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  • A Long Journey to a Seizure-Free Life

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    Hoyt Finnamore
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:34 am
    In December 2014, Gregory Cascino, M.D., a neurologist at Mayo Clinic, received a photo of a former patient. Kate Seifert was standing at the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, almost 20,000 feet above sea level, at the mountain’s Uhuru Peak. The photo was accompanied by a note from Seifert’s mother. “We will be forever grateful for the miracle you and everyone at Mayo Clinic gave to Kate and our family,” wrote Karen Seifert. The story of that miracle begins 20 years earlier, when Kate, then a high school student in Appleton, Wisconsin, began having seizures. “I had my first…
  • Richard Joseph, M.D., Named Doctor of the Year by Melanoma International Foundation

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    Bob Nellis
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:45 am
    Richard Joseph, M.D. Richard Joseph, M.D., an oncologist specializing in melanoma at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus, has been named the 2015 recipient of the “Doctor of the Year Award” presented by the Melanoma International Foundation (MIF). Founded in 2003, MIF is a non-profit organization whose vision is a future where top-notch melanoma treatment is accessible to all patients globally. Now in its tenth year, the annual award not only recognizes a physician involved in clinical research that is on the cutting edge of melanoma treatment, but who also exhibits a caring attitude towards…
  • Where House MD and Reality Meet: Diagnostic Mistakes are More Than Clever Plots for Television

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    Center for Innovation
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:35 am
        Post written by Dominique Pandy   Lisa Sanders, M.D. is an internist who works directly with patients. In 2002 she began writing a column about diagnostic error for the New York Times, and has worked as a producer on the television show House, M.D. Throughout her presentation at Mayo Clinic Transform 2014 Symposium, she describes what diagnostic errors are, why they are important, and how we can use these errors to make health care more efficient. Dr. Sanders offers her own experience of a time she believes she made a diagnostic error. One of her patients, Shirley, who is…
  • Mayo Clinic Radio: Precision Medicine/Weight-Loss Surgery/Google

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    Richard Dietman
    19 Apr 2015 | 6:41 pm
    Precision medicine ... also called individualized medicine ... got special attention recently when President Obama announced a Precision Medicine Initiative and called for the creation of a national biobank. On this week's program, Dr. Keith Stewart, director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, discusses the biobank and what it might mean for the future of health care. Also on the program, Mayo Clinic psychologist Dr. Karen Grothe explains the importance of a psychological evaluation when planning weight-loss surgery. And preventive medicine specialist Dr. Phil Hagen…
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  • A Long Journey to a Seizure-Free Life

    Hoyt Finnamore
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:34 am
    In December 2014, Gregory Cascino, M.D., a neurologist at Mayo Clinic, received a photo of a former patient. Kate Seifert was standing at the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, almost 20,000 feet above sea level, at the mountain’s Uhuru Peak. The photo was accompanied by a note from Seifert’s mother. “We will be forever grateful for the miracle you and everyone at Mayo Clinic gave to Kate and our family,” wrote Karen Seifert. The story of that miracle begins 20 years earlier, when Kate, then a high school student in Appleton, Wisconsin, began having seizures. “I had my first…
  • Living Kidney Donations Save Two Lives in the Same Family Years Apart

    Paul Scotti
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:24 am
    Receiving a donor kidney from an anonymous deceased donor is a gift of life to anyone in need of a transplant.  Receiving an organ donation from a living family member is extra special, when you consider the risks and sacrifices associated with making that choice. Tammy Stelly, a 46-year-old retired postal worker from Middleburg, Florida, experienced that special gift when her brother-in-law was found to be a compatible match and became her living kidney donor. “I was overwhelmed that he offered to be tested as a possible match,” says Tammy. “I never imagined that we might actually be…
  • Roman’s Road to a Second Birthday

    Hoyt Finnamore
    15 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Faced with losing their newborn son, Anna and Oleg, searched far and wide for an answer. They found it and a new birthday for their son at Mayo Clinic. After an ultrasound at 32 weeks into her pregnancy, Anna Ryabova, along with her husband, Oleg Pecherskii, faced a grim prognosis for their unborn son. "The doctors in Russia told us his kidneys were very small, that they had not developed according to his gestational age, and that he would likely die within five days of his birth," Anna says. But Roman miraculously survived, and on the 10th day, he was moved to one of Moscow children's…
  • Dialysis Patient Stays Active, Sets New Life Goals While Awaiting a Kidney Transplant

    Paul Scotti
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Mayo Clinic patient Jim McGarry says a diagnosis of end-stage renal disease that has required him to go on dialysis three days a week while he awaits a donor kidney hasn’t gotten him down. If you’re diagnosed with a serious illness, it can be easy to get down and wonder why this is happening to you and how will it affect your future goals and dreams. For 57-year-old Jim McGarry of Fruit Cove, Florida, a diagnosis of end-stage renal disease that has required him to go on dialysis three days a week while he awaits a donor kidney hasn’t gotten him down. If anything, it’s given him…
  • Strong Advice From a Colorectal Cancer Patient

    Hoyt Finnamore
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:41 am
    Mike Woellert, right, does the #StrongArmSelfie pose with his doctor, Eric Dozois, M.D., a Mayo colorectal surgeon. Mike Woellert had heard people talk about colonoscopies. He didn’t hesitate, and it may have saved his life.  Friday, March 27, marked the one-year anniversary of Michael Woellert’s colorectal cancer diagnosis. It’s a day he and his wife, Malissa, remember all too well. “I was one of the last people to be called from the waiting room after Mike’s colonoscopy,” Malissa recalls. “I sensed something was wrong.” A nurse brought Malissa to Mike’s room, and the two…
 
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  • Richard Joseph, M.D., Named Doctor of the Year by Melanoma International Foundation

    Bob Nellis
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:45 am
    Richard Joseph, M.D. Richard Joseph, M.D., an oncologist specializing in melanoma at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus, has been named the 2015 recipient of the “Doctor of the Year Award” presented by the Melanoma International Foundation (MIF). Founded in 2003, MIF is a non-profit organization whose vision is a future where top-notch melanoma treatment is accessible to all patients globally. Now in its tenth year, the annual award not only recognizes a physician involved in clinical research that is on the cutting edge of melanoma treatment, but who also exhibits a caring attitude towards…
  • Mayo Clinic Designated as an AHRQ Evidence-based Practice Center

    Elizabeth Zimmermann Young
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Continuing more than a century of health care delivery research and innovation In December, Mayo Clinic’s Evidence-Based Practice Research Program received a highly-competitive designation by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), naming Mayo Clinic one of only 13 Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPCs) in North America. The EPC program was launched in the 1990’s as an initiative of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. New or renewed selection as an EPC occurs every five years, and EPCs are charged with reviewing existing research and providing a summary of…
  • Mayo Presence at Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting

    Elizabeth Zimmermann Young
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Behavioral medicine is a multidisciplinary field that seeks to understand the way a person’s genetic makeup, behavior and surrounding environment interact to determine that person’s health and development of various illnesses. Understanding this interaction leads to discovery of ways to prevent and diagnose disease, or treat individuals – based on their unique story, and the way it mirrors that of the community they belong to. You will find behavioral medicine experts across Mayo Clinic – many of them within the Robert D. Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care…
  • Gathering at the Roundtable – Improving Population Health Through Multi-Sector Collaboration

    Elizabeth Zimmermann Young
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    The Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies undertakes a range of activities to convene leaders and experts from government, industry, academia, and public interest groups to inform policy and research. One IOM venue for convening diverse expertise around a topic of mutual interest is the IOM Roundtable. Roundtables are assembled by the IOM to generate discussion, movement, and knowledge sharing in areas of emerging significance in health. Like King Arthur’s round table of legend, members come together in a collegial fashion to combine strengths in pursuit of common goals. In…
  • Deadline Approaching – Submit Abstracts Now for Delivery Science Summit 2015!

    Elizabeth Zimmermann Young
    9 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    You are invited to submit an abstract now for Delivery Science Summit 2015. The submission deadline is April 27, 2015. Hosted by the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, the conference will be held at the Mayo Civic Center, Sept. 16-18, 2015, in Rochester, Minnesota. It will feature a poster session for presentation of original research across the following thematic areas: Enhance Patient Experience Improve Population Health Manage Total Cost of Care Projects that pertain to research and/or practice of health care delivery are…
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  • Where House MD and Reality Meet: Diagnostic Mistakes are More Than Clever Plots for Television

    Center for Innovation
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:35 am
        Post written by Dominique Pandy   Lisa Sanders, M.D. is an internist who works directly with patients. In 2002 she began writing a column about diagnostic error for the New York Times, and has worked as a producer on the television show House, M.D. Throughout her presentation at Mayo Clinic Transform 2014 Symposium, she describes what diagnostic errors are, why they are important, and how we can use these errors to make health care more efficient. Dr. Sanders offers her own experience of a time she believes she made a diagnostic error. One of her patients, Shirley, who is…
  • Innovation at the Core of the Community

    Center for Innovation
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:32 am
        I (AJ) met Pritpal S Tamber in 2013 here at the Center for Innovation and was quickly impressed with his insights into health care and his work for transformative change in how we approach innovation within health care. So when we started looking for people who are powering health from many non-traditional ways, his name immediately came to mind. Pritpal S Tamber is the Founder of the Creating Health Collaborative, was the Physician Editor of TEDMED 2013, and has more experience with various foundations and organizations (which we talk about in the podcast) to list here. I am so…
  • 8 Stories You Might Have Missed This Week

    Center for Innovation
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:16 am
        Stay up to date with all the latest news and posts around health care and innovation by following us on Twitter at @MayoInnovation. Check out these great stories from the week after the break!   3D printers are churning out made-to-order bones and rudimentary organs ( Next Big Future ). Former Google staffers making an affordable, at-home breast cancer gene test ( Geek Wire ). This bandage ca detect wounds before doctors can see them ( psfk ). Patient advocate Carly Medosch recaps her experience at HIMSS15 ( HISTalk ). The best active designs that help people live…
  • Dissect Your Old Innovations to Create New Innovation

    Center for Innovation
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:45 am
        Post by Ron Amodeo Of the many ways your organization might try to become competent at innovation, dissecting an internal innovation project (whether it failed or succeeded) is a relatively risk free and cost-effective approach to building innovation know-how. By studying how a past innovation evolved, your organization can develop a shared model useful for undertaking innovation projects in the future. Factors that contributed to the innovation will be revealed, from persistence to luck, from concept to execution, from individual creativity to teamwork, and from bootstrapped to…
  • The Power of Lifestyle as Medicine

    Center for Innovation
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:35 am
        Post by Haley Pysick   Living a healthy style has been promoted throughout magazines and social media for years. But what many people may not know? That simply leading a healthy lifestyle can lead to positive changes all the way down to your DNA/RNA. In 1990, a study conducted claimed that 80% of pre-mature deaths were caused by preventable factors including tobacco, poor diet, and lack of physical activity. Today, these statistics still hold true. During Transform 2014, Dr. David Katz explains how lifestyle can and should be perceived as a solution for preventing…
 
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    Mayo Clinic News Network » Radio

  • Mayo Clinic Radio: Precision Medicine/Weight-Loss Surgery/Google

    Richard Dietman
    19 Apr 2015 | 6:41 pm
    Precision medicine ... also called individualized medicine ... got special attention recently when President Obama announced a Precision Medicine Initiative and called for the creation of a national biobank. On this week's program, Dr. Keith Stewart, director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, discusses the biobank and what it might mean for the future of health care. Also on the program, Mayo Clinic psychologist Dr. Karen Grothe explains the importance of a psychological evaluation when planning weight-loss surgery. And preventive medicine specialist Dr. Phil Hagen…
  • Mayo Clinic Radio: Managing Prescriptions/Endometrial Cancer Test/Tinnitus

    Richard Dietman
    12 Apr 2015 | 7:18 pm
    Taking a prescription drug can be confusing. And taking several medications ... some before breakfast and others just before bed ... can multiply the challenges. On this week's Mayo Clinic Radio, pharmacist Jeremy Anderson answers common questions about managing your prescriptions. Also on the program, gynecologic oncologist Dr. Jamie Bakkum-Gamez talks about a new screening test for endometrial cancer that uses tampons. And we'll discuss ringing in your ears, known as tinnitus (TIN-ih-tus), with Mayo Clinic audiologist Dr. Janalene Niichel. Myth or Matter-of-Fact: If you miss a daily…
  • Mayo Clinic Radio: e-Patient Dave/Bionic Eye

    Richard Dietman
    6 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    In the past, in even the best of doctor-patient relationships, it was usually the doctor who made the final decision about treatment. Now that's changing. On this week's program, we explore "participatory medicine" with patient-engagement advocate Dave deBronkhart, Jr., better known to his blog followers as e-Patient Dave. Also on the program, Mayo Clinic ophthalmologist Dr. Raymond Iezzi, Jr., talks about the bionic eye, an implant that brings sight to people with serious vision impairment. Myth or Matter-of-Fact: Patient engagement means more time spent in your doctor's office,…
  • Mayo Clinic Radio: Hernias/Handbook for Happiness/Cochlear Implants

    Richard Dietman
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:15 am
    Hernias are a common medical problem. Each year in the U.S., about 800,000 inguinal hernias are surgically repaired. On this week's Mayo Clinic Radio, surgeon Dr. David Farley explains what hernias are and who's at risk. Also on the program, Dr. Amit Sood discusses his new book, The Mayo Clinic Handbook for Happiness: A Four-Step Plan for Resilient Living. And Dr. Douglas Sladen explains how the latest advances in cochlear implants are giving people with serious hearing loss the chance to hear again. Miss the show?  Here's the podcast: Mayo Clinic Radio PODCAST April 4 2015 Myth or…
  • Mayo Clinic Radio: Spring Training/Wearable Fitness Devices/Vertigo

    Richard Dietman
    22 Mar 2015 | 8:25 am
    The Major League baseball season is about to begin, and for many of us it signals the start of outdoor fitness activities. To avoid injury, it's a good idea to do some spring training before jumping into your favorite sport. On this week's program, Mayo Clinic sports medicine specialist Dr. Ed Laskowski has tips for getting back in shape. Also on the show, preventive and occupational medicine specialist Dr. Phil Hagen explains how wearable digital fitness devices can enhance your workout. And we learn about vertigo and how it's treated from audiologist Dr. Neil Shepard. Miss the…
 
 
 
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