December 20, 2019

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

By Emily Blahnik

CNN, Kristen Dahlgren's reporting on cancer symptoms may have saved her life by Lisa Respers France — Cancer was the last thing on NBC correspondent Kristen Dahlgren's mind...She recently returned to Rochester, Minnesota, to reunite with Dr. Deborah Rhodes who she interviewed in 2016 at the Mayo Clinic for her original story. "'If this story saved me, how many other women are out there that need this?' I asked," Dahlgren said. "This is more common than we appreciate." And she's grateful that her work helped her know she needed to go get checked out. Additional coverage: Daily Mail, NBC 2 News, Yahoo! Lifestyle Australia, FOX News

NBC News, 'Asian glow' gene linked to progression of Alzheimer's, new study says by Agnes Constante — Dr. Ronald Petersen, director of the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, who was not involved with the study, said the new research may shed light on the complex relationship between alcohol consumption and cognitive aging. He noted, however, that while findings of a potential treatment for the mutated gene are exciting, caution needs to be expressed since the study involved mice and cultured cells. “Given the frequency of this mutation, approximately 8 percent of the population, and its frequency in the Eastern Asian population, it is important to understand potential mechanisms,” Petersen said in an email. “Larger scale epidemiological studies supporting the role of the mutation more widely would lend enthusiasm for pursuing human clinical trials in the future.”

Associated Press, Mass opioid abuse is `destabilizing’ world’s poorest nations by Emily Schmall — The Mayo Clinic hospital in Minnesota worked to reduce opioids prescribed post-surgery as the American epidemic escalated, said surgeon Cornelius Thiels. Doctors there started shifting patients to tramadol because it was billed as safer. But Thiels and his colleagues analyzed prescription data and were surprised to find patients prescribed tramadol were just as likely to move on to long-term use. They published their findings this year to alert authorities, he said: ‘There is no safe opioid. Tramadol is not a safe alternative. It’s a mistake that we didn’t figure it out sooner. It’s unfortunate that it took us this long. There’s a lot more that we need to learn about it, but I think we know enough that we also can’t wait around to act on this.’ Additional coverage: US News & World Report, Patriot Ledger, Yahoo! News India,

US News & World Report, Healthy Eating for Families: the Best Diets for Parents and Kids by Angela Haupt and Michael O. Schroder — Mayo Clinic Diet: The Mayo Clinic's take on healthy eating revolves around fruits, veggies and whole grains. "DASH and Mayo make sense as 'cleaned up' versions of the typical American diet," Katz notes. You'll learn to replace bad eating habits, such as chowing down while watching TV, with good ones, like getting at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day. It's appropriate for all ages. Bonus: "The Mayo Clinic Diet," an essential guidebook, offers a crash course in nutrition basics that parents can use to educate children. "Anything that's engaging or creates a dialogue is helpful," Katz says.

Science, Epilepsy’s next frontier by Jennifer Couzin-Frankel — …Four years ago, a chance encounter allowed Vezzani to test the idea. At a conference, she met a doctor from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The hospital was then trying to save a toddler whose disease looked awfully like that of Vezzani's mice—the little girl had unyielding seizures that began after a fever and infection. The child's diagnosis was an extremely rare but catastrophic form of epilepsy called febrile infection-related epilepsy syndrome (FIRES), which strikes about one in 1 million people…It worked in the little girl, too. "We had an outcome that we've never seen before," says Eric Payne, a Mayo pediatric neurologist who treated the child. She turned 7 in September, and a mild language delay and occasional seizures are the only signs of a brain that nearly destroyed itself.

Post-Bulletin, Happy kids mob Santa at Boys & Girls Club party by Tom Weber — Mayo Clinic purchased gifts for every kid at the club, the Elks Club supplied a holiday feast for kids and their families, Scheel's provided winter coats, and Titan Development and Courtesy Corp. donated gift cards for families. Other local organizations also chipped in.

KAAL, Miracles and Heroes at Mayo Clinic — On Tuesday, members of the Rochester Police Department and Target employees brought joy to patients and families at the Mayo Clinic Children's Center during a "Miracles and Heroes" event. Children received gifts and warm wishes from those taking part. Additional coverage: KIMT

KTTC, Hospitals can be stressful, so Caring Canines is bringing smiles by Ubah Ali — We often hear of dogs as a man's best friend. During tough times for patients and staff at Mayo Clinic, what a world of difference our furry friends can make. Hospitals and clinics can be very stressful places for patients and staff. The staff at Mayo Clinic- Baldwin Building on the third floor were experiencing a major change. "We had significant nursing turnover and we were short 12 people," said Tammy Schmit, Baldwin Building Community Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Nurse Manager.

KIMT, North Iowa man living with ALS talks prognosis: ‘Family is everything’ by Katie Lange — To better understand the disease, KIMT spoke to the Director of Mayo's ALS Clinic, Dr. Nathan Staff. "ALS is a progressive neurologic disorder where the motor neurons degenerate causing progressive paralysis. It's a fatal disorder and typically has an average life span of 3-years after diagnosis, although there is quite a bit of variability with that," said Dr. Staff. He went on to say there is a lot of variability within the disease.

KROC-Radio, Will Mayo match a million dollar red kettle donation by Kim David — For the first time ever, Mayo Clinic will match every donation made to the Rochester Salvation Army’s red kettles Thursday and Friday. Mayo has made maximum matching grants in past years but this marks the first time it will match every donation during the two days. So what happens if a huge donation - say a million dollars - is made? We put that question to Erin Sexton, Mayo’s director of Enterprise Community Engagement and she said, " If somebody is that inspired to give, that would be a great thing." Additional coverage: KAAL, KROC-Radio, Quick Country, 96.5, KTTC

KROC-Radio, Mayo’s most famous musicians deliver holiday message to patients and hospital employees — As you probably know, Elvis Francois and William Robinson from the Mayo Clinic became internet superstars about a year and a half ago when their performance of Mike Yung’s “Alright” blew up the internet. The video was viewed by millions on social media and got the duo booked on Ellen. The two are back with a special holiday message for those giving and receiving care at Rochester's Mayo Clinic. They performed a Christmas classic in the video above and shared this holiday greeting…

Star Tribune, Comeback player finalists: Luton, Winfield Jr., Paschal by Ralph D. Russo — Oregon State quarterback Jake Luton, Minnesota defensive back Antoine Winfield Jr., and Kentucky linebacker Josh Paschal are among the major college football finalists for the Comeback Player of the Year award. The other finalists in FBS are Georgia Southern offensive lineman Drew Wilson and Notre Dame cornerback Shaun Crawford. The winner of the Comeback Player of the Year, which is sponsored by the Mayo Clinic, is determined by a vote of AP college football poll voters, along with input from sports information directors. Additional coverage: Daily Mail, FOX Sports, Seattle Times

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, Winter weather can bring slips and falls. Here’s what you should watch for (podcast) — Winter weather can create slippery conditions in parking lots and on sidewalks. Back injuries caused by falls are among the more frequent issues seen in the emergency room in the winter, according to Dr. Nancy Cummings, orthopedic surgeon with Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine, in this podcast. “The most common fractures are ankles, number one; wrists are number two, and hip fractures are number three,” says Cummings.

Finance & Commerce, Creating a cluster of innovation in Rochester — Innovation being synonymous with Mayo Clinic is nothing new. But now, thanks to Rochester’s massive, multiyear undertaking to present the entire city as a beacon for innovators and entrepreneurs, the whole region 75 miles south of the Twin Cities is poised for a technological and economic renaissance. Finance & Commerce recently hosted a panel discussion about what Rochester’s future might hold in those regards. The chat took place at One Discovery Square in Rochester.

WFTS Tampa Bay, Doctors prescribed fewer opioids after surgery, new study finds —The study looked at opioid prescribing when patients were discharged from Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville for two periods: July 1, 2017 - Sept. 30, 2017 and July 1, 2018 - Sept. 30, 2018. Researchers found doctors prescribed significantly fewer opioids. This comes after Florida House Bill 21 went into effect in 2018, limiting the supply of opioids, prohibiting refills, and requiring doctors to check Florida's prescription drug-monitoring program before prescribing the powerful painkillers. Additional coverage: UPI

Fairmont Sentinel, At Mayo Fairmont: Cardiac rehab unit expands by Judy Bryan — A new cardiac rehabilitation unit at Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont opened this week, courtesy of a $250,000 grant from the Fairmont Community Hospital Foundation. The new space was the final phase of remodeling for the former Lutz Wing Nursing Home in the hospital’s east wing, which also includes the new Lutz Cancer Center, which opened in August.

Albert Lea Tribune, Just the winter blues or something more? — Seasonal affective disorder is a cyclic, seasonal condition, meaning signs and symptoms are present only during a particular season of the year and then go away, according to a press release. Most of the time, signs and symptoms of seasonal affective disorder typically appear during the winter and recede in the spring and summer. “If you have SAD, winter’s short days and long nights may induce feelings of depression, loss of energy, social withdrawal, increased sleep, overeating, weight gain, irritability, headaches, and difficulty concentrating and processing information,” said Ashok Seshadri M.D., consultant psychiatrist at Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin and Albert Lea. Additional coverage: Austin Daily Herald

Albert Lea Tribune, New ambulance design for Mayo Clinic — Mayo Clinic changed the look of the outside of its ambulances earlier this year, adding a distinctive black and white reflective wrap material and other high visibility features. Now Mayo Clinic ambulance interiors are being redesigned to enhance the safety and comfort of patients and patient care providers, according to a press release. Mayo Clinic’s ambulance team convened a group of emergency medical technicians, paramedics and representatives from other work disciplines in September 2018 to consider ways to increase safety. The group brainstormed ideas that included putting equipment and supplies within arm’s reach in the back of the ambulance to minimize times when crew were not restrained with seat belts. They also looked for ways to enhance ergonomics and reduce injury due to lifting and exertion.

Albert Lea Tribune, Mayo Clinic match day donates to Salvation Army — Mayo Clinic Health System’s match day took place in both Albert Lea and Austin in hopes to collect funds for the Salvation Army in each community, according to a press release. When it was all said and done, Austin bell ringers collected $559 while Albert Lea volunteers garnered $437.  Mayo Clinic Health System committed to match up to $1,000 in both communities’ kettles.  Even though each location wasn’t able to meet that goal, Mayo Clinic Health System will donate the full amount to each community organization. Additional coverage: Austin Daily Herald, KROC-Radio

KEYC Mankato, FOCP’s holiday distribution sees record number of children enrolled by Mary Rominger — The Feeding Our Communities Partners (FOCP) holiday event is preparing students for the winter break with food boxes. Over 1,000 families across 38 area schools were given nutritious boxes of food worth $35 each…To help bring all of the resources to life, Mayo Clinic Health System brought financial support and volunteers. “FOCP is a local non–profit and we’re proud to support those local non–profits and the efforts that are going on in the community – especially around health and wellness,” said Christi Wilking of the Mayo Clinic Health System.

Chippewa Herald, Mayo Clinic grant to help Shirley Doane Senior Center provide healthier food options by Travis Nyhus — Healthier food options are coming to the Shirley Doane Senior Center in Menomonie. Mayo Clinic Health System donated $2,500 for the purchase of a salad bar and other food for weekly meal service at the senior center. "Eating wholesome foods is an important part of promoting overall health and well-being," Hank Simpson, M.D. and chair of Mayo Clinic-Red Cedar endowment committee said. "We are pleased to be able to support improved nutrition for senior citizens in Dunn County.

La Crosse Tribune, Multidisciplinary team reduces Mayo Clinic Health System hospital readmittance rate by over 4 percent by Emily Pyrek — Even with competent and compassionate providers, hospital stays are typically both costly and unpleasant. And when patients require readmittance, the financial and emotional strain only grows. And it’s not just the patients who are negatively affected. Through Medicare’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, acute care facilities may incur financial penalties for higher-than-average re-admittance rates. So when Mayo Clinic Health System registered more than double the state’s readmittance benchmark in 2017, Mayo providers and staff region wide took action, developing an innovative program that has shown incredible results.

La Crosse Tribune, Mayo relocates occupational, employee health services to Belle Square — Mayo Clinic Health System moved its occupational and employee health services Monday from the La Crosse campus to Belle Square, 232 N. Third St., Suite 100 in downtown La Crosse. That downtown location previously housed Mayo's urgent and primary care services, which were discontinued in July at that location. "The move to Belle Square will give the department an upgrade in service space," said Steven Bowman, medical director for occupational health and employee health. "We look forward to continuing to meet the health-care needs of area employers — many of whom are already near the downtown area — with care that is convenient and tailored to our business clients." Additional coverage: WKBT La Crosse

WKBT La Crosse, MRI services now offered at Tomah clinic by Rachel Ausman — The Mayo Clinic Health System Tomah Clinic is now offering MRI services. The new MRI equipment is a big addition, allowing up to 12 screenings to be completed every day. Tests will be completed using the same Mobile MRI unit being used on the Onalaska campus and other mayo clinics in the region.

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, Ashley founder to receive Horatio Alger Award — Ronald Wanek, founder and chairman of Arcadia-based Ashley Furniture Industries, has been selected to receive a 2020 Horatio Alger Award…In 1988, Wanek and his wife, Joyce, established the Ronald & Joyce Wanek Foundation, which provides funding to a variety of causes including education, the arts and medicine. The Wanek family also provided a $50 million grant to The City of Hope to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes by 2023. Wanek also has donated millions of dollars to Mayo Clinic to assist its research efforts to cure heart disease.

Waseca County News, Mayo Clinic Health System donates $2,000 to Waseca Public Schools and other regional organizations by Bailey Grubish —Mayo Clinic Health System recently donated a total of $30,000 in year-end Season of Giving funds to organizations and projects across the region, including food shelves and schools. Waseca Public Schools received a donation of $2,000 for a November 2019 Youth Frontiers Courage and Respect retreat that all eighth graders participated in.

Yahoo! Lifestyle, Your Christmas tree might be making you sick. Here's what you should know about this seasonal syndrome by Elise Solé — Martha F. Hartz, M.D., an allergist-immunologist and pediatrician at The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, tells Yahoo Lifestyle that bringing organic material into the home and adding water (it’s recommended to water Christmas trees periodically) can create mold, especially in environments where the heat is on, such as in wintertime. However, Hartz suspects the holiday season itself, not necessarily trees, can harm people with allergies. “At Christmas time, people are burning fires, lighting candles with strong odors, and welcoming more people into their homes, such as the uncle who might smoke or the aunt who wears strong perfume,” she tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “All these scents, including the exposure of germs, can change the air quality of a home and trigger colds and asthma.”

Yahoo! Lifestyle, 5 ways that vaping can damage your body by Abby Haglage — Emphysema: Brought to public attention through anti-cigarette smoking campaigns, emphysema is a condition in which the air sacs of the lungs (or alveoli) become chronically inflamed, hindering an individual’s ability to breathe normally. Unlike some chronic lung diseases, emphysema gets progressively worse. The Mayo Clinic explains: “Over time, the inner walls of the air sacs weaken and rupture — creating larger air spaces instead of many small ones. This reduces the surface area of the lungs and, in turn, the amount of oxygen that reaches your bloodstream.”

SELF, So You Pooped Your Pants on a Run. Here’s How to Make Sure It (Probably) Doesn’t Happen Again by Jenny McCoy — “Let’s just say that anyone who considers themselves a runner will likely admit to having runner’s diarrhea at some point in time,” runner and gastroenterologist Amy S. Oxentenko, M.D., a fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Gastroenterology, and American Gastroenterological Association, and professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic, tells SELF via email.

SELF, 8 Ways to Make Thinning Hair Shiny and Full Again by Dina Cheney — …If you don’t know if your thinning hair is due to hair shedding or hair loss, you should check in with an expert. It’s also important to talk to a dermatologist if you’re losing more than 100-150 hairs per day, or you notice other issues (bald spots, hair shafts that break easily, or an itchy or burning scalp), Alina G. Bridges, D.O., dermatologist and dermatopathologist at the Mayo Clinic, tells SELF. These could signal a more serious hair loss issue or an underlying condition (like scalp psoriasis) that warrants professional treatment…If changing up your styling habits hasn’t helped, then it may be worth trying one of two daily-use OTC treatment options. The first one, minoxidil, is available in liquid or foam form at 2 and 5 percent concentrations, Dr. Bridges says.

Daily Mail, Ibuprofen or naproxen 'could cut the chance of breast cancer by 40% in high-risk women – but aspirin will NOT help' by Sam Blanchard — Researchers found that regularly taking the anti-inflammatory drugs ibuprofen or naproxen could slash breast cancer risk by 40 per cent. This was among women who had had a cancer scare which later turned out to be something else. But aspirin, which falls into the same category, did not have the same positive effect, Mayo Clinic researchers found. 'Several studies have evaluated whether the use of anti-inflammatory medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen affect a woman's risk of developing breast cancer,' said Dr Amy Degnim, a breast cancer surgeon at the clinic in Minnesota. Additional coverage: Austin Daily Herald

HealthDay, Most Long-Term Breast Cancer Survivors Die From Other Causes by Amy Norton — In the new study, researchers found that among breast cancer patients who died five to 10 years after their diagnosis, only 38% of deaths were caused by the disease. And among women who died beyond the 10-year mark, breast cancer was the cause less than one-quarter of the time. Instead, the majority of those women died of heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer's or other non-cancer conditions. "We've known that breast cancer survival is improving, and that many women are living longer," said senior researcher Dr. Mohamad Bassam Sonbol, an oncologist at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Ariz. Additional coverage: WebMD, CBC

New York Magazine, I’m Not Sure We’re Afraid Enough of the Flu by Katie Heaney — Perhaps because the flu is so common, so quotidian, we tend to minimize its pandemic-level potential. The “Spanish” flu of 1918 and 1919 killed between 50 and 100 million people, and infected one third of the world’s population. There is strong reason to believe this can happen again. As Dr. Greg Poland, a virologist and vaccine researcher with the Mayo Clinic told the Chicago Tribune last year, the question is not if another deadly flu pandemic will happen, but when: “I’ve learned after 30 years of studying this virus is there’s next to nothing predictable about it, and when you begin to feel comfortable, you’re well on the road to bad things happening.”

New York Daily News, Mayo Clinic Q&A: Lasik eye surgery - understanding the risks and complications — Dear Mayo Clinic: What are the risks of LASIK surgery, and will my vision deteriorate again over time, even after surgery? A: It is not typical for a person's vision to regress after LASIK, or laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis, and complications that result in a loss of vision after LASIK are rare. Although the procedure may lead to some side effects, they are uncommon. A thorough evaluation before surgery often can help avoid many of the potential problems that can happen after LASIK.

Chicago Tribune, Infectious diseases A-Z: Children aren't getting vaccinated before international travel — "The current recommendation is any U.S. child who's traveling internationally should be immune to measles because there is a risk of exposure, either when you arrive in your destination country or in the process of getting there," says Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases specialist at Mayo Clinic. "This includes children between 6 and 11 months of age who have not yet received the standard first dose of measles vaccine in the U.S., which usually occurs between 12 to 15 months."

Knowable magazine, The workout drug by Bob Holmes — Exercise is good for you. That’s hardly news: People who exercise tend to have longer, healthier lives. But until recently, researchers have tallied its benefits only in narrow slices: Exercise lowers your cholesterol and blood pressure; it keeps you from getting fat. Now it’s becoming clear that those known slices don’t add up to the full pie. “When people totaled up those effects, they only account for about half the benefit,” says Michael Joyner, an exercise physiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. “So what’s contributing to the biomedical dark matter?”

Yahoo! Finance, Mayo Clinic Adopts Bionano Saphyr For Applications in Neurodegenerative Diseases — Bionano Genomics, Inc. (BNGO) announced today that Mayo Clinic has adopted the Saphyr system. A team led by Dr. Mark Ebbert brought the Saphyr system in-house after determining that Bionano’s technology can provide a deeper understanding of the genetic causes of neurodegenerative diseases and the routes to developing novel diagnostic assays and drugs to enable therapeutic interventions. Mayo Clinic is a leading nonprofit hospital system with campuses in Rochester, Minnesota; Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona; and Jacksonville, Florida, and is a renowned center for clinical and biomedical research, with thousands of full-time research personnel.

Becker’s Hospital Review, Mayo's approach to patient data management, security and digital health: Key thoughts from CIO Cris Ross by Laura Dyrda — During his time as CIO of Mayo Clinic, Cris Ross has transformed the Rochester, Minn.-based health system's IT strategy and led a systemwide medical record conversion program. In September, Mayo Clinic announced a 10-year partnership with Google to provide the health system with technological support including cloud computing, data analytics and artificial intelligence. The partners aim to expand Mayo's virtual care, data-driven research and precision health initiatives through an innovative approach to solving the big problems in healthcare.

Becker’s Hospital Review, Mayo Clinic launches regenerative therapies venture with Gore-Tex maker by Andrea Park — The Mayo Clinic has teamed up with materials science company W.L. Gore & Associates to develop implantable cell therapies for incurable diseases, the Rochester, Minn.-based health system announced Dec. 10. The for-profit joint venture, named Avobis Bio, will combine Mayo Clinic's cell therapy and clinical expertise with Gore's decades of experience creating and commercializing biopharmaceutical products and medical devices. Gore is perhaps best known as the developer of Gore-Tex fabric.

Becker’s Hospital Review, Mayo Clinic, Ascension among healthcare giants investing in Northeast Florida by Alia Paavola — Mayo Clinic and Ascension St. Vincent are among the healthcare giants who invested hundreds of millions of dollars into Northeast Florida this year to expand or upgrade technology, according to the Jacksonville Business Journal. In 2019, Jacksonville-based Mayo Clinic Florida said it would build a $233 million, 190,000-square-foot oncology facility that will bring proton beam therapy and carbon ion therapy to Jacksonville, Fla.  Jacksonville-based Baptist Health also began several large projects this year, including building Florida's second largest children's hospital and a seven-story facility that will "reorient" its downtown Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville Hospital.

Becker’s Spine Review, 9 big developments in stem cell research for spine in 2019 by Alan Condon — Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic released a case report in November detailing how 10 patients responded to a stem cell therapy for spinal cord injuries. One paralyzed patient experienced "remarkable" results in his ability to walk when injected with the drug after having a spinal decompression and surgery to fuse his cervical vertebrae.

Tech Target, Mayo Clinic Platform headed up by former healthcare CIO by Makenzie Holland — After 25 years leading health IT efforts at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, now known as Beth Israel Lahey Health, John Halamka is heading to the venerable Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He is taking on a new role as president of the Mayo Clinic Platform, leading a team that focuses on data-driven innovation to address issues in healthcare and find better ways to treat patients and deliver care.

Business Insider India, The best humidifiers by Christian De Looper — Which option you choose depends on your environment. The Mayo Clinic recommends cool-mist humidifiers if you have children, because of the aforementioned safety concerns. It also said both cool-mist and warm-mist humidifiers are equally effective.

Healio, All-polyethylene tibial implants are associated with reduced osteolysis, good survivorship  — A presenter at the Current Concepts in Joint Replacement Winter Meeting made a case for using cemented all-polyethylene tibial components in total knee arthroplasty, saying the components are appropriate for most patients regardless of age or BMI. “I suspect I’m in the minority in this room in the sense that I use monoblock all-poly tibias in the majority of my knee arthroplasty patients. I’ll try to give you some data to support that position,” Robert T. Trousdale, MD, of the Mayo Clinic, said.

MedPage Today, Anastrozole Risk-Reduction Persists by Ed Susman — "While the relative risk-reduction of breast cancer was large, the absolute risk was small," noted Edith Perez, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. "This study and others show that treatment with preventive anti-estrogens are strategies to reduce the risk of invasive breast cancers." Perez, who did not participate in the study, told MedPage Today, "The problem continues to be, and we have known this for a long time, that there is a reluctance by the healthcare community to really utilize these drugs. From the patient's standpoint, the acceptance of these treatments has been difficult because of side effects, and so compliance has been very difficult, more than 20% of patients do not complete 5 years – even with a diagnosis of breast cancer."

The Cancer Letter, “Call me Doctor” by Alexandria Carolan — A sense of foreboding descended on Narjust Duma as she sat at a presentation on drug-induced toxicities. The year was 2018, Duma was a 31-year-old second-year fellow at Mayo Clinic, and her discomfort stemmed from something other than the subject matter discussed. Duma was attending a panel at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and on the stage were three physicians—one woman and two men. The session chair, a man, introduced himself and the other man presenter by name and title. The woman—whom Duma knew to have the most experience and deepest understanding of the subject—was introduced by first name only. Duma was taken aback.

Vida y Exito, Por que la vasectomia es una Buena opcion anticonceptiva — “No deben tener ninguna actividad sexual por una semana y, por las primeras 48 horas, deben estar descansando y ponerse compresas de hielo en el escroto para evitar hinchazón”, dice el Dr. Julio Gundian, urólogo de Mayo Clinic.

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