September 29th, 2015 · Leave a Comment
Collaborative network will join federal government and other partners in supporting large-scale health care transformation among clinician practices
ROCHESTER, Minn. â€” The Mayo Practice Transformation Network is one of 39 health care collaborative networks selected to participate in the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, announced today by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell. Mayo Clinic will receive up to $9.7 million to provide technical assistance support to help equip clinicians in the Mayo Practice Transformation Network with tools, information and network support needed to improve quality of care, increase patientsâ€™ access to information and spend health care dollars more wisely.
This initiative is a collaboration between the Mayo Clinic Office of Population Health Management (OPHM) and the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery (CSHCD). It is led by principal investigator Nilay Shah, Ph.D., health services researcher in the CSHCD, and co-principal investigator Kari Bunkers, M.D., primary care physician in the Mayo Clinic Health System and medical director of the OPHM.
MEDIA CONTACTS:Â Elizabeth Zimmermann Young, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 507-284-5005, firstname.lastname@example.org
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August 15th, 2014 · Leave a Comment
We have all experienced the annoying, relentless and throbbing pain associated with a headache. They can slow us down or even bring us to a complete stop. However, did you know that there are several different types of headaches, and knowing the type you've got can be the first step in effectively treating it?
August 14th, 2014 · Leave a Comment
There are many reasons for aerobic exercise, especially the health benefits. One of the most popularÂ forms of aerobic exercise is running, which improves cardiovascular health, mood and can help you lose weight. But how long do you need to run to start losing weight? What's the science behind running and weight loss?Â Beau Johnson, physical therapist at Mayo Clinic Health System, addresses these questions and more.Â (Follow new tips on Thursdays and learn more on Speaking of Health.)
December 16th, 2013 · Leave a Comment
Hearing loss is often associated with the aging population but it impacts the lives of younger generations too. The Hearing Health Foundation reports that nearly 50 million Americans suffer from hearing loss in at least one ear, including 20 percent of teenagers. Young children also inflict hearing damage by playing with noisy toys. This holiday season remember to purchase ear-healthy gifts for your loved ones! Katie Kendhammer, Au.D., is a Mayo Clinic Health System audiologist and offers these tips.
Many toys that young children play with can produce levels equal to 90 dB, which is as loud or louder than a lawn mower. These levels would require adults to utilize hearing protection. Additionally, young children often play with these toys at ear level. Putting them up near their face, ears and mouth exposes their ears to levels as loud or louder than an airplane taking off â€“ 120 dB.
As a parent, itâ€™s a good idea to test toys out in the store before buying them. Some things to keep in mind:
December 12th, 2013 · Leave a Comment
StressÂ is triggered by a variety of situations, and although the holidays are meant to be enjoyable, it can be a time of year that creates anxiety and high stress levels for many people. So, how can you keep your cool over the next few weeks? Stephanie Kivi, M.D., a family physician at Mayo Clinic Health System, offers five helpful strategies to send stress packing.
November 21st, 2013 · Leave a Comment
Holiday gatherings and food-focused traditions can pose major challenges to those who are looking to make healthy choices this time of year. Allyn Mahowald, registered dietitian atÂ Mayo Clinic Health SystemÂ in New Prague, Minn., shares some advice for keeping the holiday season healthy â€“ and enjoyable. She says, â€śYou donâ€™t have to sacrifice healthy eating habits just because of the holidays. With a few diet-conscious tactics, you can set yourself up for healthy holiday eating success.â€ť She offers the following tips to keep your waistband in check during fall and winter festivities:
November 19th, 2013 · Leave a Comment
National Epilepsy Awareness Month
Many people think having a seizure involves convulsions, shaking and essentially passing out for a period of time. Others might think if someone has a seizure, they must haveÂ epilepsy. Both assumptions are incorrect.
Symptoms and types of seizures.
Categorized as a spectrum disorder because of the wide range of causes and effects, epilepsy impacts people differently. Some common symptoms of a seizure include:
Though these are general symptoms, physicians typically separate seizures into two categories, focal or generalized. Both result from abnormal brain activity.Â Read more in theÂ news release.
November 19th, 2013 · Leave a Comment
It's no secret that demand is high for quality health care providers in small towns and rural communities across the country. Yet, the supply often falls short. TheÂ Association of American Medical CollegesÂ estimates the country will be short 90,000 doctors over all fields in the next 10 years.
In light ofÂ National Rural Health DayÂ Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013,Â Mayo Clinic Health SystemÂ celebrates a unique approach that bridges medical teaching with potential recruitment for future physicians. TheÂ Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP) at the University of MinnesotaÂ gives third-year medical students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and develop relationships with patients and providers in a rural setting. Students seeking a career in family medicine are submersed in the culture of a rural clinic or hospital for nine months instead of a six-week rotation in a metro area.
November 14th, 2013 · Leave a Comment
A healthy approach to eating is important for everyone but forÂ people withÂ diabetesÂ and prediabetes â€“ having a higher than normal blood sugar level â€“ appropriate monitoring and management of diet is crucial.Â Mayo Clinic Health SystemÂ registered dietitian Sue Seykora offers these meal-planning tips to help keep diabetes under control or maybe avoid it all together.
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Carbohydrate counting is a meal-planning approach that focuses on the total number of Read the rest of this entry »
October 28th, 2013 · Leave a Comment
Trick-or-treating and Halloween fun might seem like harmless childhood activities, but according to registered dietitian Diane Dressel with Mayo Clinic Health System, the holiday can have frightening consequences to those struggling with their weight. â€śHalloween can be the first challenge to people watching their weight as they approach the holiday feasting seasons of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Yearâ€™s. You can move Halloween festivities beyond just candy.â€ťÂ Dressel is a program coordinator for Mayo Clinic Health Systemâ€™s Weight Management Services,Â andÂ offers the following advice:
CHECK OUT THESE HALLOWEEN RECIPES:
Witches Brew with Funny Face Ice Cubes
Diet or sugar-free blueberry juice (can combine with another sugar-free fruit juice)
Mandarin oranges or strips of strawberries
1.Â Â Â Â Â Pour juice into punch bowl.
2.Â Â Â Â Â Fill ice tray or muffin tin half full with water and freeze.
3.Â Â Â Â Â After the water is frozen, add blueberries (for eyes) and orange or strawberry strip (for the mouth).
4.Â Â Â Â Â Cover with water and freeze again.
5.Â Â Â Â Â Add ice cubes to punch before serving.