September 6, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for September 6, 2019

By Emily Blahnik

NBC, Signs of a deadly mosquito virus found in several states by Erika Edwards — … Infectious disease specialists have their eyes on mosquitoes that are transmitting diseases in other parts of the world, too, such as yellow fever and the Mayaro virus in South America, dengue in Asia and Rift Valley fever in Africa. "We have to continuously monitor what's going on outside of our country because these things can be brought into the U.S. so quickly," said Elitza Theel, an associate professor of lab medicine and pathology and director of the infectious disease serology laboratory at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. "We always have to be on our toes to help detect infections as quickly as we can," Theel told NBC News.

Forbes, How Much Coffee Is Really Too Much? by Eustacia Huen — When it comes to making sense of different research, Dr. Donald Hensrud—Director of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program and Medical Editor of the Mayo Clinic Diet—suggests that “one study [won’t] change the whole amount of research that has been done up until now.” It’s essential to assess the entire body of research over the years, which have pointed to coffee intake’s effect on decreasing risks of Type 2 Diabetes, Parkinson’s disease and overall mortality. While excess caffeine is a proven risk for women who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant, the general health benefits of coffee are relatively evident.  Instead, pay more attention to the side effects such as heartburn, acid reflux, urinary issues (especially among men), insomnia and heart palpitations. Those are the more significant, earlier telltale signs for when coffee drinkers should cut down. Also, limit sugar and cream, and avoid flavored coffees from chains (which has 500 calories or more) if you want to “keep overall calorie intake down,” said Hensrud.

Forbes, Doctor Obamacare Support Grows by Bruce Japsen — A majority of U.S. physicians see the ACA as a “net positive” for the U.S. healthcare system, according to a study of doctor “reactions to ACA implementation” led by researchers of the Mayo Clinic, who wrote a seven-page analysis in the Journal Health Affairs. “A slight majority of U.S. physicians, after experiencing the ACA’s implementation, believed that it is a net positive for U.S. health care,” Mayo Clinic researchers Lindsey Riordan, Jon Tilburt and several colleagues from across the country wrote in the September issue published this week. “Their favorable impressions increased, despite their reports of declining affordability of insurance, increased administrative burdens, and other challenges they and their patients faced.” Additional coverage: Medscape, Fierce Healthcare

Fortune, An Offer You Can’t Refuse: How A.I. Is Poised to Transform Negotiations. Eye on A.I. by Jeremy Kahn – A neural network can predict your biological age and your sex from your heartbeat. Just don’t ask why. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, based in Minnesota, found they could train a neural network to predict a person’s biological age with 90% accuracy and their sex with 72% accuracy, by analyzing an electrocardiogram. The difference between biological age and actual age can be used to identify at risk patients who need medical intervention, the researchers said in a paper published in the journal Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. But, due to the black box nature of the algorithm, they said they could not tell for certain exactly how the neural network was able to make its determinations.

The Guardian, With pancreatic cancer, what Stephen needs is legalised cannabis by Ali Smith — Stephen describes the current state of his disease; “Stage 3-pancreatic cancer without the possibility of the Whipple procedure because of the placement of the tumor. They do a CT scan every three months and determine the next steps based on those results. A very risky surgery – I believe it’s only performed by one doctor in the US at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota – is my only option and we’re hoping to make that happen. But insurance has, so far, refused to pay for it or the chemotherapy I’ll need beforehand, and it is astronomically expensive.”

The Guardian, The science of senolytics: how a new pill could spell the end of ageing by Amy Fleming — “Healthy ageing is a huge project – it can come with a lot of benefits, both for governments and older patients themselves,” says Ming Xu, an assistant professor at the University of Connecticut’s Centre on Ageing...Xu was part of a team at the Mayo Clinic, an academic medical centre in Minnesota, that showed in 2011 that “using a genetic trick to get rid of these senescent cells can significantly improve health and lifespan” in prematurely aged mice.

KABC Los Angeles, Doctors say watching scary movies can increase heart rate, blood flow and adrenaline —The Halloween season isn't too far off and that means plenty of frights and scares. But what do things like scary movies do to your body? Cardiologist Dr. Regis Fernandes at the Mayo Clinic says when you get spooked, your heart rate increases, your blood flows faster to your muscles and your adrenaline spikes. It's similar to the fight-or-flight instinct - or your body's response to exercise. Dr. Fernandes says watching scary movies is unlikely to hurt healthy people, but you shouldn't trade in your gym membership for films.

VOA, Should You Exercise While Sick? — Health experts answer these and other questions on the Mayo Clinic website. The Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit medical center in the United States. Edward R. Laskowski is a doctor at the clinic. He notes that “mild to moderate physical activity is usually OK if you have a common cold.” Dr. Laskowski and other experts have a general rule of thumb about exercising when you are sick. It is usually fine to exercise, he explains, if your symptoms are all "above the neck." These signs may include a runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing or a minor sore throat.

Salon, The problem with MRIs for low back pain by Lola Butcher — Overuse of diagnostic imaging was crystal clear a decade ago, but medical practice changes slowly. Conventional wisdom suggests that, on average, it takes 17 years for new medical knowledge to be incorporated into practice. Arthur Hong, an economist and primary care physician at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, has studied inappropriate imaging for low back pain…Hong was a resident physician at Mayo Clinic several years ago when a radiologist came to see him complaining of low back pain. During the examination, he found no red flags, and the patient volunteered that he knew the imaging guidelines for the situation. “But he felt so terrible, and his back was so painful, that he just kept asking me in kind of a weird way,” Hong remembers. “I finally picked up on it: ‘Oh, this guy is asking me for an X-ray of his back. And it’s because he just wants something done.’”

Modern Healthcare, Doctors prescribe more opioids late in the day by Steven Ross Johnson — Physicians are more likely to prescribe opioids later in the workday or when schedules run behind schedule, according to study. While fatigue may play a role in increased opioid prescriptions, the study published in JAMA Network Open on Friday did not find similar increases in non-opioid pain treatment prescriptions or referrals to physical therapy…Lindsey Philpot, an epidemiologist at the Mayo Clinic, said it was validating to see the effects of cognitive fatigue was being examined among other populations…"Cognitive fatigue is not just specific to opioid prescribing so we really think a more system-based approach will probably be in our best interest in the long term," she said.

AMA, Revealing the ripples of burnout by Timothy M. Smith — In the summer of 2012, the U.S. medical community still hadn’t experienced its collective “aha!” moment in understanding the prevalence of physician burnout. “People would ask me, ‘Why are you studying this? Do doctors really have it worse than anyone else?" says Lotte N. Dyrbye, MD, MHPE, professor of medicine and medical education at the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine and one of the relatively few researchers looking into the phenomenon at the time. “There wasn't a good sense nationally of whether this was a problem for the profession or just a niche issue affecting a handful of less-well-adapted physicians or learners.”

Post-Bulletin, Rochester biotech startup targeting cancer in dogs by Jeff Kiger — Helping man's best friend could also help mankind. That's the idea at the core of Life Engine Animal Health or LEAH Labs, an early-stage gene editing start-up in Rochester that is working on a cancer treatment for dogs. If successful, the genetic editing model could later be used to battle cancer in people…Co-founder Dr. Stephen Ekker added, "Why would I cure mice, if I can do the same science on dogs? If it works for dogs, it's a potential product and it is important new scientific findings."

Post-Bulletin, Is 'X One' a new name for One Discovery Square? by Jeff Kiger — A building permit was filed this week for a wall sign with a new name in downtown Rochester. The permit calls for a wall sign for "X One" at 202 Fourth St. SW. The permit doesn't says if the sign will be in the One Discovery Square complex, though that is the only building on that block. Developer Twin Cities-based M.A. Mortenson Co. didn't respond to questions about who or what "X One" is. The center's website seems to suggest that "X One" might be a new name for One Discovery Square. A new logo that resembles an X is now in use throughout the site. The letter X is used as a motif in a new brochure for the building with headers like, "Access X Mayo Clinic," "Culture X Place" and "Site X Location."

Post-Bulletin, Is CBD a wonder-drug, snake oil, or something in-between? by Paul Scott — "We encourage physicians to not disregard patients' interest in these therapies and instead retain clinical curiosity as well as healthy skepticism" toward CBD, argues a team of physicians in the latest issue of the medical journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings. It's a stark departure from the side-eye directed toward the claims for herbal preparations of days past. This new receptiveness to investigating CBD is part science, part pragmatism. Of the latter, Dr. Brent Bauer said when a medicinal craze sweeps the land it does clinicians no good to sit on the sidelines. Bauer is the director of the Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program at Mayo Clinic, and co-author of the Proceedings paper. Additional coverage: River Towns, Brainerd Dispatch,West Central Tribune

Post-Bulletin, Work on luxury hotel atop Mayo Clinic building won't start this year by Jeff Kiger — Construction of an ultra-luxury hotel on top of a Mayo Clinic building is not expected to begin this year. Pontiac Land Group, a Singapore development firm led by the Kwee family, announced plans in September 2018 to build a seven-story hotel plus four clinical treatment floors on top of Mayo Clinic's 21-floor Gonda Building in downtown Rochester. At the time, Mayo Clinic's announcement stated, "Preliminary plans are for construction to begin by the end of 2019 or early 2020, with the project being completed by the end of 2022." Mayo Clinic recently confirmed that work on the upward expansion won't begin until the later time estimates. "Project planning continues, though we don’t anticipate construction will begin until later in 2020. The project is not delayed and the planning remains on track. The initial timing mentioned in the release was preliminary," Mayo Clinic's Kelley Luckstein wrote last week. "We will provide a more specific timeline when that information is available." Additional coverage: Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalGrand Forks Herald, West Central Tribune

KTTC, Minnesota investigates 21 potential cases of lung disease linked to vaping, adding to national trend by Nicole Valinote — As of Aug. 22, 193 potential cases of severe lung illness associated with vaping had been reported by 22 states, the CDC reported. According to NBC News, those numbers may have since jumped to nearly 300. Last week, the first death linked to vaping was reported in Illinois. There have been several cases of patients experiencing severe lung damage linked to vaping within Mayo Clinic Health system, according to Dr. Paul Scanlon, a physician in Pulmonary and Critical Care at Mayo Clinic. “It’s not too surprising,” Scanlon said of the recent uptick in health issues linked to vaping. Scanlon said the behavior has not been tested for long-term health effects, much like when cigarettes were first popularized in the U.S. What makes these cases different to other cases linked to vaping, according to Dr. Xavier Fonseca Fuentes, a Mayo Clinic physician also in Pulmonary and Critical Care, is that these cases are presenting as more abrupt than previously seen.

KTTC, Mayo Clinic in Florida closed until Thursday, planned emergency response team on duty — The Mayo Clinic in Florida remains closed due to Hurricane Dorian. The hospital and emergency department are open, and emergency response team members are on duty awaiting any effects from the hurricane. The Planned Emergency Response Team arrived on campus after 4 p.m. on Tuesday. Regular workers were told to go home. Mayo is expected to reopen on Thursday. Employees are being told to come back to work then at their normal times. In a Mayo Clinic News Network release, an emergency medicine physician at Mayo in Jacksonville gave tips on properly preparing for any type of storm.

KTTC, Mayo Clinic in Florida to close until Thursday due to Hurricane Dorian — Mandatory evacuations due to Hurricane Dorian are causing the Mayo Clinic in Florida to close until Thursday. Clinic and administrative areas will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, with the exception of critical services like chemotherapy and dialysis. That’s according to Mayo Clinic News Network. The hospital remains open for now. The Employees of Mayo Clinic Facebook Page said that workers are being told to go home on Tuesday afternoon. That’s when the Planned Emergency Response Team (PERT) arrives at 4 p.m. Once the emergency response team arrives, normal workers will not be allowed on campus.

KTTC, Mayo Clinic Ambulance wins “Battle of the Badges” blood donation contest by Kilat Fitzgerald — Donating blood saves lives, and that’s a fact that rescue workers are all too aware of. “Battle of the Badges” is an annual competition between law enforcement, firefighters, and ambulance service personnel to see which branch can donate the most blood. The winners this year are the first responders from the Mayo Clinic Ambulance service.

KTTC, Mayo patients helped by new volunteer-run service — Patients at Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin now have a new helping hand. A temporary valet parking service started today to help people access the building…“So we have about a handful of volunteers who are helping with this service. They do it in four hour shifts, they split the day,” said Mayo Clinic Health System volunteer coordinator Kari Hall. “We’re still learning on how we’re going to build the process. So we might see if we have an influx of patients that are coming in the afternoon or in the mid-morning, we might need to have another volunteer come on to help. We’re always looking for more volunteers that might be willing to help with this service.” Additional coverage: KAUS-Radio, KIMT

KAAL, Senator Senjem Hosts Germans — Eleven members of the German parliament are in Rochester Friday.  Senator Dave Senjem is hosting the group from North Rhine-Westphalia. They will be touring Mayo Clinic and meeting community members at CTECH. Friday afternoon they will visit a farm in Kasson to see an American farm operation and talk about genetically modified food products, which Germans oppose.

KIMT, Flu shot in school? Health officials making it easier to fight the flu by Jeremiah Wilcox — It's a virus that causes major aches and pains, nausea and even fatigue. Last year, millions of people around the world were hit with flu, and it's about time for that season to hit again. To reduce the impact, local health organizations, including Mayo Clinic, are creating a one-stop shop to protect kids from the flu.

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, Common running injuries and prevention: What you need to know (podcast) — Running can help keep you in shape, but it can also be taxing on your body. Dr. Jeffrey Payne, assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine, located at Mayo Clinic Square in Minneapolis, and Allison Mumbleau, a physical therapist and board-certified sports clinical specialist at Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine, have seen many running injuries in their respective practices. While there’s “no one perfect way to run,” said Mumbleau, there are a number of steps runners can take to avoid or prevent some common running injuries.

Star Tribune, Critical medical scope has big flaw: cleanliness by Roni Caryn Rabin — In hospitals around the world, the snakelike duodenoscope is regarded as an indispensable tool for diagnosing and treating diseases of the pancreas and bile ducts. But these fiber-optic devices have a remarkable drawback: Although they are inserted into the upper part of the small intestine through the mouth and reused, they cannot be sterilized by the usual methods…The alternative to the device is open surgery, which carries its own risks, said Dr. Bret Petersen, a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. But the inability to properly clean the instrument between patients has proved to be its “Achilles heel,” he said.

KARE 11, Tackle Cancer: Coach Larry Herm's fight against prostate cancer by Randy Shaver — It was 2017, and Larry Herm and his wife Sue got great news after Larry's prostate cancer surgery at Mayo Clinic. “In the hospital room they said you're cancer free, we were so excited,” says Sue Herm. “They took out 19 lymph nodes, you're all clear,” says Larry Herm. Three months later, Larry had his first PSA test, the reading should have been zero but instead…“2.6 they freak,” says Larry. They were his doctors, and freaked because that PSA number meant prostate cancer had spread.

Jacksonville Daily Record, Area health care providers prepare for Hurricane Dorian by Katie Garwood — Mayo Clinic Jacksonville will close all day Tuesday and Wednesday. The emergency department will stay open as long as it's safe to travel, said Mayo Clinic spokesman Kevin Punsky. Mayo Clinic is a shelter-in-place facility, meaning patients will not be moved or evacuated from the hospital during the storm.

Florida Courier, Some safety measures before a hurricane — Hurricane Dorian could potentially affect Florida and parts of the East Coast by late Sunday, Sept. 1. While most people tend to focus their preparations on having an adequate supply of food, water and batteries, it’s also important to plan for health and wellness. Dr. Michael Boniface, a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine physician, says addressing health and safety concerns before a storm will help keep you and your family safe during and after severe weather. “Taking time to review your personal health needs and add items to your supply kit before a storm is extremely valuable,” says Boniface.

KEYC Mankato, Longtime Mayo oncology nurse retires — Friday marked the conclusion of a 42–year career for Mayo Clinic Health System Mankato’s Barbara Ahlman. The longtime oncology certified nurse has seen significant advancements in cancer research within the Radiation Oncology department. The hospital held a reception for Ahlman to celebrate her dedication and achievements. “In the Cancer Center, I see a lot of patients go through some really tough times in their life. And as I’m getting older, I think ‘Gee maybe there’s more out there that God wants me to do’ so if I can, I’ll retire a little bit early," Barbara Ahlman said.

Fairmont Sentinel, Fairmont-Mayo Urgent Care adding hours — Just 10 months after its opening, Urgent Care at Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont is expanding its hours and staff to meet the demand of patients seeking same-day treatment. From 550 to 600 patients use Urgent Care every month. Starting today, Urgent Care hours will be 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, two hours earlier than previously. Weekend hours are unchanged from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Albert Lea Tribune, Guest Column: 5 things to remember on your weight loss journey by Emily Schmidt — Are you working on losing weight? Whether you’re struggling with healthy lifestyle changes or it has been smooth sailing for you, here are some tips to keep in mind as you’re working on decreasing your body weight. Remember there is such a thing as unhealthy weight loss, and although making sure you’re still nourishing your body can be a struggle, it’s very important in preventing weight re-gain and ensuring optimal health in the long run. — Albert Lea resident Emily Schmidt is a registered dietitian at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea. She enjoys writing, cooking and spending time with her son and family.

WKBT La Crosse, Back to School: Meningitis Risk —The fall semester is getting underway for universities across our area.

WKBT La Crosse, Routine can help students with ADHD adjust to school year by Greg White — Students with Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, also known as ADHD can find the return of the school year difficult. ADHD can make it difficult to stay focused or make them over active… "Scheduling homework instead of just leaving it to get done when they have time, helping kids with developing organization through planners or apps, but starting this right before school starts so that they jump in doing it right at the beginning," said Janice Schreier, Mayo Clinic Health System Clinical Therapist.

WKBT La Crosse, Support system can help students transition to school year by Greg White — The start of a new school year can offer a lot of opportunity. But it can create stress for students that have mental health conditions as they go back to school. Kids with depression often have more symptoms during the school year, according to staff at Mayo Clinic Health System. Academic and social situations are both factors in creating pressure for kids. "You want to make sure that they have people at school that they feel comfortable talking to, and as parents being able to support them outside of school to talk about some of the pressures that are going on in the school setting," said Mayo Clinic Health System Licensed Clinical Therapist.

WKBT La Crosse, Education can help stop bullying in schools by Greg White — Studies have shown that people are less likely to help when in a crowd. But experts say education can help kids step up to stop bullying when they see it. "We need to teach children how to be a bystander and not just tell them how to be a bystander, but maybe roll play it, show them how to do it, when kids are able to do that, giving them positive reinforcement for standing up for other kids, acknowledging that they've done that," said Janice Schreier, Mayo Clinic Health System Licensed Clinical Therapist.

WKBT La Crosse, Nearly 50,000 Wisconsin children unvaccinated for measles as school year begins by Jordan Fremstad — As children go back to school, the potential risk for a measles case to pop up grows with each passing day.  "When a child developers measles, the potential for a very serious illness is always there," said Dr. Charles Peters, consultant pediatrician with Mayo Clinic Health System. Peters said this shouldn't be a problem facing our country. "It is preventable," he said.

Yale News, Yale and Mayo Clinic receive $5 million to study opioid use by Ishana Aggarwal — Yale University and Mayo Clinic received a grant for up to $5.3 million over two years by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to study opioid prescription and use, according to a July press release. The study will be carried out by the Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation, a joint effort between Yale, Mayo Clinic and the FDA.

Becker’s Hospital Review, Mayo Clinic, Oxford University select Cerner EHR for new London facility by Jackie Drees — Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic and Oxford University Clinic have enlisted Cerner to develop an EHR system for the healthcare organizations' new joint medical facility in London. At the new facility, Mayo Clinic and Oxford University Clinic aim to support clinical innovation, medical research and education to help improve patient outcomes. The new clinic is scheduled to open at the end of this month, and it will serve as Cerner's first Millennium EHR contact within the U.K. private healthcare sector. Additional coverage: Med-Tech News, Healthcare IT News

Becker’s Hospital Review, Mayo Clinic study finds AI can predict post-PCI hospitalization, death by Andrea Park — A machine learning algorithm from Tel Aviv-based Medial EarlySign effectively predicted patients' risk of complications and readmission after undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention, according to recent study. In the study, which was published in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, Mayo Clinic researchers applied the algorithm to a retrospective analysis of data from the Rochester, Minn.-based medical center's PCI registry. The information included EHR, demographic and social data from nearly 12,000 Mayo Clinic patients, who had collectively undergone more than 14,000 PCIs. Additional coverage: Yahoo! Finance, HIT Consultant

Health Central, Your Beyond-the-Basics Guide to Endometrial Cancer Staging by Sheila Eldred — You may already know that the staging number refers to how far the cancer has spread: the higher the number, the further its reach. It also help determine the course of your treatment. If that’s the extent of your knowledge on the topic, no worries. We talked to Jamie Bakkum-Gamez, M.D., a gynecologic oncologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, to get acquainted with some beyond-the-basics facts about stages of endometrial cancer.

Romper, The Signs Of Childhood Asthma, According To An Expert by Jamie Kenney — According to the Mayo Clinic, common asthma symptoms include frequent coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. But because these symptoms can vary in presentation, severity, and frequency — often getting better or worse on their own depending on a person's individual triggers — an asthma diagnosis may overlooked or misdiagnosed.

Medscape, 7 Best Ways to Deal With a Hypochondriac Patient by Debra A. Shute — Physicians may regard all patients with such anxiety in the same manner as those with true hypochondriasis. Actual hypochondriasis is a mental disorder in which people experience extreme fear that they're suffering from a serious illness despite medical evidence to the contrary, says Jeffrey P. Staab, MD, a psychiatrist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. "The idea was that a hypochondriac was worried about something he or she doesn't have," he says, "as opposed to being worried about the illnesses that they might have."

Healio, NAFLD regardless of obesity marks increased risk for liver, GI cancers — Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease correlated with an approximately 90% higher risk for liver and gastrointestinal cancers compared with patients without fatty liver disease, while the association between obesity without fatty liver disease and cancer was small. “The prevalence of obesity has more than doubled in the last four decades and as a result, the incidence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has increased substantially,” Alina M. Allen, MD, from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and colleagues wrote. “These unique epidemiologic observations reframe our understanding of the association between obesity and cancer risk. There is a continued need for better characterization of excess adiposity, because current measures of obesity, such as BMI, are insufficient and may overlook other potential key contributors to outcomes, based on ectopic fat distribution.”

Psychiatric Times, CBD and Pain: Issues Psychiatrists Should Consider by Heidi Anne Duerr — As legalization and interest in cannabinoids for pain have increased, physicians and researchers alike are curious and concerned about their use and their safety. Three new studies shine some light on the acceptance of cannabinoid compounds for treating pain, potential unintended consequences, and best practices to protect your patient… there is still little research available in terms of its safety and efficacy, especially considering the wide variety of compounds that make up CBD products. To help clinicians better understand the issues, researchers at the Mayo Clinic are exploring the potential efficacy and purported safety profile of these products. In a piece published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, VanDolah and colleagues3 reviewed potential therapeutic actions as well as safety concerns and adverse effects.

The Oklahoman, Clinical trial aims to help babies with rare congenital heart defect by Darla Slipke — Christina DeShaw couldn't believe it was happening again. She and her husband learned during a 20-week ultrasound that their son would likely be born with a rare heart defect that would require a series of open-heart surgeries — the same defect their daughter was born with several years before.. She reached out to Dr. Harold Burkhart, chief of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery at The Children's Hospital. She couldn't imagine handing her son over to anyone else. An Iowa native, DeShaw had never been to Oklahoma, but Burkhart had operated on her daughter, Ava, who also was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and was given a less than 40% chance of survival, when he worked as a cardiac surgeon at the Mayo Clinic…Burkhart and The Children's Hospital are taking part in a clinical trial with the Mayo Clinic to help children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), a rare heart defect present at birth.

Fountain Hills Times, Mayo volunteer becomes centenarian — Muriel Lippman had a busy week last week, with her volunteering at the Mayo Clinic and doing daily workouts at CopperWynd Resort, where she lives. She also visited with friends and family, who helped her celebrate her 100th birthday on Aug. 29. Her longevity advice is pretty basic, “just keep breathing.” Muriel was joined by fellow volunteers at the Mayo Clinic on Wednesday afternoon for some cake and a good time. There were family members there, too.

Lawndale News, Tips to Ask Your Doctor by Edith A. Perez, MD, Mayo Clinic — Unfortunately, cancer is the leading cause of death among Hispanics in the U.S., with the lifetime probability of dying from cancer reported at 1 in 5 for men and 1 in 6 for women. For millennials responsible for their own health and the health and well-being of their parents, those statistics can be a heavy burden and may be influenced by the fact that Hispanics are less likely overall to be diagnosed at an early stage, when treatment is more effective.

KPC News, Tucker auction brings $900,000 for charity by Dave Kurtz — This 1948 Tucker Sedan sold for $900,000 Saturday night at Worldwide Auctioneers’ 12th annual Auburn Auction. Proceeds went to cancer research at the Mayo Clinic. Names of the seller and buyer were not disclosed. The auction took place at Kruse Plaza for the first time. As spectators view the car, a screen in the background shows that bidding had reached $840,000. A 1970 Boss Ford Mustang sold for $200,000 a few minutes later. Additional coverage: Great Fort Wayne Business Weekly

Inforum, Winner of $36K Bison raffle using winnings to help family visit sister at Mayo Clinic by Kevin Wallevand — Whether it's the kids, the lake, the weather or the Bison, hairstylist Stacy Schwab talks about a little of everything when cutting and curling clients' hair. But this week, it was all about what happened at Saturday's North Dakota State-Butler football game at Target Field in Minneapolis, where she spent a few dollars on the 50-50 raffle for a $36,000 prize…She dreamed of using winnings from the raffle to help her younger sister, Kelly, a mother of seven, from Napoleon, N.D. Kelly was just diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer and is getting treatment at the Mayo Clinic. Then the numbers were announced. Schwab won the 50-50. With the $36,000 prize, she can now help get family back and forth to Mayo for the next several weeks while her sister Kelly undergoes cancer treatment.

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