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  • Celebrating Nurse Anesthetist Education – Alice Magaw (1860-1928): Mother of Anesthesia

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    Hoyt Finnamore
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:11 pm
    To recognize the 125th anniversary of nurse anesthetist education and the role of nurse anesthetist at Mayo Clinic, Sharing Mayo Clinic will include a special series of posts throughout the coming year. These vignettes will describe how nurse anesthesia education has changed over time and will highlight influential Mayo Clinic nurse anesthetists. Those featured received their education at Mayo Clinic and went on to be instrumental in providing anesthesia education and make significant contributions to anesthesia practice. Written by Joan Hunziker-Dean One of the most celebrated,…
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease: Understanding the Connection

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    Bob Nellis
    19 Jan 2015 | 11:13 am
    Physicians have long known that people with rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatic conditions such as lupus are more likely to die at younger ages than are those without these conditions. Even with advances in treatment, the gap in life expectancy remains. No one knew why until 15 years ago. That’s when researchers at Mayo Clinic helped establish that people with rheumatoid arthritis have a greater chance of developing various types of cardiovascular disease. “We now know that rheumatoid arthritis is associated with an increased risk of heart and vascular disease,” says senior…
  • How to Use Shame in Innovation

    Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation
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    26 Jan 2015 | 7:15 am
        Speaking at Transform 2014, Lauren Taylor, co-author of “The American Health Care Paradox,” broke down the common notion that healthcare equals health. Referencing various health challenges and community initiatives, Taylor stated that without recognizing health at a community level, we will not improve health overall. This quote was one of many of our favorites from her talk. You can watch the whole talk after the break!         ________
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  • Avoiding scientific nostalgia

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    Carl Gustafson
    4 Jan 2015 | 8:41 pm
    Hello diversity blog readers and welcome to 2015! Thanks for sticking with us; we hope you’re as excited about the future of the blog as we are. If not, keep reading. Maybe someday we'll serve up the post you've been waiting for. Science moves pretty fast [citation needed]. In fact, it’s very difficult to quantify the rate of progress of science (umm, units?), and it seems that experts disagree on how to actually do this. Regardless, it appears that global scientific research output (units?) increases at a rate of 8-9% per year. Compare this to the rate of increase in global computer…
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    Sharing Mayo Clinic

  • Celebrating Nurse Anesthetist Education – Alice Magaw (1860-1928): Mother of Anesthesia

    Hoyt Finnamore
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:11 pm
    To recognize the 125th anniversary of nurse anesthetist education and the role of nurse anesthetist at Mayo Clinic, Sharing Mayo Clinic will include a special series of posts throughout the coming year. These vignettes will describe how nurse anesthesia education has changed over time and will highlight influential Mayo Clinic nurse anesthetists. Those featured received their education at Mayo Clinic and went on to be instrumental in providing anesthesia education and make significant contributions to anesthesia practice. Written by Joan Hunziker-Dean One of the most celebrated,…
  • New Procedure Helps Patient Strike Back Against Cancer

    Hoyt Finnamore
    16 Jan 2015 | 4:59 am
    Bill Steele, a patient at Mayo Clinic's Arizona campus, shares his story about his battle against Stage 4A cancer in the throat area without undergoing radiation or chemotherapy. In the video he produced, he explains how his surgical care team, led by Michael Hinni, M.D., a Mayo head and neck cancer surgeon, used transoral laser microsurgery to treat his cancer and help maintain his quality of his life. HELPFUL LINKS: Learn more about Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. Explore Mayo's Department of Oncology. Join a conversation on Mayo Clinic Connect. Request an appointment.
  • Facing Breast Cancer: Lynn Gallett’s story

    Hoyt Finnamore
    7 Jan 2015 | 2:59 pm
    When Lynn Gallett was diagnosed with breast cancer, she had a number of concerns and decisions to make. In the video below, Lynn discusses the process and her experience at Mayo Clinic. HELPFUL LINKS: Learn more about triple negative breast cancer. Explore Mayo's Department of Oncology. Join a conversation on Mayo Clinic Connect. Request an appointment.
  • Becoming Whole Again After Cancer Treatment

    Susana Shephard
    2 Jan 2015 | 8:49 am
    Kristine Long, a patient at Mayo Clinic's Arizona campus, has had an incredible journey as a three-time Hodgkin's lymphoma survivor. In the course of her struggle, she has also overcome congestive heart failure and subsequent voice impairment. In the video below, she explains how the care provided by her Mayo Clinic physicians, James Slack, M.D., a hematologist; D. Eric Steidley, M.D., a cardiologist; and David Lott, M.D., an otorhinolaryngologist, along with their care teams, has made her a whole person again. She also talks before and after repair to her vocal chords about what that…
  • ‘Nothing Short of a Miracle’

    Hoyt Finnamore
    31 Dec 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Read time: 4 minutes, 30 seconds When he was 26 years old, Dennis Schmitt had his first seizure. “At first, they’d happen every six months or so,” says Dennis, of Liberal, Kansas. “Then, they got a little closer each time.” Doctors had no idea why. “Dennis was healthy,” says his wife, Pat. “He’d been a strong athlete in high school.” Over the years, the seizures kept coming. Medication didn’t seem to help. Eventually, Dennis was having three or four seizures a week. “He had all kinds of seizures -- grand mal, petit mal, seizures where he’d just stare and not know…
 
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    Advancing The Science

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease: Understanding the Connection

    Bob Nellis
    19 Jan 2015 | 11:13 am
    Physicians have long known that people with rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatic conditions such as lupus are more likely to die at younger ages than are those without these conditions. Even with advances in treatment, the gap in life expectancy remains. No one knew why until 15 years ago. That’s when researchers at Mayo Clinic helped establish that people with rheumatoid arthritis have a greater chance of developing various types of cardiovascular disease. “We now know that rheumatoid arthritis is associated with an increased risk of heart and vascular disease,” says senior…
  • Collaborating to Enhance Patient Experience

    Elizabeth Zimmermann Young
    16 Jan 2015 | 11:19 am
    “The best interest of the patient is the only interest to be considered, and in order that the sick may have the benefit of advancing knowledge, union of forces is necessary- Dr. William J. Mayo, 1910 The motivation behind Mayo Clinic's many collaborative relationships is to improve patient care. These relationships are focused on finding better ways to engage patients and families in shared decision making; by identifying and implementing best practices to reduce costs and improve outcomes; by inventing new ways to deliver care through new technologies, new treatments, and developing new…
  • A Line in the Sand – Mayo Clinic’s Role in Early Insulin Research

    Bob Nellis
    15 Jan 2015 | 8:15 am
    Early in the 20th century, a desperate group of patients began appearing at Mayo Clinic in the hope that the specialists there could keep them alive. Mostly children and younger adults, they had been afflicted with a condition that only years before would have been a death sentence — type I diabetes. Doctors at Mayo, led by endocrinologist and researcher Russell Wilder, M.D., and a handful of other centers across the country had found a drastic, but feasible method of saving many of them from this deadly disease. Dr. Wilder and his colleague, Walter Boothby, M.D., had formulated a special…
  • The Next Generation of Biomedical Researchers: Torn by Irresistible Forces

    Bob Nellis
    5 Jan 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Katie Hartjes, Mayo graduate student Hours of study, lectures to attend, research to complete, labs to monitor, data to analyze, papers to write, new solutions to old problems to noodle on. It’s just another day in the life of a biomedical research student. The to-do list never seems to end. Morning to night, seven days a week. The path to becoming a biomedical researcher is not for the fainthearted. It requires years of study, an insatiable curiosity and unflagging persistence in the face of failure. A Ph.D. candidate at Mayo Graduate School, Katherine A. Hartjes says traveling that long…
  • What is Big Data, and Why Do We Care in Health Care?

    Bob Nellis
    23 Dec 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Big data is a term with uncertain roots, and variable usage, but one which paints a picture of extremely large amounts of information, complex and disparate, that is difficult to analyze using traditional tools. Other challenges with big data include collection and storage, sorting and searching, sharing and individual privacy – just because you have massive amounts of information doesn’t mean you can use it effectively. In an arena such as health care, where privacy concerns are paramount, and data collection is both disperse and diverse, it is not surprising that the challenges of using…
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    Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation

  • How to Use Shame in Innovation

    center_for_innovation
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:15 am
        Speaking at Transform 2014, Lauren Taylor, co-author of “The American Health Care Paradox,” broke down the common notion that healthcare equals health. Referencing various health challenges and community initiatives, Taylor stated that without recognizing health at a community level, we will not improve health overall. This quote was one of many of our favorites from her talk. You can watch the whole talk after the break!         ________
  • The Fellowship of the Screen

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    23 Jan 2015 | 9:31 am
        One of the ways we see innovation in health care taking shape is through collaborative work that is global in reach. With the William Drenttel Innovation Fellowship, providers and researchers from around the world are able to join the work of the Center for Innovation for 12 months in partnership with their areas of expertise. Benjavan Upatising, Ph.D. (Den), received her Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University in 2013 and holds a master’s degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering from University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in Industrial…
  • The Secret To A Very Happy Brain

    center_for_innovation
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:15 am
        With the constant bombardment of our social feeds, distractions and commitments we place on ourselves, how does one not feel like their brain is racing at 1000 miles per hour? This is the motivation behind the work of Amit Sood, M.D., one of our Transform 2014 presenters. He is the author of the Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living, and the founder of Resilient Living. Read More After The Break. Dr. Sood spoke at Transform 2014 of the benefits of living intentionally. By helping patients and others understand the brain and mind’s maladaptive mechanisms, Dr. Sood aims to…
  • Erase Your Comfort Zone

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    19 Jan 2015 | 7:32 am
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  • When Comics and Health Care Converge

    center_for_innovation
    16 Jan 2015 | 9:15 am
        Comics are a great communication tool that often is put in the same category as graphic novels and manga. MK Czerwiec, a Transform 2013 presenter, has been living the mission of using comics as a tool in health care as a tool for communication and healing. But don't take our word for it, let her work do the talking.   MK Czerwiec   MK Czerwiec is the artist-in-residence at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine where she developed and teaches the “Drawing Medicine” seminar to first and second year medical students. MK has a BA in English and Philosophy, a BSN in…
 
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    Mayo Clinic News Network » Radio

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  • Mayo Clinic Radio: Cancer biopsies/cervical cancer

    Richard Dietman
    19 Jan 2015 | 11:43 am
    Miss the show? Here's the podcast: Mayo Clinic Radio Full Show 1-24-2015 Does having a cancer biopsy increase the chances your cancer will spread? We’ll explore this topic with cancer surgeon Dr. KMarie Reid Lombardo on the next Mayo Clinic Radio. Also on Mayo Clinic Radio, we’ll talk with OB/GYN specialist Dr. Sean Dowdy about the latest advances in preventing, detecting and treating cervical cancer. Please join us. Myth or Fact: Having a biopsy of my cancer will cause it to spread. To listen to the program at 9 a.m. Saturday, January 24, click here. Follow #MayoClinicRadio and…
  • Mayo Clinic Radio: Flu Season/Healthy Living in 2015

    McCray
    14 Jan 2015 | 9:52 am
    Miss the program?  Here's the podcast:  Mayo Clinic Radio January 17 2015 Make plans to listen to the next Mayo Clinic Radio on Saturday, January 17, at 9 a.m. CT.  We'll get an update on flu season, mumps and whooping cough with Pritish Tosh, M.D.  We'll also discuss better choices for healthy living in 2015 with the head of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, Donald Hensrud, M.D., and executive chef Jen Welper. Please join us. Myth or Fact: It doesn't matter how I lose weight, just so long as I do it. Chef Welper's recipe for Vegetarian Kebabs, click here.
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  • Mayo Clinic Radio: Stress-Free Living

    McCray
    6 Jan 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Miss the show? Here's the podcast! Mayo Clinic Radio Full Show 1-10-2015 Does “lower my stress levels” show up on your list of New Year’s resolutions for 2015? On Saturday, January 10, we will rebroadcast our conversation with Amit Sood, M.D., author of  Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living. What is most often misunderstood about the effects of stress? What are some misconceptions about meditation? What are the first steps toward a New Year’s resolution of “less stress in 2015?” Please join us. Myth or Fact:  Multitasking is easier for women than men.
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    Diversity in Education Blog

  • Avoiding scientific nostalgia

    Carl Gustafson
    4 Jan 2015 | 8:41 pm
    Hello diversity blog readers and welcome to 2015! Thanks for sticking with us; we hope you’re as excited about the future of the blog as we are. If not, keep reading. Maybe someday we'll serve up the post you've been waiting for. Science moves pretty fast [citation needed]. In fact, it’s very difficult to quantify the rate of progress of science (umm, units?), and it seems that experts disagree on how to actually do this. Regardless, it appears that global scientific research output (units?) increases at a rate of 8-9% per year. Compare this to the rate of increase in global computer…
  • Should dual degree training exist?

    Andrew M. Harrsion
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:50 pm
    By Andrew M. Harrison No, I will not be writing about the illustrious EdD-JD. However, please note these are both largely regarded as “professional” doctoral degrees in the US. Although still less relevant in the US, you should know the difference, as most of the rest of the world draws a clear distinction between a research doctorate and a “first professional degree”. As data interferes with effecting social changes (for better or worse), and blogs are by nature not designed to be lengthy, let’s get this part out of the way first and fast. More Commentaries on the subject of MD-PhD…
  • Adapting to Rochester

    Annyoceli Santiago
    8 Dec 2014 | 12:07 pm
    By Annyoceli Santiago I remember when I was accepted into the Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) at Mayo Clinic two years ago. I was extremely excited about moving to the United States to do research. When I told my friends and professors that I had been accepted to PREP, most of them said “…but there’s nothing in Rochester!”. It really didn’t take away my enthusiasm because I was mostly thinking about the research… And after all, no distractions were great because I could focus on work. After my first week, I already had a group of friends and was introduced to…
  • Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

    Crystal Mendoza
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:14 pm
    In the midst of studying for my written qualifying exam, I began to panic. It was a mixed panic, the jitters you get before a big exam coupled with a crippling self-doubt. I had experienced this same self-doubt before, when I was first accepted into Mayo Graduate School (MGS). I did not feel like I had earned my place in graduate school, especially at Mayo Clinic, and that my accomplishments felt like nothing compared to those of my peers. I came into graduate school with only two years of “real” college experience, as I had taken dual credit courses in high school and lacked substantial…
  • What are we eating?

    Carl Gustafson
    9 Oct 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Contrary to popular belief, Facebook can be good for something every now and then. While wasting precious time on Facebook (shh! don’t tell my PI!), I stumbled across this blog post, by an endocrinologist in California who compared his dining experience at the Googleplex, to his dining experiences at various hospitals. I sure hope Google starts hiring pharmacologists because his blog raved about the cafeteria food in Mountain View. I don’t know about you, but a good salad bar and a name like “Mountain View” is enough to make me want to apply for a position. This article spurred me a…
 
 
 
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