May 11, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for May 11, 2018

By Emily Blahnik





Toronto Star, A political prescription from the Mayo Clinic by Robin Sears — For the 1.3 million patients to whom the Mayo Clinic provides treatment each year, experience could not be more different than what we are used to in our hospitals. “Patient first” is not a marketing slogan, it is the foundational value of the world’s most successful medical institution. It is lived daily by the 63,000 employees of this non-profit foundation. On my fifth visit over more than a decade I am still stunned by the difference that an organization built on teamwork, constant improvement and innovation, exceptional patient care and outcomes can deliver.

Reuters, Printing body parts in hospital shows 3D tech's growing reach by Alwyn Scott — Three-dimensional printers are letting doctors in Minnesota make simulated body parts in a hospital and a Brooklyn startup create rocket engines designed to put satellites into orbit, executives said Thursday at an event hosted by General Electric Co… At the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, for example, doctors work directly with engineers to print medical devices tailored to patients, said radiologist Jonathan Morris. “We’ve put manufacturing inside the hospital,” Morris said. The hospital does not make implants but can simulate body parts to help surgeons decide how to do an operation, or can make guides for cutting and drilling during surgery, he said. Last year, the clinic printed 1,200 devices for about 700 patients, more than twice as many as the year before. Additional coverage:

NBC, Health + Happiness with Mayo Clinic — Watch Don't Get Beat by the Heat (Season 1, Episode 5) of Health + Happiness with Mayo Clinic or get episode details on

US News & World Report, Minnesota Farmer Calls Attention to Stroke Month by Anne Halliwell — …The razor fell, and Schmoll leaned over to get it, falling onto the floor after it. Tarrie, a patient facilitator for Mayo Clinic, saw him slide to the floor and checked on him. Right away, she noticed the obvious signs of a stroke — his face "drooped" on one side, his speech was slurred, and his left hand and arm weren't working properly. "Luckily — or maybe it was unlucky, I don't know — Bruce had every symptom you read about," Tarrie said. "You always wonder, 'Will I know?' But these signs weren't subtle." Additional coverage: Mankato Free Press

Vox, The incredibly frustrating reason there’s no Lyme disease vaccine by Brian Resnick — LYMErix wasn’t a perfect vaccine, as Gregory Poland, a Mayo Clinic vaccine researcher, explained in a 2011 retrospective in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. It required three doses over the course of the year, and was not approved for people under age 15. It was optional, and doctors had a hard time assessing whom to recommend it to (there were few maps of Lyme-carrying ticks’ range at the time). And the vaccine only protected against the North American strain of Lyme. Finally, it was somewhat expensive at $50 a dose, and it was not universally covered by health insurance.

ABC News, 7-week-old baby girl hospitalized after getting struck by ball at softball game by Cassidy Gard — A 7-week-old is fighting for her life after getting accidentally hit in the head by a softball while at a game with her parents. Lee and Kassy Hovenga took their baby girl, McKenna Hovenga, on one of her first outings for a family day to attend a recreational softball game in Iowa. The baby was transported to St. Mary's Hospital at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, for reported skull fractures, two brain bleeds and multiple seizures.

KWWL Waverly, "As of right now, everything is stable": Baby hospitalized, recovering after being hit by softball — A seven week old baby is recovering after an overthrown softball hit her on the head. Baby McKenna Hovenga was hit during a men's softball game in Waverly Wednesday night. She was airlifted to Mayo Clinic where she is being treated for brain bleeds. Additional coverage: Waterloo Cedar Falls CourierDaily Mail, FOX News, New York Post, FOX 32 Chicago, FOX 35 Orlando, Bring Me the News

FOX News, Newborn hit by softball being treated at Mayo Clinic, shows signs of improvement by Benjamin Brown — A 7-week-old that was accidentally struck on the head by a softball last week is being treated at the Mayo Clinic and has shown signs of modest improvements, reports said.

Post-Bulletin, Heard on the Street: Alatus names its tower after Daisy Berkman Plummer by Jeff Kiger — Standing in front of a huge hole on the corner of Second Street Southwest and 14th Avenue, developers unveiled the name of their planned 13-story tower. Minneapolis-based Alatus, partnering with Rochester developers Ed and Nick Pompeian and Bob Sexton, has been working on the proposed tower for more than three years. Contractor Weis Builders started moving dirt on the site next to Mayo Clinic’s Saint Marys Hospital earlier this year… Ashley Bisner, Alatus’ lead development associate on this project, announced the carefully chosen name of The Berkman at the ceremonial “groundbreaking” on Wednesday afternoon. She explained the name refers to Daisy Louis Berkman Plummer, who was the wife of legendary Mayo Clinic physician Dr. Henry Plummer.

Post-Bulletin, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. Novelist. Social activist by Steve Lange — Jonathan Freedman—Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, social activist, novelist—lived in Rochester for just a few years at a young age. But those years—in which his baby brother was dying of a fatal genetic disorder (maybe the first diagnosis of Tay-Sachs at Mayo Clinic), and his resident-doctor father was struggling with the pressure of a new job and his son’s devastating diagnosis—would define the rest of Freedman’s life. Those years in Rochester, according to Freedman, would drive him to devote his career to helping those without voices.

Post-Bulletin, Local Notebook by Guy N. Limbeck — John Noseworthy, M.D., Mayo Clinic’s president and CEO, got to throw out the first pitch at Fenway Park in Boston on April 28. “I never imagined anything like this would happen,” Dr. Noseworthy said in a Mayo Clinic release. “This was a huge thrill, especially to be out on the field with my grandson, Jack. I felt like a little boy.” Dr. Noseworthy was raised in the Boston area and grew up as a fan of the Red Sox. He was back in the Boston area to serve as the keynote speaker at the Boston College Chief Executive Club on April 26. He spoke about the emergence of innovations in health care.

Post-Bulletin, K9 Ninja to compete again in season 10 of American Ninja Warrior by Hannah Yang — Rochester’s ninja warrior is back again. Andrew “Roo” Yori, a clinic assistant lab supervisor at Mayo Clinic, announced to followers on his Facebook page this morning that he’ll be competing in the 10th season of “American Ninja Warrior.” This marks the third appearance Yori made on the popular NBC reality show.

Post-Bulletin, Mayo Clinic flips the $1.5 billion Epic switch by Jeff Kiger — After years of planning and training, they flipped the switch at 3:54 a.m. Saturday in Rochester. Mayo Clinic transitioned its electronic health records, billing, registration, scheduling and patient movement systems all to a new computer platform created by Epic Systems. The overall project was estimated to cost about $1.5 billion. "It’s a historic day for Mayo Clinic!" was posted on the clinic employees' Facebook page. Additional coverage:

Post-Bulletin, Our View: Epic is the only word that will do by Jay Furst — As you may have heard, this is an epic week in Rochester. For Mayo Clinic employees and families, not to mention patients, we’re within hours of E-Day — Saturday, when the conversion to the Epic electronic medical records system is to go live in Rochester. Other Mayo units already have made the transition, but Saturday will be the biggest enchilada of all — appropriately enough, since Cinco de Mayo parties will be underway that day.

KAAL, Epic Win or Fail? Employees Weigh-in on Mayo Clinic's Epic Transition by Noelle Anderson — It's officially here. Mayo Clinic has gone live, transitioning to the brand new Epic Software system. Last week we introduced you to this conversion, but now we're checking in to see how the launch, as well as training, is going. Mayo Clinic has been answering all of our questions but has not yet been available for an on-camera interview through this process so ABC 6 News took to the streets of Rochester to see how things were going for employees. There were definitely mixed responses. Some are saying, “It’s going really well.” Others explained, “We are doing everything we can.”

KIMT, Narcan being used more frequently by Katie Lange — Mayo Clinic Gold Cross in Rochester has experienced a spike in the need for the drug. In all of 2016, they administered 88 doses of Narcan and to date in 2018, they have administered 49. Gold Cross Operations Manager, Michael Juntunen, said the use of Narcan has climbed substantially. In 2017, paramedics gave out 108 doses. Juntenen told KIMT his biggest concern is that people in need of the drug won't call 911 for help, because they are fearful of going to jail. "We don't have to report things like illegal narcotics. So when we get there we want to know what that person has taken so we can help them and make that situation better," explained Juntunen.

Med City Beat, Forbes: Mayo Clinic among nation's top 20 employers in 2018 — Mayo Clinic is again being recognized as one of America's top places to work. The Rochester-based health system was ranked No. 14 on Forbes' 2018 Best Employers list. Mayo also finished No. 23 on Best Employers for Diversity. Mayo, according to its website, employs about 63,000 workers throughout its three campuses along with its regional health care clinics. Additional coverage: KTTCBecker’s Hospital Review

Med City Beat, This week, make sure to thank a nurse — Nurses are the lifeblood of Rochester. Every day, these superheroes in scrubs provide hope and healing to patients during the most vulnerable times of their lives — often displaying a level of compassion and selflessness that can restore faith in humanity among the most hardened of cynics...At Mayo Clinic, which employs more than 8,000 nurses in Rochester, they are offering the public the opportunity to sign an electronic "thank you" card (you can add your name, along with a special note, here). Their goal is to send along 10,000 messages of gratitude to the group of employees CEO John Noseworthy describes as "the glue" that holds the institution together.

Star Tribune, Mayo Clinic installs new interactive kiosks in Minnesota — Mayo Clinic has installed dozens of interactive kiosks throughout its Rochester campus aimed at making it easier for patients to check in for appointments. The devices are part of Mayo Clinic's $1.5 billion transition to Epic Systems technology, the Post Bulletin reported . The kiosks are part of a new online patient portal and have been installed at other Mayo Clinic Health Systems locations in Wisconsin and Minnesota. The kiosks will next be installed in Arizona and Florida. Additional coverage: KSTP, MinnPost, WISC TV, WJON News, SF GateKAALWEAU Eau Claire, Digital Commerce 360, KIMT

MPR, Mayo Clinic launches massive medical records overhaul by Catharine Richert — The buses start leaving early in the morning from downtown Rochester. The destination? A training facility on the northwest edge of town. Over several weeks, the Mayo Clinic has shuttled thousands of employees to sessions showing them how to use hospital's new electronic medical records system known around town as Epic after the company, Epic Systems, that makes it. Additional coverage: Mankato Free PressAustin Daily Herald, Waseca County News

Twin Cities Business, Study Boosts FDA Approval Prospects for Mayo-Backed Wearable ECG Device by Don Jacobson — A new study has added momentum to a commercialization push for a Mayo Clinic-backed wearable device and smartphone app which analyzes user-generated electrocardiograms to detect high blood potassium levels – something which can now only be done in doctors’ offices. The device is the KardiaBand for Apple Watch and an associated smartphone app, made by AliveCor of Mountain View, California, a privately-held medtech firm and Mayo Clinic Ventures portfolio company. Its collaboration with the Rochester clinic includes the licensed use of predictive artificial intelligence algorithms developed by Mayo researchers to interpret electrocardiograms generated merely by a user’s touch.

Florida Today, With suicide, don't ever think 'not my child' by Lynn Edwards — …The link below will take you to a video created by the Mayo Clinic for parents, grandparents and guardians to help them break the silence about youth suicide. In the video, teens describe common signs that a teen is considering suicide and provides encouragement for communicating directly and immediately for support and safety.

First Coast News, Anyone with lungs can get lung cancer by Lindsey Boetsch — You don't have to be a smoker to get lung cancer. It can affect anyone who has lungs -- and that's everyone. It's a common misconception that you have to be a smoker to get lung cancer. Dr. Catherine Madaffari with The Mayo Clinic knows this first hand. She found out she had lung cancer after getting checked out for a chronic cough. "It started with maybe a cold and the cough lingered. I really didn't pay any attention to it that much. Some of my colleagues noticed that my cough was lingering, of course. On their advice, they said maybe you should look into that a little bit further," Dr. Madaffari said. Additional coverage: First Coast News

WJCT News, Jacksonville City Councilman Says ‘Health Literacy Crisis’ Makes People Sicker by Ryan Benk — … Mayo Clinic’s Dr. David Miller, who is participating, said the first step to minimizing health disparities is to teach people how to live better. “One thing I have learned over many years is that probably the most cost-effective and most efficient thing you can do is educate people. People who are educated, they take their medicines when they’re supposed to take their medicines because they know why. They avoid behaviors that will exacerbate their illnesses because they know why,” he said

South Florida Reporter, Which Sugars Won’t Pack On Pounds (Video) — Not all sugars are created equal. “The real sugar we should worry about is added sugars,” says Dr. Donald Hensrud, who heads up the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program and is the author of The Mayo Clinic Diet. Hensrud says added sugars account for a big portion of calories in most people’s diets and are one of the main causes of weight gain.

WKBT La Crosse, The A, B, C, D, Es of skin cancer — Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, but many people ignore their risks. Dr. Cathy Newman, a Mayo Clinic dermatologist, offers a simple way to evaluate marks on your skin to see if they might be skin cancer. "There are basal cell cancers," Dr. Newman says. "There are squamous cell cancers and melanoma. Melanoma is the most dangerous of the skin cancers."

WKBT La Crosse, Locals learn how to best keep children safe, bring justice to abusers by Alex Fischer — La Crosse's 21st Child Maltreatment Conference was held Thursday at the Radisson Hotel. The two-day event is hosted by the Mayo Clinic System. The conference brings law enforcement and child protection workers together with lawyers, educators and medical professionals so they can better work as a team when faced with child maltreatment. Additional coverage: WXOW La Crosse

Green Bay Gazette, Mayo Clinic to expand psychiatry residency program in Wisconsin by Nathan Phelps — Help could be on the way for Wisconsin residents in need of mental health care. The Mayo Clinic Psychiatry Residency Program is adding up to two more residents each training year under a program expansion officials from the school announced Wednesday in Eau Claire. Because the program typically takes four years, that means adding as many as eight clinicians to the western Wisconsin practice. The expanded program is aimed at helping address a shortage of psychologists around the state and nation with training is expected to start in 2020.

WQOW Eau Claire, Shortage in mental health providers has patients waiting for months by Shannon Satterlee — A shortage of psychiatrists is making patients wait for months… Mayo Clinic Health System is addressing the shortage by announcing it's expanding its Psychiatry Residency Program in Eau Claire.

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, Health Matters: Psychiatry Residency — To address the nationwide shortage of mental health care providers, the Mayo Clinic Psychiatry Residency Program in Rochester, Minn., will expand to include Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. The Psychiatry Residency Program is a part of Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, one of the largest and most established graduate medical education programs for residents and fellows in the nation. “Across the nation, there is significant need for more psychiatric care providers. It is a critically important area of health care,” said Dr. Richard Helmers, regional vice president of Mayo Clinic Health System in northwest Wisconsin. “Increasing access to mental health care is vitally important to our patients and the overall health of the communities we live in.”

WKBT La Crosse, Local health care providers see falling flu numbers, optimistic season end is nearing by Troy Neumann — “Flu season is really never done. There’s the calendar where we stop counting flu, but you can get the flu at any time during the year. But we think we’ve turned a corner and we’re hoping we’ve seen the end of this season,” said Mayo Clinic Health System Infection Prevention Nurse Kellee Dixon.

WXOW La Crosse, Barre Mills stroke survivor tells his story and symptoms you should look for by Alex Wasilenko — Dr. Pat Bryant was the neurologist Byron saw at Mayo. Dr. Bryant said, "Some people don't have all the symptoms. Confusion is one thing that could be a stroke. As I remember, he was having trouble speaking. That is one of the most important signs." Once those symptoms appear, the clock of life begins to tick, but something can be done if you act fast. If you act fast, Dr. Bryant says there's a drug that can turn things around. He adds, "Clot buster drug is a drug that is given in IV, which breaks up the clot and it allows the blood supply to the brain to be re-established. But there is only a small time window that you can get the drug and all the time that is wasted, brain cells are dying."

WXOW La Crosse, Celebrating National Nurses Week by Peter Lenz — Brittany Burnham did not always want to be a nurse, but after her grandfather fell ill she noticed the impact nurses had. "Before that, I wanted to be a teacher," Burnham continues, "then just always in and out of the hospital I grew a lot of interest in helping people." Burnham's now been a registered nurse at the Mayo Clinic for the last six months and she thinks it is a good fit. "I am excited to come to work every day. Some people dread going to work but I love what I do so I love coming into work every day and it's excitement every shift," Burnham says.

Albert Lea Tribune, Mother, child share more than genes by Sara Kocher — Although they may be split by location, two Mayo Clinic Health System nurses in Albert Lea and Austin are not separated by much else. Kirsten Meyer has been a nurse for 35 years, now working as a case management nurse at Austin’s campus. Her daughter, Nicole Knudson, became a nurse 16 years ago and works in Albert Lea as a clinical care supervisor for the medical-surgical floor.

Mankato Free Press, Students skip the bus for Bike and Walk to School Day — School kids across Mankato skipped the ride from mom or dad and walked or rode their bicycles to school for Bike and Walk to School Day Wednesday. A Mayo Clinic Health System doctor was on hand at Franklin Elementary to provide health information to kids.

Mankato Free Press, Panel: Racial health disparities deeply embedded by Brian Arola — Panelists from the Mankato medical community Monday said much work remains in eliminating racial health disparities…Mayo Clinic Health System has also added a community health worker specifically to work with the Somali community in St. Peter. Baerg and Dr. Greg Kutcher from Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, both longtime doctors in town, spoke of the changes they’ve noticed in the community since they first started. Baerg, from Nigeria, said when she first came to the region few patients looked like her. Over the years she saw more diverse families move in and come through the clinic’s doors.

Barron News-Shield, $500 donation made to Mayo Family Birth Center — The family of Haley Gerber, who passed away shortly after birth 20 years ago, has made a $500 donation to the birth center at Mayo Clinic Health System, Barron. Haley was the daughter of Cameron residents Dave and Patty Gerber. In her memory, the family has established the Haley’s Comet program, which, this year, made a pair of $500 donations to birth centers in Barron and at Lakeview Medical Center, Rice Lake.

WIRED,The NIH Launches Its Ambitious Million-Person Genetic Survey by Alyssa Foote — In addition to the 298 enrollment sites NIH hopes to launch by the end of this year (120 are online so far), that money will go toward a national biobank, run by the Mayo Clinic, where 35 blood and urine samples from each participant will one day be stored. To prepare for the national launch, Mayo doubled the size of its 35,000-square-foot facility in Minnesota and expanded a smaller bank in Florida, as a backup site to protect samples from any localized natural disasters.

EHR Intelligence, Mayo Clinic Prepares for Early Challenges During Epic EHR Go-Live by Kate Monica — Mayo Clinic is making efforts to accommodate the inevitable period of adjustment that will follow its Epic EHR implementation go-live at Rochester care sites by enrolling staff members in rigorous training and cutting back on appointments, according to MPR News. Mayo Clinic’s Rochester facilities will go live with the system on Saturday, May 5. Mayo Clinic’s single, integrated Epic EHR implementation is one of the biggest and most expensive health IT system launches in the country, with a $1.5 billion price tag. Additional coverage: Becker’s Hospital Review

Fierce Healthcare, Health IT Roundup: Mayo Clinic goes live with its own Epic install by Evan Sweeney — Over the weekend, Mayo Clinic went live with its Epic EHR and billing system at its Rochester campus, the third of four implementations across the system. The system’s Arizona and Florida campuses are expected to go live this fall.

Becker’s Spine Review, Spinal cord stimulation trumps medication for pain reduction — 7 takeaways by Angie Stewart — … 4. "Opioids don't work very well for patients with nerve-related pain and yet many patients are treated with these drugs. On the other hand, spinal cord stimulation has been shown to work quite well for many types of neuropathic pain," author Tim Lamer, MD, told Medscape. Dr. Lamar is an anesthesiology professor at Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science and the American Academy of Pain Medicine president-elect.

Medical Bag, Communication Breakdown: Using Social Media in Medicine by Alyssa Capel — The Mayo Clinic runs a collaborative learning community for this purpose, the Mayo Clinic Social Media Network (MCSMN).2 Since 2010, the goal of the network has been to enhance the use of social networking tools throughout Mayo Clinic. According to the Mayo Clinic Social Media Network website, "At Mayo, we believe individuals have the right and responsibility to advocate for their own health, and it's our responsibility to help them use social networking tools to get the best information, and connect with providers as well as one another."

SELF, Here's What Hiccups Actually Are—and How to Get Rid of Them by Claire Gillespie — … After every contraction of your diaphragm, your vocal cords clamp shut, creating that characteristic “hic” sound, according to the Mayo Clinic. Experts know that various things can trigger short-term hiccups, like drinking carbonated beverages and alcohol, eating a lot, excitement or stress, swallowing air when chewing gum, or even sudden temperature changes, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Teen Vogue, Man Nearly Died of Sepsis Reportedly Caused by Nail Biting by Caitlin Wolper — Nail biting, a common vice, might irk your parents, and rightly so: It can hurt your teeth, damage nail skin, and more. But if you're one to nibble on your nails, it might be time to give it up for good because apparently the bad habit can turn into a health emergency… Sepsis, a potentially life-threatening response to an infection, happens when the body attempts to fight off an infection and causes inflammatory responses in the body that can lead to organ damage or even failure, according to the Mayo Clinic. If it progresses to septic shock, the Mayo Clinic notes the condition could lead to death.

Healthline, People with Rheumatoid Arthritis May Be at Higher Risk for Certain Cancers — When compared to the general population, it appears that people living with rheumatoid arthritis are at a greater risk for various types of cancer. The findings from a variety of studies over the years found that the overall risk for cancer seems to be higher among people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) compared to people without the disease… 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.”

KFDX Wichita Falls, Iowa Park family seeks answers at Mayo Clinic by Ashley Wheeler — One Texoma family is hoping to finally get the answers behind their daughter's rare condition. After being examined by multiple doctors and no cure, family and friends are throwing a benefit to help Jaydi get the help she needs. Seven-year-old Jaydi Beirne has suffered her entire life with a rare chronic pain in her legs and feet that causes seizure-like activity…After taking Jaydi to Cook Children's Medical Center for years with no cure, they're hopeful that the doctors at the Mayo Clinic will finally find a diagnosis for their little girl.

MedPage Today, Genetic Test Criteria Often Miss Breast Cancer Risk by Charles Bankhead — Judy Boughey, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, said the two studies emphasize the need for discussions about genetic testing with patients who have breast cancer. "With the advances in panel testing for predisposition genes, the likelihood of identifying a pathogenic or likely pathogenic mutation are higher," said Boughey, who was not involved in the studies. "However, we must remember that not all mutations are medically actionable. When evaluating genetic testing, we should consider the likelihood of identification of a mutation, cost of testing, and potential impact of the result on medical management."

Medscape, Patient in Need Fortunate to Have Three Clinicians on Flight by Marcia Frellick — Aditya Shah, MD, an infectious disease fellow at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, was settling in an hour into a recent Delta Airlines flight from London to Minneapolis when he heard the pilot's urgent request for medical help over the loudspeaker. Shah told Medscape Medical News he quickly came to the front of the plane, as did Anne Hanson, a retired nurse, and Blake Tyra, an emergency medical technician from Hennepin County, Minnesota. The three worked together to assess the passenger who needed help, Jim Rogers. Additional coverage: Times of India

Cancer Network, Patient and Tumor Features Predicted RCC Outcomes Post Nephrectomy by Leah Lawrence — According to the retrospective study by Bradley C. Leibovich, MD, of the Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minn., and colleagues, the models developed to identify these features should “inform patient prognosis, biomarker design, and clinical trial enrollment.” The study included 3,633 RCC patients included in the Mayo Clinic Nephrectomy registry from 1980 to 2010. The patients had clear cell RCC (75%), papillary RCC (17%), or chromophobe RCC (6%). The study was conducted to generate prognostic models for progression and death that accounted for all major histologic subtypes, and to make these models easy to use in the clinic.

Romper, Can Babies Get Too Much Vitamin D? From Supplements To The Sun, Here's The Truth by Cat Bowen — The condition of too much vitamin D, according to The Mayo Clinic, is also called hypervitaminosis D, which "is a rare but potentially serious condition that occurs when you have excessive amounts of vitamin D in your body." There are real risks of vitamin D toxicity. Things like nausea and vomiting, muscle aches, confusion, and even seizures or death can occur from having a megadose of vitamin D in your baby's body.

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