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At Mayo, steps toward helping paralyzed patients
By Pam Louwagie
Jered Chinnock, a 28-year-old from Tomah, Wis. who was injured in a snowmobile accident in February 2013, is one of a handful of patients in the country who, through the collaborative work of pioneering researchers, have had a small electrical stimulator surgically implanted on their spine. He did physical therapy the Mayo Clinic Hospital Saint Mary's Campus in Rochester, Minn. on March 27, 2017.
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Context: Mayo Clinic researchers used electrical stimulation on the spinal cord and intense physical therapy to help a man intentionally move his paralyzed legs, stand and make steplike motions for the first time in three years. The case, the result of collaboration with UCLA researchers, appears today in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Researchers say these results offer further evidence that a combination of this technology and rehabilitation may help patients with spinal cord injuries regain control over previously paralyzed movements, such as steplike actions, balance control and standing. More information can be found on Mayo Clinic News Network.
20 percent of patients with serious conditions are first misdiagnosed, study says
by Lenny Bernstein
Twelve percent of the people who asked specialists at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., to review their cases had received correct diagnoses, the study found. The rest were given diagnoses that were partly in line with the conclusions of the Mayo doctors who evaluated their conditions…“Diagnostic error is an area where we need more research, more study and more information,” said James M. Naessens, a professor of health services research at the Mayo Clinic, who led its study. “The second opinion is a good approach for certain patients to figure out what’s there and to keep costs down.”
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Context: Many patients come to Mayo Clinic for a second opinion or diagnosis confirmation before treatment for a complex condition. In a new study, Mayo Clinic reports that as many as 88 percent of those patients go home with a new or refined diagnosis – changing their care plan and potentially their lives. Conversely, only 12 percent receive confirmation that the original diagnosis was complete and correct. These findings were published online recently in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. The research team was led by James Naessens, Sc.D., a health care policy researcher at Mayo Clinic. More information can be found on Mayo Clinic News Network.
Contact: Elizabeth Zimmerman Young
How Personalized Medicine Will Make Us Healthier
by Mo Perry
“It’s really what we think is the future of medical care and medicine in the United States,” says Dr. Keith Stewart, director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, one of the nation’s leaders in moving genomics from the laboratory to clinical care since it was established in 2012. “Every single American should have their genome sequenced.”
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Context: Mayo Clinic's Center for Individualized Medicine solves the clinical challenges of today and tomorrow by bringing the latest discoveries from the research laboratory to your doctor's fingertips in the form of new genomics-based tests and treatments. A. Keith Stewart, M.B., Ch.B. is the center's executive director. As an intern on a bone marrow transplant ward at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Dr. Stewart witnessed young adults struggling with the ruthlessness of often-fatal blood cancers and the vicious side effects of treatment. But he also saw the doctors' compassion, patients' resolve and the clear need for better therapies. This ignited his passion for fighting blood cancers. The relentless pursuit of that passion underscores his leadership vision for the Center for Individualized Medicine. Here, Dr. Stewart shares his past experiences … and his hopes for the future of personalized medicine.
Contact: Susan Buckles
‘Is It Just Me?’ Comfort In Commonality
Just ask any woman with an M.D., D.O. or doctoral degree if she has ever experienced a situation where her title of “doctor” was withheld while a male colleague in the same situation was referred to as “Dr. X.” Invariably you will hear, “Oh yes, this happens all the time, but I never know if it’s just me?” As co-authors, we had all noticed this annoying occurrence throughout our careers…It took the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back to move us to share our experiences and to formally investigate. Dr. Julia Files was the spark. An excellent speaker and educator, Dr. Files is in great demand to speak at conferences to share her expertise. Several years ago she returned from one such event and shared with us her less than gratifying experience. — Blog authors Anita P. Mayer, M.D., Julia A. Files, M.D., and Sharonne N. Hayes, M.D. are physicians at Mayo Clinic.
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How to choose the best seat in a meeting, every time
by Joan Raymond
Generally, people fall into two camps when it comes to meetings, said Dr. Richard Winters, an emergency medicine physician with the Mayo Clinic and an executive coach for healthcare leaders. There’s the stealth camp of “please don’t call on me” and “please don’t look at me.” Or the master-of-the-universe camp who wants to get the show on the road. If you’re in stealth mode, choose the chairs that are on the outside of the realm of influence of power players. “You know the (chairs) behind the chairs that actually sit at the table,” said Winters. In other words, “the kid’s table,” he said.
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CNN, Americans over 60 are drinking more, study says by Robert Jimison — The numbers reveal that overall, older adults are drinking more, and the slight increase in female drinkers over 60 could be something to watch as the population ages. "It was common practice to see more men than women, and now we see more equal numbers," said Dr. Bhanuprakash Kolla, a psychiatrist at the Mayo Clinic, who was not involved in the study. "The equalizing is unfortunate because the use in women is going up, not that the use in men is going down." Additional coverage: News4Jax
CNN, How my daughter died from a simple case of flu by Gwen Zwanziger — Gwen and Terry Zwanziger's 17-year-old daughter Shannon died unexpectedly in 2014 after losing a battle with influenza…Health care professionals — from ambulance EMTs to the mighty Mayo Clinic — couldn't bring her back to me. The flu destroyed her organs. She didn't even know it.
CBS News, Opioid painkillers: Best advice to help you avoid addiction by Mary Brophy Marcus — One Mayo Clinic study found that 21 percent of patients meant to receive only short-term opioids end up getting prescriptions that extend for as much as three to four months. Another 6 percent continued the medications for longer than four months… Patients should share their medical histories beforehand and doctors should ask about any previous or current smoking, drinking or drug habits. People with a history of smoking or drug abuse appear to be at a greater risk for addiction, the Mayo Clinic study suggested.
New York Times, Butter or Margarine? In Dunkin’ Donuts Lawsuit, Man Accepts No Substitutes by Daniel Victor — History is replete with scientific flip-flops on which is healthier. Butter is high in cholesterol and saturated fat, which are linked to heart disease. Margarine contains unsaturated fat, but some varieties contain trans fats, which are also dangerous. Nutritionists suggest closely inspecting the label of your brand…“Look for a spread that doesn’t have trans fats and has the least amount of saturated fat,” according to the Mayo Clinic.
Philadelphia Inquirer, Younger women with breast cancer increasingly choose double mastectomies, study finds by Marie McCullough — The American Society of Breast Surgeons last year issued a consensus statement that double mastectomy should be discouraged for average-rThe lead author of that statement, Mayo Clinic breast surgeon Judy C. Boughey, said the discussion can be challenging. Many patients don’t understand that although removing a healthy breast averts cancer that might arise there, it does nothing to ensure the initial breast tumor has not spread to other organs or to bones — which is the real threat to survival. Boughey explains to patients that double mastectomy “is not going to improve your survival. It’s not going to improve your outcome from this index [original] cancer. You can’t breastfeed after having this done. There will be body image changes, sex life changes," she said.
Next Avenue, What You Need to Know About Your Aging Brain by Tammy Kennon — One recent study of older adults found evidence to suggest that consumption of leafy greens preserved crystallized intelligence, which is the ability to use knowledge and experience acquired over a lifetime. And it’s not about veggies alone. There is evidence to suggest that we can prevent brain loss by adhering to a Mediterranean-style diet, called a “heart-healthy eating plan” by the Mayo Clinic, avoiding meat and dairy while emphasizing fish, whole grains, nuts and fresh fruits and vegetables. A six-year study published in January found that healthy older adults who followed a diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables had less brain shrinkage than those who regularly consumed meat and dairy.
SELF, Does Breastfeeding Make Your Baby Smarter? And Does It Matter? by Korin Miller — Children who were exclusively breastfed for at least six months had slightly lower hyperactivity ratings than those who weren’t by age 3). These findings seem enough to make any harried new mom give up the pump for good, but Rebekah L. Huppert, R.N., I.B.C.L.C., a lactation consultant at the Mayo Clinic, says not so fast. One very large sticking point is that less than 5 percent of children in the study had been exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life, meaning more children were given formula at some point than received only breast milk. "That makes the sample size small and the results more open to question," Huppert says.
Independent Journal Review, SIDS Killed Over 1500 Babies in 2015. Now, Doctors Think They Found a Way to Finally Detect It by Sara Vallone — Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, also known as SIDS, is one of the more terrifying syndromes for parents with infants because there is no way to know if or when it will affect a child. According to Mayo Clinic: SIDS is the unexplained death, usually during sleep, of a seemingly healthy baby less than a year old…During a study, it was revealed that the orexin levels in babies who passed away as a result of SIDS was 20 percent lower than that of children who weren't affected by the syndrome.
Becker’s Hospital Review, US News ranks 10 least-expensive private medical schools in 2016 by Alyssa Rege — Here are the 10 ranked, least-expensive private medical schools with the lowest tuition and fees for 2016. The prices listed are the amounts paid by out-of-state students. Unranked schools were not considered. Mayo Clinic School of Medicine (Rochester, Minn.) — $49,900
News4Jax, Mayo Clinic doctor gives 8 reasons why sugar is not so sweet for bodies by Ashley Mitchem — We all know we need to take it easy on sweets, even though sometimes we can't help but to indulge. However, Dr. Vandana Bhide, with the Mayo Clinic, said there are eight ways sugar is not so sweet to our bodies. “Avoid having it (sugar) in concentrated forms,” Bhide said. “For example, processed foods and soda.” One culprit of pesky belly fat that may surprise you is fruit juices.
News4Jax, Charles Bruce, Cardiologist at Mayo Clinic — Interview with Dr. Charles Bruce.
Arizona Republic, After 2 kidney transplants, baseball keeps Prescott's Logan Carmick strong by Richard Obert — Logan Carmick smiles every time he puts on his Prescott High School uniform and steps on the baseball field. This is his life jacket of sorts. His joy. His way of getting through. Nearly nine months ago, he was praying with his parents that the living donor who was going to give Logan a kidney would be accepted. He wasn’t. But that same day, the Carmicks received a call from Mayo Clinic in Phoenix that a kidney from a deceased donor was ready for Logan.
Star Tribune, Mayo Clinic Square in Minneapolis sells for $98 million by Nicole Norfleet — Mayo Clinic Square, the mixed-use complex on Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis, has been sold to a Chicago-based real estate investment management firm. LaSalle Investment Management on Monday announced it bought the 222,000-square-foot complex, though it did not reveal the sales price. According to sources with knowledge of the sale, Mayo Clinic Square was sold for $98 million. Additional coverage: Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, Finance & Commerce, Twin Cities Business
Healio, Thyroid cancer incidence plateaued in recent years, but rising in certain groups — To examine recent trends in thyroid cancer in different age, race and sex subgroups, Anupam Kotwal, MBBS, clinical fellow at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, and colleagues reviewed rates from the National Cancer Institute Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER 18) program from 2000 to 2013…According to Kotwal, it is unclear whether the rising incidence is some groups is greater due to more testing or whether there has been a true change in the incidence of thyroid cancer. “Drivers for these disparities need to be further evaluated,” he said.
Fatherly, 7 Essential Exercises For Building A Strong Core by Matt Schneiderman — Once you become a dad, exercises that focus on functionality and durability should supersede traditional strength training. Why? Because you need your body to be nimble, balanced, and, most importantly, useful, for all the kid-carrying, car seat-hauling, toddler-chasing being a dad requires. Here then are 7 essential exercises for strengthening your core, as offered by Dan Gaz, an exercise specialist for The Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program. Add them to your standard workouts and you’ll become you’ll be a fitter, more functional, and more durable dad.
iTech Post, Why Artificial Intelligence Is Still Ridiculously Limited by Donna Bellevue — Without debate, the current capabilities of artificial intelligence are still so ridiculously limited right now as cited by well-known minds of our century. Mayo Clinic's Chief Information Officer Cris Ross and best-selling author and psychology professor at NYU Gary Marcus both agree that the AI still has a long way to go before it can actually make incredible tech achievements…A couple of months ago, Mr. Ross gave an eye-opening endorsement of the technology at the annual HIMSS conference in Orlando, Florida. Despite giving the highest commendation of IBM Watson Health’s AI engine, describing its tangible benefits to healthcare, he also cautioned that the technology still needs time to advance. Furthermore, he cited that the technology is currently "still pretty dumb" and has the capabilities of a "two-year-old".
Cure, Investigating Diet and Nutrition's Effects on MPNs by Brielle Urciuoli — In an interview with CURE, two researchers on the study, Robyn M. Scherber, M.D., Ph.D., fellow at the Oregon Health and Science University and research consultant at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona and Angela Fleischman, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor in the department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology at UC Irvine, discussed what the future of nutrition intervention may be for patients with MPNs.
Healio, History of cortisone’s discovery offers lessons in ‘team science,’ persistence — It was Christmas Day in 1914 when the Mayo Clinic chemist Edward C. Kendall, PhD, first succeeded in isolating pure crystalline thyroxin using 6,500 pounds of hog thyroid glands, a success that would set him on the course for making one of the greatest discoveries in medicine in the last century. His pivotal discovery, according to William F. Young, Jr., MD, MSc, chair of the division of endocrinology, diabetes, metabolism and nutrition at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, would lead Kendall, a self-described “hormone hunter,” to conduct adrenal experiments that would eventually change the course of medicine in ways he couldn’t have imagined.
Healio, Warrington reviews current treatment for giant cell arteritis — Kenneth J. Warrington, MD, professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, reviewed the current treatment for giant cell arteritis, the chronicity of the disease, treatment-related morbidity and vascular complications at the Primary Vasculitides Pre-symposium of the Biologic Therapies VII Summit. “Giant cell arteritis is a chronic and systemic vasculopathy with potentially devastating complications,” Warrington said. “Our current treatment strategy — ie, glucocorticoid — certainly has some advantages, particularly with regard to loss of vision, but many significant limitations and morbidity.”
mHealth Intelligence, Telemedicine gets a Passing Grade in School Concussion Study — A long-awaited study by the Mayo Clinic and UT Southwestern Medical Center proves that a telemedicine platform is just as good as an on-site trainer in diagnosing concussions in athletes...“Removal from play decisions are of utmost importance in the setting of an acute concussion,” added Amaal J. Starling, a neurologist and concussion expert at the Mayo Clinic who collaborated in the study, in the press release. “This teleconcussion study demonstrates that a remote concussion neurologist accessible through telemedicine technology can guide sideline personnel to make those decisions in a meaningful and timely manner.” Additional coverage: MilTech
Health Data Management, WEDI names Darst, Eisenstock to lead board of directors by Fred Bazzoli — The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange has elected Laurie Darst as its chair and Jay Eisenstock as chair-elect for its board of directors for 2017…Darst is a regulatory advisor for the Mayo Clinic’s department of finance. For the past 15 years, she has served as a consultant to Mayo Clinic’s three large group practices in Rochester, Minn., Scottsdale, Ariz., and Jacksonville, Fla. and to the Mayo Clinic Health System. Her primary focus includes HIPAA compliance for electronic transactions; regulatory administrative simplification mandates; other administrative simplification opportunities; and industry trends affecting Mayo’s revenue cycle and EDI activities.
Twin Cities Business, Mayo, U Of M Decry Proposed Research Budget Cuts by Don Jacobson — President Donald Trump’s proposal to slash the budget of the National Institutes of Health by nearly 20 percent has drawn anguished reactions from medical researchers and life sciences industry advocates pretty much across the board, but some are stressing that the draconian cuts are hardly set in stone at this point…Minnesota’s two largest recipients of NIH medical research dollars, the Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota, each issued reactions that highlighted the critical role the federal funding plays, but they also cautioned that Trump’s budget is only a blueprint for a Congress that has a long history of bipartisan support for medical research. Mayo Clinic received $253.7 million in NIH funding from 463 awards in fiscal year 2016, according to the agency’s database, while the U of M says it was granted $257 million from the agency last year.
Post-Bulletin, Senjem: DMC is on course and going well by Dave Senjem — DMC -- it's an acronym none of us had heard of 10 years ago, at least with reference to Rochester, and now surfaces in nearly every discussion we have about our community. But what is DMC? I first learned of it about five years ago. Mayo Clinic had decided to expand its medical foot print in Rochester to the tune of $3.5 billion in new investments. They further estimated their investments would bring about another $1.5 billion in non-Mayo investments. They also noted all of this would bring about another 25,000 jobs to the city. For all of this to happen, however, the city of Rochester would need assistance. Local property taxes are not sufficient to pay for all of the needed infrastructure to make these new investments happen.
Post-Bulletin, Kuisle: This already is a destination -- don't mess it up — When I first started hearing about DMC -- it might not even have had a name at that time -- leaders at Mayo were concerned we make sure each and every visitor had an enjoyable visit. Didn't matter if it was a taxi driver, a waitress or a receptionist in the hospital, Mayo wanted these folks to help make the experience of the patient or visitor to be the best it could be. I remember some of us wondering how we could improve on something that was working.
Post-Bulletin, Furst: DMC is about all of us, not just Mayo by Jay Furst — This gets at one of the greatest misconceptions about DMC, and for whatever reason, Mayo and everyone else involved, including the media, haven't been able to correct it. Even the national headlines on the news last month about DMC having crossed the threshhold to trigger state money said, "Mayo Clinic expansion set to receive $585M in public funds." That's completely wrong -- it's not just Mayo's expansion that triggered the money, it's not Mayo's expansion that will receive the money, and it's not $585 million right off the bat. Over a 20-year period, maybe the city will receive that full amount, but that remains to be seen.
Post-Bulletin, Smith: DMC is reinvestment in 'spirit of invention' by Lt. Gov. Tina Smith — When Charles and William Mayo founded their namesake clinic and developed the "Mayo Way," they made a significant contribution to Minnesota's remarkable history of invention…This relentless effort to come up with better ways of doing things is characteristically Minnesotan, and has fueled our state's growth and prosperity for generations. This is our competitive advantage. The question is how we sustain this inventive spirit, and the growth and opportunity it creates. It won't just happen. It requires planning and strategic investment in people, research and great ideas, connectivity, and great places.
Post-Bulletin, Lighthouse opens doors for mental health community by Brett Boese — A new community resource in Rochester aims to help individuals navigate the troubled waters often associated with mental illness. Fittingly, it's been dubbed The Lighthouse...The project was made possible thanks largely to a $25,000 matching donation from Mayo Clinic, which covered about a third of The Lighthouse's total cost. It's located at NAMI's office at 1700 Broadway N, Suite 104, in Rochester. Martha Cashman, of Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, hopes that Mayo's financial support paves the way for improved local support for mental health issues, which impact about 20 percent of Americans, according to NAMI executive director Courtney Lawson.
Post-Bulletin, PossAbilities received donation from Mayo — PossAbilities received a $25,000 donation from Mayo Clinic last week. The grant will be used to purchase and install a SMART Board in the PossAbilities training and conference room, to repair and insulate the PossAbilities Administration building and to provide work related training for staff members that work with participants with significant disabilities working in the community.
Arizona Capitol Times, Telemedicine catches on, offers glimpse into health care’s future by Pete Pichaske — Minnesota’s Mayo Clinic is using video cameras to connect babies born in distress at small hospitals to neo-natal specialists at their Rochester hospital. In Maryland, intensive care unit patients in 11 hospitals, 10 of them in sparsely populated rural areas, now have instant access to top specialists across the state through video cameras installed in their rooms…“Obviously, there are some things you can’t do very well – some things where someone has to touch the patient, to see what’s going on (and) has to be in the same room,” said Dr. Steve Ommen, medical director at Mayo Clinic’s Center for Connected Care. Ommen said he expects the medical community to “re-examine” what needs to be done to advance telemedicine, and not just with video cameras.
Red Wing Republican Eagle, 'Do something' by Michael Brun — The message of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March was simple: cancer screening saves lives. When the time comes to get checked, patients have a few options to choose from. "The most well-known is colonoscopy," said Dr. Matt Deppe, a board certified general surgeon at Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing. The test has the greatest sensitivity and also produces the fewest false positives. "Do something, any one of the screening tests," Deppe said, noting early detection can prevent cancer or allow it to be removed with minimal surgery.
Chippewa Herald, Eau Claire retiree volunteers to make a difference — For four years, Shawn McMartin has volunteered once a week at the Mayo Clinic Health System Surgery family waiting area…McMartin said Mayo Clinic Health System has been a part of her life for years. Before retiring, McMartin worked in the Communication Center at Mayo Clinic Health System–Red Cedar in Menomonie. After retiring, she looked into volunteer opportunities as a way to give back to her community. She knew volunteering at Mayo Clinic Health System would be a great experience since she felt comfortable in the health care industry.
WXOW La Crosse, Nielsen honored as Outstanding Advocate by Roger Staffaroni —The Coulee Region Child Abuse Prevention Task Force honored Phillip Nielsen with the Outstanding Advocate Award. The presentation took place at a Blue Ribbon Breakfast and Proclamation held at the Western Technical College Lunda Center. Nielsen is a medical social worker specializing in pediatrics for Mayo Clinic Health System.
KEYC Mankato, Memory Bears Honor Lost Loved Ones by Elizabeth Bateson — On Saturday, more than two dozen hospice families are holding onto their late loved ones in the form of a stuffed bear. "We're having families who lost a deceased loved one in our program come and bring a garment of their loved one. We have volunteers who are helping them create a memory bear," said Mayo Clinic Health System Hospice Bereavement Coordinator Jeanne Atkinson. Atkinson started the program last year to help families cope with their grief. She says she knows the comfort these bears can provide, after receiving one of her own after her sister passed.
WKBT La Crosse, Local hospitals address patient surveys' connection with painkillers by Madalyn O’Neill — Both Mayo Clinic and Gundersen Health Systems administer a national patient survey called HCAHPS, or the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. It is required for all hospitals that serve patients with Medicare coverage."It's an opportunity to see how we're performing in our patients' eyes,” Mayo's Chief Medical Officer at Mayo Dr. David Rushlow said. "When we're measuring satisfaction, or how well did the patient feel about the care they received, there's a lot of things they could expect that they won't get,” Rushlow said. “Narcotics would be one of those things."
KEYC Mankato, Mayo Clinic Health System Discusses Security by Angela Rogers —The Mayo Clinic Health System has a unique relationship with Mankato Public Safety. Many times, a suspect is too hurt or sick to keep in jail, that's when they end up at Mayo Clinic Health System. "We don't just drop them off and leave," Commander Dan Schisel said. Which is why the relationship between Mankato police and the health system in town is so important.
Business Mirror, Understanding bleeding disorder by Henrylito D. Tacio — When a person bleeds, his body normally pools blood cells together to form a clot to stop the bleeding. The clotting process is encouraged by certain blood particles (platelets and plasma proteins). Hemophilia occurs when a person has a deficiency in one of these clotting factors. “Small cuts usually aren’t much of a problem,” the Mayo Clinic says. “The greater health concern is deep bleeding inside your body, especially in your knees, ankles and elbows. That internal bleeding can damage your organs and tissues, and may be life-threatening.”
MVS Radio, Dr. Q, de jornalero a neurocirujano — Interview with Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa.
Periodico Empresarial, Nuevo diseño del sitio web de Mayo Clinic brinda mejor experiencia al usuario y acceso más fácil a experta información médica — “El nuevo sitio web prestará servicios a una valiosa población de pacientes hispanohablantes de todo el mundo, así como a sus familiares y amigos, quienes tal vez estén considerando atenderse en Mayo Clinic. Desde el momento en que el paciente hace la cita, recibe tratamiento en cualquiera de las sedes de Mayo Clinic y programa su atención de seguimiento, Mayo Clinic se compromete a garantizar que la diversidad no sea un obstáculo para recibir cuidados médicos de primera categoría”, anota el Dr. Alfredo Quiñones Hinojosa (doctor en medicina), director del Departamento de Neurocirugía en la sede de Mayo Clinic en Florida.
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