September 7, 2018

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for September 7, 2018

By Emily Blahnik

Washington Post, Now we’re finding out you should do two kinds of stretching, slow and vigorous by Marlene Cimons — …Dynamic stretching, on the other hand, puts the muscles in motion repetitively, and “is essentially preparing your muscle in a gradually progressive fashion to do the job you want it to do,” said Edward Laskowski, a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist at the Mayo Clinic. “For example, you may want to do a front kick in martial arts or in dance. So you would start with some slow and gentle kicks, gradually increasing speed and intensity until you are performing the kicks you normally would.” ...

New York Times, The Best Sport for a Longer Life? Try Tennis by Gretchen Reynolds — Playing tennis and other sports that are social might add years to your life, according to a new epidemiological study of Danish men and women. The study found that adults who reported frequently participating in tennis or other racket and team sports lived longer than people who were sedentary. But they also lived longer than people who took part in reliably healthy but often solitary activities such as jogging, swimming and cycling…For the new study, which was published this week in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, these same researchers decided to widen their inquiry and look at a variety of sports and their associations with life and premature death. To start, they turned to the same data resource they had used for the jogging study, the Copenhagen City Heart Study, an ambitious, ongoing attempt to track the lives and health of thousands of men and women in Copenhagen. Additional coverage: TIMEBustle, Daily Mail

New York Times, Lost in the Storm by Sheri Fink — Wayne Dailey sat in a waiting area at a Houston hospital, anxious for word about his wife. He and his sister stared at the television to distract themselves. It was Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, and broadcasters described a large storm moving off the Yucatán Peninsula with Texas in its sights, potentially bringing historic flooding to Houston that weekend. Wayne, who as a child in Galveston County spent hours watching the cloudscapes drift over the Gulf of Mexico, kept multiple weather apps on his phone and had already been tracking the storm. “It’s going to get us,” he told his sister. But coastal storms were a part of life that he had prepared for, and they did not concern him. He was more worried about his wife. Casey Dills-Dailey was undergoing surgery to remove the adrenal gland above her left kidney. …Dr. Geoffrey Thompson, the head of endocrine surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., said Casey’s symptoms were consistent with insufficient cortisol. “Someone forgot to give her steroids,” says the surgeon, whose group has performed close to 3,000 operations of the type Casey had. That failure, and the delay in her transport to the hospital, was all the more tragic, Dr. Thompson added, because the condition she had “is highly curable.”

SELF, When to See a Doctor About Those Persistent Headaches by Korin Miller — Let’s start with the hellish beast known as the migraine experience. This type of head pain can affect one or both sides of your head, where it will cause an exquisitely unpleasant pulsing or throbbing sensation and moderate to severe pain, according to the Mayo Clinic. That’s not all; migraines can also cause nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound, aura (sensory changes that can make you see zigzags and other weird things), and more. The cause of migraines is something of a mystery. It seems to be due at least in part to changes in your brainstem and how it works with the trigeminal nerve, a pain pathway that provides sensation to your head and face, the Mayo Clinic explains. Imbalances in your brain chemicals, including serotonin (which helps regulate pain), may also be a factor.

ESPN, A football family and a sportswriter, bound by grief by Ivan Maisel — After nearly four decades as a sportswriter, I have learned to negotiate a middle ground between my training and my life experience. Some stories demand more of the latter. I understood that the moment I read last January that Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski ended his life. He was a college junior, 21 years old, the second of three children, hundreds of miles away from home…The Hilinskis had Tyler's brain sent to the Mayo Clinic, which discovered evidence of CTE. It is impossible to know the precise effect of football on the condition of Tyler's brain. But it is easy to make assumptions.

Science, The Alzheimer’s gamble: NIH tries to turn billions in new funding into treatment for deadly brain disease by Jocelyn Kaiser — When molecular biologist Darren Baker was winding up his postdoc studying cancer and aging a few years ago at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, he faced dispiritingly low odds of winning a National Cancer Institute grant to launch his own lab. A seemingly unlikely area, however, beckoned: Alzheimer's disease. The U.S. government had begun to ramp up research spending on the neurodegenerative condition, which is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and will afflict an estimated 14 million people in this country by 2050. "There was an incentive to do some exploratory work," Baker recalls. Baker's postdoc studies had focused on cellular senescence, the cellular version of aging, which had not yet been linked to Alzheimer's. But when he gave a drug that kills senescent cells to mice genetically engineered to develop an Alzheimer's-like illness, the animals suffered less memory loss and fewer of the brain changes that are hallmarks of the disease. Last year, those data helped Baker win his first independent National Institutes of Health (NIH) research grant—not from NIH's National Cancer Institute, which he once expected to rely on, but from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) in Bethesda, Maryland. He now has a six-person lab at the Mayo Clinic, working on senescence and Alzheimer's.

Prevention, Can a Wristband Really Get Rid of Nausea and Motion Sickness? by Stephanie Anderson Witmer — Everyone feels pukey from time to time. Common triggers include travel, pregnancy hormones, and chemotherapy. But nausea can be tricky to treat: What makes one person feel better may not work for someone else, says Lawrence Szarka, M.D., a gastroenterologist at the Mayo Clinic. Complicating matters is the fact that the placebo effect is common with nausea—people often feel better simply because they believe a treatment is working, not because a reliable mechanism is involved.

USA Today, Government says family leave can be used for donating an organ by Nora G. Hertel — If taking leave from work is your main barrier to donating a kidney or part of your liver, there's good news from the U.S. Department of Labor this week. The department issued a new opinion letter Tuesday that states a healthy organ donor can use medical leave, as it's laid out in the Family and Medical Leave Act.  "I am thrilled to hear this," Bel Kambach, a recent liver-transplant recipient said. One of the reasons many people couldn't donate to her: They couldn't afford to take the time off work…Kambach is recovering from a July transplant at the Mayo Clinic campus in Scottsdale, Arizona. She received a new liver from a deceased donor in Arizona after three years of seeking a live donor in Minnesota. Additional coverage: St. Cloud Times

HealthDay, Ancient Treatment May Help Fight 'Superbugs' by Robert Preidt — A certain type of clay appears effective against disease-causing bacteria in wounds, including some that are antibiotic-resistant, researchers say. In some cultures, wet clay or mud is used as a skin treatment or poultice, and the use of mud as medicine stretches far back in human history. "We showed that this reduced iron-bearing clay can kill some strains of bacteria under the laboratory conditions used, including bacteria grown as biofilms, which can be particularly challenging to treat," said study senior author Dr. Robin Patel. She is a clinical microbiologist and infectious diseases specialist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Biofilms, which occur when bacteria develop a film or protective coating that increases their resistance to antibiotics, appear in two-thirds of the infections seen by doctors, the study authors explained in a Mayo Clinic news release.

HealthDay, Later Breakfast, Earlier Dinner Might Help You Shed Body Fat by Dennis Thompson — The meal schedule in this study is a form of intermittent fasting, said Grace Fjeldberg, a registered dietitian nutritionist with the Mayo Clinic Health System. This "has become an increasingly popular trend to support weight loss," she said. "Everyone is looking for quick ways to support weight loss and improve overall health, and eating fewer times throughout the day often produces a deficit in calories and ultimately weight loss," Fjeldberg explained. But Fjeldberg warned that quick weight loss through fasting might not necessarily lead to better health and long-term reduced weight. "Hunger and stress hormones can spike with prolonged periods of fasting, and for some this may mean increased portions in the few meals that are eaten throughout the day and potentially higher calories," Fjeldberg said. Additional coverage: US News & World Report

Reader’s Digest, Abnormal Mammogram? 7 Questions You Must Ask by Colette Harris — The U.S. Preventive Task Force data shows that for every 10,000 women screened in their forties, 1,212 will be told they have a false positive mammogram, resulting in a follow-up screening. “The majority of the time these call-backs are often good news—you’re not going to end up having a cancer diagnosis,” says Sandhya Pruthi, MD and consultant at the Breast Diagnostic Clinic at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. “Often the extra views are just to help clarify something or give more information to radiologist to suggest if an additional test like an ultrasound or magnification views are needed to get more information before they are concerned about a cancer diagnosis.”

Post-Bulletin, Answer Man: Was '40s movie actress Virginia Mayo related to THE Mayos? — Dear Answer Man: You’re probably too young to remember the lovely Hollywood star Virginia Mayo. Turner Classic Movies featured a full day of her films last week, and I got to thinking … is she related to our Mayo family? —A curious movie fan… “Mayo” was strictly a stage name for the girl born as Virginia Clara Jones in 1920 in St. Louis. She had, as far as we can tell, no relation to the Mayos of Rochester. However, she did get her Mayo stage name from the Mayo family in a roundabout way. As a young vaudeville performer, Virginia played the straight woman to a horse act. According to the Internet Movie Data Base, the horse was actually two men known as the Mayo Brothers, which is how the Mayo Clinic was frequently referred to at that time. Jones soon adopted the Mayo moniker as her professional name.

Post-Bulletin, Tickets still available for Sept. 10 Ken Burns program by Tom Weber — Tickets are still available for the premiere screening of the Ken Burns Mayo Clinic film Sept. 10 at Mayo Civic Center. Fewer than 1,000 tickets were still available as of Wednesday afternoon, said Kelley Luckstein, of Mayo Clinic's Public Affairs Department. The tickets are free, and may be picked up at the Mayo Civic Center box office. The program starts at 7 p.m. in Taylor Arena.

Post-Bulletin, Assistive Tech Challenge holds orientation sessions by Anne Halliwell — This week, local entrepreneurs can attend an orientation session for the Assistive Tech Challenge, an innovation competition coming to Rochester this fall. On Thursday, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m at the Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator, community members with an interest in developing technology or infrastructure to help people with disabilities to live more independently can learn about the competition. The Assistive Tech Challenge, put on by Destination Medical Center’s Discovery Square, The Arc Minnesota Southeast Region and the disABILITY Mayo Clinic Employee Resource Group, will be held Nov. 3

KAAL, Steelers Player Surprises Mayo Clinic Doctor and Patient — One of the best Quarterbacks in the NFL is recognizing a Mayo Clinic surgeon and patient. It’s a story you'll only see on ABC 6 news … one that started with an incredible act of kindness. “Seth has a very rare autoimmune disease that is killing all of his healthy cells and tissues,” said Julie Bayles. “Basically its progressive degenerative; it is choosing which organ system it wants to attack next.” On Friday, Julie (with help from Mayo Clinic staff) arranged to meet Dr. Stulak. She showed Seth, Quandt and Dr. Stulak a video message from Roethlisberger: "Hey, Seth. Hey Doctor Stu. Ben Roethlisberger here, sitting in our practice locker room getting ready to go out for practice. I wanted to shoot you a quick note to say ‘Thank You for being Steelers fans’. Additional coverage: KIMT, CBS Pittsburgh, ESPN, Bleacher Report

KAAL, Pediatricians' Paths Cross ... Again by Dan Conradt — They come from far different backgrounds, settling into new jobs, driven by their love of children. And their paths have crossed … "I would say we are friends and colleagues, and also I think going through residency training together is kind of a special bond," said Dr. Francesca McCutcheon. Lima, Peru and the northern reaches of North Dakota are half a world apart. But they've found common ground in Albert Lea…Today, they’re both new pediatricians at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea.

Star Tribune, Problem Solver: Eddie Luker guides parents facing an empty nest by Gail Rosenblum — The familiar sounds are back. Rumbling yellow school buses, the roar of crowds at football games, children giggling together, parents pleading for just one more first-day photo — this time with a smile. Other adults, though, face an eerie quiet that’s far from a relief. While most move well through their child’s transition to college (and can be forgiven for wanting to do a happy dance), some need help to shake their sadness. “Life doesn’t come with a handbook that says, ‘This is how you handle this life stage,’ ” said Eddie Luker, a clinical therapist at the Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Wis. Luker offers parents guidance to address “empty nest syndrome” and also to find joy in new possibilities.

Star Tribune, Mayo-backed Resoundant gains traction with tool to diagnose liver disease by Joe Carlson — Diagnosing early signs of liver problems is challenging, but several tools exist. A company in Rochester called Resoundant Inc., backed by the Mayo Clinic, has developed one such tool called MR elastography (MRE) that is billed as cheaper and far less invasive than a liver biopsy. The company recently had its 1,000th MRE system installed in a hospital. The technology behind the device was invented by experts at Mayo, including radiologist and inventor Dr. Richard Ehman, who led a team in the 1990s that discovered how to detect extremely subtle vibrational waves in tissue using a standard magnetic-resonance imaging (MRI) machine. “We actually published in Science, so it was a big discovery. A picture of the waves that we were able to image were on the cover,” Ehman noted.

Star Tribune, Former Mayo Clinic employees reunite after 50 years — It's hard to say how many times that question was asked when five former Mayo Clinic employees recently sat down together to swap stories and memories for the first time in 50 years. They met in the 1960s when all five worked at the clinic as surgical recorders, updating medical records for patients…Although a few of the women had maintained correspondence or met occasionally since their retirements from Mayo Clinic, the recent reunion was the first time they had all been together in nearly 50 years.

Star Tribune, Surgical instruments developer Brigid Ann Scanlan Eiynck dies at age 69 by Christopher Snowbeck — Eiynck, 69, of St. Paul died in August due to complications of myelofibrosis. With her passing, a physicians group called Women in Thoracic Surgery plans to name a scholarship in Eiynck’s honor and will dedicate a forthcoming newsletter in her memory, said Dr. Shanda Blackmon, a professor of surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. “Brigid was an inspiration, especially to young women who were interested in a career in cardiothoracic surgery,” Blackmon said. “She was very much a guide to most of us.”

Star Tribune, For Minnesota's 'batch cooking boss,' food can be medicine that actually tastes good by Erica Pearson — ...Some nutrition experts — including Dr. Donald Hensrud, director of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, which runs its own Mayo Clinic Diet meal and workout plan — say many Americans are unnecessarily buying into the idea of a paleo, grain-free way of eating. Those with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity “absolutely” should stop eating whole grains that contain gluten, but the percentage of people in the country who have these conditions is very low, Hensrud said. “The food industry has capitalized on this, and 25 to 30 percent of the population is buying gluten-free products because they believe it’s healthier,” he said. “I’d suggest that that’s more marketing, and people are misinformed if they are doing that.”

KARE 11, U of M 3D printer now making bionic eye prototype by Kent Erdahl — In the past three years, mechanical engineers at the University of Minnesota have developed custom 3D printers that can create artificial skin, print electronics onto skin, and recreate functional organs. Now, associate professor Michael McAlpine has his sights set on something even bigger…In 2015, the Mayo Clinic became the first to perform a successful "bionic eye" surgery, which consisted of electrodes that were surgically implanted into a man's retina. The electrodes then connected to special glasses and external electronics in order to help the man see and sense light. The surgery is now more common, but the technology remains limited.

KMSP, Dietary supplement could be used to treat breast cancer, Mayo Clinic says — The Mayo Clinic announced Thursday it has have found a potential new way to treat breast cancer that involves a dietary supplement. Researchers discovered that cyclocreatine, a dietary supplement used in sports drinks, blocks the growth of HER2 positive breast cancer. Cyclocreatine “effectively targets mitochondrial creatine kinase 1 enzyme and reduces cancer growth without toxicity”, according to a news release.  The findings were confirmed in mice that were administered HER2 positive tumors resistant to the commonly used drug, trastuzumab. The Mayo Clinic says future clinical trials will be necessary to determine the effectiveness of cyclocreatine for HER2 positive breast cancer resistant to standard therapies. Additional coverage: Radiology Business, Medical Xpress

Minnesota Monthly, Editor's Note: Cold, Hard Facts About Ice Cream Headaches by Reed Fischer — According to a lengthy entry on Mayo Clinic’s website, there is no need to even seek medical help. In the “Prevention” section, it is noted, “The best way to avoid getting ice cream headaches is to avoid the cold food or drinks or exposure to cold that causes them.” That’s not going to happen. Instead, follow these simple steps: Upon onset of symptoms, quickly pinch your nose shut with your thumb and index finger, close your mouth, and blow abruptly through your nose. Works like a charm.

Florida Times-Union, First Coast Heart Walk reaches milestone by Beth Reese Cravey — Heart disease, including heart attacks and strokes, is the leading cause of death in the United States. But in the 25 years since the First Coast walk was founded, research has broadened what we know about heart disease and risk factors and led to advancements in treatment, said cardiologist Leslie Cooper, chairman of cardiology at Jacksonville’s Mayo Clinic. “We help people feel better and live longer,” he said. “Heart attack and stroke are the two big things that can shorten the length and quality of life.” Some risk factors are beyond peoples’ control — age, gender and heredity — but others can be managed, he said.

News4Jax, Mayo Clinic researching camera for doctor calls in space by Mark Collins — Doctors at Jacksonville's Mayo Clinic could soon be able to check the health of astronauts in space. A new camera being researched by Mayo is packed with monitoring software that checks astronauts vitals signs without the burdens being attached to any equipment. Exos Aerospace Systems donated a free rocket ride to space where the camera will first point at the second hand of a watch.    “This can simulate how well the camera can pick up minute movements of the second hand while on a watch face floating in zero gravity,” says Michelle Freeman, M.D., a pulmonologist and critical care specialist at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus. “In humans, the device tracks subtle pulsations in the blood vessels of the skin, telling us heartbeat and respiration rate.  The second hand of the watch will be our pulse for this trip.”

Jacksonville Business Journal, TEDxJacksonville 2018: The promise of nanomedicine by Will Robinson — Dr. Joy Wolfram, an assistant professor at Mayo Clinic and head of the Nanomedicine and Extracellular Vesicles Laboratory, hopes to use this year's TEDxJacksonville as a platform to share the potential of nanomedicine and "bridge the gap" between science and the community. Wolfram will be one of 12 speakers at the 2018 TEDxJacksonville, themed "Exchange: Conversations for the Curious," on Oct. 20 at The Florida Theatre. She holds degrees from the University of Helsinki and the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences and apprenticed with Mayo in Houston before coming to Jacksonville. Her global education has shown her that Mayo Clinic is unique, she told the Business Journal.

Lakeland Ledger, Mayo Clinic will add two more buildings at cost of $144 million by Charlie Patton — Over the last three years, the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville has invested nearly $500 million in major construction projects, in the process more than doubling its space with 520,000 square feet of new facilities. The Mayo Clinic announced Wednesday it is preparing two more major construction projects on its 400-acre Jacksonville campus. The projects will cost about $144 million. One new project is the construction of a five-story, 120,000-square-foot building to be called Mayo North. There will be a four-story link to the nearby Cannaday Building. Mayo North, which will cost $106 million, will have space for eight operating rooms, as well as areas for cardiology, gastroenterology and hepatology and other departments. Construction is expected to be completed in 2021.

Phoenix Business Journal, Mayo Clinic plans major expansion to double Phoenix campus; hiring 2,000 by Angela Gonzales — Mayo Clinic is embarking on a $648 million expansion that will nearly double the size of its Phoenix campus — paving the way for 2,000 more high-paying health care jobs. Plans are so preliminary the nonprofit health system has yet to issue requests for proposals for an architect and general contractor, said Dr. Wyatt Decker, CEO of Mayo Clinic in Arizona and vice president of Mayo Clinic's overall operations. The project will be financed by a combination of internal operations, philanthropy and a bond issue, Decker said. Additional coverage: Arizona Republic

KEYC Mankato, New Midwifery Program at Mayo Clinic Health System Mankato — Lisa Brown, certified nurse midwife with Mayo Clinic Health System Mankato joined KEYC News 12 this Midday to talk about their new Midwifery program at MCHS.

KEYC Mankato, Historic Home Holds Summer Tours by Alex Tejada — To someone passing through the scenic town of 4,000 residents, the Mayo House looks like just a small white house if you didn't know its historical significance. However this simple Carpenter Gothic style home housed two of Minnesota's brightest minds and their families. William Mayo, the founder of the Mayo Clinic and Carson Cosgrove, who founded the Minnesota Valley Canning Company, later known as the Green Giant Company resided in this house which has been furnished and restored to appear as it did in the 19th century. "It's kind of a retro thing. It's like walking back in time and seeing a different culture." said visitor Deanna Rucks.

WEAU Eau Claire, Experts make change to child car seat guidelines — "Previously, the recommendation was up to 2, now it could be up to 4 years, many of the rear facing seats will go up to 40 pounds,” said Pam Johnson, a Registered Nurse at Mayo Clinic Health Systems. The new guidelines don't give an exact time to make the switch as it depends on the car seat and size of the child. "Kids come in very different sizes, they could be heavy enough but not tall enough, really it's their height that makes the safety differences for where the belts go across their pelvis or go across their chest,” Johnson said. Additional coverage: WQOW Eau Claire

Chippewa Herald, Mayo offers challenge and rope course adventure in Menomonie by Barbara Lyon — Mayo offers challenge and rope course adventure in Menomonie Hosted by Mayo Clinic Health System, youth ages 9 and up are invited to challenge their families physically and mentally by taking part in a challenge and rope course adventure on Saturday, Sept. 22, from noon until 2 p.m., at the UW-Stout challenge course, at the corner of 18th Avenue and Fifth Street in Menomonie.

WIZM-Radio, Construction underway at Mayo cancer center expansion by Drew Kelly — Construction is underway in the cancer center at Mayo Health System in La Crosse. A $4.9 million expansion project will be ongoing through next summer. Rachel Bishop, nursing director at the cancer center, said the project will help them treat more patients. "Over the past several years our patient numbers have doubled," she said, adding that the 3,900-square foot expansion means patients can stay local, instead of having to drive to Rochester, Minn., for treatment. "Very important that they be close to the people that support them," she said.

HuffPost, 10 Common Back-To-School Struggles — And How To Deal by Heather Marcoux — Separation anxiety: For first-timers entering kindergarten and even older kids who’ve had tough summers, leaving mom or dad behind to go off to school can be scary and sad. If you suspect your child will suffer separation anxiety when they go to school this year, the Mayo Clinic recommends spending time apart before summer ends and touring the school together before the big day.

Chicago Tribune, Doctors reckon with high rate of suicide in their ranks by Blake Farmer — The medical profession is built on the myth that its workers are all highly conditioned athletes clocking long hours while somehow staying immune to fatigue and the emotional toll of their jobs. But there's a dark side to the profession that has been largely veiled even from doctors themselves: They are far more likely than the general population to take their own lives…It's been an uncomfortable topic to address. A 2018 study from Mayo Clinic finds disenchanted doctors are more likely to make mistakes.

Connect Business Magazine, Mayo Clinic’s Dr. James Hebl by Lisa Cownie — For James Hebl, medicine and a positive patient experience are not only professional pursuits, but are very personal as well. “When I was a sophomore in high school, my youngest brother was diagnosed with diabetes mellitus at age 5. I saw the impact diabetes had on not only my brother – but the entire family. The pediatrician caring for my brother was so kind, patient and knowledgeable when describing the condition and what we needed to do as a family. This life event, in addition to my passion for pharmacology and the biologic sciences, played a major role in my decision to enter medicine,” he reflects.

Tonic, Does Red Yeast Rice Actually Help Lower Cholesterol? by Colleen de Bellefonds — High cholesterol, in turn, can narrow your arteries, leading to heart attacks, strokes, and death. “About 15 years ago, cardiovascular disease passed infectious disease as the number one killer in the world,” says Stephen Kopecky, a cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic…Drug interactions on both statins and red yeast rice is another biggie. Taking red yeast rice with some OTC supplements like niacin can cause more muscle aches, Kopecky says. And taking other drugs processed in your liver, like antibiotics, or drinking a lot (a quart or more) of grapefruit juice daily can increase the levels of monacolin K in your blood stream because your liver has trouble processing it all. This can lead a condition known as rhabdomyolysis—the breakdown of muscle tissue that can cause kidney damage. “Rhabdomyolysis is genetically-based, not based on how much you take, so a tiny dose could cause problems,” Kopecky says., Could your home make you healthier? The science behind new house technology coming to Melbourne by Nathan Mawby — Melbourne will be the first city in the world to start seeing Delos’ sophisticated wellness technology in family homes, but it comes after a lengthy stint researching the concept. Delos spent five years and $100 million on the process, sat doctors and architects down at the same table, and established a significant partnership with the world-renowned Mayo Clinic. That relationship has already pioneered wellness research at the Well Living Lab at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota for the past two years, and the International WELL Building Institute Certification — which is working with Australia’s commercial property market.

Becker’s Hospital Review, Mount Sinai launches its own TV show in NY by Emily Rappleye — New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System is launching its own television series on a local cable channel run by The City University of New York. Billed as a behind-the-scenes look at the health system, the series, "Mount Sinai Future You," will highlight Mount Sinai's contributions to science, medicine and new models of care. The show's scope is broad: One episode delves into how an artist's work was transformed after a brain tumor was removed; another looks at a cardiologist's research of ancient mummies… Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic also launched its own TV show this year through a collaboration with NBC News. Its show "Health + Happiness with Mayo Clinic" launched April 7.

Herald Times Reporter, Manitowoc woman loses her husband twice with early-onset Alzheimer's by Patti Zarling — Nan Jagemann first suspected something was amiss when she noticed her husband, Paul, having trouble remembering what he was doing while completing repairs in the upstairs of their home…Doctors eliminated possible causes, such as Lyme disease or lead. A neurologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester diagnosed him with probable hippocampal-sparing Alzheimer's and he was put on appropriate medication. Early-onset Alzheimer’s makes up just 3 percent of diagnoses, but overall, the number of people with the disease is growing as the population ages

Romper, How Do You Treat The Measles? Here's What Parents Should Know by Steph Montgomery — The measles can’t be cured, so you can't treat the disease itself, but doctors can treat symptoms like pain, fever, or dehydration, and sometimes, according to the Mayo Clinic, parents can treat the same symptoms at home. According to the same site, if you're exposed to the disease you might be able to prevent getting the measles or lessen its symptoms if you get help right away.

Medscape, Early Menopause in 64% of Young Lung Cancer Patients by Nick Mulcahy — Chemotherapy-induced menopause occurs in more than half of young women treated for lung cancer, according to the first-ever study on amenorrhea rates in women younger than 50 years. "Chemotherapy for lung cancer patients appears to increase risk of early loss of menses in survivors," conclude the authors, led by Elizabeth Cathcart-Rake, MD, a medical oncology fellow at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Treatment-related amenorrhea is a surrogate for infertility and early menopause, they explain. The study was published online August 27 in Menopause.

Healio, Lymphocyte infusion, second stem cell transplant offer comparable OS for relapsed acute myeloid leukemia — Survival appeared comparable following a second allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant or donor lymphocyte infusion among patients with acute myeloid leukemia who relapsed after first HSCT, according to results of a retrospective registry study…“To our knowledge, these results represent the largest study comparing outcomes of patients treated with either a [second] allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant or donor lymphocyte infusion after AML relapse of a prior allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant,” Mohamed A. Kharfan-Dabaja, MD, MBA, oncologist in the division of hematology and oncology at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, and colleagues wrote.

Healio, Short courses of PTZ/VAN do not increase risk for acute kidney injury — Writing in Clinical Infectious Diseases, Diana J. Schreier, PharmD, pharmacy informatics resident at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and colleagues noted that nephrotoxins contribute to up to 40% of acute kidney injuries (AKI), and that the extended durations of piperacillin/tazobactam and vancomycin (PTZ/VAN) have been identified as nephrotoxic. “Empiric selection of antibiotics in critically ill patients is a delicate balance between selecting the appropriate agents to treat the infection, limiting host toxicity, and optimizing antimicrobial stewardship,” they wrote. “Current guidelines clearly prioritize broad-spectrum therapies for septic patients, which results in widespread use of intravenous antipseudomonal beta-lactams and drugs to treat resistant gram-positive infections.”

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