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What is going on at the Mayo Clinic Rochester MN May 31st 2019?

Updated: Jun 5, 2019

Washington Post, As ACL tears pile up, doctors and coaches worry that kids are playing too much basketball by Samantha Pell — Part of the problem, medical professionals say, is that early specialization in basketball or any sport can leave children more vulnerable to injury as they grow up…Neha Raukar, a senior associate professor in the department of emergency medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science in Minnesota, said early sports specialization is “an American public health disaster.” Raukar equates repetitive stress to fatiguing of the muscles, with hundreds of microtears occurring every day through strenuous activities.

Washington Post, What Alex Trebek has taught us about celebrity illness by Barron Lerner — …Despite this increased attention to personal lives, coverage of illness concealed as much as it revealed. Not only was available information often incomplete, but it also accentuated the positive. After all, didn’t celebrities always receive the best medical care? This pattern was exemplified by Lou Gehrig, the durable New York Yankees first baseman who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a severe neurological disorder, in 1939. With Gehrig’s permission, the Mayo Clinic announced his ALS in a news release that was covered on the front page of hundreds of newspapers. But these stories notably omitted any discussion of how the disease was universally fatal, avoiding interviews with neurologists who might have been more forthcoming.

Washington Post, Tech platforms must move against the anti-vaxxers now by Molly Roberts — …You can’t fill a data void with more emptiness, so approaches that don’t also surface enough authoritative sources to replace the junk have a fatal flaw. Twitter’s pop-ups help solve that half of the problem by linking to a government site, but the platform leaves alone the anti-vax content that appears right below. YouTube’s model, which seems to prioritize mostly verified videos from channels such as the Mayo Clinic and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, does a better job.

Washington Post, A final comfort for dying children: ‘Palliative transport’ to send them home by Melissa Bailey — Palliative transport lets families move critically ill children from the hospital intensive care unit to their home or hospice, with the expectation they will die within minutes to days after removing life support…These final journeys — also offered by the Mayo Clinic, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Kentucky Children’s Hospital — can involve elaborate planning, delicate transfers and even long helicopter rides. In some cases, families took a child far from home for a last-ditch effort to save their lives. Additional coverage: Kaiser Health News

Washington Post, Breast-feeding a 3.5-year-old isn’t creepy, it’s hilarious by Liza Monroy — The reasons our culture is so uptight about breasts and breast-feeding aren’t medical or scientific. The Mayo Clinic advises that breast-feeding is “recommended as long as you and your baby wish to continue,” with benefits including “boosted immunity” and “improved health” for the child and “reduced risk of certain illnesses,” including breast and ovarian cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, for the mother. The Mayo Clinic website states that children are weaned on average between ages 2 and 4 worldwide, and in some cultures, extended breast-feeding continues for a couple years past that, while the American Academy of Family Physicians recommends breast-feeding past infancy and gradual weaning at no precise age.

CNN, Energy drinks may have unintended health risks by Jacqueline Howard —  "Overall, the concern is that these vitamins, amino acids and herbals are often in higher concentrations than naturally in food or plants, and the effects when combined especially with caffeine may be enhanced," Katherine Zeratsky, a clinical dietitian at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, previously told CNN. Additional coverage: Arizona ABC 15, KXLH Helena, ABC 10 San Diego

Smithsonian, This 1950s Heart-Lung Machine Revolutionized Cardiac Surgery by Irwin Speizer — In 1954, John Kirklin of the Mayo Clinic created the Mayo-Gibbon heart-lung machine when he modified a design pioneered by John Gibbon. The machine is now in the collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

People, Mom Bravely Shares Video of Her Daughter's Final Moments Before 1-Year-Old Donates Her Organs by Joelle Goldstein — A mother in Iowa is sharing powerful footage of her 1-year-old daughter, who had been declared brain dead after contracting a virus, getting wheeled into organ donation surgery in an effort to stress the importance of the gift of life. Last month, Coralynn “Cora” Sobolik’s final moments were spent being honored by her parents Meagan and Paul Sobolik, as well as the medical staff at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester…“The staff at Mayo was more than any family could ask for,” Meagan tells PEOPLE of the heartbreaking moment. “I was speechless, and it was truly wonderful to see and feel so much love and support for our little girl.” Additional coverage: The Sun, The Scottish Sun, Metro

Modern Healthcare, HHS' IT committee suggests nixing price transparency from interoperability rule by Jessica Kim Cohen — HITAC ultimately decided not to voice support for the ONC's proposal to add new DS4P criteria to its health IT certification program, despite acknowledging its importance for patient privacy. The committee recommended that ONC establish a workgroup to identify how to address patient privacy and provider needs when it comes to DS4P. "It is very complex," said Carolyn Petersen, co-chair of the health IT for the care continuum task force and senior editor for Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic's health information website. "We think that a broader approach may be more helpful, with greater involvement by more stakeholders."

US News & World Report, ADHD Medications Can Cause These Side Effects by Ruben Castaneda — While medication is beneficial for many people with ADHD, up to 30% of those who take prescription drugs for the condition experience side effects, says Dr. Jyoti Bhagia, a childhood and adolescent psychiatrist and director of the ADHD Clinic at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The severity of the side effects vary from person to person, she says. Some individuals might have more than one side effect at a time. Side effects are mild, transient and manageable most of the time.

Post-Bulletin, Blizzard, new peregrine falcon, is a fighter by Matthew Stolle — As the fluffy baby peregrine falcon was held aloft "Lion King"-style, it was easy to imagine every heart in Mayo Clinc's Gonda Building auditorium melting. It was that darn cute. What Blizzard, the newly named baby chick, was thinking was less clear, but judging from its continuous squawking, self-expression was not going to be a problem. Just moments before, Blizzard had been taken for the first time from its nest box atop the Gonda Building while its protective parents swooped and dived overhead. The peregrine parents, Hattie and Orton, were understandably worried, but they needn't have been. The humans only wanted what was best for the bird. Additional coverage: Post-Bulletin, Med City Beat, KTTC, KAAL, KIMT

Post-Bulletin, Board adjusts DMC investment total by Randy Petersen — An added $140,000 in reported 2018 private investment could add $3,850 to the state’s release of Destination Medical Center funds this year. The DMC Corp. board approved an update this week to the annual report of private investment to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. It increased the documented amount to $262 million. The need for a change was reportedly discovered when DEED representatives visited Rochester following the filing of the April 1 report.

Post-Bulletin, Med City Marathon: Celebrations galore for marathon winner by Paul Christian — …“We had no major heat-related problems,” said Jacob Sellon of Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine. “We use a wet-bulb device which basically calculates the heat index and it showed that the temperature at the start of the race last year at 7 a.m. was the same as at 11 o’clock today.”

Post-Bulletin, Med City Marathon: Cystic fibrosis won't stop him by Paul Christian — Under any circumstance, all can agree that running a marathon is a challenge. A 26.2-mile tough, tough challenge. Now try running a marathon if you’re suffering from cystic fibrosis. Mind you, CF is a treatable but debilitating, incurable disease, described by Mayo Clinic like this: “Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disorder that causes severe damage to the lungs, digestive system and other organs. It affects the cells that produce mucus, sweat and digestive juices. Normally those secreted fluids are thin and slippery but those with CF, the infected gene causes the secretions to become sticky and thick. Instead of acting as a lubricant, the secretions plug up tubes, ducts and passageways, especially in the lungs and pancreas.”

507 Magazine, Mind Matters opens at Rochester Art Center by Anne Halliwell — The interactive museum exhibit teaches viewers about mental illness by quizzing participants on their knowledge of common disorders, offering games that will increase understanding, and focusing on experiential learning…Mental Health: Mind Matters is hosted by Mayo Clinic at the Rochester Art Center, and also presented by Olmsted Medical Center and Rochester Area Foundation. Additional coverage: Virgin Islands Daily News

FOX 47, Active shooter training at Northwest Rochester precinct — Police trained to escort firefighters and paramedics as they evacuated wounded shooting victims. The training scenario continued all the way to Mayo Clinic- Saint Marys emergency room for the first time. “Well, this idea for this exercise was brought to us from the Mayo Clinic,” said Lt. Tom Faudskar of the Rochester Police Department. “They wanted to do a training where they overwhelm their emergency department with injured parties. We work with the fire department and Mayo Clinic Ambulance service all the time. To go through an exercise like this, and do this kind of training, it’s very valuable to us.” Additional coverage: KIMT, KTTC

FOX 47, Study shows physicians have the highest suicide rate by Ubah Ali — While doctors are tasked with helping us to stay healthy not only physically, but also emotionally, sometimes the health of those doctors is overlooked. Recently published studies show across the country, one physician dies from suicide every day. Mayo Clinic physician, Dr. Lotte Dyrbye says data shows three to four hundred physicians die by suicide every year, “We’re taking care of everybody else and sometimes we forget about the importance of taking care of ourselves.” “Medicine is stressful and it’s supposed to be and that makes total sense right but if you get too much stress in the system you don’t get optimal performance so than it impacts patient quality, patient safety and cost of care all these things we’re very passionate about,” said Dr. Dyrbye. She is talking about burnout which can lead to insomnia lack of appetite and other mental health issues, adding to the problem is that some physicians don’t look for help. Additional coverage: KTTC

KTTC, New look inside One Discovery Square — We’re getting a new look inside One Discovery Square. Developers say the project is the foundation anchor of Destination Medical Center. This building is designed with one thing in mind, collaboration. As of now UMR, Epic medical systems and Mayo Clinic are all leasing space, an effort to further connect education to business ventures. It’s the first of a series of structures planned. Additional coverage: FOX 47, Finance & Commerce

Med City Beat, Plans in the works for Two Discovery Square — Mortenson, the developer of One Discovery Square, is studying the possibility of building a second structure in downtown Rochester. The company, which is partnering with Mayo Clinic on the Discovery Square build-out, is now conducting a market analysis to determine the types of infrastructure and technology that would be needed to recruit prospective tenants to a second building in the sub-district.

MPR, Coming up: Wash your hands, people by Angela Davis — On Friday, May 24, host Angela Davis will speak with three guests about how to keep food safe during, and long after, grilling season…Guest: Dr. Pritish Tosh is an infectious disease researcher at Mayo Clinic and formerly of the CDC.

MPR, Chris Farrell's Conversation on the Creative Economy: medical entrepreneurs — In the late 19th century, William and Charles Mayo built a medical clinic in the Minnesota frontier town of Rochester. They envisioned a center of the highest quality that would draw the best doctors and the sickest patients from all over the world. More than a century later, Mayo has one of the world's most identifiable brand names. And it is the anchor for Rochester's plan to become an innovation hub for entrepreneurs with ties to medicine. Host Chris Farrell moderated a discussion about this in Rochester with his guests Eric Lucas, Joselyn Raymundo and Scott Snyder.

KSTP, New study aims to keep people with lung disease more active by Leah McLean — Minnesota researchers have taken the lead on a project designed to help people with lung disease live longer. The clinical trial through the Minnesota Lung Center is investigating how portable tanks much smaller in size can keep people more active. Mayo Clinic says regular exercise can improve overall strength and ease anxiety and depression for patients suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. "The best thing you can do if you have COPD is get out and walk," said Dr. Patrick Wright, the lead investigator with the MLC. "If you have severe COPD and need oxygen to walk, this makes it a lot easier."

WCCO, A Day In The Life: Behind-The-Scenes Look At Minnesota Lynx by Heather Brown — Assistant athletic trainer Kate Taber said they don’t focus as much on strength training as they do injury prevention. She has her players do specific workout routines every day. “ACL is a huge issue with women’s basketball, so we try to incorporate that into the warmup, so they don’t even know they’re doing it,” Taber said.

Star Tribune, Lynx star guard Seimone Augustus to have knee procedure at Mayo Clinic, miss more time by Kent Youngblood — The Lynx will be without star guard Seimone Augustus for a while longer. Hampered by knee pain for much of training camp, and forced to sit during the Lynx’s first two games, Augustus will have an arthroscopic procedure done on her knee at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester on Thursday, according to a team source. She will be out indefinitely.

Star Tribune, Winter saw chilly demand for health care by Christopher Snowbeck — Harsh winter weather and a mild flu season took a frosty bite out of financial results at some of Minnesota’s largest operators of hospitals and clinics in the first three months of the year…Mayo Clinic said in a financial statement that its regional network of clinics and hospitals outside Rochester saw first-quarter revenue grow 3% “despite significant weather-related volume disruptions in the first quarter.” Whereas Fairview reported a quarterly loss and Children’s saw less income, Mayo reported an increase in first-quarter earnings.

South Florida Reporter, Tips To Keep Your Kids Safe Outdoors (Video) — Summer, spring, winter or fall. Every season brings its benefits and challenges, especially for kids who play outdoors. Hear what Dr. Angela Mattke, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician, suggests to ensure your kids stay safe while enjoying summer adventures.

Mankato Free Press, Concussion tests a new part of MoonDogs preparation by Brian Arola — If any Mankato MoonDogs collide with opposing players on the basepaths this season, their athletic trainer will have baseline tests to compare concussion symptoms against. Team trainer Kiersten Schmidt of Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato performed preseason exams on each player for the first time in the days and hours ahead of Tuesday’s season opener. Concussions are less common in baseball than football, but having the baseline results on hand can help with treatment.

Mankato Free Press, STEP AWAY FROM THE SCREEN: Mayo to launch 'Slim Your Screen Time' campaign to get families outdoors by Robb Murray — Margie Bach, Mayo Clinic Health System nurse practitioner, says too much screen time puts all of us at risk for obesity. It can also negatively affect sleep, and for kids and teens, it can lead to anxiety, depression and decreased attention spans in school. “Parents may not realize how quickly the minutes can add up, given the number of devices that are part of children’s lives these days,” Bach said. “Also, screens create barriers during times when families are together and could be talking and engaging.” That’s why Mayo Clinic Health System is launching an eight-week program called “Slim Your Screen Time,” to run June 1 to July 31. The program is designed to encourage people to get outdoors and play and explore.

Red Wing Republican Eagle, Mayo Clinic nixes eye drops as default pink eye treatment by Michael Brun — Being seen for pink eye at Mayo Clinic no longer guarantees being sent home with antibiotic eye drops. Based on research and in the interest of antibiotic stewardship, Mayo Clinic announced it has elected to discontinue its long-standing protocol of defaulting to antibiotic eye drops for eye redness and discharge. Pink eye, or conjunctivitis, is most commonly caused by a virus, therefore limiting the effectiveness of antibiotics as treatment, said Dr. Sarah Scherger, a Mayo Clinic Health System pediatrician.

Owatonna People’s Press, HEALTH: Get children summer ready at ‘Have a Healthy and Safe Summer Fair’ by Allison Miller — This free event offers time for families and children ages 3-12 to become aware of crucial safety topics. Educational activities will include car seat checks, water safety, identification cards, teddy bear check-up, fire safety, bicycle rodeo, K-9 Unit demonstration, State Patrol helicopter landing and more…“Summer is the season for all of us to get outside and be active,” says Ann Sneiders, M.D., pediatric provider at Mayo Clinic Health System in Owatonna. “Have a Healthy and Safe Summer Fair is not only a way to educate our children, but also a way to connect parents to the resources and summer activities in our community.”

Owatonna People’s Press, HEALTH: Early birth successful thanks to teamwork, telemedicine by Allison Miller — …When it became apparent that baby was on her way and the inclement weather made the transportation to a higher level birthing center not possible, the team of nurses and providers at Allina Health’s Owatonna Hospital swiftly jumped into action. The team initially mobilized their local pediatrician, Mary Rahrick, M.D., and the care team to lead the resuscitation and stabilization of baby Haley.

Fairmont Sentinel, Group: Seat belts save lives by Lee Smith — Drivers pulling up to the McDonald’s drive-thru in Fairmont during the lunch hour Friday may have experienced a little trepidation. But it was worth it. A pair of Martin County Sheriff’s deputies were positioned next to the menu boards and intercoms, ready with a message and reward. Cars in which everyone was wearing their seat belt meant a $1 bill for the driver, courtesy of Mayo Clinic Health System. McDonald’s threw in a free slushie. And each car received some information about the importance of buckling up every trip.

Belle Plaine Herald, Mayo Clinic in New Prague to Open Urgent Care June 1 — Mayo Clinic Health System in New Prague announced expanded same-day services with the opening of Urgent Care on June 1 in the specialty clinic on the medical center’s campus. Urgent Care is replacing the health system’s Express Care, which is located in Coborn’s grocery store. The same providers and nurses from Express Care in Coborn’s will help staff Urgent Care. Express Care in Coborn’s will be open until June 1.

WXOW La Crosse, Hospice programs in La Crosse and Bantry, Ireland get funding boost by Scott Hackworth — A check presentation Wednesday to La Crosse hospice programs from the La Crosse-Bantry Friendship Association. The contribution comes from proceeds from the 4th Annual Coulee Hoolie Ceili event. The event is a celebration that includes food and music and dancing with an Irish flavor. The funds will benefit both Hospice Programs at both Gundersen and Mayo Clinic Health Systems in La Crosse and will also benefit a hospice program in Bantry, La Crosse’s Sister City in Ireland…Dr. Hillary Bingol of the Mayo Clinic Health System added. “We have a We Honor Vets Program to support our veterans that are in our hospice program so we’re looking forward to utilizing that money to enhance that program”. Additional coverage: WIZM-Radio

WXOW La Crosse, “Don’t Fry Day” urges people to wear sunscreen by Marcus Aarsvold — Local Mayo Clinic Health System dermatologists want you to protect your skin and refute the belief that a burn will simply turn into a summer tan. “The tan is your body’s response to try to protect itself from damage,” Mary Duh, Onalaska Mayo Clinic Health System Physician Assistant of Dermatology said. “And even one sunburn can increase the risk for skin cancer a fair amount. So I usually tell people don’t get the sunburn. Just don’t get burned at all. Try to wear the sunscreen and clothing to protect the skin.”

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, Higher smartphone use linked to lower mindfulness by Andrew Dowd — Sara Carstens, director of Community Engagement and Wellness, discusses Mayo Clinic Health System’s upcoming “Slim Your Screen Time” online program. Participants will be challenged to take part in activities that will reduce the time they spend looking at phones, computers and other devices.

WQOW Eau Claire, Happening Now: Gov. Evers touts education proposals, employment training for youth with disabilities in Eau Claire — Governor Tony Evers is in Eau Claire on Wednesday for two different reasons – including education budget proposals and a ceremony honoring the completion of a program for youth with disabilities. Evers’ first stop is at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. There he is joined by Department of Workforce Development Secretary Caleb Frostman and State Rep. Warren Petryk (R- Eau Claire).

Advisory Board, A bike crash left a Mayo Clinic physician paralyzed. Here's how he got back to work—and how it changed his relationship with patients. — Daniel Grossman, an emergency physician at Mayo Clinic, last year experienced a spinal cord injury that left his lower body paralyzed, but just months after the accident he's back to treating patients, and says being in a wheelchair helps him connect with patients in a way he couldn't before the accident, Jeremy Hobson and Chris Bentley report for WBUR's "Here & Now."

BuzzFeed, “Jeopardy” Host Alex Trebek Says His Cancer Is In "Near Remission" by David Mack — Jeopardy host Alex Trebek has shared some good news with fans worried about his health since he revealed his cancer diagnosis. The game show host, who announced in March that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, told People magazine that he has been responding well to chemotherapy and that his doctors had told him he was in "near remission."… According to the Mayo Clinic, pancreatic cancer has a five-year survival rate of just 7%. But when he first revealed his diagnosis, Trebek said he would fight against the odds.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, CDC report says fewer Americans are dying of cancer, but deaths from heart disease are on the rise by Nancy Clanton —The heart disease death rate for middle-age men and women had declined 22% from 1999 to 2011. It then increased 4% from 2011 to 2017, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. So, the rate in 2017 was 19% lower than the 1999 rate, which is good news. But the upward trend in recent years is not. Middle-age adults are “losing ground,” Dr. Sharonne Hayes, a cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, told NBC News. Hayes was not involved with the CDC report.  “We’ve got to stop patting ourselves on the back” about the decreasing rates of heart disease deaths, Hayes said. “We’ve taken our feet off the gas pedal.”

Next Avenue, When the Care Is as Burdensome as the Condition by Edie Grossfield — People with multiple chronic conditions will often begin to skip some of their health tasks due to what’s called “burden of treatment,” says Dr. Victor Montori, an endocrinologist and professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn…Patient Priorities Care complements a health care approach introduced by Montori and his colleagues about a decade ago called Minimally Disruptive Medicine. The basis for the approach is the same as Patient Priorities Care: to lessen the burden of treatment by asking patients about their health care goals. But Montori says Minimally Disruptive Medicine lacked an effective process for identifying what really mattered to patients in their present-day lives.

3D Printing Industry, The inside track on medical 3D printing at RAPID + TCT 2019 by Beau Jackson — In Wednesday’s 3DTalk however Amy Alexander, Biomedical Engineer at the Anatomic Modeling Lab of the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota clarified that the same classification is not required for those devices made within a hospital. First of all there is no commercial aspect of the device. Objects such as surgical guides and anatomical models also don’t undergo the same intensity of stress as implanted devices….“We don’t see 3D printing as the answer to all of the questions,” she adds, but it has in some cases enabled the team to achieve the Mayo Clinic’s “one-week treatment” goal.

Alzforum, Are Disease Mutations Lurking Within ‘Dark Regions’ of the Genome? — Researchers led by Leonard Petrucelli and John Fryer of the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, devised methods to both identify and illuminate these so-called “dark regions.” They revealed some 37,000 previously hidden areas lurking within more than 6,000 genes. One dark segment accounted for more than a quarter of the sequence encoding complement receptor 1 (CR1), a top AD risk gene. Within its shadows, the researchers identified a frameshift mutation in five AD cases, but no controls, in the Alzheimer’s Disease Sequencing Project sample.

The Sun, Man’s arm is eaten alive by aggressive bug that’s like a ‘forest fire burning your skin’ by Miranda Larbi — Medics at the hospital didn't know what was wrong with him so Chris was flown to another clinic in Minnesota, USA, where he received the devastating news that he'd contracted a flesh-eating bug…Since his near-death experience, however, Chris has ramped up his exercise and sports to a whole new level. He had already been running since 2002. He’s also done some boxing, water skiing and played football. He practices Tae Kwon Do, a Korean martial art in which he has just completed his black belt test. “I am eternally grateful to God, my family, my friends and the excellent medical staff at Mayo Clinic. Thank you so much,” he said.

Medical Xpress, Prevent illness by preventing tick bites — Ready or not, ticks are out. Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne illness, but it's not the only concern, says Dr. Bobbi Pritt, a parasitic diseases expert at Mayo Clinic. "There are other tick-borne diseases like anaplasmosis, babesiosis, Powassan virus and Borrelia miyamotoi infection, and those are just diseases transmitted by the black-legged tick, formerly known as the deer tick," Pritt said. "We have other ticks that will transmit the disease-causing agents of ehrlichiosis. Now there are new viruses, such as Bourbon virus and Heartland virus. And there is also Rocky Mountain spotted fever."

MedPage Today, New Device Lets TAVR Treat Aortic Regurgitation by Nicole Lou — "The excellent clinical outcomes (albeit in a small number of patients) and short procedure times indicate this valve may become a very important addition to the management of patients with valvular heart disease," commented Charanjit Rihal, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, in an email. "Although this is a small early study, the data are very encouraging, and give hope to thousands of patients with symptomatic aortic regurgitation," he told MedPage Today.

Healio, VIDEO: Stool-based colon cancer tests may be effective between scheduled colonoscopies — In this exclusive video from Digestive Disease Week, John B. Kisiel, MD, a gastroenterologist at the Mayo Clinic, discusses the results of two studies that involved stool-based testing for the detection of colon cancer. “We have ... shown that the way that our endoscopists behave when they have a patient that they know the Cologuard test is positive, it is pretty striking,” Kisiel told Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease. “Almost all of the endoscopists experienced an enrichment in their polyp detection, but some of the endoscopists had more than a doubling or even a tripling of their rates of detecting serrated precursor lesions, which are harder for us to find. We think that there is an increase in the post-test likelihood of finding a precancer but also that it is influencing the individual endoscopist behavior. They're looking longer and they're finding more things.”, What You Need to Know About Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (VIDEO) — Progressive supranuclear palsy is a relatively rare but devastating neurologic disease. Dr. Bradley Boeve, a Mayo Clinic neurologist, says without a cure or effective treatments, it's a difficult illness to control. Progressive supranuclear palsy is a disease you may have never heard of. "Many of the features are similar to Parkinson's disease, and many people are misdiagnosed early on because of those similarities," Dr. Boeve says.

HealthDay, Doctor Burnout Costly for Patients, Health Care System by Steven Reinberg — Exhausted, stressed-out doctors are responsible for poorer care, patient dissatisfaction and malpractice lawsuits that carry a huge cost for U.S. health care, researchers report. In fact, it's calculated that physician burnout adds nearly $5 billion a year to health care spending in the United States…For the study, Goh and a team of researchers from Stanford University, the Mayo Clinic, and the American Medical Association created a mathematical model to estimate the cost of doctor turnover and the shorter hours that result from burnout. Additional coverage: Health Exec, MDLinx

Westerly Sun, Join the Journey: Understanding FTD, a non-Alzheimer's dementia by Bob Elmer — According to the folks at the Mayo Clinic, FTD affects the lobes of the brain that that bear on personality, behavior and language. Specifically, in FTD, these parts or lobes of the brain atrophy or shrink. The result is that individuals may display changes in personality, become socially inappropriate, emotionally indifferent, and perhaps lose the ability to use language…

Medscape, Physicians Less Likely to Order Cancer Screening Late in Day by Kerry Dooley Young — Lindsey M. Philpot, PhD, of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, who also has conducted research on decision fatigue in medicine, said that insurers' approach to payment puts healthcare providers in a continual rush. "The way that our billing world has structured us in healthcare delivery is that we go from patient to patient to patient to patient," Philpot told Medscape Medical News. The Mayo Clinic intends to conduct a pilot program that will investigate an approach in which more information about patients is gathered before they arrive, Philpot said. Nurses or other healthcare staff would speak with patients before they arrive at Mayo and perform what Philpot described as triaging for scheduled visit

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