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January 31st, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Super Recipes for Super Bowl Weekend

By Dana Sparks

Super Bowl Sunday graphic

Fruit salsa -n- sweet chips   Sweet and spicy snack mix   Southwestern potato skins

                  Hearty Turkey Chili   Philly Steak Sandwich  Black Bean Burgers   Veggie pizza                  

SUPER HEALTHY MEATLOAF

Perhaps you've heard the phrase, "stuffing 10 pounds into a 5-pound bag?" What about making a 4-pound meatloaf with only 1-pound of beef? Here's © Chef Richard's super healthy 4-pound "meatloaf" just in time for Super Bowl weekend. Bake at 325 degrees for about an hour. The internal temperature as checked with a meat thermometer should be 165 degrees. Enjoy!  [TRT 1:05 ]
Journalists: Broadcast quality video available in the downloads. Click for more healthy recipes.

 

INGREDIENTS: 

1  lb. ground beef, 95% lean meat 
6  stalks of celery
1  lb. carrots
½  lb. sweet, raw onions
¾  lb. eggplant
3  cups chickpeas or garbanzo beans 
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Tags: healthy recipes, Nutritional Snacks, Super Bowl


January 31st, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Weekend Wellness: In many cases, trigger finger can be safely and effectively corrected

By lizatorborg

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My index finger is often stiff and sometimes makes a clicking sound when I move it.illustration of hand with trigger finger It even sometimes gets “stuck.” My doctor told me I have trigger finger and that I should rest it for a few weeks to see if it improves, but that’s been hard to do since I work with my hands. Are there any other treatment options I could try?

ANSWER: Trigger finger happens as a result of inflammation and irritation around a finger tendon. Therapies such as rest, applying ice or heat, and splinting the finger usually are the first steps in treatment. But other options are available, including steroid injections and surgery.

Your tendons are like ropes that connect muscle to bone. Each tendon within your hand is surrounded by natural thickenings, called pulleys, which allow your fingers to move easily. Trigger finger develops when a pulley that lies underneath your knuckle becomes irritated and inflamed. This interferes with the normal gliding motion of the tendon through the pulleys in your hand. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tags: Dr. Sanjeev Kakar, Steroid Injection, trigger finger, Weekend Wellness


January 30th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Communities Need ‘Herd Immunity’ to Prevent Measles Outbreaks

By Dana Sparks

illustration of young boy with measles on his face and body

measles, mumps and rubella vaccine tubeCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "The United States experienced a record number of measles cases during 2014, with 644 cases from 27 states reported to CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD). This is the greatest number of cases since measles elimination was documented in the U.S. in 2000."

Pediatrician with the Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Robert Jacobson, M.D., who also leads the Employee and Community Health (ECH) Research Initiative at Mayo Clinic, says measles is a horrific disease and up to 40 percent of patients may need hospitalization.

Journalists: Sound bites with Dr. Jacobson are available in the downloads. 

 

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Tags: Dr. Robert Jacobson, Infectious Diseases, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Measles, Vaccination


January 30th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

La telemedicina y usted: experto de Mayo Clinic explica nueva alternativa en la atención médica y cómo pueden las políticas estatales y nacionales llegar a alcanzarla

By Soledad Andrade

ROCHESTER, Minnesota: Si usted todavía no ha tenido ninguna experiencia con la telemedicina, posiblemente pronto tenga la oportunidad. La tecnología permite establecer una nueva manera de conectar a distancia a pacientes y médicos, razón por la que aumenta el interés por actualizar las políticas estatales y federales a fin de poner a la telemedicina a disposición de más personas.

Un médico y un paciente miran a la máquina para atención a distancia del accidente cerebrovascular

El neurólogo de Mayo Clinic, Dr. Bart Demaerschalk, utiliza el robot para atención a distancia del accidente cerebrovascular a fin de evaluar si el paciente de otro hospital sufrió uno o no. Fuente: Mayo Clinic.

Mayo Clinic respondió esta semana a la solicitud presentada por el Comité de Energía y Comercio de la Cámara de Representantes para brindar recomendaciones sobre cómo pueden los políticos ayudar en el avance de esta nueva alternativa para la atención médica. El Dr. Steve Ommen, director médico de Atención Médica Conectada de Mayo Clinic, explica lo que es la telemedicina y delinea las siguientes medidas estatales y nacionales que permitirían a más pacientes beneficiarse de ella:

¿Qué es la telemedicina? La telemedicina se define más comúnmente como la comunicación con el equipo de atención médica del paciente a través de una conexión por video, de mensajes de texto seguros o de otra plataforma, en lugar de en persona. La telemedicina sirve para programar citas, responder preguntas, controlar revisiones de rutina, permitir a médicos ubicados en otros lugares consultar sobre un caso, tomar signos vitales, y hasta ayudar en el examen y diagnóstico del paciente. A fin de proteger la privacidad del paciente, la telemedicina emplea métodos de comunicación seguros.

Mayo Clinic considera que el desarrollo de la telemedicina es el siguiente paso importante a dar para mejorar el acceso a atención médica, junto con su calidad y eficacia, en todo el país.

“Para mí, la telemedicina consiste en aplicar la tecnología con el fin de atender las necesidades del paciente dondequiera que éste se encuentre, en lugar de obligarlo a venir a vernos”, comenta el Dr. Ommen, cardiólogo de Mayo Clinic. “La medicina abarca muchas cosas que no requieren de una interacción cara a cara con el paciente, y por ello, la tecnología puede servir para atender ciertas necesidades, como volver a surtir medicamentos o simplemente intercambiar información sobre lo ocurrido desde la última consulta. Gran parte de esa información puede intercambiarse por vía electrónica, cosa que es mucho más conveniente para el paciente y el médico”.

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Tags: Dr Steve Ommen, En español, espanol, spanish, Spanish News Release, telemedicina


January 30th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

MAYO CLINIC RADIO

By Dana Sparks

Dr. Rullo
Do you and your partner have less time for intimacy than you’d like? Mayo Clinic psychologist and certified sex therapist Dr. Jordan Rullo has tips Young beautiful couple in love kissing on the beach on sunset.you can use on the next Mayo Clinic Radio. Also on the program, glaucoma and macular degeneration are leading causes of blindness. We’ll talk with Mayo Clinic ophthalmologist Dr. Sophie Bakri about close up illustration of normal eye and glaucoma eye - optic nervesthese and other vision problems.

Please join us!

Myth or Matter-of-Fact: Sex therapy is only for people with serious problems.

Mayo Clinic Radio is available on iHeart Radio.

Click here to listen to the program on Saturday January 31st, at 9:05 a.m. and follow #MayoClinicRadio.

Listen to this week’s Medical News Headlines: News Segment January 31, 2015  (right click MP3)

To find and listen to archived shows, click here.

Mayo Clinic Radio is a weekly one-hour radio program highlighting health and medical information from Mayo Clinic. The show is taped for rebroadcast by some affiliates.

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Tags: Dr Jordan Rullo, Dr Sophie Bakri, eye health, glaucoma, Intimacy, Macular Degeneration, Mayo Clinic Radio, Sex Therapy


January 30th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Sunscreen in Winter: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Dawn Davis reminds us that sunscreen isn't just for a day at the beach

To listen, click the link below.

Sunscreen in Winter

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January 30th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Easier, Less Expensive Way to Screen for Colorectal Cancer

By Dana Sparks

Blue and white banner logo for 'Living with Cancer' blog

New stool DNA test screens for colorectal cancerillustration of colon cancer stages
The Cologuard test may offer an easier, less expensive way to screen for colorectal cancer, which is highly preventable.

Tests and diagnosis for colon cancer
If your signs and symptoms indicate that you could have colon cancer, your doctor may recommend one or more tests and procedures,

Bone marrow biopsy and aspiration
These two procedures offer detailed information about the condition of your bone marrow and blood cells. They can help show how your cancer treatment is working.

Tests and diagnosis for cervical cancer
Most guidelines suggest that women begin screening for cervical cancer and precancerous changes at age 21.

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Tags: Bone Marrow Biopsy, Cervical Cancer, Cologuard, DNA Stool Testing, Living With Cancer Blog, Colon Cancer


January 29th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

La escala de Gleason indica la etapa del cáncer de próstata

By Soledad Andrade

ESTIMADA MAYO CLINIC:
Tengo 73 años y me hicieron una biopsia de la próstata que reveló un tumor maligno con una puntuación de 8 en la escala de Gleason. ¿Se considera esto un indicativo de cáncer agresivo, y en tal caso, qué alternativas de tratamiento tengo?

Ilustración de un patrón de biopsia de próstataRESPUESTA:
La escala de Gleason indica la etapa del cáncer de próstata y mientras mayor sea la puntuación, más agresivo posiblemente sea el cáncer. Entre los factores relacionados con el cáncer de próstata que los médicos toman en cuenta para decidir el tratamiento, probablemente el más importante sea la puntuación en la escala de Gleason. Ante una puntuación de 8 en la escala de Gleason, en la mayoría de casos se recomendaría tratamiento con radioterapia y terapia hormonal o cirugía.

La escala de Gleason fue desarrollada en la década de los años 60 por el patólogo Donald Gleason y ha sobrevivido al paso del tiempo, hasta el punto que ahora los médicos confían en ella para predecir la probabilidad de crecimiento y diseminación del cáncer de próstata.

En la mayoría de tipos de cáncer, la etapa del tumor se determina mediante un examen microscópico que aplica un alto nivel de ampliación para analizar los detalles de las células cancerosas de la persona. Sin embargo, la escala de Gleason es diferente, pues el método permite al patólogo examinar microscópicamente y con baja ampliación las muestras del tejido prostático a fin de observar los patrones de las células cancerosas.

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Tags: biopsia de próstata, cáncer de próstata, Dr R Jeffrey Karnes, En español, escala de Gleason, espanol, Preguntas y respuestas, spanish


January 29th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Choking In Children: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

By Joel Streed

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Grace Arteaga discusses a common problem in young children, choking.

To listen, click the link below.

Choking in Children

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January 29th, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Telemedicine & You: Mayo Clinic Expert Explains New Health Care Option, How State and National Policies Can Catch Up

By Sharon Theimer

A telestroke robot is used by Mayo Clinic neurologist Bart Demaerschalk, M.D., to assess whether a patient at another hospital has had a stroke. Source: Mayo Clinic.

A telestroke robot is used by Mayo Clinic neurologist Bart Demaerschalk, M.D., shown on the robot's screen, to assess a patient at another hospital and confer with her local care team.

Rochester, Minn. — If you haven’t already experienced telemedicine, you may soon have the option. Technology is helping people connect with their physicians in new ways and from a distance, and interest is growing in updating state and federal policies to help make telemedicine available to more patients.

Mayo Clinic this week responded to a request from the House Energy and Commerce Committee for recommendations on how lawmakers can help this new health care option progress. Steve Ommen, M.D., medical director of Mayo Clinic Connected Care, explains telemedicine and outlines state and national moves that would help more patients take advantage of it:

 What is telemedicine? Telemedicine most commonly refers to communication with or among a patient’s health care team via video connection, secure text messaging or another platform rather than in person. It can be used to schedule appointments, answer questions, handle routine checkups, allow physicians in different locations to consult about a patient’s case, collect vital signs or even to help examine and diagnose patients. To protect patient privacy, secure communication methods are used.

Mayo Clinic views development of telemedicine as an important next step to improve health care access, quality and efficiency across the country.

MEDIA CONTACT: Sharon Theimer, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 507-284-5005, Email: newsbureau@mayo.edu

Journalists: Sound bites with Dr. Ommen are available in the downloads.

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