient can generate 2,000 data points per day, said Dr. Brian Pickering, an anesthesiologist and critical care physician at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. In a 24-bed ICU like his, that’s 50,000 data points a day. Important information is easily lost, or forgotten. Pickering joined the Mayo Clinic nine years ago from Ireland, where patient data was still logged on a paper chart at the end of theSTAT Logo of Boston Globe bed. He was overwhelmed, he said, by electronic records in the United States that had too many tabs and screens and were difficult to navigate. “Point. Click. Point. Click. Point. Click. Back and forth,” he said. “That may work if you’ve only got one patient. But I’ve got 24 in the ICU, and any one of them could be in crisis at any minute.” With colleagues, Pickering created an “electronic intern,” called AWARE, that identifies the most important information a physician needs and highlights it, organizing it around organ systems.

Reach: STAT covers the frontiers of health and medicine including science labs, hospitals, biotechnology board rooms, and political back rooms. Hosted by The Boston Globe, STAT launched on November 5, 2015. The Boston Globe has a daily circulation of more than 274,000 and Sunday circulation of more than 362,000.

Context:  Brian Pickering, M.B., B.Ch., is a Mayo Clinic anesthesiologist. Dr. Pickering has been involved in the development of novel electronic interfaces for use in the intensive care unit (ICU) that facilitate reduced cognitive load, medical errors and resource utilization. He has extensive experience in evaluating systems of health care delivery and in the delivery of quality improvements to those systems.

Contact: Duska Anastasijevic

Forbes, How Vaccines May Become Like Pants: Tailor Made For You by Bruce Y. Lee — In the opening talk of the 10th Annual Vaccine Congress here in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Greg Poland, the Conference Chair, Professor at the Mayo Clinic and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Vaccine, summarized the concept of vaccinomics, something that his Vaccine Research Group has been working on for over two decades. He defined vaccinomics as the marriage between genomics and vaccines or rather vaccines and genomics (otherwise the term would be gee-vaccines). Essentially, genomics is the science of figuring out how a person’s genes or DNA may affect a person’s risk of disease and response to different medical interventions.Bloomberg, Breeding a New Generation of Germ-Free Lab Mice by Peter Andrey Smith — The point is to raise the mice in a world devoid of the microbes found in nature, and prevent them from accumulating a trillions-strong cocktail of bacteria, viruses, and fungi known as a microbiome. That way, the mice can be used for more controlled research into the human microbiome, a nascent field that’s “one of the fastest-growing spaces” in medicine, says Purna Kashyap, a researcher who oversees two germ-free labs at the Mayo Clinic.

Reuters, Reliability of at-home wrist blood pressure monitoring questioned by Carolyn Crist — Doctors should decide which patients are a good fit for at-home wrist measurement, the study team writes in Hypertension. “Using upper arm measurement is the gold standard and always our first choice,” said Dr. Vincent Canzanello, a clinical hypertension specialist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, who wasn’t involved with the study. “However, sometimes the cuffs don’t fit larger arms or are painful for patients.” One limitation of the study is a potential “white coat effect,” in which some people’s blood pressure rises simply from the stress of being in a doctor’s office, Canzanello told Reuters Health. Additional coverage: WHBL Sheboygan

Huffington Post, Friends and Family Make it Happen by Alexis Buryk — Due to an incredibly generous friend, Peggy Furth, the premier medical institution in the country, The Mayo Clinic, has launched the Mayo Clinic Lysosomal Disease Initiative. This is the first of its kind in the country. Peggy’s generosity, persistence and can-do enthusiasm made this happen. Her gift to The Mayo Clinic came with a proviso; the money had to be used to find a cure for Tay Sachs. The Mayo Clinic has assembled an outstanding team to focus on finding a cure.

NJ.com, Proton therapy: Less invasive, less available? by Susan Bloom — "Until 2006, there were only two proton therapy centers in the U.S. (at Loma Linda University Medical Center in California and at Massachusetts General Hospital); 16-20 more have been built in the last decade for a total of 22-23 proton therapy operating centers in the U.S. today," said Dr. Sameer Keole, proton beam therapy medical director at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz. "It's prohibitively expensive for the vast majority of medical centers," noted Keole, who added that as a result, proton therapy currently accounts for less than 1 percent of all of the radiation given in the U.S., a number that's expected to double to just 2 percent by 2023.

Reader’s Digest UK, All you need to know about your pituitary gland by Helen Cowan — According to Dr. Johannes Veldhuis of the Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, the pituitary gives orders in the body relating to “puberty, reproduction, stress-adaptive responses, sodium and water balance, uterine contractions, lactation, thyroid function, growth, body composition and skin pigmentation”. Such an authoritative role has earned the pituitary the title of ‘master control gland’ in the body. It exerts its control by releasing nine important hormones: four tell other organs (the thyroid, the adrenal glands, the ovaries and the testes) to produce their own hormones; four act directly on body organs (the mammary glands in the breast, the skin, the kidneys, the uterus and male sex organs); and one (growth hormone) acts on nearly every tissue in the body.

Consumer Reports, The Best Exercise for Arthritis, COPD, and Type 2 Diabetes by Janet Lee — Exercise isn’t only for building muscle and losing weight anymore. “If a pill could give you all the benefits of exercise, it would be the best pill around,” says Edward Laskowski, M.D., co-director of Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine and a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Yet doctors underprescribe exercise—even when research shows that it can deliver comparable benefits to drugs and surgery with fewer side effects, according to a recent review in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Additional coverage: Yahoo! News

Washington Post, A grieving widow’s plea after husband suffers fatal heart attack at their daughter’s wedding by Amy B. Wang — Even men who feel healthy should consult with their doctors regularly to check their blood pressure, diet and exercise levels, according to physician Don Smith of the Mayo Clinic Health System. You can establish a rapport with a primary care provider so when you get sick you already have someone who knows you and your family history,” Smith says in a statement on the health-care system's website. “You feel more comfortable talking to someone you know when you have problems or symptoms.”

LifeZette, With Alzheimer’s, Talk Is Not Cheap by Carleen Wild — …But talking about Alzheimer's at any point, either during a person's life or after that person's death, helps bring a disease that isolates so many out into the open, said Dr. Ronald Petersen, director of the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center in Rochester, Minnesota, and the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging. Petersen also serves on the Medical Board of Advisors for the Pat Summitt Foundation. "The folks who do discuss it publicly — Glen Campbell, Pat Summitt, Ronald Reagan — they do a great job at increasing awareness, educating [others] about the disease, bringing attention to the fact that anyone can get the disease, and also how they conduct their lives with a diagnosis. Glen Campbell, for instance, was diagnosed [with it] but he and the family decided to go on tour anyway," Petersen told LifeZette.

Rhode Island Public Radio, For Latinos, Diabetes Education Alone May Not Stem An Epidemic by Kristin GourlayHealthy food can be expensive. Diabetic supplies and medicine can be expensive. Joining a gym or even finding the time to exercise can be out of reach for some. And with diabetes – the clock is ticking when it comes to lifestyle changes. The disease puts you at risk for cardiovascular and other diseases. That’s why the Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Victor Montori believes we need a brand new approach to curbing the epidemic. “There seems to be a disconnect between the scope of the problem. We are told that 1 in 3 people live with either diabetes or they’re about to get diabetes. So that’s a large number of people in the United States. And yet the solution that’s put forward is that each of those people should go in and visit with their doctor, figure out if their sugars are high enough, and if they’re high enough they should go and change their lifestyle, eat differently, be more active.”

International Business Times, Yoga, Acupuncture, Massage Therapy Help In Relieving Chronic Pain, Study Finds by Mary Pascaline — The study published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings focused on five common pain conditions: back pain, osteoarthritis, neck pain, severe headaches and migraine, and fibromyalgia. The study showed promise in treating back pain with acupuncture and yoga, osteoarthritis of the knee with acupuncture and tai chi, neck pain with massage therapy and suggested the use of relaxation techniques in alleviating severe headaches and migraines. Additional coverage: ABC News, HealthDay

SELF, The Truth About Whether Drinking Alcohol Really Causes Fertility Issues by Korin Miller — According to the Mayo Clinic, heavy drinking is also associated with a higher risk of ovulation disorders, and in men, it can cause issues with sperm, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…Major voices in reproductive health like the CDC and the Mayo Clinic recommend at least considering fully abstaining from alcohol when you’re trying to conceive.

SELF, What You Need To Know About Pelvic Congestion Syndrome by Korin Miller — Some doctors theorize that certain women may just be more sensitive to the pain and pressure those veins cause, he says, but they aren’t entirely sure. The Mayo Clinic agrees. “Some doctors believe enlarged, varicose-type veins around your uterus and ovaries may result in pelvic pain,” the organization says on its website. “However, other doctors are much less certain that pelvic congestion syndrome is a cause of pelvic pain because most women with enlarged veins in the pelvis have no associated pain.”

Becker’s Hospital Review, 32 CMIOs to know by Eric Oliver — The following 32 CMIOs are leaders in their field, offering their hospitals and health systems expertise both clinically and technologically…Dawn Milliner, MD, Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.). Milliner became the CMIO in late 2011, at a time when she said the Mayo Clinic was entering into an era of knowledge-driven decisions. Since accepting the position, Dr. Milliner began implementing a knowledge content management system. The KCMS system will serve as the central repository of knowledgeable assets for the clinic. Another passion of Dr. Millner's is informatics. She believes that information systems provide a safety net that help to safeguard patients in more ways than an individual can.

KUOW Seattle, Mayo Clinic surgeon: Vikings' Bridgewater faces long recovery from knee injury — The Minnesota Vikings play the Los Angeles Rams Thursday night in a preseason game. It will be the team's first game since starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was injured during practice this week. To find out more about the injury and how an athlete recovers from it, MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Dr. Michael Stuart. He's an orthopedic surgeon specializing in knee injuries at the Mayo Clinic and the co-director of their sports medicine. Additional coverage: MPR

KAAL, Zika Found in Mosquitoes in U.S., Mayo Clinic Conducts New Test by Megan Stewart — For the first in the United States, a cluster of mosquitoes has tested positive for carrying the Zika virus. Officials in Florida are urging caution where those mosquitoes were found. Locally, concerns are mounting regarding travel to Zika-infected areas, and Mayo Clinic is among the few labs authorized to use a new Zika antibody test. "Because we know that Zika is linked to birth defects, your healthcare provider will monitor pregnant women specifically much more closely," said Elitza Theel, director of Mayo’s Infectious Diseases Serology Laboratory. Additional coverage: Mississippi News Now, News-Medical.net

Post-Bulletin, Mayo Clinic offering Saturday clinic for athletic injuries by Brett Boese — When the high school football season kicks off Friday night, Mayo Clinic will have athletic trainers on the sidelines of virtually every game within 40 miles of Rochester. A handful of those medical specialists will enjoy a short night of sleep before being called back in for a football-centric clinic that's being offered throughout the fall season. Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine recently announced the continuation of a popular Saturday morning clinic aimed at football players of all ages, though it's open to any athlete in need of medical attention. The clinic will be open each Saturday from this weekend until Oct. 15.

KEYC Mankato, MCHS Hospice to Offer Free Grief Camp for Kids by Kassandra Sepeda — On Thursday, September 1, Kate Cox, R.N. and Stephanie Loeffler, visited KEYC News 12 Midday to talk about the annual and upcoming Camp Oz. Each year MCHS Hospice invites kids and teens, ages 6 to 18, to Camp Patterson on Lake Washington in Madison Lake for a day-long grief camp.  Mayo Clinic Health System Hospice will host Camp Oz on Saturday, October 1.

Epoch Times, Healthy Lifestyle Prevents Alzheimer’s Better Than Any Drug by Conan Milner — Alzheimer’s disease can be a devastating illness for both patients and caregivers. However, much of it may be preventable thanks to a good diet and regular exercise. Researchers at UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior made this claim after observing structures in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s…Merrill points to other evidence (both clinical and population studies) that has linked a healthy lifestyle to delayed onset of Alzheimer’s—including a recent aging study from the Mayo Clinic that found a healthy lifestyle led to higher brain volumes.

Tampa Bay Times, Mayo Clinic Q&A: concern about another miscarriage — Most miscarriages happen because the fetus isn't developing normally. Problems with the baby's genes or chromosomes are usually the result of errors that occur by chance as the embryo divides and grows. They typically aren't due to an inherited disorder, and usually aren't caused by a mother's behavior or health. That said, there are a few risk factors that can raise the chances of having a miscarriage. Among the most significant is advanced maternal age… Yvonne Butler Tobah, M.D., Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

Smithsonian.com, Does Dieting Actually Make Your Stomach Shrink? by Adam Hoffman — As you eat more, your stomach volume can increase more than five-fold to house all the chow. After the food passes through the digestive tract, however, the stomach returns to its original size. “The normal volume of the fasting stomach is about 200 milliliters,” says Gianrico Farrugia, a gastroenterologist and CEO of the Mayo Clinic in Florida. “But once the signal comes to relax to accommodate food, it can easily increase in size to hold a liter, and some people can stretch it even further.”

MedPage Today, Markers Predict Response to Rituximab in RA by Wayne Kuznar — According to Eric Matteson, MD, from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., the cell counts, when at the levels specified in the study, appear to be very sensitive in predicting poor response to rituximab. The lymphocyte count is readily available while the plasmablast count can be obtained in almost all advanced labs, he said via e-mail. "This information certainly could be useful clinically in guiding management decisions, avoiding this medication in patients with low counts and less likelihood of responding," noted Matteson, who was not involved in the study.

News4Jax, Getting your family to eat heart healthy — Clinical nutritionist of Mayo Clinic, Melissa Stewart explains how your family can start eating healthy.

WFMZ Allentown, Health Beat: Medical school makeover by Melanie Falcon — Dr. Christopher Bailey was one of the first to take classes in Mayo's new science of health care delivery curriculum. It teaches the practical side of being a doctor, from dealing with insurance companies to managing stress. "Not just issues of what medication should I give and what kind of infection should I be treating," said Bailey, a 2015 graduate of the Mayo Medical School in Rochester. Dr. Michele Halyard, interim dean of Mayo Medical School, said the new classes were designed with Arizona State University and include subjects like patient-centered care, and emphasizing doctor and patient as a team.

Albuquerque Journal, Best baby sleeping postures detailed — Many parents and caregivers are placing babies in unsafe sleeping environments associated with increased risks of death, according to a new report released by the American Academy of Pediatrics. “Parents are failing to take the necessary steps to prevent sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS,” says Mayo Clinic pediatrician Dr. Robert Jacobson. Jacobson says he supports the study’s recommendations. “Babies need to be placed on the back for every nap and every night until the baby is 1 year old,” he says. “No blankets, no bumpers, no pillows, no stuffy animals, but always on a firm, authentic baby crib mattress!”

KAAL-TV, Sports Medicine Clinics Ready for Football Season by Ben Henry — …But as we know, injuries are enviable, and luckily for athletes near the Med City, they have the Mayo Clinic’s Sports Medicine Center, where Cachiaras was trained. "You know, we've been servicing a lot of these athletes in the community for many, many, years," said Chad Eickhoff, supervisor at Mayo Clinic’s Sports Medicine Center. A unique aspect to their facility is training, which in turn helps prevent injury.

KAAL-TV, Zika Found in Mosquitoes in U.S., Mayo Clinic Conducts New Test by Megan Stewart — For the first in the United States, a cluster of mosquitoes has tested positive for carrying the Zika virus. Officials in Florida are urging caution where those mosquitoes were found. Locally, concerns are mounting regarding travel to Zika-infected areas, and Mayo Clinic is among the few labs authorized to use a new Zika antibody test. "Because we know that Zika is linked to birth defects, your healthcare provider will monitor pregnant women specifically much more closely," said Elitza Theel, director of Mayo’s Infectious Diseases Serology Laboratory.

Post-Bulletin, Mayo Clinic offering Saturday clinic for athletic injuries by Brett Boese — have athletic trainers on the sidelines of virtually every game within 40 miles of Rochester. A handful of those medical specialists will enjoy a short night of sleep before being called back in for a football-centric clinic that's being offered throughout the fall season. Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine recently announced the continuation of a popular Saturday morning clinic aimed at football players of all ages, though it's open to any athlete in need of medical attention.

Pain News Network, Many Multiple Sclerosis Patients Misdiagnosed by Pat Anson — "Misdiagnosis of MS is common; patients may experience common MS symptoms, such as numbness and weakness with a variety of different conditions, many that are more common and less serious than multiple sclerosis," says the study's senior author Brian Weinshenker, MD, a neurologist at Mayo Clinic. "With the advent of treatments for MS, many physicians feel pushed to reach an early diagnosis, and may be less strict than they should in requiring more specific symptoms or objective neurological findings before making a diagnosis of MS.”

Medical Device and Diagnostics Industry, 4 Mistakes That Will Keep Your Device Out of the Hospital by Jamie Hartford — Terri Nelson, Mayo Clinic’s director of value analysis, said she was recently presented with a new product: a box to hold disposable medical gloves. While she conceded that it is possible that gloves do occasionally escape their box, she said it hasn’t been identified as a big issue in her organization. “This goes back to the question of, ‘Is it really a problem?’” she said. “I don’t need that, the end user doesn’t’ need that.”

Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Schools an 'untapped resource' in childhood obesity battle by Paula J. Owen — Childhood obesity rates appear to have hit a plateau recently, but severe obesity in children continues to rise nationally, says Dr. Seema Kumar, pediatric endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix. She said the rate of severe obesity in children, those most at risk of medical complications, bullying and depression, is going up. Pediatric obesity is increasing at an alarming rate nationally, she said, and is associated with significant adverse physical and psychological effects in childhood and adulthood.

LaCrosse Tribune, Grand opening set for Sept. 18 for Mayo-Franciscan clinic in Arcadia by Mike TIghe — A grand opening for Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare’s new clinic at 895 S. Dettloff drive will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 18, with a dedication ceremony at 1 p.m. The $4.5-million, 12,500-square-foot clinic opened Aug. 1, replacing one adjacent to the former St. Joseph Hospital, which closed in 2011. It is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with evening appointments available.

Mankato Free Press, Doctors continue to counter vaccination doubts by Brian ArolaJessica Sheehy, a physician’s assistant for infectious diseases at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, said education goes a long way toward quelling concerns, as many parents have misconceptions about vaccines. “A lot of it is parents unsure about what the vaccinations are really doing for their kids,” she said. “They’ve seen and heard the horror stories put out there by various anti-vaccination groups.”

Healio, Pediatric liver grafts well-tolerated in adult LT recipients — Research published in Liver Transplantation suggests adults may benefit from liver grafts that cannot be used in pediatric patients. There was no difference in patient and graft survival between adult recipients transplanted with liver grafts from pediatric and adult donors,” Kristopher P. Croome, MD, and colleagues at the department of transplant at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., wrote. “The short-term and long-term survival analyses presented herein support the use of these organs when they have been declined for all available pediatric recipients.”

WEAU Eau Claire, Imagine Lecture — Andrew Winter, brother of the late Dr. David Winter, and Andy Madson, a family friend, talk with WEAU 13 News anchor Judy Clark about the Imagine Lecture with guest speaker Chris Santella at Mayo Clinic Health System

Hola Doctor, Nunca fumó y tiene cáncer de pulmón, ¿es posible? — El doctor Eric Edell, médico de Neumología y Cuidados Intensivos de la Clínica Mayo en Rochester, Minnesota, responde a la siguiente consulta de una consumidora: Mi cuñado nunca fumó, pero a los 45 años le diagnosticaron cáncer de pulmón en etapa terminal. Le dijeron que no hay forma de determinar la causa, ni siquiera con la biopsia. ¿Qué cosas provocan cáncer de pulmón?

El Periodico de Mexico, No espere hasta después de los 50 para luchar contra la vejez — Una de las características del envejecimiento es la sarcopenia, la pérdida progresiva del músculo esquelético que se inicia después de los 30 años, dice Nathan LeBrasseur, profesor asociado de medicina física y rehabilitación en la Clínica Mayo de Rochester, Minnesota. Esta condición se hace notar hacia los 40 años, cuando a menudo se vuelve más difícil perder peso, dice.

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