March 6, 2020

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for March 6, 2020

By Emily Blahnik

TIME, You Can Learn a Lot About Yourself From a DNA Test. Here's What Your Genes Cannot Tell You by Libby Copeland — …What is a consumer to believe? A few years ago, Helix, originally a spin-out of genomics giant Illumina (which makes many of the chips and machines used to analyze DNA), unveiled a “DNA app store” allowing third-party companies to sell products off its DNA testing. While these included the Mayo Clinic GeneGuide, a test that requires the sign-off of a physician and, with the help of Mayo Clinic professionals, interprets your genetic material for insights into things like disease risk and carrier screening, they also included the Vinome “wine explorer,” which claimed your genetic data could help predict what wine you’d like, a concept that University of North Carolina geneticist Jim Evans described to the publication STAT as “completely silly.”

Washington Post, Hormone therapy, long shunned for a possible breast cancer link, is now seen as a short-term treatment for menopause symptoms by Christie Aschwanden — …Those 2002 findings weren’t wrong, but they were reported in a “very alarmist way,” says Stephanie Faubion, medical director of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) and author of “Mayo Clinic: The Menopause Solution.” News headlines implied that hormone therapy would give women cancer or heart attacks, but that was an oversimplification, she says. The study convincingly showed that hormones shouldn’t be taken long term for disease prevention, but it did not directly address their short-term use to manage hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause.

BuzzFeed, Turn On Your Lightbox To Turn Off Seasonal Affective Disorder by Jessica Klein — Light therapy studies date back to the ‘80s, and today, it’s perfectly normal to acknowledge that the darkness of winter can make us depressed. “Biologically, what may be going on [during winter depression] is a disruption of the circadian rhythm,” says Dr. Craig Sawchuk, a psychologist at the Mayo Clinic and SAD expert. Earlier sunsets mean your body starts producing melatonin earlier in the day, so you start feeling tired long before bedtime. Light therapy can help counteract this.

CNN, The potential mind-altering, life-extending benefits of spring cleaning by Jessica Ravitz and Sandee LaMotte — The tolerance for clutter varies from person to person, said Tompkins. A pile that makes one person's skin crawl can be completely overlooked by another There's also a continuum when it comes to our propensity for acquiring and holding onto stuff, said Craig Sawchuk, a Mayo Clinic psychologist and co-chair of the Division of Integrated Behavioral Health. Putting people like Kondo aside, on one end, you have people who try to get rid of things with some regularity, during, say, spring cleaning. Next, Sawchuk said, you've got the collectors who accumulate a growing amount of certain items: clothes, mugs, snow globes from around the world.

Forbes, Mayo Clinic Doctor Suggests Four Wellness Design-Focused Home Improvement Ideas For Arthritis Sufferers by Jamie Gold — Your home can help you avoid and reduce the pain of arthritis flare-ups. Here’s how, with an arthritis expert from the Mayo Clinic. “Motion is lotion,” declares Ashima Makol, MD, a rheumatologist with the world-renowned health center, “but this is easier said than done for patients with many forms of arthritis, such as rheumatoid, psoriatic and osteoarthritis.”

KTTC, Raising awareness, a unique way to look inside colorectal cancer by Sarah Gannon — Have you ever wondered what a 20 foot long colon looks like? Between 9 a.m and 1 p.m. Tuesday, Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea put an inflatable one on display. It's in honor of National colorectal cancer awareness month, an effort to help educate people and reduce some of the fear that is associated with getting screened for colorectal cancer. Additional coverage: KAAL

KAAL, New regional mental health crisis center has a name — According to the National Institute of Mental Health., about one in five adults in the United States is living with a mental illness. Now those in our area will soon have a place to go to get help at the Southeast Regional Crisis Center. It's the official name of the new mental health crisis center facility being built in Rochester. The facility will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, giving help to those who need it across ten different counties. Additional coverage: Post-Bulletin, KIMT

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, Intermittent fasting can aid in weight loss, anti-aging and overall health by Laurie Garrison — Intermittent fasting is an eating strategy that gained popularity as a weight loss technique about 10 years ago. In addition to reported weight loss benefits, research has shown intermittent fasting has an anti-aging effect and can improve markers of physical and mental health, according to Luke Corey, a registered dietitian with Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine and sports nutritionist with the Minnesota Timberwolves. “Intermittent fasting is the umbrella term for a number of fasting protocols,” said Corey. “The general concept is to consume food during a specified window. Outside of that window, you eat very little or no food at all.”

Minnesota Daily, UMN research team seeks to treat pediatric brain tumors by Natalie Cierzan — A University research team, in a partnership with Mayo Clinic, was awarded the grant in January to study cell division errors in these tumors. No cure or effective treatment currently exists for children with gliomas, or tumors that occur in the brain and spinal cord. Researchers said by using a gene editing tool, they can eventually develop targeted therapies to treat the cancer.

First Coast News, Hot flashes: How this veteran won the battle against menopause by Jeannie Blaylock — A few years have passed since Deidra Radel was a young woman proudly wearing her Navy uniform. As a mom and wife, her life was going great. Then-- in her early 40s -- she found herself stuck with the awful symptoms of menopause. Hot flashes. Night sweats. Draining fatigue. Radel went to a doctor in South Florida and was given a type of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), which went under her skin.. Then she heard about an internal medicine physician at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Dr. Jackie Thielen. She came to Jacksonville from Mayo Rochester as an expert on women's health issues. Radel had a long meeting with Thielen, and she wound up taking a customized treatment of HRT.

First Coast News, Therapy Animals: More than just a sweet face by Kate Jeffries — On a sunny day outside The Mayo Clinic, Elvis is doing what he does best. "It is an easy job to put smiles on people’s faces," tells Elvis' owner Hanna Habashi as she looks down at her golden-doodle.  They are a pet therapy team and volunteers with The Mayo Clinic's Caring Canines. It’s a task perfect for Elvis’s joyful and goofy personality, but it takes more than just a sweet disposition to be a therapy dog.

Jacksonville Daily Record, Medure brothers to open restaurant at Mayo Clinic by Karen Brune Mathis — Jacksonville chefs Matthew and David Medure are taking their culinary skills to Mayo Clinic. Medure Brothers Culinary Concepts will open a 200-seat, 7,000-square-foot upscale-casual restaurant and bar at the medical center’s Southside campus. Mayo Clinic announced Feb. 27 the restaurant will include a full-service bar and a coffee shop grab-and-go area that will replace the cafe in the Cannaday Building. Additional coverage: New York Business Journal, Jacksonville Business Journal

South Florida Reporter, Is Intermittent Fasting A Quick Fix? (Video) — One of the latest diet trends is intermittent fasting. There are two common approaches to fasting. One is to eat few calories on certain days and then eat normally the rest of the time. The other involves eating only during certain hours and skipping meals for the rest of each day. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Donald Hensrud, director of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, explains the potential benefits and risks to intermittent fasting.

Miami Herald, What is a brain aneurysm? The sudden death of a South Florida mayor may have you wondering by Howard Cohen — According to the Mayo Clinic, “a brain aneurysm is a bulge or ballooning in a blood vessel in the brain.” The aneurysm could leak or rupture, causing a hemorrhagic stroke — bleeding into the brain, also known as a subarachnoid hemorrhage. A ruptured brain aneurysm usually occurs in the space between the brain and the thin tissues covering the organ.

KGUN Tucson, UArizona researchers test potential therapy for concussion-related headaches by Veronica Acosta — Researchers at the University of Arizona are collaborating with scientists at Teva Biologics and the Mayo Clinic to "identify the cause of post-concussion headaches." Researchers are testing whether a drug meant to help migraine pain can also help headaches caused by concussions.

Arizona ABC 15, Mayo Clinic sets new records for profits, revenue by Carrigan Miller — Mayo Clinic had a banner year in 2019, posting a revenue gain of more than 10 percent and topping $1 billion in operating income for the first time ever. The Minnesota-based health care system, which is the state's largest employer, saw its total revenue for the year reach $13.8 billion, while net operating revenue was $1.06 billion. In the previous year, Mayo posted operating income of $617 million on revenue of $12.6 billion "2019 was a year of remarkable growth and reinvestment in Mayo Clinic's mission," said Mayo Clinic CEO and president Gianrico Farrugia in a statement. "We are leading the necessary changes in health care to benefit people worldwide." Additional coverage:Phoenix Business Journal,  Becker’s Hospital Review

Arizona Foothills magazine, How to Outsmart Salt — If you crave salt, you’re not alone. Humans and animals have an innate hunger for salt, or sodium. But salt can really sneak up on you. And it’s in nearly everything we eat and drink. The result? Most of us get too much sodium in our daily diet: from 30 percent to 50 percent more than the recommended amount. Excess sodium has been linked to a host of health conditions, from high blood pressure to a potentially higher risk for stomach cancer. And that’s why we need to outsmart it. — Joanne Fischenich, Clinical Nutrition Manager at Mayo Clinic Arizona.

Albert Lea Tribune, Learn about colorectal cancer with a walk through giant inflatable colon and presentation — In recognition of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea is offering the public the chance for a firsthand look at what your colon might look like.  On Tuesday an educational 20-foot-long inflatable colon will be inside the medical facility along with healthy food samples and a special colon health presentation at 11:30 a.m. The colon is open to the public free of charge from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Austin Herald, Mayo reminds people to be screened routinely for colorectal cancer — “Colon polyps won’t necessarily develop into cancer, but most colon cancers do begin as polyps,” says Darin Passer, colon and rectal surgeon, Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin. “Finding and removing these polyps can help prevent cancer from developing.” Screening methods include a traditional colonoscopy and an at-home test, Cologuard, which Mayo Clinic helped develop. This test uses a stool sample to test for cancer DNA. Talk to your health care provider to see if this may be an option for you.

Austin Daily Herald, $670,000 gene therapy partnership grant for The Hormel Institute — The three-year grant begins in April 2020. The Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics is funded by the Minnesota State Legislature and funds joint projects between University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic in an effort to fund novel applications of advances in biotechnology, genomics,  proteomics, imaging, bioinformatics and more in an effort to prevent, diagnose or treat disease to support and protect human health.

KEYC Mankato, Mayo Clinic Health System adding Mayo Mile walking path at Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center by Benjamin Broze — Christi Wilking from the Mayo Clinic Health System joined KEYC News Now Morning to talk about the upcoming addition to the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center. As part of the agreement to rename the downtown civic center Mayo Clinic will be making additions to the building. The Mayo Mile is an indoor walking path that will be open weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Additional coverage: Mankato Free Press, Southern Minnesota News

KEYC Mankato, Health officials stress importance of routine colorectal cancer screenings by Bernadette Heier — The message is prevention as March marks National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. This year, an estimated 95,000 people will be diagnosed with colon cancer and an additional 40,000 will be diagnosed with rectal cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. “Unfortunately, the mortality rate is still high about 50,000 people will die from colon cancer throughout the country this year,” said Dr. Amrit Singh, a Mayo Health Clinic System oncologist.

KTOE-Radio, Mayo Clinic reminds people to be screened routinely for colorectal cancer by Ashley Hanley — Colon cancer screenings detect abnormalities within the colon, such as polyps or early-stage cancers. “All colon polyps don’t necessarily develop into cancer, but most colon cancers do begin as polyps,” says Amrit Singh, M.B.B.S., a Mayo Clinic Health System medical oncologist. “Finding and removing these polyps can help prevent cancer from developing.” Screening methods include a traditional colonoscopy and an at-home test, Cologuard, which Mayo Clinic helped develop.

KTOE-Radio, Mayo Clinic Offers Tips On Sleep For Daylight Saving Time by Ashley Hanley — On March 8, we will all lose an hour. Rachel Ziegler, a Sleep Medicine physician at Mayo Clinic Health System, says altering your sleep schedule can have a greater effect on your health than you may think, with adverse effects greatest in teenagers and in those who have poor sleep habits to begin with.

KTOE-Radio, Event center, medical center to be lighted blue March 9-13 by Ashley Hanley —Those driving by the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center and medical center the week of March 9-13 may wonder, “Why so blue?” Both buildings will be lighted blue in recognition of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. As part of a campaign by the Colon Cancer Coalition and the Minnesota Cancer Alliance, dozens of landmarks and buildings across the state are going blue from dusk to dawn to bring attention to the nation’s second-leading cause of cancer death and the importance of routine screening.

KTOE-Radio, Mayo Clinic Health System to offer ‘Discover Gratitude’ virtual challenge by Ashley Hanley — Practicing mindful thankfulness is one way to boost spirits, feel happier and enhance overall health. That’s why Mayo Clinic Health System is launching “Discover Gratitude,” a free virtual program, to run March 30 to May 1. Participants will journal daily about the big and small things in life that they are thankful for, track their efforts to do something kind for others, and challenge themselves to dedicate time to be present in the moment.

Fairmont Sentinel, Mayo: It’s taking action by Dr. Jeffrey Green and April Poolman — An increase in influenza cases in our community leads to an increase in patient visits at our clinic and Urgent Care. The result is longer wait times for you and your family. At Mayo Clinic Health System, we recognize that it is not ideal and understand that such delays can be frustrating. That is why we have taken steps to reduce wait times and improve access to care during this busy influenza season. In Urgent Care, we have expanded weekday hours and added a full-time nurse practitioner to meet the increased demand. This means better and quicker access to same-day treatment, if needed. — Dr. Jeffrey Green is a family medicine physician while April Poolman is a family medicine nurse practitioner at Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont.

Belle Plaine Herald, New Service Line and Providers Join Mayo Clinic Health System in Belle Plaine and New Prague — Mayo Clinic Health System announced new orthopedic and podiatry services to be offered at Mayo Clinic Health System in Belle Plaine and New Prague with the addition of Stephanie Kvas, D.P.M., who recently began seeing patients. Dr. Kvas has extensive training in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery and attended medical school at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. She completed her residency in foot and ankle surgery at Hennepin Healthcare in Minneapolis and is board-qualified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Additional coverage: Becker’s Spine Review

WIZM-Radio, Mayo Clinic preaches early detection for colorectal cancer — third most common in U.S. by Drew Kelly — It’s a disease that affects more than 100,000 every year. It’s colorectal cancer month, and Mayo Clinic Health System is hoping that awareness and testing will increase. Daisy Batista with Mayo in La Crosse said early detection is key “If you catch it early you can remove the polyp before it even has a chance to become cancer,” Batista said. “But even if it has already developed into cancer, if you catch it at an early stage where it hasn’t spread and not very advanced, you have many treatment options.”

WIZM-Radio, Registration begins for Mayo Dragon Boat races by Brad Williams — If you’re looking for another sign that spring and summer are on the way, it’s time to begin signing up for La Crosse’s Big Blue Dragon Boat races.  The 8th annual race sponsored by Mayo in La Crosse happens on June 20 on the Black River at Copeland Park.  Heidi Odegaard from Mayo said about 15 teams of paddlers participated the first year on the Mississippi River, and now the field is limited to 52 boats.

La Crosse Tribune, Sparta couple uses Angel Eye system at Mayo to introduce infant twins to international relatives by Emily Pyrek — Susann and Douglas Siaumau have barely left their twins’ sides since the girls were born Saturday, spending their days and nights in the maternity ward of Mayo Clinic Health System. And when the new parents finally stopped by their Sparta home Tuesday for a sit-down meal and fresh laundry, their babies Senia (Nia) and Molilaauilogaa (Moli) weren’t far from their minds — or their eyes. On Monday, Mayo debuted an Angel Eye digital camera system in its Special Care Nursery, taking the system live a few days early to give the Siaumaus, who are natives of Samoa, a chance to share their bundles of joy with relatives based around the globe.

WKBT La Crosse, Holmen students leave classroom to learn about career opportunities by Greg White — Some area students are leaving the classroom to learn about their career options. Holmen High School freshmen visited businesses throughout our area Tuesday to learn about potential career paths. The Weber Center and Mayo Clinic Health System were some of the stops students made during the day.

Fast Company, This is how much exercise you need to get to see a benefit to your brain by Anisa Purbasari Horton — Scientists explain how exercise can stave off cognitive decline, and what you need to do t So, just how much exercise does one need to do for the brain benefits to kick in? A recent study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings from the German Center of Neurodegenerative Disease suggested that 150 minutes of “moderate and regular exercise” a week can slow down cognitive decline in the brain.

Live Science, What is lactic acid? (And where does it come from?) by Isobel Whitcomb — Lactic acid can build up to life-threatening levels in the body, according to a review published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings. But this condition, called acute lactic acidosis, happens because of acute illness or injury, not exercise. When tissues are deprived of blood due to a heart attack or sepsis, for example, they tend to go into anaerobic respiration, producing lactic acid.

Seattle Times, Take 20 seconds to properly wash your hands, says the Mayo Clinic — Children often are taught at a young age to wash their hands — before eating and after using the restroom. It’s an easy and effective way to stay healthy and avoid spreading disease. But Dr. Gregory Poland, director of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, says adults could do much better at the sink. “People go to the bathroom, and they run their fingers under the water. Well, that does nothing. And then they grab the dirty faucet, and they touch the dirty handle on the way out of the bathroom.” Additional coverage: Beckley Register-Herald

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Core training isn't just a buzzword—it helps nurses at home and on the job by Rose Kennedy — Nurses encounter many of the common causes of back pain on the job described by the Mayo Clinic. In particular, nurses may exert too much force on their backs and cause injury, "such as by lifting or moving heavy objects," according to Mayo. "Repeating certain movements, especially those that involve twisting or rotating your spine, can injure your back." An inactive job or a desk job can contribute... especially if you have poor posture or sit all day in a chair with inadequate back support."

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Hey nurse, are you getting enough sunshine?  — Other factors come into play, too, some of them having nothing to do with being a nurse. "People with darker skin are at greater risk of vitamin D deficiency because greater amounts of melanin in the skin reduce the skin’s ability to produce vitamin D from sunlight," noted the Mayo Clinic. "Aging also decreases the efficiency of vitamin D synthesis. Sunscreen, clothing and other UV protective measures that block skin’s exposure to the sun not only help prevent skin cancer, but also reduce production of vitamin D."

Becker’s Hospital Review, Male nurses on why they value their chief nursing officer by Kelly Gooch — Adam Francis, BSN, RN. Nurse Manager at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla. on Ryannon Frederick, MSN, BSN: Ryannon has been instrumental in my success as a new nursing manager within Mayo Clinic while supporting a culture of innovation and creativity. She helped coach me in determining when the timing is right for new pilots or trials and strategically recommended projects that matched my strengths and weaknesses to promote growth as a nurse leader. Ryannon has been extremely encouraging and complimentary in our efforts to promote growth and development of nurses at Mayo Clinic.

Becker’s Hospital Review, Mayo Clinic bets big on digital transformation, to reinvest 'hundreds of millions' in the next decade by Laura Dyrda — In 2019, the health system launched the Clinical Data Analytics Platform, its first major digital venture. The platform lets researchers build artificial intelligence and machine learning models with the goal of gaining data insights and developing new therapies. According to the statement, Mayo also plans to accelerate investment in the digital transformation of healthcare, targeting both the patient and clinician experience. Serious about its path to digital health, Mayo brought two new leaders on board: John Halamka, MD, as president of Mayo Clinic Platform, and Rita Khan as chief digital officer. Ms. Khan is also responsible for establishing the Mayo Clinic Center for Digital Health.

HIT Consultant, 4 Hospitals Leveraging Social Media to Improve Patient Engagement by Kayla Matthews — 1. The Mayo Clinic: The Mayo Clinic, which has nearly 2 million followers each on both Facebook and Twitter, uses a variety of content types — from simple posts with image attachments to linked blog posts to video content — to drive patient engagement. One of the most effective kinds of content the clinic uses is narrative. Uplifting stories often drive patient engagement, and the Mayo Clinic takes full advantage of this. It regularly posts inspiring articles, such as how medical technology helped someone in need of a new lung breathe easier.

JAMA Network, The Low-FODMAP Diet Helps IBS Symptoms, but Questions Remain by Anita Slomski — Unsurprisingly then, experts said the low-FODMAP diet has become a first-line therapy for IBS, which affects up to 16% of the US population. “Most patients with IBS would like to avoid drug therapy if possible, and it’s a very rare patient who doesn’t want advice on what they can eat and what they should avoid to prevent symptoms,” said Yuri Saito Loftus, MD, a gastroenterologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and an author of the American College of Gastroenterology’s IBS management guidelines, which recommend the low-FODMAP diet for patients who want to try dietary therapy.

Science News for Students, Concussions leave clues in the blood by Aimee Cunningham — Biomarkers should consistently and accurately indicate a problem, says Juliana VanderPluym. She is a neurologist at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Ariz., who did not work on the study. “It is important to consider [biomarkers] as an aid,” she adds. They should not be the main factor in making diagnoses. Around eight out of every 10 participants in this study were male athletes. “It will be important in future studies to see whether the results are similar” for women, says VanderPluym. Female college athletes have a higher rate of concussions than males do.

The Scientist, Can Destroying Senescent Cells Treat Age-Related Disease? by Katarina Zimmer — The little black mouse’s feet dangled above the table as the animal clutched a horizontal wire with its two front paws. After just a few seconds, it lost its grip and fell onto a pile of bedding below. For a mouse its age—just six months old, typically its physical prime—that was quite unusual. As Mayo Clinic veterinary technicians Christina Inman and Kurt Johnson knew, young mice would usually manage to hoist their hind legs up to the wire so that they’re hanging from all four limbs, allowing them to last minutes, sometimes even hours, on the endurance test.  It was late 2016, and the two vet techs were in charge of testing the physical performance of dozens of young mice as part of a study led by Mayo geriatrician and aging researcher James Kirkland.

Texarkana Gazette, Medical group declines to endorse cognitive screening — Dr. Ronald Petersen, co-author of an editorial accompanying the recommendations, cautioned that they shouldn't discourage physicians from evaluating older patients' memory and thinking. "There is increased awareness, both on the part of patients and physicians, of the importance of cognitive impairment," said Petersen, director of the Mayo Clinic's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. "It would be a mistake if physicians didn't pay more attention to cognition and consider screening on a case-by-case basis."

MedPage Today, Clinical Challenge: Opioid Tapering by Judy George — For chronic pain patients, cutting back on opioids can lead to serious consequences, especially if tapering is non-consensual, noted W. Michael Hooten, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. "These adverse effects may include failing to complete the taper, stopping care, overdosing, suicidal ideation, worsening of depression or anxiety, and increased use of hospital and emergency health services," he said.

Medscape, Pregnancy Linked to Later Onset of Progressive MS by Nancy A. Melville — "Our results suggest that a higher number of full-term pregnancies than average is associated with later onset of progressive MS, while having no full-term pregnancies is associated with significantly younger age at progressive MS onset," first author Burcu Zeydan, MD, an assistant professor of radiology in the Center for MS and Autoimmune Neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, told Medscape Medical News. Additional coverage: Multiple Sclerosis News Today, MDedge

Alzforum, How Much Amyloid Will Kick Off Tangles, and Decline? — David Knopman and colleagues from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, independently confirmed that tangles spread only when amyloid is high, but calculated a different threshold value. They stratified 175 cognitively healthy participants in the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging into people who were amyloid-negative, with PiB PET loads below 22 centiloids; those above the threshold, from 22 to 67; and a group whose amyloid load exceeded 67 centiloids. The researchers then examined change over about two years in flortaucipir PET signal in these people’s entorhinal, inferior temporal, and lateral parietal cortex, as well as in a composite of regions typically affected in AD.

Alzforum, Resilience Redefined: Sharp at Age 100, Still Sharp at 102 — Ron Petersen at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, took a slightly different view. “The effect of ApoE4 has likely played itself out before people reach 100. I suspect these survivors have some unique polygenic resilience factors. We have much to learn from them,” he said (full comment below).

Guam Daily Post, Taking strides to better cardiovascular health — “This study showed participants had improvements in overall cardiovascular health, but particularly related to the stiffness of the aortic vessel,” says Dr. Sara Filmalter, a Mayo Clinic sports medicine specialist. “As we age, the body’s vessels become stiffer. But we don’t want stiff vessels because that can be detrimental to our health since our body has to work harder to pump blood.”

Jerusalem Post, Israel's Sheba Medical Center named world's ninth best hospital by Eytan Halon — Israel's Sheba Medical Center named world's ninth best hospital…The Rochester-based Mayo Clinic led the global rankings for a second year, followed by Cleveland Clinic and Massachusetts General Hospital. Additional coverage: Haaretz

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