Wall Street Journal, Doctors Limit What to Tell Patients About Their DNA Test. Should They? by Melanie Evans and Anna Wilde Mathews — The Mayo Clinic is scanning 20,000 genes for thousands of patients to study genes’ role in disease. It will hand over results for just 59. Mayo will look for certain disease-causing gene variants for heart disease or breast cancer, and offer results to patients who have them. But it doesn’t look at variants for early-onset Alzheimer’s or Lou Gehrig’s disease, meaning patients will remain in the dark. “There is a risk of causing undue anxiety,” said Dr. Keith Stewart, director of the Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine. DNA sequencing is creating vast amounts of data that promise to unlock the secrets of disease. But the information is being collected faster than the medical world can interpret what it all means. That is raising a question for doctors and scientists who perform the scans: How much should they tell patients?
Washington Post, Suspicious insulin injections, nearly a dozen deaths: Inside an unfolding investigation at a VA hospital in West Virginia by Lisa Rein — A high enough dose of insulin, especially the rapid-acting form, can be fatal for anyone, even with intervention to counteract it. It is “very, very rare” for blood sugar to crater so low that it leads to death, said Yogish C. Kudva, an endocrinologist with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
Associated Press, A small hospital saved amid rural health crisis in Wisconsin by Parker Schorr — In Wisconsin, only one rural hospital has closed in the past 10 years: Franciscan Skemp Medical Center in the western farming community of Arcadia, located between La Crosse and Eau Claire, which closed in 2011.The area’s nursing home closed soon after the hospital was shuttered, and the town’s pharmacy recently closed when Shopko went out of business. Family physician Dr. Bert Hodous used to work at the Arcadia hospital. He now works at the Mayo Clinic Health Systems’ clinic in Arcadia. He acknowledges that the hospital was old and required upgrades. Hodous says these days, it is not uncommon for people to drive an hour to La Crosse to get their prescriptions. And that, he believes, is not good for the community. “The confidence that you feel in your heart is affected by your sense of the community having resources in place that you can access,” Hodous says. Additional coverage: Star Tribune, Chicago Tribune
Reuters, Celiac families may not need two toasters by Linda Carroll —The new findings will be “quite reassuring for patients, families and roommates since it shows that it doesn’t take that much to get rid of gluten,” said Dr. Joseph A. Murray, a professor of medicine at The Mayo Clinic and editor of Mayo Clinic’s “Going Gluten Free.” “It’s not like peanuts and peanut allergy,” Murray said. “Accidental exposure to gluten is usually related to eating actual food with gluten in it.”
The Atlantic, Why There’s Still No Lyme Vaccine for Humans by Cassandra Willyard — If the new vaccine does make it to market, will it fare any better than LYMErix? According to Gregory Poland, the director of the Vaccine Research Group at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, who has given scientific advice to Valneva, that’s “a multimillion-dollar question.”…“Every manufacturer that has considered this since 2002 has judged that it’s unlikely that we’re going to make a profit on this vaccine,” Poland says. “In the second decade of the 21st century, you can protect your dog against Lyme disease, but not your children.”
Forbes, Walmart Adds Kidney Transplants At Mayo To Centers Of Excellence Program by Bruce Japsen — The world’s largest retailer in 1997 began its Centers of Excellence program as a way to get organ transplants to workers in need. In a conference call Wednesday with employers put on by the Catalyst for Payment Reform, Lisa Woods, Walmart’s senior director of U.S. healthcare, said centers of excellence would be performing kidney transplants as a covered benefit starting in 2020. The transplant locations are Mayo Clinic sites in Rochester, Minn.; Phoenix, Ariz. and Jacksonville, Fla. where Walmart already sends patients for other transplant procedures and certain other treatments in Walmart’s broader Centers of Excellence program.
Forbes, 5 Strategies To Beat The Sunday Night Blues by Caroline Castrillon — 4. Employ mindfulness techniques. Mindfulness helps us to live in the present versus the future. Here are some examples of simple meditation exercises from Mayo Clinic that can help prepare you for a successful workweek
CNBC, Learn surgery with video games — Gaming skills can be applied to future surgeons. Reporter Bertha Coombs finds Level Ex, a video game maker is developing games to teach medical procedures. And Dr. Paul Friedman, head of the Cardiovascular Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, adds there's a training role for these type of games and explains how they're testing virtual reality in real surgical scenarios.
Post-Bulletin, Lawmakers aim to deflate ballooning drug prices at Rochester meeting by Dana Ferguson — …Eric Tichy, one of the pharmacists who sets the medication formulary at the Mayo Clinic, said the private market could lead the way in terms of driving down prices. The Mayo Clinic along with more than 1,000 other hospital systems and three philanthropic organizations came together to create a nonprofit that can contract to manufacture some of the most in-demand generic drugs for hospitals. Civica Rx, the group of hospital groups, delivered its first medication Wednesday in Utah.
Post-Bulletin, Mayo Clinic-spawned biotech firm opening lab in One Discovery Square by Jeff Kiger — A young biotech firm, founded by two Mayo Clinic doctors, announced today that it will be moving into the new One Discovery Square complex in downtown Rochester. RionLLC, created by Dr. Atta Behfar and Dr. Andre Terzic, will focus on "advancing regeneration through innovations related to its exosome biotherapeutic platform, development of novel off-the-shelf biologics, technologies and biomanufacturing." Today's announcement by One Discovery Square developer Mortenson does not say how large of a space Rion will occupy, how many employees will work there or when Rion is expected to start operating in the 89,000-square-foot complex, on the corner of Fourth Street and Second Avenue Southwest.
Post-Bulletin, Cancer epidemiology lecture set for Mayo Clinic by Tom Weber — Mayo Clinic on Oct. 15 will host a lecture, "It Takes Two to Tango: Cancer Epidemiology, Molecular Biology, and Public Policy." The speakers are Sam Zakhari and David Ozgo, from the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS). The lecture will explore how the evolving fields of molecular pathologic epidemiology and genome-wide causation studies integrate information that leads to more exact determinations of the causes of cancer in individual patients.
KAAL, Design workshop fosters ideas like zero-gravity athletic tape — From zero-gravity athletic tape to holographic social aids, the ideas were flowing at Luther College thanks to DMC. Destination Medical Center and Mayo Clinic held its Design Thinking Workshop on Thursday. The intent was to expose people to design thinking, entrepreneurship and collaboration. Design thinking is a process for creative problem-solving using a human-centered approach. Participants spent time thinking about how things could be for people with various disabilities, instead of thinking about how they currently are.
KAAL, Study finds potential source to vaping-related lung injuries by Miguel Octavio — Vaping use first broke into the market a decade ago. It’s grown in the last few years, especially among the youth. Now, a new Mayo Clinic study may have found the source of vaping-related lung injuries. “We didn’t see a lot of lung disease reported until recently,” said Dr. J. Taylor Hays, director of Mayo Clinic’s Nicotine Dependence Center. Dr. Hays said new research shows it’s not the oil in e-cigarettes that causes lung injury but it could be toxic fumes from uncertain sources.
KIMT, New app hopes to help visitors explore Rochester — Thousands of people come to the Med City seeking treatment at Mayo Clinic. Like any unfamiliar city, it can be hard to navigate. Today, Destination Medical Center, Mayo Clinic and Experience Rochester are announcing their collaboration to create a new app called "When In Rochester, MN." The new app helps people here in the area find local restaurants and fun events. It also has a purpose of helping people find parking, hotels and other resources for Mayo Clinic patients coming to Rochester. Additional coverage: KTTC
KIMT, Mayo Clinic Rolls out virtual program to help trauma victims by Maleeha Kamal — Childhood trauma can have big impacts throughout the rest of our lives. According to Mayo Clinic Health System, it can not only lead to mental health issues but also chronic disease. That's why Mayo Clinic Health System is rolling out a virtual program called Road to Resilience - helping kids deal with trauma at an early age. The six-week program has 8 modules. Reese Druckenmiller is a mother of two and a therapist at Mayo Clinic Health System Albert Lea campus. She says this program is a great concept and even well-adjusted families can benefit from this. She plans on doing the program with her kids.
KTTC, Bounce Day disaster simulation prepares community to help — About 240 local volunteers and medical professionals participated in a mock mass casualty crash and zombie apocalypse simulation. High school and medical students, emergency responders, military members, and health care professionals practiced treating patients...“What we’re teaching people is — that they have skills that they can help one another that they’re the help until help arrives,” said Mayo Clinic physician Robin Molella. “Even if we don’t have any specific medical skills, we can be compassionate, we can give psychological skills and be present for people, we can stop the bleed — these are all basic skills that everyone can learn. Neighbors are still important.” Dr. Molella went on to say that everyone is welcome at next year’s event. Additional coverage: KAAL
Star Tribune, University of Minnesota to test cancer-fighting 'natural killer' cells by Jeremy Olson — The university and Fate have three additional trials underway that involve the use of donor NK cells, which usually come from relatives of cancer patients. NK cells are part of a new wave of immunotherapies that are designed to coax the body to heal itself. While NK cells are still experimental, another approach known as CAR-T therapies has already been approved and is in use at the U and Mayo Clinic. They involve harvesting T-cells from patients, modifying the cells, and then returning them to patients so the modified cells latch on to cancer cells and destroy them.
Star Tribune, From head to toe, 5 ways we're aging better than ever by Kevyn Burger — First performed in the 1960s, total knee and hip replacements are now among the most common elective surgeries. A 2014 Mayo Clinic study found that 4.7 million Americans have had knee implants and 2.5 million had undergone hip arthroplasty. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, these replacement surgeries are projected to grow by 189% by 2030.
Jacksonville Daily Record, Jacksonville University names six trustees by Jannet Walker Ford — Jacksonville University announced six members will join its 28-member board of trustees…Dr. Kent Thielen is CEO of Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville and vice president of Mayo Clinic based in Rochester, Minnesota.
KJZZ-Radio, Dr. Joseph Sirven: Study Finds ER Doctors Don't Always Write Down Everything by Lauren Gilger — The Show will start checking in with in with Dr. Joseph Sirven, a neurologist at the Mayo Clinic, to discuss the latest news from the medical world. A new study finds what ER doctors write down in your medical record doesn’t always match up to what actually took place in the emergency room.
Phoenix Business Journal, Phoenix embarks on $3B bioscience capital projects, creating 7,000 jobs by Angela Gonzales — Contributing to that growth is Omaha, Nebraska-based Creighton University, which is establishing a medical school at the former Park Central Mall in midtown Phoenix, while Arizona State University and Mayo Clinic will partner on bioscience efforts near Mayo's north Phoenix hospital.
North Valley Magazine, Understanding Epilepsy by Dr. Joseph Sirven, Mayo Clinic.
KEYC Mankato, Rising number of teens using e-cigarettes, developing addictions at an early age by Benjamin Broze — Project for Teens and Chaun Cox from Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato discuss the rising number of teens using e-cigarette, and the myths and truths on the addiction to e-cigarettes. Data from a new survey just released this week says one in four Minnesota 11th graders have used an e-cigarette in the past 30 days. That’s a 54% jump from the same survey in 2016. The Minnesota Department of Health says the jump among 8th graders was even more significant, with 11% reporting vaping in the past 30 days, nearly double the 2016 figure.
KEYC Mankato, Mayo Clinic: Mix of toxic chemical fumes may be to blame for lung injuries caused by vaping by Dion Cheney — Researchers from the Mayo Clinic say a mix of "toxic chemical fumes" - not oils - may be to blame for vaping related lung injuries. Researchers reviewed lung biopsies from 17 patients, all of whom had vaped and were suspected to have vaping-associated lung injury. They say there was no evidence of vaping injuries brought on by fatty substances such as mineral oil. Instead, researchers say injuries are most likely caused by noxious chemical fumes, many of which are produced when chemicals in the e-juice are heated and changed. Dr. Ebbert says one of those chemicals is the metal cadmium, which is present in the solder used in the device itself and has been linked to lung injuries.
Mankato Free Press, Mayo expert offers tips for keeping safe this hunting season — Being outdoors in the autumn can be a great way to get fresh air and exercise. For many, fall also means hunting season which can pose dangers, sending hunters to the hospital or worse. Heart attacks, injured backs and broken bones are among the most common medical emergencies in hunting. Eric Grube, D.O., an emergency medicine physician at Mayo Clinic Health System offers several tips for a safe hunting season. “I am a hunter and always need to remind myself to lead by example when I’m in the woods,” Dr. Grube says. “Hunting can be a sport for all to enjoy. But we need to make sure time outdoors isn’t spoiled by some unfortunate accident.”
KTOE-Radio, VINE Hosting Presentation on Neck Pain by Ashley Hanley — Neck pain is common, especially in older people. It commonly ranks in the top five disorders in the United States. Do you ever wonder why you have neck or arm pain? Manish Sharma, M.D., Neurosurgeon with Mayo Clinic Health System will be presenting “And That’s Why They Call it a Pain in the Neck,” Thursday, October 17 from 11 am to 12 pm at the VINE Adult Community Center.
Owatonna People’s Press, HEALTH: Technology making breast cancer screenings better, easier at Mayo Clinic Health System by Alison Miller — New this year, patients have the opportunity to self-schedule their mammogram appointments through Patient Online Services, Mayo Clinic’s patient portal. After the patient’s care team sends an email with a go-ahead to schedule the screening, the patient can log in and choose the date, time and location that works best. In addition, patients who visit Mayo Clinic Health System have greater access to enhanced technology for breast cancer screenings. Breast tomosynthesis (3D mammography machines) enables physicians to see cancers earlier, especially in women with denser breast tissue. The technology also has shown to reduce the recall rate, meaning patients are less likely to be called back for a second screening.
Owatonna People’s Press, HEALTH: Mayo Clinic Health System to offer youth resiliency virtual program by Allison Miller — Adults are invited to help children in their lives build resilience, along with social and coping skills, by participating in Mayo Clinic Health System’s “Road to Resilience” virtual program. The free, six-week, gamelike program runs from Oct. 7 through Nov. 17 and offers age-appropriate resources for adults and youth to work through together. The online resources are items that participants can do, read or watch in any order. Participants choose the content that best fits their situation. Parents, grandparents, teachers, community organizers and trusted friends to children can participate.
WEAU Eau Claire, Plan moves ahead for future event complex in Eau Claire by Tajma Hall — Thursday, the UW-Board of Regents Planning and Budget Committee will receive an overview of the $95 million dollar project for the Sonnentag Event and Recreation Complex. This will be one of the final steps in the process before construction on Menomonie Street near Clairemont Avenue begins…Chancellor Schmidt compares the project to the Pablo Arts Center. “The building will actually be owned by a private non-stock, non-profit corporation with board membership from the YMCA, from the Mayo Clinic, from the university, one of our students and then some community members at large," he said. Additional coverage: Volume One, WQOW Eau Claire
WKBT La Crosse, Hospitals co-sponsor A Walk to Remember event by Victoria Larson — "Mayo Clinic Health System - Franciscan Health Care's Share Program and Gundersen Health System's Resolve Through Sharing co-sponsor this annual Walk to Remember," Opal Hostert, RN and Share Program coordinator explains. "Families and friends are welcome to attend this event to honor their precious babies and help to make pregnancy loss more known within the local community."… "At Mayo Clinic Health System our Share Program supports families who experience the death of a baby through early pregnancy loss, stillbirth or in the first few months of life," Hostert said.
WKBT La Crosse, Messy study suggests hand sanitizer not as effective as you may think by Alex Fischer — Dr. Olivia Thiel with Mayo Clinic Health System recommends you stay home if you're sick, but if you have to go out: Make sure you take your time when you clean your hands. "If you think about the average person who throws on some hand sanitizer or washes real quick and goes on with their work or school or anything, they 're not appropriately killing the virus. So that's the big concern that they want people to be aware of," said Thiel. Additional coverage: WKRC Cincinnati
WKBT La Crosse, Sports technology making UW-La Crosse student-athletes healthier by Tyler Job — Mayo Clinic Health System sports medicine physician Dr. Andrew Jagim recently started using GPS technology to track workout loads for the UW-La Crosse women's soccer team. "There isn't a lot of data available for the Division III athlete itself," Jagim said. "Certainly not a lot in female collegiate sports which is kind of exciting to be one of the first groups." Jagim is using POLAR technology that gives data about an athlete's heart rate, distance traveled, workout intensity among other factors during a practice or game.
La Crosse Tribune, Mayo Clinic schedules influenza vaccine clinics by Kylie Mullen — The Mayo Clinic Health System will offer flu vaccines at a walk-in clinic from 7:30 am to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays October 15 through November 21 in the Regula Conference Room, on the first floor of the Professional Arts Building, 615 10th St. S., La Crosse.
CBC Radio, A closer look at men who get breast cancer by Dr. Brian Goldman — In Monday's issue of the journal Cancer, a team led by Dr. Kathryn Ruddy at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. examined the records of 10,873 men diagnosed with stage I to stage III breast cancer between 2004 and 2014. Nearly a quarter of the men had breast-conserving surgery, and 70 per cent of those patients also got radiation. Forty-four per cent of patients received chemotherapy.
Inverse, Male breast cancer study highlights the need for pioneering clinical trials by Emma Betuel — “We have never successfully completed a clinical trial that was designed to test therapies in men specifically,” Kathryn Ruddy, M.D., a cancer scientist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester tells Inverse. “So our management strategies are largely based on data from women.” That means that there could be a far better way to treat these individuals. It may even exist already, and scientists just need to do more research to find out what it is. Additional coverage: Healio, Physician’s Weekly
SELF, Here’s Exactly How and When to Use 5 Basic Skin-Care Staples by Dina Cheney — 1. Cleansers: The mainstay in every skin-care routine, cleansers remove excess oil, makeup, dirt, and dead skin cells, and maintain hydration, says Alina G. Bridges, D.O., dermatologist at Mayo Clinic, tells SELF.
Yahoo! Lifestyle, What to Do If You Think an Ovarian Cyst Burst by Korin Miller — Dermoid cysts and cystadenomas in particular can become pretty large, the Mayo Clinic says, which, in addition to causing those symptoms, can cause the ovary to shift from its usual position, increasing the chances it will twist on itself in a painful issue known as an ovarian torsion. This can lead to nausea and vomiting, along with pain. And if your ovarian cyst actually bursts, as it releases fluid into your body, the pain can definitely make you take notice.
Everyday Health, Incidence of Stroke in the United States Continues to Decline, Research Finds by Becky Upham — “This latest report demonstrates that we continue to make significant headway in reducing the risk of first stroke in the general population,” says Eugene L. Scharf, MD, a neurologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, who was not involved with this paper. “Those of us in the stroke community are very excited by this news because it shows us that what we do every day in regard to stroke prevention and treatment matters and, even more important, is having an effect.”
Everyday Health, Hot Flash Treatment in Development May Be a Game Changer by Beth Levine — Currently, the most commonly used drugs to control these symptoms are hormonally-based, which many woman should not take because they have estrogen receptor–positive cancer, leg or lung blood clots, stroke, liver disease, or unexplained vaginal bleeding, according to the Mayo Clinic. Currently the only nonhormonal medication available that is FDA-approved for use for VSM is paroxetine (Brisdelle), a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). “This will be great if this drug works, because if we can impact hot flashes without hormonal medications, it opens up a new therapy for women who can’t use or are concerned about using hormones. It gives us something else in our armory,” says Stephanie S. Faubion, MD, medical director of NAMS.
Health Central, 15 Facts You Need to Know About Hepatitis C and Pregnancy by Elizabeth Millard — Being Cured Is Not the Same as Being Immune: Say you’ve cleared the infection on your own or with meds. Great! Now you have to avoid the behaviors/situations that led to infection in the first place. Once you’ve had HCV, the antibodies stay in your system for life, says Alina Allen, M.D., a gastroenterologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. But they don't make you immune. Be sure, then, to continue HCV regular screenings if those old habits prove hard to break.
American Psychological Association, Spotting the signs of mild cognitive impairment by Kirsten Weir — Pathology in the brain accumulates for years or decades before memory loss and other cognitive symptoms appear. In the years before dementia becomes evident, however, patients typically show subtle but measurable cognitive declines—a syndrome known as mild cognitive impairment, or MCI. “Mild cognitive impairment exists between the cognitive changes of normal aging and dementia,” says Ronald Petersen, MD, PhD, a neurologist and director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Mayo Clinic and the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging.
The 21st Show, Transient Global Amnesia — We spoke with Frank McAndrew, a psychology professor at Knox College in Galesburg who personally experienced transient global amnesia. He wrote about this for Psychology Today, and his story was mentioned in a recent New York Times column on the topic. We were also joined by Dr. Eugene Scharf, a neurologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Dr. Scharf’s segment is at 34:24.
Pamela D. Wilson, Signs of Dementia Checklist – Oct 2, 2019 — Special guest Dr. Jonathan Graff-Radford from the Mayo Clinic talks about the Risk Factors for Dementia.
WUSA 9, VERIFY: Can you get sick with the flu from the flu vaccine? by Eliana Block — Our Verify researchers went to the Mayo Clinic and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They say, no, you cannot get the flu from the shot. While the various types of vaccines do contain the flu virus, it’s either inactive or uses a single gene of the virus; you can’t get the flu from either. So what’s with all the people tweeting that they’re feeling ill? Experts say it’s possible to experience flu-like symptoms from the shot. The most common include, soreness or redness at the injection sport, headache, fever or nausea.
FOX 2 St. Louis, Mayo Clinic: Vaping-associated lung injury may be caused by toxic chemical fumes — In just four years the use of e-cigarettes by teenagers has grown by nearly 50 percent. The Mayo Clinic just finished the first study about the effects of vaping on the lungs. Dr. Karen Swanson discusses their findings. She says that people should never inhale anything but air into their lungs. The study concludes that vaping-associated lung injury may be caused by toxic chemical fumes.
Medscape, Hypertension & CV Adverse Events With Ibrutinib in 'Real World' by Alexander M. Castellino, PhD — Since its approval in 2016, ibrutinib (Imbruvica, Pharmacyclics) has rapidly changed the treatment landscape of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and several rarer hematologic malignancies. However, emerging real-world data are now suggesting caution, owing to increased risk for hypertension and other cardiovascular adverse events.…The CV adverse events associated with ibrutinib that were reported in these studies have been noted at other treatment centers too. Joerg Herrmann, MD, director of cardio-oncology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, said that all the cardiac adverse events reported in these studies have been seen in their patients: "Yes, we have seen this at Mayo, and they [ie, the authors of the study] beat us to it," he said.
MedPage Today, Don’t let patient care interfere with documentation – or that’s the way it seems by Christopher Johnson, M.D. — I'm being sarcastic, of course, but that's often how it seems some days. Those are the days when I've been busy at patients' bedsides all day and then struggle to get my documentation done later…Patient charts are burdened with several purposes that don't always work together. The modern medical record as we know it was invented by Dr. Henry Plummer of the Mayo Clinic in the first decade of the 20th century. Up until that time each physician kept his (only rarely her) case notes really as notes to themselves. When the multispecialty group appeared, and Mayo was among the first, the notion of each physician having separate records for the same patient made no sense; it was far more logical to have a single record that traveled from physician to physician with the patient.
MedPage Today, Early Alzheimer's Can Hide in Women by Judy George — "Normative data provide tables or formulas that adjust for age and, at times, other demographic variables to help clinicians define normal and impaired cognitive performance," said Nikki Stricker, PhD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, who was not involved with the study. "Many norms in use today do not consider sex differences. However, on average, women perform better on tests of verbal memory than men," she continued. This result "provides an important illustration of how crucial it is to account for this difference in performance across men and women when evaluating memory concerns."
Medscape, The Lowdown on Lipoprotein(a) by Stephen L. Kopecky M.D.; Thomas Allison, Ph.D. — Video and transcript at link. Greetings! I'm Tom Allison, cardiovascular specialist at Mayo Clinic. During today's roundtable, we'll be discussing lipoprotein(a). I'm joined by my colleague, Dr Steve Kopecky, who specializes in this area. Steve, what is lipoprotein(a) and why do we have it? What role does it play?
Mass Device, 6 medtech innovations out of Mayo Clinic you need to know by Chris Newmarker —The Mayo Clinic over the past century has pioneered everything from heart-lung machines to patient monitoring to high-speed CT scanning. As one of the most respected nonprofit academic medical centers in the world, the Mayo Clinic continues to innovate. A major center of innovation at the Rochester, Minn.–based practice is its Division of Engineering, where a staff of 67 engineers, technicians, designers, machinists — and even a glassblower — create new medical devices under an FDA-compliant quality management system.
Express UK, Heart disease: Best exercise to lower the risk of developing the deadly condition by Adam Chapman — According to Dr. Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, resident cardiologist at Mayo Clinic, the general consensus is that anything is better than nothing, and any activity that gets a person’s heart rate up and makes them breathe a little harder will offer some protection against heart disease. Rising evidence makes a strong case for high intensity interval training (HIIT) in particular, however. As Dr Lopez-Jimenez reports, increasing evidence suggests HIIT training provides “added metabolic benefits”.
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