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  • Mayo Clinic Clinical Trial Helps Physician Take On Multiple Myeloma

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    Paul Scotti
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:58 am
    When 69-year-old allergist and rheumatologist Mike Mass. M.D., was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in August 2013, he quickly realized that being the patient and trusting the advice of a fellow physician with expertise in a disease outside of his realm of expertise would be a challenge. “I’ve always advocated open communications with my patients about their treatment options, as it’s important for the physician and patient to be on the same page,” says Dr. Mass. “Although I’m not a cancer expert, I know enough about the disease to ask lots of questions of my own oncologist on…
  • Kidney cancer survivor joins Mayo experts to share the changing treatment of kidney cancer

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    Bob Nellis
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:22 am
    Cynthia Chauhan joins Winston Tan, M.D., and Al Copland, Ph.D., both from the Mayo Clinic in Florida, for our second blog post in a lengthy series about kidney cancer. Cynthia is a Mayo Clinic patient who is a kidney and breast cancer survivor, leader of a kidney cancer survivor group, and patient advocate. Cynthia would like to share her thoughts on clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC), the most common form of kidney cancer and the diagnosis that she received over 16 years ago. Chauhan: ccRCC is an aggressive cancer which, with the exception of high dose IL2, a difficult treatment with…
  • Doctor Behind ‘House’ Puzzlers Says Bringing Errors Out Into Open Helps Us Learn

    Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation
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    18 Sep 2014 | 9:15 am
        “Why is this patient empowerment thing so difficult?” That’s a question moderator John Hockenberry asked kicking off Monday’s sessions at the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation’s Transform 2014. He followed with the question he described as the big idea of Transform, “Who is responsible for health in the community?” The symposium, designed to highlight thought-provoking, inspiring ideas, wrapped on Sept. 9 this year. You can view the updates for Transform 2015 on the website. The first session on Monday morning was designed to get to the heart of Hockenberry’s…
  • Mayo Clinic Radio: Suicide Awareness

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    McCray
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Has suicide ever touched your life or someone you know? On the next Mayo Clinic Radio, Saturday, September 20 at 9 a.m. CT, we'll talk with psychiatrist Marin Veldic, M.D., about why suicide is such a difficult subject to discuss.  Please join this sensitive and important conversation. What should you do if you're feeling like life isn't worth living? How can you help someone you think may be having thoughts of suicide?  We'll find out. Myth or Fact: The suicide of a celebrity leads to an increase in "copycat" suicides. Follow #MayoClinicRadio and tweet your questions. To listen to…
  • The Greatest Taboo: Mental Illness, Society, Science, and Medicine

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    Andrew M. Harrsion
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:04 pm
    By Andrew M. Harrison In 1902, Bertrand Russell wrote, “Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty—a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture, without appeal to any part of our weaker nature, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music, yet sublimely pure, and capable of a stern perfection such as only the greatest art can show.” Beautiful words by one of my heroes and also the pathetic opening to my medical school application essay in the summer of 2009. I did not even get the date correct, but it did not matter then and does not matter…
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  • Mayo Clinic Clinical Trial Helps Physician Take On Multiple Myeloma

    Paul Scotti
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:58 am
    When 69-year-old allergist and rheumatologist Mike Mass. M.D., was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in August 2013, he quickly realized that being the patient and trusting the advice of a fellow physician with expertise in a disease outside of his realm of expertise would be a challenge. “I’ve always advocated open communications with my patients about their treatment options, as it’s important for the physician and patient to be on the same page,” says Dr. Mass. “Although I’m not a cancer expert, I know enough about the disease to ask lots of questions of my own oncologist on…
  • A Golden Dream

    Hoyt Finnamore
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:58 pm
    After being diagnosed with cancer, Joan Hittner, along with her husband, David, created an organization to raise money to find a cure. Today, David and daughter Christine continue the work. In 2011, Joan and David Hittner opened a letter from the Mayo Clinic Department of Development. Inside was a request: Would they consider donating $25 to support cancer research? The Hittners quickly agreed that $25 wasn’t nearly enough. “After what we’d just been through, that seemed a minuscule amount,” says David. “We started talking about what more we could do.” The couple, from the Winona,…
  • Physician Experiences the Mayo “Patient Experience” After Double Lung Transplant

    Paul Scotti
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    When a doctor suddenly becomes the patient with a life-threatening illness, Mayo Clinic’s commitment to high-quality medical care that puts the needs of the patient first takes on fresh perspective, especially as it relates to the principle of compassionate care, which is a hallmark of Mayo Clinic. Such was the case when Joseph J. Tepas III, M.D., a 68-year-old pediatric surgeon in Jacksonville, Florida, learned that the wheezing and shortness of breath he was experiencing turned out to be idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a potentially life-threatening disease that occurs from…
  • Mystery Solved – Diagnosis Moves Patient from Frustration to Peace of Mind and a Plan

    iggeez
    15 Aug 2014 | 1:07 pm
    I want to share my story to possibly help another person and to hopefully help others who are still facing their own health unknowns. I struggled for years with extreme fatigue, major skin problems, muscle weakness, escalating eye issues, and a host of other unexplained symptoms. I moved to Georgia with more and more symptoms. I developed relationships with new doctors and developed new symptoms – seizures and heart-related syncope. I went to see a neurologist, who began to run tests. In the meantime, I had regular quarterly blood panels by my regular physician, who upon reporting to me by…
  • A Kidney Between Friends

    Hoyt Finnamore
    14 Aug 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Todd Goldrick was living the dream. Good job. Loving wife. Two young, healthy kids. Weekends spent playing golf, softball, kayaking, hiking, running or just hanging around home with the family. But that changed suddenly in 2010, when he and his wife simply tried to buy some life insurance. He was just 28. "Mine came back straight out denied," Todd says. "They told me the reasons. There was a whole long list -- high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and a few other things that I don't remember exactly." Before that day, Todd says he'd been to see his doctor in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul area…
 
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  • Kidney cancer survivor joins Mayo experts to share the changing treatment of kidney cancer

    Bob Nellis
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:22 am
    Cynthia Chauhan joins Winston Tan, M.D., and Al Copland, Ph.D., both from the Mayo Clinic in Florida, for our second blog post in a lengthy series about kidney cancer. Cynthia is a Mayo Clinic patient who is a kidney and breast cancer survivor, leader of a kidney cancer survivor group, and patient advocate. Cynthia would like to share her thoughts on clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC), the most common form of kidney cancer and the diagnosis that she received over 16 years ago. Chauhan: ccRCC is an aggressive cancer which, with the exception of high dose IL2, a difficult treatment with…
  • New Sickle Cell Disease Guidelines from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

    Bob Nellis
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:43 am
    A team of international experts including M. Hassan Murad, M.D., Mayo Clinic Preventive Medicine and Mayo Clinic Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, has published new clinical guidelines for treatment of sickle cell disease (SCD) in this week’s Journal of the American Medical Association. Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder — a condition in which there aren't enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen throughout the body, resulting in anemia, infections and pain. SCD affects nearly 100,000 people in the United States and is associated with many…
  • Mayo Clinic and Karolinska Institutet Celebrate 20 years

    Bob Nellis
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:41 am
    It's been two decades since researchers from Mayo began annual scientific meetings with their counterparts at Karolinska, which is one of the top medical universities in Europe and the world. Beginning with investigators studying  metabolism issues, the relationship grew to include educational exchanges, many other medical disciplines and even organizational and planning sessions. Upwards of 80 delegates are arriving from Stockholm for two days of seminars, presentations and group meetings this week in Rochester. Heading the delegation will be Karolinska's president and vice chancellor, Dr.
  • Four New Partner Organizations Join Optum Labs Research Collaborative

    Bob Nellis
    9 Sep 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Optum Labs, the collaborative research and innovation center co-founded by Optum and Mayo Clinic, announced the addition of four new partners committed to improving the quality and value of patient care. These new partner organizations, which represent a cross-section of health care stakeholders, are: Harvard Medical School Department of Health Care Policy Medica Research Institute Merck University of Maryland, Baltimore Optum Labs, with the largest, de-identified patient database in health care, is the first open, collaborative research and innovation center designed to accelerate health…
  • Michael Sarr, M.D. Honored by College of Surgeons

    Bob Nellis
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Michael Sarr, M.D., surgeon and scientist Mayo Clinic gastroenterologic surgeon and scientist Michael Sarr, M.D., is being honored by the American College of Surgeons for his research contributions, surgical expertise and mentorship of the next generation of surgical leaders. The ACS Committee for the Forum on Fundamental Surgical Problems has dedicated the new volume of the Surgical Forum to Dr. Sarr in recognition of his contributions to the surgical profession. Dr. Sarr’s research has included work on gut transplants and pancreatic and bariatric diseases. He has published more than 500…
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    Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation

  • Doctor Behind ‘House’ Puzzlers Says Bringing Errors Out Into Open Helps Us Learn

    center_for_innovation
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:15 am
        “Why is this patient empowerment thing so difficult?” That’s a question moderator John Hockenberry asked kicking off Monday’s sessions at the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation’s Transform 2014. He followed with the question he described as the big idea of Transform, “Who is responsible for health in the community?” The symposium, designed to highlight thought-provoking, inspiring ideas, wrapped on Sept. 9 this year. You can view the updates for Transform 2015 on the website. The first session on Monday morning was designed to get to the heart of Hockenberry’s…
  • ASU Students Connect On Health Care Transformation At Transform 2014

    center_for_innovation
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:03 am
    Article Originally Posted on ASU News. This week, students from Arizona State University traveled to Rochester, Minnesota, to participate in Transform 2014, a conference dedicated to sharing ideas on redesigning the way health and health care are experienced and delivered. Transform is a collaborative symposium hosted by Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation that brings together thought-leaders from around the country to share ideas and best practices on how to fast-track transformation in health and health care amid a rapidly changing environment. In addition to attending sessions, seven…
  • Human Centered Design Focus

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    15 Sep 2014 | 6:10 am
         
  • What Is The Heart & Soul Of Health Care? A Transform Attendee Perspective.

    center_for_innovation
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:35 pm
        Guest Post Written By Transform 2014 Attendee: Lynn Kosegi, of M*Modal in Pittsburgh, PA. This is my third Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation Transform conference.  As usual, the conference is full of inspirational speakers and exciting presentations and is, as always, a wonderful opportunity to engage with others who are passionate about health care. Each year that I’ve attended I have gone home re-energized, with a renewed motivation to contribute to the field. However, this year I find myself feeling uncomfortable, and have more than a few times met my colleague’s eye…
  • Social Is As Social Does

    center_for_innovation
    5 Sep 2014 | 5:49 pm
        As Transform is mere hours away, we hope that you are not only joining our online community, but also on our Social Media Channels. Just click on an icon below, and find us online!  
 
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    Mayo Clinic News Network » Radio

  • Mayo Clinic Radio: Suicide Awareness

    McCray
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Has suicide ever touched your life or someone you know? On the next Mayo Clinic Radio, Saturday, September 20 at 9 a.m. CT, we'll talk with psychiatrist Marin Veldic, M.D., about why suicide is such a difficult subject to discuss.  Please join this sensitive and important conversation. What should you do if you're feeling like life isn't worth living? How can you help someone you think may be having thoughts of suicide?  We'll find out. Myth or Fact: The suicide of a celebrity leads to an increase in "copycat" suicides. Follow #MayoClinicRadio and tweet your questions. To listen to…
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    13 Sep 2014 | 9:05 am
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  • Mayo Clinic Radio: Infectious Diseases

    McCray
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Miss the show? Here's the podcast! Mayo Clinic Radio Full Show 9-13-14 Are you concerned about the Ebola virus spreading outside Africa?  Have you heard about the respiratory virus Enterovirus 68 affecting children in the United States? On the next Mayo Clinic Radio, Saturday, September 13 at 9 a.m. CT, infectious disease expert Pritish Tosh, M.D., will join us to talk about both issues. He'll also discuss drug-resistant bacteria, the overuse of antibiotics and the importance of hand-washing.  Join us. Myth or Fact: The Ebola virus is more dangerous than influenza.
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    8 Sep 2014 | 1:06 pm
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  • Mayo Clinic Radio: Sleep and Insomnia

    McCray
    3 Sep 2014 | 7:47 am
    Miss the show? Here's the podcast: Mayo Clinic Radio Full Show 9-6-2014 44min mp3 These websites both provide help for insomnia at a nominal charge.  The sites were shared by Dr. Kaplan and Dr. Olson during the program: ShutI and CBT for Insomnia On the next Mayo Clinic Radio,Saturday, September 6 at 9 a.m. CT, we’ll discuss sleep issues with Eric Olson, M.D., and Joseph Kaplan, M.D.  Do you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep?  What can be done to address sleep concerns?  From childhood to old age, how do sleep patterns change as we age? Plus, what are the five things…
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  • The Greatest Taboo: Mental Illness, Society, Science, and Medicine

    Andrew M. Harrsion
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:04 pm
    By Andrew M. Harrison In 1902, Bertrand Russell wrote, “Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty—a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture, without appeal to any part of our weaker nature, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music, yet sublimely pure, and capable of a stern perfection such as only the greatest art can show.” Beautiful words by one of my heroes and also the pathetic opening to my medical school application essay in the summer of 2009. I did not even get the date correct, but it did not matter then and does not matter…
  • Avoiding a Career as a Perpetual Postdoc

    Clara Castillejobecerra
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:17 am
    As trainees, we are faced with a frustrating reality-- the job market cannot meet the increasing supply of PhDs. We know this and most of us decide to pursue further postdoctoral training in order to become more qualified for the limited positions. Unfortunately, the few years we anticipate for postdoctoral training can extend longer than desired, thereby causing many of us to become stuck in perpetual postdoctoral work. Disillusioned by the process, a portion of us will abandon our initial career goals to settle for less than desired or just leave science altogether. But are some of us…
  • Learning to Listen: Doing Federal Policy from the Bottom-Up in Indian Country

    Andrew M. Harrsion
    24 Aug 2014 | 7:46 pm
    By Ibrahim Garba, MA, JD, LLM In a Philosophy and Medicine course I took in graduate school, the professor spent the semester comparing two models of medicine: the biomedical and the humanistic. Broadly speaking, the biomedical model is based on a view of persons being measurable, empirical entities that can be restored to health through the return of bodily functions and processes to a state of normalcy (statistically defined). In contrast, the humanistic model proposes a dualistic view of personhood, framing humans as being constituted of both “body” and “self”. Consequently,…
  • Lessons from My First Year in Graduate School

    Crystal Mendoza
    10 Jul 2014 | 3:51 pm
    I would like to thank my fellow Diversity Blog editors for their helpful advice and input for this blog post. As summer begins, my first year of graduate school comes to an end. The fact that my first year of graduate school has come to a close brings mixed feelings. I have come a bit further than I was at this same time last year, and thankfully, have learned a few things. In honor of the incoming graduate school class, I have decided to dedicate this post to them to hopefully offer some helpful advice on first-year experiences. The most important aspect of a PhD is the mentor and lab in…
  • Why aren’t more white males a part of the Lean In discussion at Mayo Clinic?

    Andrew M. Harrsion
    29 Jun 2014 | 5:36 pm
    By Rielyn R. Campbell I think Jackson Katz said it best in his Ted talk from November 2012, “A lot of men hear the term “women’s issues” and we tend to tune it out, and we think, “Hey, I’m a guy. That’s for girls.” Or “That’s for the women.” And “a lot of men literally don’t get beyond the first sentence as a result.” I hope if you are a man reading this, you get past the first sentence. On June 19, 2014, I attended the Lean In session (link through Mayo Clinic intranet only), hosted by Mayo Clinic’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion and several Mayo Employee…
 
 
 
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