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  • Mother Gives Daughter the Gift of Life … Twice

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    Hoyt Finnamore
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:18 am
    At 27 weeks into her pregnancy with twins, Amber Sylvester went to Mayo Clinic with her husband, Mike, for an ultrasound test and received news that no parent wants to hear. One of the babies was in trouble. She had enlarged kidneys, no amniotic fluid around her body, and fluid in her abdomen. She would likely not survive until birth. Even if she did survive, doctors said she would likely not live long enough to receive a transplant. Amber remembers that appointment clearly. “The tech asked me if my water broke,” she says. “When I saw the concern on her face, I knew that something was…
  • Last Chance to Register for Delivery Science Summit 2015!

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    Elizabeth Zimmermann Young
    1 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
    Left to right, Mayo Clinic patient Carl Rider; DSS2015 Moderator Peggy Girshman, and center director and conference host Veronique Roger, M.D. Gain new insight into best practices and value-based health care, learn about current trends Mayo Clinic’s Delivery Science Summit 2015 will offer presentations and panel discussions that are sure to provide you with new insights into best practices, delivery trends and value-based health care. Read on for a taste of some of the presentations: Improving Orthopedic Clinical Care Through the Science of Best Practice Hear Mayo Clinic patient Carleton…
  • ICD-10 Conversion: What Should Providers Be Doing?

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    Center for Innovation
    3 Sep 2015 | 9:45 am
        Unless a physician or other provider has deliberately ignored the news for the past few months (or really years), it has been unavoidable to know that ICD-10, an updated coding system, is coming and will be effective as of October...
  • Mayo Clinic Radio: Human Microbiome/Antibiotics Use/Stool Transplant/Slowing Aging

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    Richard Dietman
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:35 am
    Ecosystems usually refer to places on the earth, like forests or deserts. But our bodies have ecosystems, too. Collectively called the "human microbiome," these communities of organisms help keep us healthy. On the next Mayo Clinic Radio, gastroenterologist Dr. Purna Kashyap discusses how the human microbiome works. Also on the program, infectious disease specialist Dr. Pritish Tosh explains when it might be OK to stop taking an antibiotic early. Stool transplantation is being used to treat serious digestive diseases, and gastroenterologist Dr. Sahil Khanna describes how this new…
  • Teenage depression: Prevention begins with parental support

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  • Mother Gives Daughter the Gift of Life … Twice

    Hoyt Finnamore
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:18 am
    At 27 weeks into her pregnancy with twins, Amber Sylvester went to Mayo Clinic with her husband, Mike, for an ultrasound test and received news that no parent wants to hear. One of the babies was in trouble. She had enlarged kidneys, no amniotic fluid around her body, and fluid in her abdomen. She would likely not survive until birth. Even if she did survive, doctors said she would likely not live long enough to receive a transplant. Amber remembers that appointment clearly. “The tech asked me if my water broke,” she says. “When I saw the concern on her face, I knew that something was…
  • Experimental Nerve Graft Puts Former Green Beret Back on his Feet

    Hoyt Finnamore
    26 Aug 2015 | 3:12 pm
    Others might have panicked, but former U.S. Special Forces Engineer Kevin Flike kept his wits about him when he was shot in the abdomen during a firefight in Afghanistan four years ago. Through the worst pain of his life, the Green Beret pushed forward. He radioed his injury to teammates and began assessing the wound, which appeared mortal to his unit’s medic. “I wanted to remain calm because I knew if I wasn’t, it was going to make the situation worse,” says Kevin, who, at 27, was one of the senior members in his unit. As it was, the situation was bad. The bullet tore through his…
  • Patients Tell How Pain Rehabilitation Program Brought Them Relief

    Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss
    16 Aug 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Three weeks. It sounds like a long time, especially if you’re going to a hospital or clinic every day. But for people living with chronic pain, a daily, multi-week program is compelling if it can help them return to a more active lifestyle. Established in 2011, the Pain Rehabilitation Center at Mayo Clinic's Florida campus offers a robust and integrated three-week outpatient program for adults affected by chronic pain and symptoms. A team of health care professionals, including doctors trained in pain management and pain psychology, physical and occupational therapists, biofeedback…
  • Marathoner and Ironman Michael Koetting Back in the Race After Donating Kidney

    Hoyt Finnamore
    13 Aug 2015 | 7:23 am
      As an endurance athlete who has completed six Ironman triathlons and more than two dozen marathons, Michael Koetting does not fear physical challenges. So when he learned he could use his good health to help a stranger in need, he never hesitated.  In December 2014, Michael, 47, of Orono, Minnesota, donated one of his kidneys to an anonymous recipient. Mere months later, he is back on the road, clocking competitive times in the sports he loves. His experience shows that dedicated athletes can give the gift of life through organ donation without jeopardizing their fitness. Many living…
  • Cystic Fibrosis Patient Says Double Lung Transplant Transformed His Life

    Paul Scotti
    12 Aug 2015 | 10:10 am
    Nobody knows better than Jon Jantomaso how precious every breath can be. The 49-year-old realtor from Seminole, Florida, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at 2 months of age, and for the first 12 years of his life slept in a mist filled tent to help him breath and clear the mucus from his lungs. He has been in some form of physical therapy his entire life battling his disease.  Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disorder that causes severe damage to the lungs and digestive system, and affects the cells that produce mucus, sweat and digestive juices. These secreted fluids are normally thin and…
 
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  • Last Chance to Register for Delivery Science Summit 2015!

    Elizabeth Zimmermann Young
    1 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
    Left to right, Mayo Clinic patient Carl Rider; DSS2015 Moderator Peggy Girshman, and center director and conference host Veronique Roger, M.D. Gain new insight into best practices and value-based health care, learn about current trends Mayo Clinic’s Delivery Science Summit 2015 will offer presentations and panel discussions that are sure to provide you with new insights into best practices, delivery trends and value-based health care. Read on for a taste of some of the presentations: Improving Orthopedic Clinical Care Through the Science of Best Practice Hear Mayo Clinic patient Carleton…
  • Sharing Research In Our Community

    Elizabeth Zimmermann Young
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Mayo Clinic's three transformational centers – the Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, the Center for Regenerative Medicine, and the Center for Individualized Medicine have joined forces in collaboration with Madonna Living Community in the development of a speaker series for their residents as well as members of the community. Meeting bi-monthly, Mayo Clinic speakers share their research on topics relevant to this audience. The speaker series kicked off on Thursday, August 20, with Dr. David Eton. He shared his work entitled, "What is the burden of treatment and how can we…
  • Translating Ideas into Practice – Transformational funding awards

    Elizabeth Zimmermann Young
    18 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Mayo Clinic joined a unique group recently, with the announcement of the Patient-Center Outcomes Research Institute’s expansion of PCORnet. Read news release. A large collaborative initiative, PCORnet is designed to link researchers, patient communities, clinicians, and health systems in productive research partnerships that leverage the power of large volumes of health data maintained by the partner networks. PCORnet seeks to enable the nation to conduct clinical research more efficiently than is now possible while ensuring that research focuses on the questions and outcomes that matter…
  • Breathing Easier – New Understanding for Asthma Medication Management

    Elizabeth Zimmermann Young
    11 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
      Matthew Rank, M.D. (@MatthewRankMD) is a practicing allergy and asthma  specialist and associate professor of medicine based in Arizona. He is also the the director of the Kern Scholars Program in the the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery.  ________________________________________________________________________ For those who struggle with asthma, the goal is to find the lowest level of medication that will allow them to live well and breathe easier, without fear of emergency events. This “sweet spot” for asthma medication…
  • From the Desk of a Scholar – Learning, Collaboration, Community

    Elizabeth Zimmermann Young
    4 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
      Shannon Dunlay, M.D., is an assistant professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic, with joint appointments in Cardiovascular Diseases and Health Sciences Research, and a recent Health Care Delivery Scholar in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery.  ________________________________________________________________________ Having recently completed two years as a Kern Scholar in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery (CSHCD), I thought this would be a good opportunity to reflect on my…
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  • ICD-10 Conversion: What Should Providers Be Doing?

    Center for Innovation
    3 Sep 2015 | 9:45 am
        Unless a physician or other provider has deliberately ignored the news for the past few months (or really years), it has been unavoidable to know that ICD-10, an updated coding system, is coming and will be effective as of October...
  • Another 5 Great Stories for Your Day Today!

    AJ Montpetit
    3 Sep 2015 | 7:26 am
      Can A Patient Experience Survey Truly Measure the Doctor-Patient Relationship? [ HIT Consultant ] Empowered #PatientChat on Patient Experience with CancerGeek and Dr. Gia Sison. [ intake.me ] A Physician's Experience Becoming an Ovarian Cancer Patient. [ AstraZeneca Health...
  • IDEA 2015 Best in Show: A Design Strategy for Catheters and Ostomy Bags

    Center for Innovation
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:48 am
      Each year, the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) recognizes product excellence from around the world. Previous winners have included Nike, BMW, Logitech, and Tesla among other major consumer and technology brands. On August 22nd, at Benaroya Hall in Seattle,...
  • 5 Great Articles to Read Today

    Center for Innovation
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:34 am
      People Drive Digital at NHS Expo. [ divi ] The hubris of Big Data. [ Jeffrey Braithwaite ] Health Care Needs to K.I.S.S. More. [ CancerGeek ] Junk Food Retailers Banned from NHS Hospitals. [ The Telegraph ] The...
  • A Day Late

    Center for Innovation
    1 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
      With the updates to the blog, we had a few technical difficulties with getting things back in the swing of things yesterday. We are now back up and running, so here is your Monday Wallpaper on a Tuesday!  
 
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  • Mayo Clinic Radio: Human Microbiome/Antibiotics Use/Stool Transplant/Slowing Aging

    Richard Dietman
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:35 am
    Ecosystems usually refer to places on the earth, like forests or deserts. But our bodies have ecosystems, too. Collectively called the "human microbiome," these communities of organisms help keep us healthy. On the next Mayo Clinic Radio, gastroenterologist Dr. Purna Kashyap discusses how the human microbiome works. Also on the program, infectious disease specialist Dr. Pritish Tosh explains when it might be OK to stop taking an antibiotic early. Stool transplantation is being used to treat serious digestive diseases, and gastroenterologist Dr. Sahil Khanna describes how this new…
  • Mayo Clinic Radio: Ovarian Cancer/Family Dysfunction/Tips To Lower Blood Pressure

    Richard Dietman
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:03 am
    According to the American Cancer Society, about 21,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year ... and more than 14,000 will die from the disease. September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and on the next program, gynecologic cancer specialist Dr. Jamie Bakkum-Gamez discusses diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer. Joining her is ovarian cancer survivor Cynthia Weiss, who describes her personal journey. Also on the program, family medicine specialist Dr. Elizabeth Cozine  explains the treatment of family dysfunction. And cardiologist Dr. Stephen Kopecky offers…
  • Mayo Clinic Radio: Quality Health Care/Enlarged Prostate/Thumb Arthritis

    Richard Dietman
    17 Aug 2015 | 6:04 am
    Quality health care is something we all want. But what does it mean ... and how can we find it? This week on Mayo Clinic Radio, endocrinologist Dr. Victor Montori outlines the criteria you can use in choosing a quality provider. Also on the program, one of the most common problems men have as they age is an enlarged prostate gland - urologist Dr. Amy Krambeck explains how an enlarged prostate, also called benign prostatic hyperplasia, is diagnosed and treated; and severe pain, swelling and decreased range of motion in your thumb may be a sign of arthritis - orthopedic surgeon Dr. Sanjeev…
  • Mayo Clinic Radio: Sleep Needs/Vaccine Update/School Sports/Student Depression

    Richard Dietman
    10 Aug 2015 | 5:49 am
    The end of summer is fast approaching ... and millions of youngsters across the country are getting ready to return to the classroom. On this back-to-school edition of Mayo Clinic Radio, children's sleep specialist Dr. Suresh Kotagal outlines how much sleep children need to be fully engaged in class. Also on the program, pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist Dr. Robert Jacobson provides an update on vaccines. Sports medicine specialist Dr. David Soma talks about preparing for school sports. And psychiatrist Dr. Paul Croarkin has tips for parents on what to watch for when a child…
  • Mayo Clinic Radio: Integrative Medicine/Statin Update/Shoulder Replacement

    Richard Dietman
    3 Aug 2015 | 7:59 am
    Once viewed with skepticism, complementary and integrative medicine is now playing an increasingly important role in modern health care. On the next program, Dr. Brent Bauer, director of the Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program at Mayo Clinic, outlines the contributions integrative medicine is making in treating the whole person. Also on the program, a recent study found that widely-used cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins may be of benefit to an even larger number of people who are at risk of heart disease. Cardiologist Dr. Stephen Kopecky discusses the results. And,…
 
 
 
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