May 4, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for May 4, 2018

By Emily Blahnik





Reuters, 'Adrenal support' supplements may contain unsafe ingredients by Lisa Rapaport — Many “adrenal support” supplements sold online as energy boosters may contain thyroid hormones and steroids that aren’t listed on the labels and can cause dangerous side effects, a study suggests…“Patients should be aware that any supplement that is sold as ‘natural,’ ‘organic,’ ‘herbal,’ ‘plant-based,’ may not be safe,” said lead author Dr. Halis Kaan Akturk of the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes at the University of Colorado. “These words and similar ones give patients a false reassurance,” Akturk, who did the study while at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, said by email. Additional coverage: KFGO

CNN, Certain common medications tied to 30% higher dementia risk, study finds by Mark Lieber — The exact reasons for the increased risk of dementia among those taking certain anticholinergic medications remain unclear. Levels of acetylcholine are known to be significantly lower in people with Alzheimer's disease, the most common cause of dementia in older adults, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Consumer Reports, How to Relieve Constipation by Catherine Roberts — The reason? Fiber adds bulk to your stool. “The increased bulk in the colon induces colon contractions,” propelling waste out of the bowel, says Michael Camilleri, M.D., a professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. The reason? Fiber adds bulk to your stool. “The increased bulk in the colon induces colon contractions,” propelling waste out of the bowel, says Michael Camilleri, M.D., a professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. According to Camilleri, fruit may be especially helpful because the sugars it contains can help the intestines retain water, which in turn helps waste material pass more easily through the colon.

Fortune, Ronny Jackson's VA Nomination Debacle Highlights America's Drug Overprescribing Problem by Sy Mukherjee — “Fewer than 10% of patients disposed of their leftover opioids,” the Mayo Clinic’s scientific director for surgical outcomes, Elizabeth Habermann, told WebMD earlier this month while discussing the study. “We know from the literature that many individuals who are taking heroin actually started their use of narcotics with leftover prescription opioids prescribed to others. So this is a huge risk to our community.”

Post-Bulletin, How to get rid of your leftover drugs by Randy Petersen — Catherine Ewing couldn’t find anywhere to take unneeded pain pills in 2007. The Mayo Clinic inpatient pain service registered nurse knew simply tossing pills in the trash or down the drain wasn’t the right thing to do. On Saturday, she was on hand to help with a better option. She was one of many volunteers at the Mayo Clinic site for the Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Take Back event, which is conducted twice a year to collect unused and expired prescription medications. The goal is to keep the drugs from causing harm to others and the environment.

Post-Bulletin, Mayo Clinic to flip on new patient kiosks as part of computer transition by Jeff Kiger — The kiosks will work with the new online patient portal that is part of the massive Epic Systems transition on Saturday. The machines have already been installed at Mayo Clinic Health Systems sites in Wisconsin and Minnesota. They will be installed in Arizona and Florida after the Rochester transition.

Post-Bulletin, Lessons learned from former first lady's last days by Dr. Cory Ingram — As all of us are at Mayo Clinic, I am deeply saddened at the passing of former first lady Barbara Bush, an emeritus member of the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees. I offer my deepest condolences to the Bush family. As I ponder her legacy, I have been intrigued how her passing was discussed in social and mainstream media… In her long and distinguished life, Barbara Bush served the nation well. In her final days, her personal example in how one approaches the end of life with dignity and well-being was a lesson well-taught. — Dr. Cory Ingram is associate director of Mayo’s Center of Palliative Medicine and assciate medical director of Mayo Clinic Hospice

Post-Bulletin, Area farmer calls attention to stroke month by Anne Halliwell — …The doctors administered a clot-buster medicine via an IV in Bruce’s hand, then told him they would have to do a thrombectomy, or mechanical clot retrieval. Bruce had a blockage stroke, caused by the abrupt blockage of the artery. Clot-buster medication is the usual treatment for an acute stroke, or one that’s detected and treated within a few hours, said Eugene Scharf, a neurologist at Mayo Clinic who helped treat Bruce.

KAAL, Wife Donates the 'Gift of Life' Ahead of 20th Wedding Anniversary by Brianna Cook — "PKD is a disease that affects mostly the kidneys, but also other organs in the abdomen and sometimes the heart. You can have aneurysms in the brain, but the main manifestation that we see as transplant surgeons is kidney failure," said Dr. Patrick Dean, a transplant surgeon at Mayo Clinic. According to Dr. Dean, most patients with kidney failure end up on dialysis before getting a transplant.

KAAL, Inside Mayo's Epic Transition: Part 1 by Noelle Anderson — It's a $1.5 billion dollar medical record conversion that has been in the works for nearly three years. An epic change in both name and in scale. Bringing expertise to all patients at all sites, that's the goal of Mayo Clinic Health Systems' Epic electronic medical record conversion that is set to go live, or launch, in just about one week. It's become known as the Plummer Project, building off of Mayo legacy Henry Plummer who created the world's first patient-centered unified health record at Mayo more than a century ago.

KIMT, Promising Advances in Multiple Sclerosis by Katie Lange — Mayo Clinic Neurologist Dr. Mark Keegan, said the advancements in research are promising for patients. He explained that research is allowing them to better understand what causes inflammation and progression of the disease. "I think that's really our next big goal for Multiple Sclerosis is to stop getting worse with MS. I think that does take some more research as to what the cause of that is and why do people worsen and stop that and in fact reverse impairment due to Multiple Sclerosis," said Dr. Keegan.

KTTC, Mayo doctor rides into retirement on a horse by Linda Ha — Whether you've been on the job for a couple of months or years, your last day at work is always a bittersweet moment. While there's usually some cake involved, Eric Matteson, Mayo Clinic's former Rheumatology Chair, wants to remember his 30 years in a special way.  Matteson stepped up his retirement kickoff by swapping his white coat for a ten-gallon hat and a bolo tie, riding a horse into the sunset. A group of about 50 co-workers cheered him on as he rode from The Mayo Building to the former Lourdes High School location.

KTTC, Mayo Clinic doctor saves a man's eye during mid-air emergency by Ala Errebhi — A Mayo Clinic doctor is hailed as a hero after saving a man during a mid-air emergency. Last month, Dr. Adit Shah was on a transatlantic flight from London to Minneapolis, when a fellow passenger began experiencing a medical emergency. Dr. Shah used a sleeping mask, ice, a Ziploc bag and gauze to stop passenger Jim Rogers' eye from bleeding. His right eye was bleeding excessively and his blood pressure was high. Dr. Shah worked with a retired Minnesota University nurse, an EMT and on-ground medical support staff to come up with an emergency treatment plan. Additional coverage: Wausau Daily Herald

KTTC, Music therapists create heartbeat songs for families about to lose a loved one by Shannon Rousseau — The Luft's oldest son, 15-year-old Logan, was out with friends when they decided to ride ATVs. One of the ATVs, however, took a sharp turn, and threw Logan off. The ATV landed on his head, causing his brain to bleed. Logan was airlifted to Mayo Clinic - Saint Marys in downtown Rochester. One day later, on July 5th, he was pronounced brain dead. Two days later he went into surgery to have his organs harvested… The family originally chose a Johnny Cash song, one Logan wanted to walk out to during his wrestling tournament. However, a few weeks later, Wendy requested that the music therapists set Logan's heartbeat to "You Are My Sunshine."

Twin Cities Business, Mayo, Partners Seek Patent on ‘Breakthrough’ Brain Cancer Drug Treatment by Don Jacobson — The Mayo Clinic and a nonprofit genomics research group based in Phoenix have applied for patent protection on a promising drug-and-radiation method for treating deadly brain cancer, which they have hailed as a breakthrough. The filing was made jointly by Mayo and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), established to make and translate genomic discoveries into advances in human health. Cancer researchers from Mayo’s Scottsdale, Arizona, clinic and TGen have been cooperating on federally-funded research since 2003.

Star Tribune, Runner Gabriele Grunewald thinks about the greater good as she faces down cancer by Mackenzie Lobby Havey — Minnesotan Gabriele Grunewald knows a thing or two about seizing the moment and pursuing even the most unexpected opportunities. Example: The professional middle-distance runner and former U.S. champion, known by many as Gabe, recently had a chance meeting with Chip Gaines of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” fame as she ran through Central Park on a visit to New York City…On top of it all, there is the looming question of her health, which also is the inspiration behind Brave Like Gabe. Currently seeking treatment for her fourth battle with cancer — an incurable rare salivary gland cancer — Grunewald, 31, heads to the Mayo Clinic every two weeks for immunotherapy infusions, has periodic appointments at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, and endures scans every three months.

KSTP, Former Gopher Football Player Recruiting Players for CTE Study by Joe Augustine — Mayo Clinic is one of several research centers participating in the study that requires subjects to undergo MRI scans, blood draws, and spinal taps among other tests over a three-year period. Researchers are looking for a build-up of a protein called Tau that they say leads to a lack of impulse control, early onset dementia and memory loss.

MPR, Major electronic file upgrade at Mayo by Kerri Miller — The Mayo Clinic is moving to a new filing system. MPR News' senior reporter Catharine Richert is working on a story around the upgrade. She joined host Kerri Miller to discuss what this means for the Clinic's patients.

Florida Times-Union, Health Notes: Five local hospitals get A safety from the Leapfrog Group by Charlie Patton — Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, the Mayo Clinic and all three St. Vincent’s Medical Centers in Riverside, Southside and Clay County received A grades from the Leapfrog Group, which regular issues reports on hospital safety.

First Coast News, Behind the scenes with The Mayo Clinic's Caring Canines — Dogs seem to put a smile on just about everyone's face. It's especially true at a hospital. That's why The Mayo Clinic has enlisted the help of some special furry friends. They're called Caring Canines.

St. Louis American, A good night’s rest is essential to optimize health and prolong life by Sandra Jordan — “Electronics is the No. 1,”said Brynn Dredla, M.D., a sleep medicine specialist for the Mayo Clinic out of Jacksonville, Florida. She said one in three persons is not getting enough sleep at night. “We are now being exposed to light more so than ever,” Dredla said. “Back in the 1800s, our light source was mainly from oil lamps – more natural light. When the sun went down, we went down. However, now we have artificial light; we have more lumens in our light from day-to-day.”

Kenyon Leader, Get back to working with your hands by Mary Phipps — Is carpal tunnel or trigger finger pain keeping you up all night and away from the things you once enjoyed? Join John Sauer, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon at Mayo Clinic Health System on Tuesday, May 15 for a free information session on surgical and non-surgical treatment options. The presentation will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. in the conference room at District One Hospital, 200 State Avenue, Faribault. Dr. Sauer will present information on treatment options for carpal tunnel and trigger finger, including the Wide Awake Local Anesthesia No Tourniquet technique.

WEAU Eau Claire, Camp Wabi — Registration is now open for Camp Wabi – a partnership between Mayo Clinic Health System and the Eau Claire YMCA, to help young people struggling with weight issues. Joni Gilles, R.N., the camp’s director for Mayo Clinic Health System, explains why this summer camp in New Auburn is so successful. Financial assistance is available.

WKBT La Crosse, Rent Onalaska garden space to improve your health and benefit the community by Troy Neumann — You can improve your health and your community at the same time through gardening. Mayo Clinic Health System and the Onalaska Parks and Recreation department hosted an open house Monday at the Onalaska Community Garden. Visitors were able to rent their own 400 square foot plot in the garden to grow fresh, healthy produce. Renters were encouraged to donate 10-percent of their harvest to those in need, and money raised goes back into the community. Additional coverage: WXOW La Crosse

WKBT La Crosse, Signs of spring: Geranium sale returns for 38th year — The Franciscan Healthcare Auxiliary's annual Geranium Sale runs Wednesday through Friday at locations in La Crosse, Onalaska, and Holmen. 2018 marks the 38th year of the sale. All proceeds go toward nursing scholarships at Western Technical College and Viterbo University. Additional coverage:  WXOW La Crosse

St. Louis Park Sun Sailor, St. Louis Park Community Band director composes piece based on his cancer battle by Seth Rowe — A composition that will debut at Orchestra Hall seeks to encapsulate the battle against cancer in song form. Champlin resident Steve Lyons, director of the St. Louis Park Community Band and the Champlin Park High School Band, decided to write “Melanomore” – a title based on the words “melanoma” and “no more” – after surviving a serious run-in with the skin cancer…A colleague referred him to Mayo Clinic, where he began undergoing treatment with Dr. Svetomir Markovic. Because Lyons’ melanoma had not been caught quickly, it had spread to lymph nodes. “They basically had to have a dissection of my neck to pull out a bunch of lymph nodes,” Lyons said.

MD Magazine, AAFP Announces Well-Being Planner to Combat Physician Burnout by Matt Hoffman — Mayo Clinic surveys from 2011 and 2014 suggest that physician burnout is a growing epidemic. In the 2011 report, 45.5% of respondents reported at least 1 symptom of burnout. By 2014, that number had swelled to 54.4% (P<.001). Physicians also reported decreasing satisfaction with a work-life balance over that span, from 48.5% in 2011 to 40.9% by 2014 (P <.001).

KAUS-AM, Health officials warning local residents about possible exposure to measles — KAUS News spoke with Heidi Poole, Regional Manager for infection prevention and control for Mayo Clinic Health System, Southeast Minnesota Region who stated that you should check with your local health care provider to make sure you’ve been immunized…..

Healthline, People with Rheumatoid Arthritis May Be at Higher Risk for Certain Cancers — …Another rheumatologist, Dr. Eric L. Matteson, MPH, chair of rheumatology and professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, told Rheumatology Advisor: “RA is associated with a greater than twofold increased risk for lymphoma. This risk is higher in patients with high disease activity and with more severe disease, including extra-articular involvement.”

Becker’s Hospital Review, Where are the 49 Leapfrog straight-A hospitals? by Mackenzie Bean — These 49 straight-A hospitals have maintained the highest possible grade 13 consecutive times. Here is a list of the hospitals broken down by state. Arizona: Mayo Clinic Hospital (Phoenix)

Imperial Valley News, Roasted red pepper pineapple salsa —This colorful salsa, made with bell peppers and pineapple, is the perfect topping for tortilla chips or grilled fish. And if you're in a rush, use roasted red peppers from a jar instead of roasting your own. Each week one of the 100+ tasty video recipes from the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program is featured on the Mayo Clinic News Network, just in time for you to try at the weekend. You can also have the recipes delivered via the Mayo Clinic App.

Business Insider, 9 science-backed ways to lose weight without going on a diet by Hilar Brueck — There are a few simple things you can do to stay trim and satisfied for the long run. We asked dietitian Jason Ewoldt from the  nation's #1-rated hospital, the Mayo Clinic, for his simplest, sanest ideas for staying lean this summer without going insane. Here's his advice...

Business Insider, 11 science-backed ways to lower your cholesterol right now by Hilary Brueck — …Dr. James Levine from the Mayo Clinic explains that standing up and moving around can help break down fats and sugars more efficiently in the body. When we sit, the fat and sugar-processing stops. So get up and move around periodically during the day. Your body and your brain will both thank you.

Doctors Lounge, Art Intervention May Be Beneficial for Cancer Patients — J.J. Saw, of the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine in Rochester, Minn., and colleagues assessed whether a brief bedside visual art intervention (BVAI) facilitated by art educators improved mood and reduced pain and anxiety in 21 patients with hematological malignancies. The goal of the BVAI session was to teach art technique for about 30 minutes. The researchers found that there was a significant improvement in positive mood and pain scores as well as a decrease in negative mood and anxiety.

MedPage Today, Ezutromid Shows Potential in DMD by Judy George — "This report provides additional evidence for the safety of ezutromid, and provides support for the presumed biologic mechanism of its effect in patients with dystrophinopathy (Duchenne muscular dystrophy)," observed Lyell Jones, Jr., MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, who was not involved in the study. "The mechanism of this drug's action is different from the mechanism of other disease modifying agents like corticosteroids or exon-skipping treatments."

Medscape, Key Factors Determine Success of Epidural Patch for CSF Leaks by Pauline Anderson — New research shows that volume of blood injected, number of injection sites, and site-directed strategies  were significantly correlated with patch efficacy, defined as lasting at least 3 months. "We also showed that there are certain brain angles on the MRI scan that will help you know in advance if a patient is likely to have a stormy course or is more likely to do okay," lead author, Gabriel Pagani-Estevez, MD, a pain fellow at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, told Medscape Medical News.

Medscape, Spinal Cord Stimulation Beats Medication for Pain by Pauline Anderson — "This analysis reinforces results of individual trials that found that for many of the most common refractory neuropathic pain problems, spinal cord stimulation is more effective than medical therapy," author Tim J. Lamer, MD, professor of anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Rochester, Minnesota, and president-elect, American Academy of Pain Medicine, told Medscape Medical News.

Medscape, Use It or Lose It to Prevent Alzheimer Disease by Peter M. Yellowlees — The assessment, treatment, and counseling of patients with possible mild cognitive impairment (MCI) has long been difficult and uncertain. Now a team of investigators[1] from the Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, have updated the 2001 American Academy of Neurology (AAN) guideline on MCI by systematically reviewing MCI prevalence, prognosis, and treatment articles according to AAN evidence classification criteria. The investigators concluded that MCI prevalence was 6.7% (60-64 years), 8.4% (65-69 years), 10.1% (70-74 years), 14.8% (75-79 years), and 25.2% (80-84 years).

Medscape, Could Better Sleep Prevent Dementia? by Charles P. Vega, M.D. — A new study finds that excessive daytime sleepiness may be a risk factor for Alzheimer disease. The Mayo Clinic Study of Aging[1] analyzed 283 adults with a mean age of 77 years, without dementia. The participants completed surveys assessing baseline sleepiness. The results revealed that 22.3% of the participants had excessive daytime sleepiness, which was defined as a score of at least 10 on the Epworth Sleepiness Scale.

Medscape, Ubrogepant Safe, Effective for Migraine in Second Phase 3 Trial by Deborah Brauser — Co-investigator David Dodick, MD, professor of neurology and director of the headache program at the Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona, added during the investor's call that the novel drug "absolutely" has a place in the acute treatment of migraine. "It doesn't constrict blood vessels, so it may be used in patients who have absolute or relative cardiovascular contraindications to the use of triptans. And importantly, patients are going to be able to use these treatments early in the course of an attack, when pain is mild, because they're not fearful of side effects," said Dodick.

Medscape, Pain Rehab Program Signals 'Profound' Treatment Shift by Pauline Anderson — Patients with chronic pain completing a comprehensive, multidisciplinary pain rehabilitation program use significantly fewer healthcare resources except in the area of behavioral health, new research shows. "We were surprised to see such a profound change" in use of health resources even within the first few months of completing the pain rehab program, study author Christy Hunt, DO, resident physician, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, told Medscape Medical News.

Medscape, Recognizing Left Bundle Branch Block and When It Matters — Hi. This is Yogesh Reddy, cardiology fellow at Mayo Clinic. Today we will be discussing the very common clinical scenario of a left bundle branch block (LBBB) on electrocardiogram (ECG). I am joined today by my colleagues, Dr Siva Mulpuru and Dr Suraj Kapa, who are both specialists in this area.

Healio, Consensus statement: More data needed on inpatient insulin pump therapy use — “Patients with insulin pumps are being seen with increasing frequency in the hospital setting,” Bithika Thompson, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of endocrinology at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, told Endocrine Today. “Although this patient population represents a small percentage of those hospitalized with diabetes, it is a high-visibility population. There is a large potential for error on the part of the health care team if they lack familiarity with these devices.”

Live Science, Mysterious Eye Cancer Cases Pop Up in 2 States, and Doctors Can't Explain It by Rachael Rettner — Ocular melanoma can cause vision loss, and the cancer may also spread to other parts of the body, including the liver, lungs and bones, according to the Mayo Clinic. About 3 out of 4 people (75 percent) diagnosed with ocular melanoma survive at least five years after their diagnosis, according to the American Cancer Society.

CBC, Doctors should help patients fight disease and treat their well-being, too, according to medical journal essay by Susan Noakes — "Right now, the person leaves the hospital and we're done," said Dr. Victor Montori, a professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic and one of five co-authors of the BMJ essay. "If a person has a heart attack, we treat the heart attack, but they are afraid to have sex again in case they have another heart attack and they die," he said. "Clearly that's a bit of regeneration we didn't do — we didn't restore them to sexual health again when they came in with a heart attack."

Healthcare IT News, Mayo Clinic announces biobank will store samples from NIH All of Us precision medicine initiative by Bernie Monegain — Mayo Clinic said on Wednesday that when the National Institutes of Health opens public enrollment for its All of Us Research Program on May 6, it will serve as the precision medicine program’s biobank. Mayo Clinic is one of more than 100 organizations across the country funded by the NIH to partner in the program. The NIH awarded Mayo $142 million in funding over five years to serve as the nation's biobank. "The work we are doing with NIH allows us to collect health data from groups that have traditionally been underrepresented in research studies, such as women and minorities," Mayo CEO John Noseworthy, MD, said in a statement.

Healthcare IT News, As Mayo Clinic readies for its Epic EHR go-live, a look at major milestones leading up to big switch by Bernie Monegain — The US's world-leading healthcare system Mayo Clinic is just days away from rolling out Epic's EHR at its Minnesota headquarters, a significant development within a five-year and estimated US$1.5 billion effort. Ranked number one in the US in the US News & World Report rankings of top hospitals, Mayo Clinic employs more than 3,300 physicians, scientists and researchers across its vast network, making the May 5 go-live a mammoth milestone in an enterprise implementation that began when Mayo Clinic and Epic started collaborating in 2013. In 2015, Mayo Clinic CIO Christopher Ross said the organisation would move from Cerner and GE to a single Epic electronic health record. It has since implemented Epic at several sites in Wisconsin, with the headquarters roll-out a major milestone and final sites in Arizona and Florida slated to follow in October 2018.

Healthcare IT News, Mayo Clinic CIO Christopher Ross on breaking the $1 billion EHR and IT modernization rollout barrier by Bernie Monegain — Mayo Clinic is on the cusp of one of the biggest and most expensive EHR go-lives in history. When the health system replaces Cerner and GE software with Epic’s electronic health record on May 5, at its Rochester, Minnesota,  headquarters, the go-live will be the most critical piece of a massive technology project dating back to 2013. But it won’t the last: Launches in Arizona and Florida are scheduled for October 2018. ..Healthcare IT News asked Mayo Clinic CIO Christopher Ross what it takes to manage a technology project of this scope, discuss the challenges and potential pitfalls and explain why he feels what Mayo has learned in the past and from other organizations inside and outside healthcare.

Healthcare IT News, Trinity Health chooses Epic for integrated EHR, revenue cycle management by Mike Miliard — It's a big week for Epic implementations in the Upper Midwest. The world-class Mayo Clinic is ready to go live with its newly-minted system on May 5, after more than three years of work. And today comes news that sprawling Trinity Health, based in Livonia, Michigan, has selected Epic to build out its own enterprise-wide electronic health record and revenue cycle management system.

Health Data Management, Mayo Clinic Rochester campus set to go live May 5 with Epic by Greg Slabodkin — The Mayo Clinic is just days away from implementing a single, integrated Epic electronic health record and revenue cycle management system at its campus in Rochester, Minn. The May 5 go-live will be the third of four planned implementations across the enterprise. The Epic rollout is dubbed the Plummer Project after Henry Plummer, MD, who created the world’s first patient-centered, unified health record at Mayo Clinic more than a century ago. The implementation began with Mayo Clinic Health System Wisconsin last summer and continued in the fall with Mayo Clinic Health System Minnesota. Saturday’s go-live at the Mayo Clinic Rochester campus will be followed by the Florida and Arizona campuses this fall.

EHR Intelligence, UCHealth Hospital Switching MEDITECH EHR for Epic EHR Replacement by Kate Monica — …Mayo Clinic also plans to go live with an Epic EHR implementation this month at its care sites in Rochester, Minnesota. The health system plans to deploy the system at facilities in Arizona and Florida in October to complete the project. Mayo Clinic plans to invest a total of $1.5 billion in the implementation as well as additional modernization efforts to improve patient care, upgrade its data network, and boost information security over several years.   So far, Mayo Clinic has gone live with the EHR system at sites in Wisconsin cities including La Crosse, Onalaska, Prairie du Chien, and Sparta. The system launch at Mayo Clinic’s Wisconsin sites serve as a trial run as part of the Plummer Project initiative.

Becker’s Hospital Review, Mayo's Rochester campus readies for May 5 go-live on Epic by Jessica Kim Cohen — Mayo Clinic's main campus in Rochester, Minn., is slated to implement an Epic EHR May 5, a Mayo Clinic spokesperson confirmed to Becker's Hospital Review May 1. Mayo Clinic plans to implement a single Epic EHR to replace the three EHR systems in use across the health system by the end of 2018, ABC 6 News reports. The first site of Mayo Clinic's systemwide rollout deployed the Epic EHR at La Crosse, Wis.-based Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare in July 2017. The Arizona and Florida campuses will go live in the fall of 2018.

Medical News Bulletin, Is a stem cell transplant the best treatment for multiple myeloma? — In a recent study published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, researchers in the USA investigated if stem cell transplant is safe for treating multiple myeloma. Researchers monitored 1,078 multiple myeloma patients that were being treated with stem cell transplants at the Mayo Clinic between Jan 1, 2008, to May 1, 2017. The patients were tracked for 100 days to calculate the survivability rate and length of inpatient stay after stem cell transplantation.

SELF, How Common Is It Actually for a Bug to Crawl in Your Ear? by Korin Miller — The Mayo Clinic specifically recommends using mineral oil, olive oil, or baby oil to try to float the critter out. First, tilt your head so that the insect ear is pointing up, pour warm—not hot—oil into your ear (fun!). The hope is that the insect will get caught in the oil and literally float or drain out of your ear.

Independent, 9 Science-Backed Ways to Lose Weight Without Going On A Diet — We asked dietician Jason Ewoldt from the Mayo Clinic for his simplest ideas for staying lean this summer without feeling like you're fighting a battle. Here's his advice...

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