September 20, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for September 20, 2019

By Emily Blahnik

Wall Street Journal, Israel Prepares to Unleash AI on Health Care by Dov Lieber — Israel is becoming a testing ground for the power of artificial intelligence to improve health care… ​In May, Israel’s Innovation Authority signed a memorandum with the Mayo Clinic for Israeli health startups to team up with the U.S. institution’s researchers and equipment. There are currently five Israeli companies working with the Mayo Clinic, and dozens more have applied for future work. “We have been impressed by the level of expertise and how Israeli companies have been able to leverage artificial-intelligence approaches developed in other areas and apply them to solve problems in health care,” says Kelly Krajnik, director of strategic opportunities at the Mayo Clinic.

STAT, Ease financial toxicity by putting electronic medical records to work by Walter J. O’Donnell — When large hospital systems find their financial health threatened, they are quick to reduce their own risk for financial toxicity by deploying “electronic diagnostics” on certain patients. The CEO of the Mayo Clinic, one of the country’s most prominent hospital systems, recently told his employees of the strategic need to “prioritize the commercial insured patients” in preference to those with Medicaid and Medicare. That’s a transparent priority.

Oprah Magazine, The Ultimate Guide to Dealing With Menopause by Robin Marantz Henig — When it comes to navigating that process, women are, to a stunning degree,left to their own devices. “Every girl gets the period talk, but almost no woman gets a talk about what’s happening on the other end,” says Stephanie S. Faubion, MD, medical director of NAMS and director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Women’s Health. “That’s really a shame. And as a result, we have women coming to the clinic in a panic. They can’t sleep, they’re having heart palpitations, they’re forgetting things, their hair is thinning, they’re anxious—and they literally think they’re dying when, in fact, they’re just in perimenopause.”

New York Magazine, Everything You Need to Treat a Canker Sore, According to Dentists by David Notis — Canker sores (sometimes referred to as mouth ulcers or “aphthous ulcers”), can be intensely painful. The Mayo Clinic defines canker sores as “small, shallow lesions that develop on the soft tissues in your mouth or at the base of your gums.”

Post-Bulletin, Greenspace: LED bulbs a bright idea by John Molseed — In 2010, Mayo Clinic set a goal to reduce energy consumption by 20 percent by 2020. The clinic met that goal in 2017. One bright idea was the main reason the clinic reached its goal early — switching to LED lighting. n a July interview, Brett Gorden, who is responsible for energy management at Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus, said the lighting switch was an early big boost to reducing energy demand at Mayo's buildings. The clinic’s next goal is to reduce energy use by 30 percent by 2025. For that, there aren’t many low hanging bulbs — cheap, easy ways to make a big cuts in energy use.

Post-Bulletin, Alzheimer's Disease update: Mayo Clinic Radio — On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Ronald Petersen, director of the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, shares an update on ongoing research and the fight against Alzheimer's disease. This interview originally aired Sept. 14, 2019.

KTTC, Ethnic minorities face hurdles in finding bone marrow match by Linda Ha — A bone marrow transplant may be someone’s only hope for a cure for blood-related cancers like leukemia and lymphoma. The treatment is often dependent on the patient finding a donor who shares the same race...“Those donors are underrepresented in the registry,” said Dr. Ernesto Ayala, a hematologist, and oncologist at Mayo Clinic. “That’s why it’s very hard a donor for one of those patients who belong to that ethnicity.”

KIMT, Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program talks about ongoing need for blood by Annalisa Pardo — If it seems there is always a call for people to roll up their sleeves and donate blood, that's because there is.  Doctor Justin Kreuter with Mayo Clinic said on average, they need about 100 donors a day to keep a minimum, safe amount of blood inventory for patients.  He explained blood is always needed for a couple of reasons, one being the shelf-life of the donations. He said donations are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, whole blood donations can last around 42 days, but platelet donations only last 5 days…"Especially when you talk about things in trauma, in the matter of 5 to 10 minutes can make a huge difference in if a patient is going to survive and have the rest of their life ahead of them, or they're going to die, a lot of that comes down to having that blood available," Dr. Kreuter said.

KAAL, Mayo Clinic remembers Cokie Roberts, Mayo trustee — Longtime political reporter and analyst with ABC News and NPR died at the age of 75. Roberts joined ABC News in 1988 and was co-anchor with Sam Donaldson of the Sunday political show "This Week" from 1996 to 2002. She also joined the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees in 2016. Gianrico Farrugia, Mayo Clinic President & CEO issued this statement, "We are deeply saddened by the news of the passing earlier today of our dear friend and Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees member, Cokie Roberts. We are grateful we had the honor and pleasure of working with Cokie. She exemplified integrity and compassion.

WCCO, 3 Minnesota Cities Listed As Best Places To Live In 2019 — Three Minnesota cities have been named some of the best places to live in the country. Money magazine says Rochester, Minneapolis and Blaine are among the 100 “Best Places to Live” in 2019. The highest ranked Minnesota city was Rochester, coming in at No. 15. Reasons for the high ranking include its healthy population and all the business brought in by the Mayo Clinic.

KARE 11, Four families battling rare pediatric cancer by Adrienne Broaddus — In October we go pink for breast cancer awareness month. But in September we go gold for pediatric cancer. Awareness months pause to talk about the issue. And in the Twin Cities, four mothers bonded after learning their kids share the same stage four High Risk Neuroblastoma diagnosis. …Turns out, about 95%  of kids who survive their diagnosis will go on to have a major health condition by the time they're 45. But Shoup and the other mothers want to change the outcome so their kids and others can fulfill their big dreams. All of the children hope to become doctors or scientist. According to the Mayo Clinic, neuroblastoma is usually a solid tumor that begins in the adrenal gland.

First Coast News, Is there a correlation between strange occurrences and a full moon? by Casey Feindt — NBC reports that a 2005 study by Mayo Clinic researchers looked at how many patients checked into a psychiatric emergency department between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. over several years. During the study, they found no statistical difference in the number of visits on the three nights surrounding full moons versus other nights.

First Coast News, Mayo Clinic nurse: Don’t forget about the Bahamas by Matt Soergel — Many islanders just wanted to talk, to tell how the waters rose around them as walls came down and roofs broke apart, forcing them to flee outside, right into Hurricane Dorian’s incredible winds, hoping for safer shelter and higher ground. After the storm, Mayo Clinic nurse Michele Woodrum helped set up a makeshift health clinic in the devastated community of Hope Town, on Elbow Cay in the Bahamas. From last Saturday to Wednesday, inside a cottage with a hand-painted sign — Hope Town Clinic — she gave tetanus vaccinations, dealt with coughs and colds, treated cuts, a dog bite and heat exhaustion.

St. Augustine Record, 4 Jacksonville nonprofits receive bequests from late federal judge and wife totaling $9.6 million by Beth Reese Cravey — Three of the bequests from the Honorable John H. Moore and Joan Kraft Moore Living Trust — designated for Community Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation, Dreams Come True and Mayo Clinic — were announced Wednesday…Melissa Morgan, division chairwoman of Mayo’s department of development, said the Jacksonville clinic is “profoundly grateful for this generous donation.

KEYC Mankato, Apple Tree Dental partners with Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont by Alison Durheim — Apple Tree Dental and Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont are partnering to provide dental care to low-income families, those with disabilities and the elderly thanks to a grant from the Schmeeckle Foundation. The Schmeeckle Foundation is providing a multi-year grant totaling more than $2 million to support the partnership with Apple Tree Dental and Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont. “And we identified 21,000 people in Fairmont, in Martin County and in the surrounding counties that have public benefits for dental care but who never even got one dental visit last year,” said CEO of Apple Tree Dental, Dr. Michael Helgeson. Apple Tree Dental is a non-profit community clinic founded in 1985 that provided more than 96,000 dental visits and screenings in Minnesota last year. Additional coverage: Fairmont Sentinel

KEYC Mankato, Mayo Clinic Health System gets special delivery by Dion Cheney — The Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont gets a special delivery. A brand new MRI machine arrived at the facility Monday morning. A crane had to hoist the 10,000-pound (4.54 ton) GE SIGNA Artist 1.5 Tesla through the air and into the roof of the medical center. The center has been utilizing a mobile MRI truck at the site since construction began on the project in June. Additional coverage: Fairmont Sentinel

KEYC Mankato, Minnesota State-Mankato completes emergency preparedness training by Mary Rominger — Minnesota State University, Mankato completed its emergency preparedness training exercise Wednesday. University officials and area law enforcement from Mankato, North Mankato and Blue Earth County, along with Mayo Clinic Health System took part in an emergency training exercise. Additional coverage: Mankato Free Press, KTOE-Radio, MSU Reporter

KEYC Mankato, Southern Minnesota counties, local WIC agencies stress importance of breastfeeding in lowering childhood obesity rates by Holly Bernstein — The Fairmont Baby Café welcomed mothers from the area to provide them resources and support for breastfeeding Wednesday morning. The free walk–in class gives them the chance to meet with professionals, weigh their babies before and after breastfeeding and more. Mayo Clinic Health System has also been working with the Mankato Area Baby Café since it opened in 2017.

KEYC Mankato, Upcoming events highlight methods of orthopedic care by Sean Morawczynski — Dr. Jacob Ziegler with Mayo Clinic Health System joins KEYC News 12 to talk about some upcoming events related to orthopedic care.

Austin Daily Herald, Mayo’s valet service meets positive response by Hannah Yang — After the staging for the ongoing construction as part of Mayo Clinic’s ongoing construction took away several handicap parking spaces, the apparent need for valet parking services has seen an uptick. For patients with significant mobility challenges, losing parking spaces in close proximity to the front entrance of the hospital would have been burdensome. However, Mayo Clinic launched a complimentary valet service that used volunteers to help park patients’ cars and retrieve them once appointments are finished. Additional coverage: Becker’s Hospital Review

Austin Daily Herald, Austin’s Mayo Clinic makes progress with expansion by Hannah Yang — Patients at Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin have been greeted by the sight of construction, but otherwise, it’s business as usual for the hospital. The $11.2 million expansion project is currently in its first of six construction phases that will finish the transition of inpatient services from Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea to Austin’s campus, with the completion of the entire project projected for late 2020. “This is an exciting modernization and expansion project that will serve our patients, staff and communities for years to come,” said Mark Ciota M.D., CEO of Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin in a previous story. “This expansion is the culmination of more than two years of analysis and planning to ensure the viability of our campuses and make the best use of our facilities and staff resources to serve our patients.”

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, Former Olympian speaks in EC on bipolar diagnosis, running career by Sarah Seifert — Suzy Favor Hamilton, former Olympic athlete and Stevens Point native, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the age of 42. A key to dealing with that diagnosis? Overcoming shame, the UW-Madison graduate told a crowd of about 250 people Thursday night at Mayo Clinic Health System auditorium in Eau Claire.

WEAU Eau Claire, Noon Interview: Eau Claire Heart Walk by Judy Clark — Hundreds are expected at the annual Eau Claire Heart Walk September 21. The Eau Claire Area Heart Walk is proudly sponsored by HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals and Mayo Clinic Health System.

La Crosse Tribune, Ribbon cutting held in advance of Oct. 2 opening at Tomah Health by Steve Rundio — “The ability to provide state-of-the-art care right here in Tomah has gone up exponentially,” Tomah Health CEO Phil Stuart said…Stuart said Tomah Health still has a strong relationship with Mayo Clinic, which will continue to operate in Tomah. “When we started this 10 years ago, we were looking at partnering with both Gundersen and Mayo,” Stuart said. “At the end of the day, Mayo felt their best business decision was to stay in their clinic. We still have a very active relationship with the Mayo Clinic.”

WKBT La Crosse, House Call - National Suicide Prevention Month — Mayo Clinic's Christine Hughes talks about National Suicide Prevention Month.

WKBT La Crosse, Suicide Prevention Awareness event — September is National Suicide Prevention month. There were 20 reported suicides in La Crosse County in 2017, 16 last year, and so far in 2019 that number is at 7. Mayo Clinic Health System and many others have joined forces in bringing more awareness to this issue and the groups that are at the highest risk.

WKBT La Crosse, Child care providers get crash-course on eating, and feeding healthy foods by Rachel Ausman — Child care providers gathered at the Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse on Tuesday for a crash-course on how to better educate kids on being healthy. Through a partnership with Mayo and the Wisconsin Farm to Early Care and Education Project, an organization that works to give kids access to healthy local foods, gardening opportunities, and food-based activities, health officials demonstrated how to enact healthy lifestyles for kids.

WKBT La Crosse, Mayo Clinic Health System donates $15,000 to Sparta Free Library by Deb Brazil — Mayo Clinic Health System presented a check for $15,000 to the Sparta Free Library on Tuesday, September 10. The donated funds will support the renovation and expansion of the library. "Mayo Clinic Health System is very pleased to provide support for the Sparta Free Library renovation and expansion," says Ben Crenshaw, operations manager, family medicine, Mayo Clinic Health System in Sparta. "Like the library, we've been serving this community for a long time. We recognize the important role of the library in maintaining Sparta as a great place to live, work, learn and raise families. That's important to all of us."

WXOW La Crosse, Medical products on hand at new Onalaska Mayo Clinic store by Allante Walker — On Wednesday, the Mayo Clinic in Onalaska opened the doors of its new retail store to the public. The store located at 1212 Well Street in Onalaska provides a convenient way for customers to buy high-quality medical products.

Everyday Health, Does Yoga Count as Exercise? by Becky Upham — There are a variety of yoga styles — vinyasa, restorative, hatha, and hot, just to name a few. Each requires a different amount of physical exertion. There’s a big difference between a restorative yoga class with very little movement and a fast-paced vinyasa class where you’re quickly moving from one challenging pose to the next. The latter may require enough exertion, and elevate your heart rate enough, to qualify as moderate physical activity; the former may not, explains Edward Laskowski, MD, a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist and the codirector of the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. “Classes that focus more on mindfulness and restoration may not get your heart rate up that much,” says Dr. Laskowski. Some classes are geared toward getting people to a higher heart zone rate where you’re challenging and working the heart much more, which may indeed be an aerobic workout, he says.

Inverse, With more popularity, essential oils are showing up in an unexpected place by Alexandra Pattillo — “Essential oils have been around for thousands of years, and it’s kind of the wild, wild west out there right now,” Susanne Cutshall, a nurse practitioner at the Mayo Clinic, tells Inverse. “What’s happening is they are becoming more and more widely used and more companies are jumping on the bandwagon, saying, ‘OK, we’re going to have essential oils in our company,’ and the research is still catching up.”

Yahoo! Lifestyle, 9 Sneaky Things Nutritionists Say Could Sabotage Your Metabolism by Sarah Yang — So what exactly is metabolism? Mayo Clinic says it's "the process by which your body converts what you eat and drink into energy. During this complex biochemical process, calories in food and beverages are combined with oxygen to release the energy your body needs to function." And while a slow or fast metabolism is not the main reason you're gaining weight or losing weight, a disruption in your metabolism can make it harder to burn calories.

HIT Infrastructure, Mayo Clinic Teams with Google to Employ Healthcare Cloud Computing by Fred Donovan — Mayo Clinic is partnering with Google to employ healthcare cloud computing, data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to improve the delivery of healthcare. The partnership will help accelerate the pace of healthcare innovation through digital technologies at its facilities, according to the clinic. “Data-driven medical innovation is growing exponentially, and our partnership with Google will help us lead the digital transformation in healthcare,” said Gianrico Farrugia, MD, president and CEO of Mayo Clinic. Additional coverage: Williston Daily Herald,, HealthExec, Global Health News

Healthcare IT News, Mayo Clinic CIO: 'This artificial intelligence stuff is real' by Mile Miliard — Mayo Clinic Chief Information Officer Cris Ross put it plainly during his keynote speech at Health 2.0 this week: "Our systems are not adequately supporting our doctors, in lots and lots of ways." And he counts his own world-class health system as one of them. Mayo Clinic completed a landmark four-year, 90-hospital, $1.5 billion Epic implementation in 2018. But while it was "an enormous project and by all objective measures we did just fine," said Ross, "we're also still at place where our doctors are frustrated and our patients are not seeing a particular difference by us doing that."… At Mayo Clinic, he said, "part of what we are trying to do is to pursue the next generation of care." And to do that, the health system is embracing a wide array of future-looking initiatives such as its just-announced 10-year partnership with Google Cloud, which will offer security and agility – and will enable Google's AI scientists to work shoulder to shoulder with Mayo's own researchers, developing new models of care.

Becker’s Hospital Review, Financial updates from Kaiser, Cleveland Clinic, Mayo + 10 other systems by Ayla Ellison — …Mayo Clinic reported revenues of $3.4 billion in the second quarter of 2019, up 9.6 percent from the second quarter of 2018. The health system's operating expenses climbed 5.3 percent year over year. Labor expenses totaled $3.8 billion in the second quarter of 2019 and represented more than 60 percent of the health system's operating expenses.

Becker’s Spine Review, Mayo Clinic, Penn Medicine & more: 30 health systems compare total posterior spine system with TLIF in FDA study by Alan Condon — Premia Spine enlisted 30 healthcare organizations in the U.S. to participate in an investigational device exemption study on the total posterior spine system…Thirty healthcare organizations are participating in the study including Philadelphia-based Penn Medicine, Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic, Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai and Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine.

SELF, Why Is PCOS Still So Hard for Doctors to Understand? by Mary Claire Lagroue — Because the consensus among experts is that PCOS has no cure, researchers focus on treatment. If your doctor thinks you have PCOS, they may recommend hormonal birth control to regulate your hormone levels and menstrual cycle, according to the Mayo Clinic. They may also prescribe drugs like metformin to help your body become more sensitive to insulin, spironolactone for skin issues like acne brought on by androgen excess, or medications to stimulate ovulation if you’re having trouble getting pregnant.

SELF, 9 Signs You're Dealing With a Ruptured Ovarian Cyst by Korin Miller — There are a few different types of ovarian cysts. Many ovarian cysts form in relation to ovulation (when an ovary releases an egg for potential fertilization), according to the Mayo Clinic. These are known as functional cysts, and there are two kinds. Follicular cysts happen when a follicle (a sac that contains an egg) doesn't burst to allow ovulation and I —nstead keeps growing, the Mayo Clinic explains. Then there are corpus luteum cysts, which happen when fluid starts building up inside a follicle that's already done its due diligence and released an egg.

Health Central, 9 Things to Know If You’re Diagnosed with Kidney Cancer by Lisa Davis — Kidney cancer isn’t what you’d call rare—in fact, according to statistics from the American Cancer Society, it’s on pace to be the eighth most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States this year. But it’s not a familiar disease. While most people could probably rattle off a couple of facts about breast, lung, or prostate cancer (ranked first, second, and third for number of people diagnosed), or about endometrial cancer or leukemia (ninth and tenth), chances are they’d draw a blank if asked about renal-cell cancer or any other variety of kidney cancer… The majority of people who are surprised by an incidental finding of kidney cancer will be cured, says urologist Bradley Leibovich, M.D., of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. What’s more, after treatment, which may include removing either the kidney or just the tumor, patients often return to life as usual, with no long-term side effects… Learning you have cancer of any kind is scary and upsetting. But if you had no symptoms that led to your diagnosis, says Dr. Leibovich, “it’s a psychological emergency but almost never a medical one.”

Health Central, How to Help Your Child With ADHD Rock the School Year by Sheila Eldred — For kids with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), school can be a tough place to be, especially without treatment and accommodations. In fact, many parents of kids with ADHD don’t have any concerns about their children until they begin school, says Flora Howie, M.D., a developmental-behavioral pediatrician at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

Inforum, Fargo nurse donates kidney to Williston boy after reading his story in hometown paper by Kevin Wallevand — Jan was tested for compatibility as a donor at the Mayo Clinic and after several months got word she was a great match. A few weeks ago, she made a trip to Mayo again, where she would change the life of Ashton and his entire family by donating a part of herself to a complete stranger. "I am in tears every day because of it ... a complete stranger doing this for our family is wonderful," said Lindvig, who explained that her son has undergone an amazing change since the transplant. "He has been able to play with his friends. He loves going to school. He is just wonderful."

AMA, How medical schools are putting high-value care in the spotlight by Brendan Murphy — The Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine teaches students to understand the risks, benefits and cost of interventions, to decrease interventions that provide no benefit or may be harmful, and to customize care plans with patients that incorporate their preferences and values. Students also learn to identify systems-level opportunities to improve value. “Sometimes when students hear about value-based care or they hear about health systems science, it's hard for them to see that linked to the patient in front of them,” said Stephanie Starr, MD, director for Science of Health Care Delivery Education at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, also a consortium member.

Mass Device, BioSig inks deal with Mayo Clinic by Sean Whooley — BioSig Technologies (NSDQ:BSGM) said yesterday that it signed a new licensing agreement with Mayo Clinic to further its Pure EP system, less than two months after the Mayo Clinic invested $1 million in BioSig’s first product. Westport, Conn.-based BioSig and the Rochester, Minn.-based clinic inked a 10-year strategic partnership agreement for the Pure EP system’s development in March 2017. The new agreement is in place to develop a new product pipeline to support Pure EP, a computerized system designed to acquire, digitize, measure, display and store electrocardiographic and intracardiac signals for patients undergoing electrophysiology procedures.

WHEC News 10, Report: 1 in 3 doctors say they were sexually harassed by a patient — This year, every single person working in New York state has to go through sexual harassment training. At News10NBC, we did ours last week. So we were surprised when we tracked down a story involving doctors, nurses, and patients. In a report online from STAT, a medical organization called Medscape surveyed 6,000 doctors in the country. The report said 27% of doctors said they were sexually harassed by a patient, but they didn't have a way to report it. "There appears to be an uptick in this behavior," said Dr. Sharonne Hayes of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Hayes is a cardiologist, but she also is one of the founders of Time's Up Healthcare, a movement to address equality and sexual harassment in hospitals.

Montgomery Advisor, College football: What is the Hilinski's Hope Foundation? by Erik Hall — In 2018, the Hilinski’s Hope Foundation was founded by Mark and Kym Hilinski to honor the life of their son Tyler, who died by suicide on Jan. 16, 2018. Tyler played quarterback at Washington State University.  In June 2018, Mark and Kym revealed that an autopsy done by the Mayo Clinic revealed Tyler Hilinski had chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) at the time of his death.

South Coast Today, Fecal transplant for treatment of Clostridium difficile — DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I’ve had recurring instances of C. diff. that normally is treated with antibiotics. I have read about fecal transplant as a potential treatment. How does this work? ANSWER: Clostridium difficile, also known as Clostridioides difficile and often called C. diff., is a bacterium that causes gastrointestinal symptoms ranging from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammation of the colon. In many cases, antibiotics are an effective treatment. If the infection recurs after two or three rounds of antibiotics, a fecal transplant may be an appropriate alternative… — Dr. Sahil Khanna, Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

KFOR Oklahoma, Oklahoma girl`s mystery illness studied at Mayo Clinic by Kaylee Douglas and Heather Holeman — We first met Lulu in May after her mother, Jessica was nominated for the Pay It Forward award. Lulu was born without nine genes on her 16th chromosome - one of those genes controls eating, so now a feeding tube, hidden in a small unicorn backpack, is how Lulu thrives…Lulu and Jessica have returned from the Mayo Clinic and Jessica says in just five days there, Lulu saw seven specialists, had a sleep study, as well as x-rays and an ultrasound. Though researchers are far from finding a diagnosis, they were able to find a third child with Lulu's same condition, which means that all three known cases in the world involve girls., 'You must be very careful': Common questions about CBD health claims for pain and other conditions answered — Cannabidiol, or CBD oil, is promoted for a wide range of medical conditions. Recently, a review for doctors weighed the science behind the claims. The Clinicians' Guide to Cannabidiol and Hemp Oils was published earlier this month in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings… There are anecdotal reports from users of CBD helping with certain types of pain, such as nerve-related back pain. "Chronic pain management continues to challenge patients and physicians alike, and investigation into potential therapies such as CBD and hemp oils is a promising area for the future of clinical pain management for both pain relief as well as addiction management," Dr. Karen Mauck, an internist at Mayo Clinic, and her co-authors wrote.

Medscape, Hypertension Common Among Young Black Women by Caroline Helwick — Sandra J. Taler, MD, professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, was impressed by the study. "It's a great idea to look at young people and see the trends that will likely get worse," she said. She suggested that Hines break down the data by period to evaluate whether more hypertension and more differences are seen during the most recent years. She also said she would like to know how many young women would be considered to have hypertension using the more recent (2017) definition of ≥130/80 mmHg…"A perfect study would analyze and/or control for these," she told Medscape Medical News. "But overall, we know that blacks have much higher hypertension rates than whites and more morbidity, and it looks like this starts young. It would be a great area for intervention," she said. "I think these young women may often be dismissed by clinicians."

Healio, LV end-diastolic pressure significant marker for outcomes after heart catheterization — “On average, we saw improvement over the course of the observation in all hemodynamics; right atrial pressure, pulmonary artery pressure, pulmonary capillary wedge pressure and LVEDP,” Andrew Rosenbaum, MD, cardiologist at Mayo Clinic, said in his presentation. “In the analysis, the only one that predicted 1-year outcomes was LVEDP. Because this was the only variable associated with outcomes, we adjusted for all the clinical parameters, including left ventricular assist device speed, transaortic gradient and cardiac index. This remained a significant predictor of outcome in a multivariate analysis.”

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