February 2, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for February 2, 2018

By Emily Blahnik




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, Companies will take sports safety ideas to Super Bowl contest by A.J. Perez — NFL executive vice president for health and safety initiatives Jeff Miller told USA TODAY Sports that 1st and Future is all about safety issues and supporting companies that try to solve those issues…The NFL has partnered with Comcast NBCUniversal and Mayo Clinic for this year’s 1st and Future, which will include a panel discussion with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, NBC sports chairman Mark Lazarus and Mayo Clinic president and CEO John H. Noseworthy. Additional coverage: Star Tribune, NFL.com

New York Times, How Do I Avoid Catching Cold or Flu From My Sick Partner? by Karen Weintraub — Dr. Pritish Tosh, an infectious diseases researcher at the Mayo Clinic, said it’s important to remember “respiratory etiquette” when you are sick, including coughing and sneezing into the crook of your elbow rather than your hands. He said he tends to isolate himself when he’s sick, keeping as far away as possible from other household members. Families are often exposed to germs around the same time, so it’s common to have household infections overlap, he noted.

The Atlantic, The Startling Link Between Sugar and Alzheimer's by Olga Khazan — …According to Schilling, this can happen even in people who don’t have diabetes yet—who are in a state known as “prediabetes.” It simply means your blood sugar is higher than normal, and it’s something that affects roughly 86 million Americans. Schilling is not primarily a medical researcher; she’s just interested in the topic. But Rosebud Roberts, a professor of epidemiology and neurology at the Mayo Clinic, agreed with her interpretation. In a 2012 study, Roberts broke nearly 1,000 people down into four groups based on how much of their diet came from carbohydrates. The group that ate the most carbs had an 80 percent higher chance of developing mild cognitive impairment—a pit stop on the way to dementia—than those who ate the smallest amount of carbs. People with mild cognitive impairment, or MCI, can dress and feed themselves, but they have trouble with more complex tasks. Intervening in MCI can help prevent dementia.

BuzzFeed, This Couple Got Nasty Hookworm Infections From Walking Barefoot On The Beach by Caroline Kee — "Cutaneous larva migrans basically means there is a larva, or the immature form of a hookworm, migrating around under the skin," Bobbi S. Pritt, parasitologist at the Mayo Clinic, tells BuzzFeed News. The microscopic larvae live in sand or soil that has been contaminated with dog or cat feces, says Pritt, and enter the foot by directly penetrating the skin. "The hookworm eggs come out of the stool and hatch in the sand or soil, where they live until an unsuspecting human walks on them barefoot," Pritt says.

Quartz, Diagnosing Alzheimer’s may soon become much easier and cheaper by Katherine Ellen Foley — A tool to diagnose the disease when it begins—when gobs of proteins called amyloid and knots of tau start first start degrading the brain—would be huge in the field of Alzheimer’s treatment. That’s what makes a study published (paywall) today (Jan. 31) in the journal Nature so exciting: scientists working in Japan and Australia announced they’ve identified certain fragments of proteins, that, when found in the blood, mean amyloid proteins are building up in the brain. “Blood biomarkers are a huge advancement,” says Ron Petersen, the director of Alzheimer’s research at the Mayo Clinic, who was not affiliated with the study. As recently as the late 1980s, Alzheimer’s could only be diagnosed post-mortem through autopsies of the brain.

HealthDay, Migraines Tied to Higher Heart Trouble Risk by Dennis Thompson — Mayo Clinic cardiologist Dr. Gerald Fletcher suspects migraines and heart problems both have at least one serious risk factor in common. "I think probably the common thing is high blood pressure," Fletcher said. "It is related in that respect." Migraine patients who want to reduce their stroke risk should consider taking steps to lower their blood pressure, including exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet, Fletcher suggested. Additional coverage: Philly.comUS News & World Report

HealthDay, Another Alzheimer's Drug Fails: What Makes This Disease So Tough to Fight? by Dennis Thompson — One early hurdle may have tripped up many of the long-term clinical trials that are now coming to fruition, said Dr. Ronald Petersen, director of the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center in Rochester, Minn. Back then, there was no way to tell whether a person diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease actually had amyloid plaques in their brains. These plaques could only be observed during an autopsy. Additional coverage: Philly.com

Vox, Tom Brady’s new diet book makes some strange claims about body chemistry by Julia Belluz — “If you actually eat a bunch of baking soda — even if you do that — you don’t change [the pH level] that much,” said Mayo Clinic exercise researcher Michael Joyner. That means that while avoiding “acidifying” foods may feel good for Brady, it’s not actually going to alter his pH level…. demonstrated,” Joyner added, but anything beyond that hasn’t been. Instead, Joyner thinks the reason for Brady’s success is better explained by the fact that he’s able to adhere to a healthy diet while avoiding weight gain and serious injury. The specifics of the diet matter less than that fact. “The one thing that works is consistency and adherence,” Joyner said.

Washington Post, Middle age is not too late to increase cardiac fitness, studies show by Amby Burfoot — If you find yourself struggling, three new studies might rekindle your motivation. All conclude that midlife (and older) adults can sustain an exercise routine and gain a range of health benefits… =Another new research report, from Mayo Clinic Proceedings, tracked changes in fitness and mortality among more than 6,000 men and women who were, on average, in their late 40s at the outset. Those who maintained or improved their fitness over 4.2 years had a 40 percent lower mortality rate than those who lost fitness due to insufficient activity.

Science, Injection helps the immune system obliterate tumors, at least in mice by Mitch Leslie — Our immune cells can destroy tumors, but sometimes they need a kick in the pants to do the job. A study in mice describes a new way to incite these attacks by injecting an immune-stimulating mixture directly into tumors. The shots trigger the animals’ immune system to eliminate not only the injected tumors, but also other tumors in their bodies. “This is a very important study,” says immunologist Keith Knutson of the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, who wasn’t connected to the research. “It provides a good pretext for going into humans.”

NEJM, Beyond Burnout — Redesigning Care to Restore Meaning and Sanity for Physicians — “Fundamentally, you manage what you measure,” argues Mayo Clinic President and Chief Executive Officer John Noseworthy. “CEO performance scorecards always include financial and quality measures, but mine also has staff engagement, satisfaction, and burnout measures that are reported up to the board of trustees.” At Mayo, physician well-being is measured annually, benchmarked against national data, and used to identify divisions and departments that need help. Physicians are also asked to evaluate the leadership skills of their immediate supervisors, since a 2013 study demonstrated that every 1-point increase in a 60-point measure of leadership was associated with a 3.3% decrease in physician burnout.

Men’s Health, Why You Should Never, Ever Rip Off Your Hangnail by Emily Shiffer — Hangnails can make any grown man wince. They're pesky, and even though they’re so small, they can hurt like hell…First of all, hangnails aren’t part of your nail at all—they’re actually made of skin cells that form small, tag-like projections near the nail, says Dawn Davis, M.D., dermatologist at the Mayo Clinic. They occur when the skin separates from the surface, but still remains anchored at the base.

R&D magazine, Tickling the Brain with Electrical Stimulation Improves Memory — "The most exciting finding of this research is that our memory for language information can be improved by directly stimulating this underexplored brain area," says Michal Kucewicz, Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic researcher in the Department of Neurology and co-first author. Dr. Kucewicz compares the stimulation to "tickling" the brain. Additional coverage: Medical Xpress

SELF, I Had a Preventive Total Gastrectomy and Now I Live Without a Stomach by Elizabeth Millard — One of the reasons HDGC is so aggressive is the “diffuse” part of the condition’s name, according to Huus’s surgeon at Mayo Clinic, Michael Kendrick, M.D. That means there’s no tumor to remove; the malignant cells are spread widely throughout the stomach, making them more likely to metastasize—traveling to other parts of the body like the liver and lungs, Dr. Kendrick says. And because HDGC is often not detected until it's become this invasive, the survival rate is estimated to be around 20 percent.

SELF, How to Tell the Difference Between IBS and IBD by Korin Miller — The main types are ulcerative colitis, which contributes to inflammation and ulcers in the lining of the large intestine and rectum and Crohn’s disease, inflammation that usually happens in the small and large intestines but can actually occur anywhere in the digestive tract depending on the person, according to the Mayo Clinic.

SELF, A Woman Coughed So Hard She Broke Her Ribs by Lindsey Lanquist — "You can crack ribs if you have asthma, pneumonia, or pretty much anything that's going to generate a chronic, intense cough," Dr. Zambrano says. He points to a study published in 2005 in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. For the study, researchers went on a hunt to find every case of a patient who developed a rib fracture associated with a severe cough who had gone to the Mayo Clinic location in Rochester, Minnesota over a nine-year period (between 1996 and 2005). The researchers turned up 54 cases, 78 percent of whom were female.

ABC 15 Arizona, Mayo Clinic Director of Sports Medicine shares helpful tips to stay healthy while working out — If you're returning to exercise after the holidays, there are a few tips from Mayo Clinic  that you should follow. In general, all adults should engage in some level of activity daily. Remember, some activity is better than none. In order to receive substantial health benefits, adults should do at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity per week.

First Coast News, Sepsis survivor: By all rights, I shouldn’t be here by Juliette Dryer — Sepsis is caused by an overwhelming immune response to infection. It kills about 250,000 Americans each year, according to the CDC. “It could escalate in a matter of hours, unfortunately,” Dr. Pablo Moreno Franco, a critical care physician at Mayo Clinic said. Dr. Moreno said sepsis has different levels, the most serious of which can cause organ failure and even death. That’s why catching it early is critical.

Post-Bulletin, Mayo Clinic sends Farrugia — not Noseworthy — to Davos by Brett Boese — Mayo Clinic was represented again this year at the World Economic Forum, but it wasn't the familiar face of years past. Dr. John Noseworthy, Mayo's president and CEO, attended the previous six international conferences to represent the Rochester-based global healthcare leader. However, a scheduling conflict due to Noseworthy's position on the Merck board of directors led him to bow out of this year's gathering in the small Swiss city, according to Mayo spokeswoman Duska Anastasijevic.

Post-Bulletin, Mayo Clinic contingent are 'Super' volunteers by Guy N. Limbeck — Among the Crew 52, as the volunteers are being called (this is the 52nd Super Bowl), are about 100 from the Rochester area who work at Mayo Clinic. About half of the Mayo crew gathered recently for a group photo, and they were decked out in some of winter wear they received for volunteering. "It's some very nice stuff," said Jill Hagedorn, one of the volunteers from Mayo.

Post-Bulletin, Mayo Clinic ready to host Super 'Shark Tank' by Jeff Kiger — Before the big game on Sunday, nine start-up companies will clash in their own battle to win a "Shark Tank"-like contest co-hosted by founding Super Bowl committee partner, Mayo Clinic. The competition is called 1st & Future, where nine young companies working on sports safety/performance products face off as finalists in three categories for $50,000 each. It will happen on Saturday at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, NFL players will visit Paisley Park, Target HQ, Mayo Clinic by Liz Mullen — NFL players will visit Paisley Park Studios, the recording complex that was owned by the late artist Prince, as part of the NFL Players Association’s annual business tour of the Super Bowl host city. Players also will visit Target Corp.’s headquarters in Minneapolis and the Mayo Clinic, the renowned medical research and practice facility, in nearby Rochester, Minn., as part of the annual union event.

KIMT, Lung cancer survivor heads to Super Bowl 52 by Calyn Thompson — A lung cancer survivor is on her way to Super Bowl 52 after winning a national fundraiser. Linda Wortman has won the Lung Cancer Survivors Super Bowl Challenge after raising the money. According to her fundraising page “Run like L,” she’s raised more than $50,000…The fundraiser is put on by former NFL player Chris Draft, who lost his wife to lung cancer. Eighty percent of the money will go back to Mayo Clinic, where Wortman was treated. She said she’s happy to give back to the place that gave her her life back.

KAAL, Logan's Gift: Minnesota, Iowa Families Connected Through Organ Donation — …The Westbys registered Faith on the donation list in the hopes of finding her a new liver. Then, on July 7, two days after Logan died, they received the call they had been waiting for. At the time, the Westbys only knew the liver came from someone in the tri-state area, but while watching an ABC 6 News broadcast while recovering at Mayo Clinic, they saw Logan's story.

Pioneer Press, Super Bowl the biggest time for sex trafficking? That’s a myth. Here’s what happens every day in the Twin Cities by Mara Gottfried — People can call in tips or get by help by calling the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 888-373-7888, though anyone witnessing an imminent situation is asked to call 911. The Link and the Mayo Clinic created the “Rise Up” gift registry, where people can give donations that fund specific needs — such as clothes, bedding and hygiene kits — for people trying to leave sex trafficking. The registry is at riseupgifts.org/riseup/riseup.html

Star Tribune, Minnesota man writes about marathons, fighting cancer — A 70-year-old endurance athlete from eastern Minnesota has written a book about his battle with melanoma and love of competing in marathons. Dave Asp of Red Wing has been fighting cancer since May 2014, the Post Bulletin reported . He's continued to compete during his treatment while also writing a book about his cancer experience and creating a melanoma support group at Mayo Clinic…. Asp plans to donate the proceeds of the book, titled "Start Line and Beyond: Chronicles of an Athlete/Cancer Patient," to the Mayo Melanoma Research Program. Additional coverage: Post-Bulletin WJON News, Lockport Press, Kaplan Herald

Star Tribune, Don't let rudeness become contagious by Harvey Mackay — Granted, the workplace is not always the easiest place in the world to get along with others. However, it is important to feel respected by others in the workplace. This kind of healthy atmosphere will almost always increase productivity. Here are some tips from the Mayo Clinic on how to deal with a co-worker who is rude to you…

Madison.com, 42 people hospitalized due to flu this season in La Crosse County by Chris Hubbuch — A spokesman for Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse said providers there are seeing 10 to 12 flu cases a day, though they have not set up any special lines. “For us it’s basically keep on calling your providers,” Rick Thiesse said.

WKBT La Crosse, Chef teaches healthy eating habits to La Crescent students — A chef from Mayo Clinic Health System taught La Crescent-Hokah elementary students how to prepare a Tomato Basil salad..."Today's market is all about quick and easy, and 'How can we get in and out fast?' People forget many times that vegetables and cheese and fruit can be quick and easy. It's just we have to teach our youth to keep that moving forward," said Mayo Clinic Health System Executive Chef Heather Vanhorn. Additional coverage:  WXOW La Crosse

WXOW La Crosse, Rise in cold and flu also sees rise in cold sores by Sam Shilts — About half of the population will get a cold sore during their lifetime. Most often the virus (HSV-1) causing cold sores is contracted as children and then lays dormant. Outbreaks are triggered by stressors. "Stress or illness can be a trigger for many people, so we're seeing a lot of colds and flu right now that can weaken the immune system and allow that virus to reactivate a little bit more easily," said Emily Guerber, a Mayo Clinic Family Medicine Resident. "Also we're seeing a lot of people with chapped lips, so any trauma to the area can also trigger an outbreak."

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, 'Gratitude Challenge' helps remind people of what they are thankful for by Christena O’Brien — “Many sources agree that having a positive outlook on life can help improve your mental well-being,” said Sara Carstens, director of community engagement and wellness at Mayo Clinic Health System, in the original release. “Sharing kindness and being mindful supports this positive shift. We hope community members will find that, after journaling for 30 days, they notice an improved outlook and an increased feeling of resilience.”

WQOW La Crosse, Tips to spot human trafficking in Eau Claire by Samantha Wensel — Super Bowl 52 is expected to bring a million people to Minneapolis this weekend, and likely to come with it, human trafficking. Mayo Clinic Health System's sexual assault, or SANE nurse, Jennifer Morris told News 18 it's not just big events that spark human trafficking, it happens year round, but a driving force behind a spike is a lot of money being brought into an area. Morris also said it doesn't just happen in big cities either. It happens in rural Wisconsin, even here in Eau Claire. Morris said since Eau Claire is located off of I-94, we are a hub for trafficking (check out the i-94 Project for more information).

KEYC Mankato, Heart-Healthy Super Bowl Snack Alternatives by Kelsey Barchenger — Roxanna Padilla, Clinical Dietitian with Mayo Clinic Health System Mankato joined KEYC News 12 this Midday with some healthy alternatives for your Super Bowl party coming up this weekend.

KEYC Mankato, Bariatric Surgical Center Receives National Accreditation by Tyler Seggerman — Earlier this month, Mayo Clinic Health System announced its bariatric surgical center received national accreditation for patient safety and quality of care. The program began in 2012 and serves people battling obesity. Doctors will see their patients routinely for in a two year window both before and after surgery. While the surgical program at Mayo received the recognition, the department takes pride in providing a number of services for people coming in.

Mankato Free Press, Local physicians taking more careful approach to opioids by Tim Krohn — The national opioid epidemic has hospitals and clinics focusing on more patient education and tighter guidelines on how physicians prescribe narcotics for pain. "It's a challenging topic. We've really embraced that to take on this national crisis," said Dr. Brian Bartlett, vice chief medical officer for hospital specialties at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato. Dr. Andrew Lundquist, a foot and ankle surgeon and chief medical officer at Mankato Clinic, said the medical profession has done an abrupt turnaround from years ago when the dangers of addiction and death from opioids was not understood.

Mankato Free Press, High costs keep many away from Super Bowl: But early birds get deal at $13,000 by hard by Chad Courrier — When he was 6, Michael Wolf and his dad Dennis decided that some day, they would attend the Super Bowl. Both ardent fans of the NFL and its biggest game, Wolf never realized then that it would take almost 50 years to cross that off each other's bucket list. "But when are we going to have another chance like this," said Wolf, a diagnostic radiologist with Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato. "A beautiful new stadium in Minneapolis. My father has always enjoyed watching people, and this is the ultimate people-watching event. And on top of that, we get to watch the Super Bowl."

Faribault County Register, Blue Earth family heading to Super Bowl by Robert Brewer — Unfortunately for Minnesota Vikings fans, their beloved team will not be a part of this year's Super Bowl after a complete meltdown in the NFC Championship round of the playoffs. However, that will not stop two Blue Earth residents from going to the big game on Feb. 4. Hyundai Hope on Wheels, a non-profit organization which helps support children in their fight against cancer, has donated a pair of Super Bowl tickets to Mayo Clinic Children's Center patient Sullivan "Sully" McGuire.

Business Insider, Poor health literacy can be dangerous for heart failure patients — Dr. Matteo Fabbri and colleagues at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota surveyed 2,647 people with heart failure in the southeastern region of their state in 2013-2015. After the survey, they tracked the patients for an average of about 15 months. Nearly 11 percent of the study participants had poor health literacy, and these patients had a nearly two-fold higher risk of death, and a 30% increased likelihood of hospitalization, compared to the rest, the investigators report in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Additional coverage: Yahoo! Australia

Shreveport Times, If opioids aren’t the answer for treating chronic pain, what is? by Sarah Crawford — At the Mayo Clinic’s Pain Rehabilitation Centers in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota, participants in a three-week program aimed at helping patients deal with chronic pain are required to taper off prescription opioid use. Wesley Gilliam, director of the program and a clinical psychologist with expertise in pain management, said the program acknowledges that there’s a biological contributor to patients’ pain but says that treatment also must address how people think about and experience pain emotionally.

MedPage Today, What We Heard This Week — "To get a good image of the bowel, you have to drink a lot of contrast, and the standard barium contrast doesn't taste good." -- Leonard Haas of Mayo Clinic, discussing his group's study of flavorings to make contrast more palatable.

Healio, Risk stratification, algorithm helps utilize new IBD therapies in practice — In this exclusive video from the Crohn’s & Colitis Congress, Edward V. Loftus, Jr., MD, professor of medicine in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., and chief medical editor of Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease, discusses his keynote clinical presentation on how physicians can incorporate new therapies for inflammatory bowel disease into their current practice. “First, I talked about risk stratification,” Loftus said. “You have to, when you first see a patient, decide are they a low-risk or a high-risk patient, and that will help you determine which pathway to go down in terms of medical therapy.”

Healio, #SoMe for the Busy Interventionalist — Some physicians have expressed hesitation at joining and being active on social media. “Don’t lie, don’t cry, don’t cheat, don’t delete, don’t steal, don’t reveal.” This is the 12-word Social Media Policy by Farris Timimi, MD, at Mayo Clinic which summarizes the main “rules” for physicians who engage in social media.

Medical Research.com, Personality Changes Can Presage Cognitive Impairment — MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Richard J. Caselli MD, Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic Arizona.

Bustle, When Should You Go To The Doctor If You Have The Flu? The Answer Might Surprise You by Claire Werner — The good news is that while you might feel like you're knocking on death's door, most people recover from the flu within a week or two, with the worst symptoms (high fever, sore throat, and so on) subsiding after the first few unhappy days. According to the Mayo Clinic, the best treatment is usually simple bed rest and drinking plenty of fluids until the virus runs its course.

Waseca County News, Develop heart-heatlhy habits, healthy lifestyle by Lauren Havens — While there are some heart problems people are born with, you can prevent or better manage many heart-related issues by maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Lauren Havens, nurse practitioner with Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, shares her thoughts about thinking heart healthy, especially at a young age.

Enid News & Eagle, High costs keep many away from Super Bowl by Chad Corrier — When he was 6, Michael Wolf and his dad Dennis decided some day they would attend the Super Bowl. Both ardent fans of the NFL and its biggest game, Wolf never realized then that it would take almost 50 years to cross that off each other’s bucket list. “But when are we going to have another chance like this,” said Wolf, a diagnostic radiologist with Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, Minn. “A beautiful new stadium in Minneapolis. My father has always enjoyed watching people, and this is the ultimate people-watching event. And on top of that, we get to watch the Super Bowl.”

Green Valley News, Mayo Clinic Minute: Take the guilt out of Super Bowl party favorites — Super Bowl parties, which bring millions of people together to watch the big game, are known for good eats that can be decadent or over the top nutritionally. One of America's favorite foods to eat while watching the Super Bowl, Buffalo wings, is no exception. Jen Welper, a wellness executive chef with the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, says a few small changes can make wings and dips a little healthier.


Markets Insider, Recovery Force and Mayo Clinic collaborate on Wearable Med-Tech Garments — Recovery Force - a medical device company focused on enhancing circulation and accelerating recovery from surgery or injury through the use of its patented active compressions™ technology platform, announced today a collaboration with Mayo Clinic. "We are excited about the opportunity to collaborate with the progressive thinking team at Mayo Clinic on the development, assessment, and validation of our technology. Mayo brings an invaluable perspective from the clinical environment on how we might best leverage our portfolio of products.”

Daily Mail, Anti-aging field 'explodes' in pursuit of healthy old age — Experts on the forefront of anti-aging medicine say the field is booming, with therapies on the horizon to target illnesses like cancer and Alzheimer's and make for a healthier, older population in the years to come…Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota have been able to genetically eliminate these dysfunctional, aging cells in mice. Additional coverage: Jakarta PostPakistan Today

Asian Scientist, WuXi AppTec & Mayo Clinic To Jointly Develop Diagnostics —  WuXi AppTec Group and Mayo Clinic have announced a joint venture to co-develop and deliver clinical diagnostic services in China. Leveraging WuXi AppTec Group’s operational excellence and Mayo Medical Laboratories’ clinical and laboratory testing expertise, the joint venture will accelerate the development of novel esoteric tests that both organizations will offer in their respective markets. “Through this agreement, WuXi AppTec Group will have access, through an exclusive partnership, to Mayo-developed tests and will be able to offer those tests to hospitals, health care providers and patients in China,” said Dr. William Morice, II, president of Mayo Medical Laboratories and chair of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic.

KCRG Cedar Rapids, Hockey player saved thanks to quick-thinking teammates — The "Mighty Docs" is a hockey team that started with a group of doctors from Mayo Clinic Health System. Now the team is coed and has players from many different professions, but it still maintains its goal of giving back. And this past Sunday, it was to help one of their own teammates in an urgent situation. "It's more than just the game," a motto the Mighty Docs has carried with them for the past 18 years, focusing on charities like the American Cancer Society and raising money for their local hockey arena in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Becker’s Orthopedic & Spine, Mayo Clinic partners with NFL to break 'win-at-all-costs' mentality: 3 things to know by Mackenzie Garrity — Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine and the NFL are partnering to support a new initiative to break the “win-at-all-costs” mentality, according to KTTC News. Here are three things to know…

WRVO Public Media, Giving, explored: An hour of health and wellness from 'Take Care' — "Take Care" returns this weekend with our first show of 2018. We'll be exploring the theme of giving from a health and wellness perspective this hour with a handful of very engaging guests…Dr. Christopher Viozzi of The Mayo Clinic also tells us more about cleft lip and palate -- why it develops, what kind of complications it creates and how it's being treated.

Rotor & Wing, New Air Med Blood Transfusion Capabilities in Texas Can Improve Survival Rates by S.L. Fuller — According to the center, these transfusions are “proven to counter blood loss and dramatically improve survival rates when tested in battlefield situations.” The system is based on a program developed by the U.S. military, the center said, and was later adapted at the Mayo Clinic trauma center. “The general mortality rate for critically injured patients requiring massive transfusions at hospital trauma centers is 75%,” said Dr. Donald Jenkins, a former U.S. Air Force officer and the principal architect of the Joint Trauma Theater Trauma System in Iraq and Afghanistan who led research on the subject. “Our battlefield experience showed that providing earlier, pre-hospital transfusions of whole blood, rather than blood components or primarily red blood cells, brought mortality rates down as low as 20%.” As trauma medical director at the Mayo Clinic, he ushered the program into civilian use.

PopSugar, 5 Easy Tips to Help You Wean Your Baby Off Breastfeeding by Meredith Rutland Bauer — 3. Talk to Your Pediatrician: Be open and honest. Weaning can be as much about the emotions involved as the physical logistics, so don't be afraid to go to your pediatrician with questions and to ask for advice about setbacks. The Mayo Clinic also recommends using your pediatrician for advice if things like sickness, allergies, or stress at home arise during the weaning process.

Allure, Why More Men Are Getting Breast Reduction Surgery for Gynecomastia by Emma Sarran Webster — As the Washington Post reported, the root cause of gynecomastia is a hormonal imbalance between estrogen and testosterone. According to Mayo Clinic, there are several possible causes for this imbalance, including various medications (including some used to treat cancer and anxiety), health conditions (including hyperthyroidism and malnutrition), and use of alcohol and drugs (including marijuana, heroin, and amphetamines).

El Colombiano, Hacerle cosquillas al cerebro mejora la memoria — Hacerle cosquillas al cerebro en una zona específica con estimulación eléctrica de baja intensidad puede mejorar la memoria verbal a corto plazo, de acuerdo con un estudio de investigadores de Mayo Clinic publicados en Brain. En su estudio, descubrieron que al estimular la corteza lateral del lóbulo temporal del cerebro, área a los lados de la cabeza entre sienes y orejas, los pacientes podían recordar mejor las palabras de una lista presentada con anterioridad cuando se les aplicó estimulación eléctrica de baja amplitud en el cerebro. Additional coverage: La Gaceta, India TV


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