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  • Twin Sisters Share Many Things in Life, Including New Lungs

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    Paul Scotti
    3 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
    Linda Foster (left) and Brenda Santinelli (right), twin sisters from Pensacola, Fla and patients of Mayo Clinic in Florida. It’s often said that twins share similar traits and have unique bonds that other siblings simply don’t have. Sometimes those traits are things one would rather not share with their twin, especially when it comes to a potentially life-threatening medical condition. Linda Foster and Brenda Santinelli, 60-year-old twin sisters from Pensacola, Fla., are active women with a love of the outdoors. Hiking, camping, fishing, hunting and other activities were well-suited to…
  • The Road to Discovery Runs through Mayo’s Clinical Research Unit

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    Bob Nellis
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    The road to developments that change medicine is jammed with great ideas.  It meanders like a mountain trail in the early stages with many ideas failing and being discarded.  But once an innovative medical breakthrough reaches the point of clinic research, the road runs straight as a Midwest highway through a patient-study unit nestled in Mayo Clinic’s campus in Rochester, Minn. The Clinical Research Unit (CRU) is the unsung waypoint through which any number of landmark patient studies have traveled en route to improving the lives of millions of people, including revolutionary discoveries…
  • Lorna Ross Speaks about Designing for Consequence

    Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation
    Linda Lee Cooper
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:10 am
                                Lorna Ross, Director of Design at Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation spoke at Fjord Kitchen Madrid "Glimpse into the Future of Health" in January of this year.  Ross opened up the doors of Mayo Clinic, one of the world’s most respected medical institutions, founded 150 years ago, and the first to incorporate a design team at the heart of its innovation activity.   http://vimeo.com/88746452    
  • Mayo Clinic Radio: Good Samaritan Kidney Donor

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    McCray
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:03 pm
    April is Donate Life Month, which focuses attention on the importance of registering as organ, eye and tissue donors. Tune in Saturday, April 19, at 9 a.m. CT as we discuss organ donation with Good Samaritan kidney donor Philip Fischer, M.D., and director of the Mayo Clinic kidney transplant program Mikel Prieto, M.D. There is so much to learn about donating the gift of life! Join us!  Myth or Matter of Fact:  I'm not in the best of health, so I probably can't be a donor. To hear the program LIVE on Saturday, click here. Follow #MayoClinicRadio and tweet your questions. Mayo Clinic…
  • 107 students+ 42 volunteers= 1 successful event

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    Crystal Mendoza
    3 Apr 2014 | 4:38 pm
    By: Robin Willenbring Volunteer teaching elementary students about neuroanatomy using real animal brains. On a monthly basis, medical and graduate students receive an email from the Brainwaves team with the subject line containing some phrase including “Brainwaves Event”. Let’s be honest; a good portion of people automatically delete this. One reason might be that you have no idea what Brainwaves is (I know this because I have received guilt ridden apologies from people). Since you delete these emails (disclaimer: in the future you should actually read them), you most likely have no…
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    Sharing Mayo Clinic

  • Twin Sisters Share Many Things in Life, Including New Lungs

    Paul Scotti
    3 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
    Linda Foster (left) and Brenda Santinelli (right), twin sisters from Pensacola, Fla and patients of Mayo Clinic in Florida. It’s often said that twins share similar traits and have unique bonds that other siblings simply don’t have. Sometimes those traits are things one would rather not share with their twin, especially when it comes to a potentially life-threatening medical condition. Linda Foster and Brenda Santinelli, 60-year-old twin sisters from Pensacola, Fla., are active women with a love of the outdoors. Hiking, camping, fishing, hunting and other activities were well-suited to…
  • The Team Behind Team Lola

    mayoclinic
    2 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Most 13-year-old girls wouldn't see having a scar down the middle of their chests as cool. Lola Montilla, however, is not your average 13-year-old girl. When she looks at the scar on her chest from the surgery she had at Mayo Clinic to repair the Ebstein’s anomaly heart defect she was born with, she says it serves as a reminder that what doesn't kill us does indeed make us stronger. "I really, really like my scar," Lola says, from her home in Puerto Rico. "Every time I look at it, it makes me think, 'Wow, I really did go through this, and I'm now back here at home.'" Her mom, Mari…
  • Patient Honors Her Liver Donor and Faith in New Book

    Paul Scotti
    26 Mar 2014 | 10:44 am
    Hildred "Peggy" Lyons' first signs of liver problems occurred back in 1968, around the time of her son's birth, when her physician noticed she had elevated liver enzymes. An otherwise healthy woman who worked and also volunteered as a fitness instructor at her church teaching several classes a day to both adults and children, Lyons dismissed it as pregnancy-related and didn’t gave it much thought for the next 30 years. Unfortunately, her liver problems resurfaced right around the time she retired from her job at Proctor and Gamble in 1998. Lyons was told by her physician in her hometown of…
  • A New Chapter: Life After My Liver and Kidney Transplant

    Paul Scotti
    18 Mar 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Written by Elaine Ginn, transplant patient at Mayo Clinic in Florida As I sit here at the Mayo Clinic lab on the Florida campus waiting to be called for a lab draw of a dozen or so tubes of my blood, my mind returns four years to the time before my liver and kidney transplant surgery. I can't say I had given up, as that just isn't in my nature, but I had become so ill that I could imagine myself slipping into oblivion and perhaps not minding. It was December, about five months before the transplant, and my two local grandchildren had come over to spend the night and help me decorate the…
  • Knocking “Care Coordination” Out of the Park

    mayoclinic
    7 Mar 2014 | 9:17 am
    Written by Barry M. Bloom When I arrived at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., that September day almost five years ago, my care for colon cancer was fractured and really a mess. I had suffered through a second bout of the disease, when the cancer jumped from the colon to the lung. After surgery to bisect the upper lobe of the left lung, I had just embarked on a six-month program of chemotherapy. A local hospital had bungled the pathology from the original colon surgery in February 2008, discovered only when I went to a facility in Texas for a second opinion. As it turned out, at the time of…
 
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    Advancing The Science

  • The Road to Discovery Runs through Mayo’s Clinical Research Unit

    Bob Nellis
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    The road to developments that change medicine is jammed with great ideas.  It meanders like a mountain trail in the early stages with many ideas failing and being discarded.  But once an innovative medical breakthrough reaches the point of clinic research, the road runs straight as a Midwest highway through a patient-study unit nestled in Mayo Clinic’s campus in Rochester, Minn. The Clinical Research Unit (CRU) is the unsung waypoint through which any number of landmark patient studies have traveled en route to improving the lives of millions of people, including revolutionary discoveries…
  • Cancer Researchers Begin Blog Series on Cures for Kidney Cancer

    Bob Nellis
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:27 am
      Winston Tan, M.D. John Copland, III, Ph.D.   We’re Drs. Winston Tan and John “Al” Copland and we collaborate in pursuit of cures for kidney cancer.  Winston is a Mayo Clinic physician oncologist who treats kidney cancer patients and collaborates with Al, a Mayo scientist dedicated to kidney cancer research. In talking with kidney cancer survivors and friends, we have been encouraged to begin a blog about our research efforts and discoveries in kidney cancer current FDA approved drugs are not cures.  They provide some survival benefit (in a small number of cases, long…
  • Volunteers Sought: People with HPV-positive Tonsil and Tongue Cancers

    Nicole Brudos Ferrara
    3 Apr 2014 | 1:55 pm
    http://youtu.be/3UetqTM9P5I Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is seeking volunteers for a clinical trial for patients with human papillomavirus (HPV) positive tonsil or tongue (oropharynx) cancer whose disease has not spread outside of the neck. The purpose of the study is to find out if reducing treatment time and dosage can control the cancer while decreasing short-term and long-term side effects associated with treatment. Who is eligible? You may be eligible to participate in this study if you: Have been diagnosed with HPV-positive tonsil or tongue (oropharynx) cancer. Are 18 years of age…
  • Gregory Gores, M.D., Receives 2014 AGA Distinguished Mentor Award

    Gina Chiri-Osmond
    27 Mar 2014 | 8:32 am
    Congratulations to Gregory Gores, M.D., who recently received the 2014 American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Distinguished Mentor Award. Dr. Gores is the current Executive Dean for Research at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., responsible for the leadership and management of all Mayo research centers, divisions, programs, and other research activity. In assuming this role, Dr. Gores is recognized with the distinction of a named professorship: the Mr. and Mrs. Ronald F. Kinney Executive Dean for Research Honoring Ronald F. Kinney, Jr. The American Gastroenterological Association is the…
  • The Connection Between Teeth and Heart Surgery

    Bob Nellis
    28 Feb 2014 | 7:38 am
    We want to pass on some published Mayo Clinic research as reflected in the media this week. This one, from the Annals of Thoracic Surgery is especially interesting and useful to both physicians and patients alike. HealthDay Getting Teeth Pulled Before Heart Surgery May Pose Serious Risks by Randy Dotinga…In a small, retrospective study, Mayo Clinic researchers found that 8 percent of heart patients who did not wait to have teeth pulled suffered major adverse health outcomes, such as a heart attack, stroke, kidney failure or death. "Guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and…
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    Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation

  • Lorna Ross Speaks about Designing for Consequence

    Linda Lee Cooper
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:10 am
                                Lorna Ross, Director of Design at Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation spoke at Fjord Kitchen Madrid "Glimpse into the Future of Health" in January of this year.  Ross opened up the doors of Mayo Clinic, one of the world’s most respected medical institutions, founded 150 years ago, and the first to incorporate a design team at the heart of its innovation activity.   http://vimeo.com/88746452    
  • Love What You Do

    center_for_innovation
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:03 am
    We love what we do here at the Center for Innovation, and finding this quote from Seth Godin was perfect for this week! Show up, make a difference, and do work that matters. Three amazing key insights to get value out of what you endeavor to do each day. Let this inspire you this week, and share with us what you are doing to make a difference in your work! A quick thank you to New Old Stock for providing the image for this wallpaper!
  • From Power to Passions to Purpose

    center_for_innovation
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:29 am
    Article Written by Guest Blogger: Nolan Meyer In a talk given at the Mayo Clinic’s 2009 Transform symposium entitled "Entrepreneurs and the Evolution of Wealth: From Power to Passions to Purpose," Mr. Jim Hodge discussed how the evolution of philanthropy is proceeding alongside the evolution of health care in an ever-changing modern world. Philanthropy is a major aspect contributing to the continuation of the Mayo Clinic’s excellence in its Three Shields: Clinical Practice, Research, and Education. According to Mr. Hodge, philanthropy has three noteworthy aspects when considering its…
  • Health Care Through a Student’s Experience

    Admin
    8 Apr 2014 | 10:17 am
      Guest Post Written By Alexandra, a University of Chicago student.   Hi! My name is Alexandra, and I am a first-year undergrad at the University of Chicago, studying Biology and Public Policy on a pre-medical career track. During my Spring Break this year, I got the opportunity to come to the Center for Innovation (CFI) for a week-long “externship” – a fusion of an internship and a shadowing experience. As a pre-medical student, I was thrilled to be coming to the Mayo Clinic, but I had no idea of the type of work that CFI was doing. However, once I arrived, my externship host…
  • A Lesson From Fear

    Admin
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:32 am
    "You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt We hope you find this motivational today, as we did! If you like it, give it a click and download!
 
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    Mayo Clinic News Network » radio

  • Mayo Clinic Radio: Good Samaritan Kidney Donor

    McCray
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:03 pm
    April is Donate Life Month, which focuses attention on the importance of registering as organ, eye and tissue donors. Tune in Saturday, April 19, at 9 a.m. CT as we discuss organ donation with Good Samaritan kidney donor Philip Fischer, M.D., and director of the Mayo Clinic kidney transplant program Mikel Prieto, M.D. There is so much to learn about donating the gift of life! Join us!  Myth or Matter of Fact:  I'm not in the best of health, so I probably can't be a donor. To hear the program LIVE on Saturday, click here. Follow #MayoClinicRadio and tweet your questions. Mayo Clinic…
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    15 Apr 2014 | 5:55 am
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  • Mayo Clinic Radio: Diabetes/Artificial Pancreas

    Joel Streed
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:23 am
    Miss the show? Here is the podcast: Mayo Clinic Radio Full Show 3-12-14 Join us on Saturday, April 12, at 9 a.m. CT when we discuss the growing problem of diabetes with endocrinologist Dr. Ananda Basu.  We’ll touch on the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and discuss who’s at risk and what can be done to treat the condition, including the status on the development of an artificial pancreas.  Join us! Myth or Matter of Fact:  Diabetics need a special diet. Follow #MayoClinicRadio and tweet your questions. Mayo Clinic Radio is available on iHeart Radio.   Click…
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  • Suicide Prevention (rebroadcast)

    Dana Sparks
    3 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    The next Mayo Clinic Radio program, Saturday, April 5, 9 a.m. CDT, is a rebroadcast from October 2013. Timothy Lineberry, M.D., and J. Michael Bostwick, M.D., joined us to discuss suicide prevention.  There are an estimated one million suicides worldwide each year but there is hope that number can drop if we understand the scope of the problem and how to find help.  What should you do if someone you know is at risk? How can you help teenagers if they are suicidal?  We also talked about resources for loved ones who are left behind after suicide and discussed the drastic increase in the…
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    Diversity in Education Blog

  • 107 students+ 42 volunteers= 1 successful event

    Crystal Mendoza
    3 Apr 2014 | 4:38 pm
    By: Robin Willenbring Volunteer teaching elementary students about neuroanatomy using real animal brains. On a monthly basis, medical and graduate students receive an email from the Brainwaves team with the subject line containing some phrase including “Brainwaves Event”. Let’s be honest; a good portion of people automatically delete this. One reason might be that you have no idea what Brainwaves is (I know this because I have received guilt ridden apologies from people). Since you delete these emails (disclaimer: in the future you should actually read them), you most likely have no…
  • A New Frontier, Palliative Care in Ethiopia

    Andrew M. Harrsion
    27 Mar 2014 | 7:57 pm
    By Matthew J. Borgo From February 23 through March 1, 2014, I had an experience which I will not soon forget. I had the great fortune of being able to travel to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, spend time with the Gynecology/Obstetrics/Oncology team at Zewditu Memorial Hospital, and attend the 50th Annual Meeting of the Ethiopian Medical Association (EMA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The theme of this anniversary meeting was Medical Tourism and Healthcare and over one thousand health professionals were in attendance. Ethiopia is a country of many different ethnic groups. With a population estimated at…
  • Embracing Diversity

    Crystal Mendoza
    14 Mar 2014 | 2:23 pm
    I never considered myself diverse. I know this may sound contradictory considering I’m writing for the Education in Diversity Blog, but let me explain. I grew up in El Paso, TX, one of the many cities along the U.S.-Mexico border. The border encompasses Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California on the U.S. side and Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, Coahuila, Chihuahua, Sonora, and Baja California Norte on the Mexican side. Both of my parents were born in Chihuahua, Mexico and moved to the United Sates when they were kids. Years later, they met and had me here in the U.S. thus making me…
  • Choosing Your Thesis Lab

    Clara Castillejobecerra
    28 Feb 2014 | 12:38 pm
    During this time, most graduate students are busily wrapping up their last laboratory rotations and thinking about which one to choose. Some students have an easier time deciding which lab to join, but other students such as myself have a harder time making this decision. Committing to a lab is especially daunting when you start considering the great implications of this decision, not only during your PhD studies, but also in your future career in general. Since many of us are in this position, I think it is of great importance to have a few considerations when deciding which lab to join.
  • A Secret World – A Reflection on Homosexuality in the Islamic World

    Andrew M. Harrsion
    20 Feb 2014 | 5:27 pm
    By Fareed Khawaja NOTE (AMH): This post has been re-posted after the addition of new material. However, no removal of or changes to the original content were made. There have been many successes for gay rights in the United States lately. With the recent strides made in both Utah and Oklahoma, one can say that the gay movement in America is progressing well. But what is the situation like for the LGBTI community in more conservative countries? To be more precise: the Islamic world. In Islam, homosexuality is forbidden in both the Quran (Islamic holy book) and the Hadith (the sayings of the…
 
 
 
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