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Feb 17, 2015 by @bryananderson · View  

Mayo Clinic App Update Now Available On Android Platforms

mc-app-intranet-news-banner-AndroidROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic announced today the update of the Mayo Clinic app is now available on Android platforms. With enhanced navigation and functionality, the newest version of the app provides patients with an improved user experience managing and understanding their health information.

Mayo Clinic app for Android enhancements includes:

Home page improvements
The app’s home page provides the patient with an overview of all the functions, with links to patient information, appointments, messages, lab results, notes and documents, medications, and reports. A swipe of the finger will give patients the information needed to actively participate in their health care.

Appointments at a glance
Patients can click through to their appointments to check the time, review instructions, and any other appointment-related information. They can also see all of their appointments for the day, allowing them to seamlessly plan their day.

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Feb 5, 2015 by @bryananderson · View  

Virginia Hospital Center Becomes Mayo Clinic Care Network Member

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ARLINGTON, Va. — Mayo Clinic and Virginia Hospital Center today announced Virginia Hospital Center as a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a national network of organizations committed to better serving patients and their families through collaboration. Members of the network have access to Mayo Clinic knowledge and expertise to give their patients additional peace of mind when making health care decisions while continuing to offer the highest quality and value of care close to home.

“Our collaboration with Mayo Clinic is a high honor for the physicians and staff of Virginia Hospital Center,” says James Cole, president & CEO, Virginia Hospital Center. “As the only Mayo Clinic Care Network hospital in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area with this relationship, we are excited to explore its potential for our patients and the community and advance our mission ‘To Be the Best Health System.’”

“We began the network because Mayo Clinic wanted to work with those who saw collaboration as the way to better meet patients’ needs. It was clear to us from the outset that the doctors, nurses and entire staff at Virginia Hospital Center are committed to providing quality, patient-centered care, and that the organization would be a great addition to the Mayo Clinic Care Network,” says David Hayes, M.D., medical director, Mayo Clinic Care Network.

MEDIA CONTACTS: Bryan Anderson, Mayo Clinic, 507-284-5005; Maryanne Boster, Virginia Hospital Center, 703-558-6595 [...]

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Jan 13, 2015 by @bryananderson · View  

Mayo Clinic App Update Includes Touch ID, Passbook, and Radiology Images

closeup of Mayo Clinic event ticket appROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic announced today the update of the Mayo Clinic app, available as a free download from Apple’s App Store. Mayo’s flagship mobile app now includes access to radiology images and Touch ID, and is compatible with Apple’s Passbook.

Touch ID
Apple users now can more easily and securely authenticate access to the Mayo Clinic app on-the-go from any iOS 8-enabled device. The patient’s fingerprint is the password and with a touch of the home button on the device, the Touch ID sensor quickly reads the fingerprint and automatically logs into the Mayo Clinic app.

Passbook
Users of the Mayo Clinic app can now leave their Mayo Clinic patient appointment guide at home. Upcoming appointments appear as a pass within the Passbook app. Users can see their appointment details from the lock screen of their iOS device with a simple swipe of the appointment pass.

Radiology images
Patients will now have anywhere, anytime access to their radiology images and reports within the Mayo Clinic app. This gives patients flexibility and greater access to their health information. These images are for a patient’s information only, and not meant to be used for diagnostic purposes.

The Mayo Clinic app also integrates with Apple Health, providing users a clear and current overview of their health and fitness data. [...]

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Oct 2, 2014 by @bryananderson · View  

Mayo Clinic App Integrated With Apple Health, Now Available for Free Download

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ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic announced today the launch of the Mayo Clinic app, available as a free download from Apple’s App Store. The Mayo Clinic app integrates with Apple Health, providing users a clear and current overview of their health and fitness data. Mayo Clinic’s flagship mobile app, which will replace the current patient app, was first announced during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in June.

"We are committed to a connected health strategy that puts patients at the center of health care technology development," says John T. Wald, M.D., medical director, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs. "Users of the new Mayo Clinic app will have easier access to health information, guidance and care when they need it most. Through the Apple Health app, users will be able to integrate information from other apps with their Mayo Clinic health information, creating actionable data to improve health and wellness."

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Oct 1, 2014 by @bryananderson · View  

Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center in Downtown Minneapolis Opens Oct. 1

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MINNEAPOLIS — Mayo Clinic announced today the opening of Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center at Mayo Clinic Square in downtown Minneapolis. Services in the new 22,000-square-foot facility include health and well-being programs, injury prevention, EXOS (formerly Athletes’ Performance) performance solutions, physical rehabilitation and sport-specific skills programs, and diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic sports injuries for athletes of all ages.

The facility will be staffed by orthopedic and physical medicine & rehabilitation physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and strength and conditioning specialists, as well as EXOS performance specialists and dietitians.sports 2

“For more than two decades, the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center has provided care for professional and international sports teams, premier athletes and weekend warriors from virtually every sport,” says Jonathan Finnoff, D.O., medical director, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center at Mayo Clinic Square. “Our approach to integrated, multidisciplinary care to optimize performance, minimize risk and treat injury is truly a differentiator.”

MEDIA CONTACT: Bryan Anderson, Mayo Clinic, 507-284-5005, [email protected]

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Sep 9, 2014 by @bryananderson · View  

Dallas-based Methodist Health System Newest Member of Mayo Clinic Care Network

DALLAS — Mayo Clinic and Methodist Health System (Methodist) officials announced today that Methodist has joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network. Methodist, one of North Texas’ oldest nonprofit health systems, was selected following a comprehensive evaluation that ranged from its clinical and business practices to quality, safety and service efforts and patient satisfaction.

Methodist Health System location in Dallas.

Methodist Health System location in Dallas.

Mayo Clinic and Methodist share a common philosophy and commitment to improve the delivery of health care through high-quality, collaborative medical care.

“Methodist is home to some of the most accomplished and preeminent physicians in the Southwest,” says Stephen Mansfield, Ph.D., FACHE, president and CEO, Methodist Health System. “Working with Mayo Clinic through the Mayo Clinic Care Network will be accretive for Methodist physicians and will afford access to world-class Mayo Clinic specialization for patients treated at Methodist Health System.”

The Mayo Clinic Care Network extends Mayo Clinic’s knowledge to physicians and providers interested in working together in the best interest of their patients. Methodist physicians will now be able to collaborate with Mayo Clinic on patient care, community health and innovative health care delivery. Using digital technology to consult and share knowledge, these physicians will have access to the latest evidence-based medical information and will connect with Mayo specialists on questions related to complex medical cases.

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Bryan Anderson, Mayo Clinic, 507-284-5005, [email protected]
Joe Brown, Methodist Health System, 214-947-4603, [email protected] [...]

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Sep 5, 2014 by @bryananderson · View  

3T Wide Bore MRI For Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center In Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS — Earlier this year, Mayo Clinic announced plans to build a state-of-the-art, 22,000 square foot Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center location in downtown Minneapolis as part of a long-term collaboration with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx. 3T Wide Bore MRI installed at Mayo Clinic Square in downtown Minneapolis. This weekend, the Twin Cities’ first sports medicine/musculoskeletal-dedicated GE 3T wide bore magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine was installed using a telescopic crane.

Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center providers will begin treating Timberwolves and Lynx players at the Mayo Clinic Square location this October. The GE 3T wide bore MRI is just one example of the cutting edge technology Mayo Clinic will include in this facility to treat people of all ages and all walks of life.

Crane delivering new MRI to Mayo Clinic Square in downtown Minneapolis. WHAT:
GE 3T wide bore MRI install at Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center, Mayo Clinic Square

WHEN:
Sat., Sept. 6 (crane lift at approximately 7 a.m.)

WHERE:
Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center
Mayo Clinic Square
700 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis

MEDIA CONTACT: Bryan Anderson, Mayo Clinic, 507-284-5005, [email protected] [...]

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Aug 19, 2014 by @bryananderson · View  

Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center to Offer Saturday Morning Injury Clinic

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center will provide a Saturday morning injury clinic for middle school, high school and college athletes injured during Friday night or Saturday morning sports activities. The clinic will be open each Saturday from Aug. 23 to Oct. 11, from 8 a.m. to noon.

FootballGrass_00010205381_SP FeatureAppointments may be scheduled by calling 507-266-9100, starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday. Walk-ins also are welcome but must arrive by 11 a.m. Appointments will receive priority.

The Saturday morning injury clinic is in the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center’s Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center location. The clinic will be staffed by a physician, physical therapist and athletic trainer. Care options may include X-rays, splinting, bracing, crutch instruction, concussion evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation exercises.

In addition to the injury clinic, Saturday sports medicine offerings include programs for hockey, running, golf, throwers, and any athlete wanting to improve athletic performance.

For more information, contact Chad Eickhoff, athletic training services coordinator, at 507-266-3461 or [email protected].

MEDIA CONTACT: Bryan Anderson, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 507-284-5005, [email protected]

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Aug 14, 2014 by @bryananderson · View  

Minor Traffic Disruptions for The Mayo Clinic Healthy Human Race Weekend

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Mayo Clinic Healthy Human Race, a weekend of health and wellness is scheduled for Aug. 22–24, 2014. The race, one of Mayo Clinic’s sesquicentennial events, is organized by the City of Rochester, Rochester Track Club and Mayo Clinic. To provide a safe environment for participants and spectators, there will be minor traffic disruptions and road closures in Rochester. The following roads and intersections will have short-term closures during the weekend: Saturday, Aug. 23 [...]

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Aug 5, 2014 by @bryananderson · View  

Kootenai Health Becomes Mayo Clinic Care Network Member

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — Kootenai Health and Mayo Clinic leaders today announced Kootenai Health as a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a national network of like-minded organizations that share a commitment to better serving patients and their families.

The network, which began in 2011, now includes 30 member organizations that are interested in working with Mayo Clinic to improve health care delivery by sharing knowledge and promoting collaboration between physicians.

IMG018As part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Kootenai Health physicians now have access to Mayo Clinic’s knowledge and expertise when these additional resources will be helpful, allowing many patients to avoid unnecessary travel for answers to complex medical questions.

“We are working with Mayo Clinic so our patients can benefit from leading medical expertise and physician collaboration without having to leave home,” says Jon Ness, Kootenai Health CEO. “Our two organizations share the same commitment that health care should be provided close to home whenever possible.”

Mayo Clinic Care Network members have a close working relationship with Mayo Clinic and access to tools and services that promote collaboration and serve to complement provider expertise, including:

  • eConsults to allow network physicians to connect electronically with Mayo Clinic specialists when they want additional input regarding a patient’s care.
  • AskMayoExpert to provide point-of-care information compiled by Mayo physicians on disease management, care guidelines, treatment recommendations and reference materials for a wide variety of medical conditions.
  • eTumor Board Conferences to allow physicians to present and discuss management of complex cancer cases with a Mayo Clinic multidisciplinary panel and other members of the network.

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Jun 12, 2014 by @bryananderson · View  

Mayo Clinic, Parrish Medical Center Announce Collaboration

Parrish Medical Center invited to become only member of Mayo Care Clinic Network in Central Florida

TITUSVILLE, Fla. — Mayo Clinic and Parrish Medical Center officials have announced Parrish Medical Center (PMC) as the 29th member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. PMC is the first Central Florida member of the network and the third in Florida.

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William Rupp M.D., CEO Mayo Clinic in Florida

The Mayo Clinic Care Network extends Mayo Clinic’s knowledge to physicians and providers interested in working together in the best interest of their patients. Using digital technology, physicians with Parrish Medical Group and the Florida Health Network will be able to collaborate with Mayo Clinic on patient care, community health and innovative health care delivery. These physicians will have access to the latest evidence-based medical information through the AskMayoExpert database and connect directly with Mayo specialists on questions related to complex medical cases.

“We’re excited to formalize our relationship with Parrish Medical Center,” says William Rupp, M.D., chief executive officer of Mayo Clinic in Florida. “We share a commitment to improving care and value for patients, and this has become increasingly important in a changing health care environment. By sharing what we know, we can complement local physician expertise and address patients’ needs while improving the efficiency and effectiveness of their care.”

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Jun 3, 2014 by @bryananderson · View  

Mayo Clinic Study Reveals Types and Severity of Youth Ice Hockey Injuries

ROCHESTER, Minn. — A new Mayo Clinic study in Pediatrics reviews the types and severity of injuries among youth ice hockey players. The study examined the spectrum of injuries and found fractures and concussions to be most frequent, with many of these injuries requiring hospitalization and surgery.

“Ice hockey is one of the most popular sports in Minnesota and is rapidly growing in popularity throughout the United States. Due to the fast, hard-hitting nature of the game, people often ask, ‘What kinds of injuries might happen to my children?’” says study author Michael Ishitani, M.D., pediatric surgeon, Mayo Clinic Children’s Center. “Most injuries occurred in boys and older children, though approximately 20 percent occurred in girls, which is higher than previously reported.”

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The study reviewed patients over a 16-year period who were evaluated at a pediatric trauma center after sustaining injury while participating in ice hockey. Fractures and head injuries were the most common, with differences based on age and gender. For example, older boys were more likely to present with an extremity injury, while girls of all ages and younger children were more likely to present with concussion symptoms. Overall, the number of life-threatening injuries was small.
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May 15, 2014 by @bryananderson · View  

UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids, Mayo Clinic Announce Collaboration

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids is the first health care organization in Iowa to be selected to join the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a national network of like-minded organizations that share a commitment to better serving patients and their families.

The network, which began in 2011, now includes 28 member organizations across the country and internationally that are interested in working with Mayo Clinic to improve the delivery of health care by sharing knowledge and promoting collaboration between physicians.

UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids, IowaAs part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids now has access to Mayo Clinic’s knowledge and expertise when its providers feel that additional resources will be helpful to patients, allowing many to avoid unnecessary travel for answers to complex medical questions.

“UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids has earned national recognition multiple times for high quality, low cost health care,” says Ted Townsend, president and CEO of UnityPoint – Cedar Rapids. “We believe this collaboration with Mayo Clinic elevates health care standards for our region. It’s about improving care and reducing costs. By working with the world-renowned experts at Mayo Clinic, we will enhance the quality of care and the quality of life in our community.” [...]

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May 5, 2014 by @bryananderson · View  

Mayo Clinic Study Finds Nerve Damage After Hip Surgery May Be Due to Inflammation

ROCHESTER, Minn. — A recent Mayo Clinic Proceedings article links some nerve damage after hip surgery to inflammatory neuropathy. Historically, nerve damage from hip surgery has been attributed to mechanical factors caused by anesthesiologists or surgeons, such as positioning of the patient during surgery or direct surgical injury of the nerves.

In this study, researchers examined patients who developed inflammatory neuropathies, where the immune system attacks the nerves, leading to weakness and pain. Inflammatory neuropathies may be treated with immunotherapy.

“Neuropathy after surgery can significantly affect postsurgical outcomes,” says Nathan Staff, M.D., Ph.D., Mayo Clinic neurologist. “The good news is that if we’re able to identify patients experiencing postsurgical inflammatory neuropathy, rather than damage caused by a mechanical process, we may be able to provide treatment immediately to mitigate pain and improve overall outcomes.”

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Apr 29, 2014 by @bryananderson · View  

State-of-the-Art Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center Expansion Opens May 5

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ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic will open its state-of-the-art Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center expansion at the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center on May 5. The new space includes multiple playing surfaces, such as hardwood for basketball and volleyball, artificial grass for turf sports, artificial ice for hockey, and specialized lifting platforms.

“Whether you are an elite, professional athlete or a ‘weekend warrior,’ we are able to develop programs to fit all athletes’ needs,” says Edward Laskowski, M.D., co-director, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center. “We have long had world-renowned experts in all areas of sports medicine, but through our expansion here in Rochester and our new facility being developed in downtown Minneapolis, we have the increased resources to meet growing demand.”Youth hockey player tests hockey performance solution program.

The new space offers performance solution programs, including hockey, golf, running, baseball/softball, anterior cruciate ligament injury prevention, return-to-sport, and EXOS training. The programs begin with individualized assessment and are then tailored to meet individual needs, regardless of age or level of athletic achievement.

“Active children become active adults, so we take great pride in serving people of all ages to achieve their sports performance and fitness needs,” says Michael Stuart, M.D., co-director, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center. “Our team of physicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists, and strength and conditioning specialists will help prevent injury, refine skills and speed recovery so people can spend more time doing what they love at the highest level possible.”
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Apr 1, 2014 by @bryananderson · View  

Stormont-Vail HealthCare Announces Collaboration with Mayo Clinic

TOPEKA, Kan. — April 1, 2014 — Stormont-Vail HealthCare and Mayo Clinic officials announced today that the Topeka-based health system has become a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a national network of like-minded organizations that share a commitment to better serving patients and families. Stormont-Vail HealthCare is the first health system in Kansas to join the network.

“Stormont-Vail HealthCare is committed to being a national leader in health care through collaboration and innovation,” said Randy Peterson, president and CEO, Stormont-Vail HealthCare. “Working with Mayo Clinic through the Mayo Clinic Care Network offers our physicians yet another resource to help them provide the kind of innovative care that our patients have come to expect from us.”

Stormont-Vail HealthCare specialists now have access to Mayo Clinic resources to enhance patient care, including the latest Mayo-vetted medical information through its AskMayoExpert database and eConsults that connect physicians with Mayo Clinic experts on questions of diagnosis, therapy or care management. These tools will allow staff at Stormont-Vail to continue to improve the quality of health in the community.

Picture of Stormont HealthCare“We have known and respected our colleagues at Stormont-Vail for many years, and we are excited to strengthen and grow our collaboration through the Mayo Clinic Care Network,” says David Hayes, M.D., medical director, Mayo Clinic Care Network. “The network is about delivering the right care, at the right place, at the right time. And we believe that by working together more patients will be able to stay closer to home for care.”

Stormont-Vail is an integrated health care system based in Topeka, Kan. The organization employs more than 230 physicians and is comprised of the Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center, a 586-bed acute care center, the Cotton-O’Neil and PediatricCare clinics and a variety of ancillary services. It has the region’s only Level III neonatal intensive care and trauma center.  Stormont-Vail recently received redesignation as a Magnet facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2014 after first receiving this recognition for excellence in nursing services in 2009. [...]

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Mar 17, 2014 by @bryananderson · View  

Mayo Clinic Becomes Presenting Sponsor of 2014 Minnesota Lynx Season

MINNEAPOLIS — March 17, 2014 — Today, the 2013 Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) Champion Minnesota Lynx announced a multi-year partnership with Mayo Clinic that includes marquee placement on the team’s home and away jerseys. The new agreement also designates Mayo Clinic as the exclusive presenting sponsor for the 2014 Lynx season, which kicks off on May 16.

This agreement between the Lynx and Mayo Clinic is part of a previously announced strategic collaboration that includes the development of a new state-of-the-art training facility and sports medicine center in Mayo Clinic Square, formerly known as Block E in downtown Minneapolis.

Picture of a Lynx“This new collaboration with Mayo Clinic will help elevate our organization to even greater heights in terms of both recognition and brand association,” says Lynx Executive Vice President Roger Griffith. “The jersey marquee is one element in a wide-ranging partnership with Mayo Clinic. In addition to winning two championships in the last three seasons, we continue to look to the future for ways to improve our business both on and off the court. Our relationship with Mayo Clinic accomplishes that.”“

We are thrilled to be the presenting sponsor for the WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx,” says John T. Wald, M.D., medical director for marketing and public affairs, Mayo Clinic. “We are also pleased that work has already begun at Mayo Clinic Square, and we look forward to providing sports medicine care in downtown Minneapolis not only for the elite athletes of the Minnesota Lynx and Timberwolves, but also for all athletes looking for injury prevention, rehabilitation and performance solutions.” [...]

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Feb 4, 2014 by @bryananderson · View  

Mayo Clinic, Minnesota Timberwolves & Lynx Announce Collaboration

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Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center to open sports medicine facility in downtown Minneapolis

ROCHESTER, Minn. ― Feb. 4, 2014 ― Mayo Clinic and the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx today announced a partnership which extends the Mayo Model of Care for patients in sports medicine to the Twin Cities. The collaboration includes: 1) the opening of a Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center at 600 Hennepin, 2) designating Mayo as the preferred medical provider for the teams, and 3) utilizing the teams’ international reach to educate the public about numerous health and wellness topics.

Mayo Clinic Shield with Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx Logos

Mayo Clinic will be a part of the redevelopment of 600 Hennepin, formerly known as “Block E,” in downtown Minneapolis, where Mayo will open a Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center facility and the Timberwolves and Lynx will open a new practice facility. Mayo and the teams will occupy the third level. 600 Hennepin will be renamed “Mayo Clinic Square.”

“This is an exciting opportunity to work with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx, and meet the wellness, performance and rehabilitation needs of Twin Cities residents,” says Michael Stuart, M.D., co-director, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center, and team physician for USA Hockey.

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Feb 3, 2014 by @bryananderson · View  

Mayo Clinic, Minnesota Timberwolves & Lynx, and Provident Real Estate Ventures Collaborate

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Mayo Clinic Gonda Building

WHAT:
Mayo Clinic, Minnesota Timberwolves & Lynx, and Provident Real Estate Ventures will announce collaboration at 600 Hennepin (Block E).

WHEN:
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2 p.m. CT

WHERE:
600 Hennepin Ave.
3rd floor
Minneapolis, Minn.
(Valet parking available at Graves 601 Hotel)

WHO:
Edward Laskowski, M.D., co-director, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center
Michael Stuart, M.D., co-director, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center
John T. Wald, M.D., medical director for marketing and public affairs, Mayo Clinic
Rob Moor, CEO, Minnesota Timberwolves & Lynx
Flip Saunders, president of basketball operations, Minnesota Timberwolves
Phillip Jaffe, co-owner, 600 Hennepin, and principal & CEO, Provident Real Estate Ventures
Carl Runck, development manager, Camelot LLC

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Nov 25, 2013 by @bryananderson · View  

Mayo Clinic Researchers: Improvement of Mood Associated With Improved Brain Injury Outcomes

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic researchers found that improvement of mood over the course of post-acute brain rehabilitation is associated with increased participation in day-to-day activities, independent living, and ability to work after rehabilitation is complete.

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Each year, millions of patients are diagnosed with acquired brain injuries, such as concussionstrokes and brain tumors, many of whom go on to have persistent symptoms. For these patients, brain rehabilitation is an important part of their recovery.

"People should not ignore psychological issues, such as mood swings or ability to communicate with family members," says Thomas Bergquist, Ph.D., of Mayo Clinic's Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Psychiatry and Psychology. "Comprehensive brain rehabilitation can address both physical and personal problems to help improve outcomes for patients, including improved physical function, the ability to live independently and maintain a job."

Dr. Bergquist recommends a holistic approach to brain injury rehabilitation. Focusing solely on physical function, for example, represents, "medical myopia and care givers might miss the biggest problem," he says.

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