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Mayo Clinic Launches National Mobile Exhibit Tour to Honor 150 Years, Look to the Future

ROCHESTER, Minn. — To honor 150 years of serving humanity, Mayo Clinic is taking its story to the public in a free exhibit destined for stops in more than 40 communities throughout the U.S. and Canada from April through October 2014. This high-impact, 1,000-square-foot exhibition on wheels will bring [...]

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Wise Health Care Consumer Month: Mayo Clinic Radio

Michael Grover, D.O., and Juan Pablo Brito Campana, MBBS, talk about being a wise health care consumer.  Is it possible to provide overtreatment for a condition? How are diseases overdiagnosed? Why are 'too many' antibiotics a bad thing? Do YOU want to be a better health care consumer? Find out how as we discuss topics for Wise [...]

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Mayo Clinic Radio

Join us Saturday, Feb. 1, at 9 a.m. CT, when Michael Grover, D.O., and Juan Pablo Brito Campana, MBBS, talk about being a wise health care consumer.  Is it possible to provide overtreatment for a condition? How are diseases overdiagnosed? Why are 'too many' antibiotics a bad thing? Do YOU want to be a better health [...]

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On Saturday, Jan. 18, Mayo Clinic President and CEO John Noseworthy, M.D., joins the show to discuss the future of health care. How does the Affordable Care Act affect the future of health care? Does Mayo Clinic have a role and what responsibilities do patients and the government play? With a rapidly aging [...]

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Paying for Long-Term Care: A Twitter Chat

Join the @USNewsHealth Twitter Chat on Long-Term Heath Care TODAY! Date: Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 Time: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST Hashtag: #LTCareCosts @mayoclinic experts will participate with AARP @AARPMedia, National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers @NAPGCM, the American Health Care Association @ahcancal and Sharp Seniors @sharpseniors Topics: Choosing a nursing facility, monitoring care, impact of Affordable Care Act and financial options

Created by Dana Sparks

10 Things You Should Know About Palliative Care

November Is Palliative Care Awareness Month and Experts Debunk Common Myths Palliative care, a specialized, multidisciplinary team approach to caring for seriously ill people and their families, is often reduced to end-of-life care. This misconception has led to palliative care involvement being introduced late in an illness, when its [...]

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Mayo Clinic Announces the #FutureofHealthCare Blog

In the #FutureofHealthCare blog, we will share Mayo’s perspective on the most important issues facing health care and put the spotlight on examples of change from which we can all learn. We'll share examples from Mayo Clinic, but will not be limited to the work of our organization. We will build [...]

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House Energy and Commerce Committee Votes on Medicare Payment Proposal

Mayo Clinic President and CEO John Noseworthy, M.D., issued the following statement in reaction to the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s vote to approve Medicare payment legislation that would repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate and lead to a reimbursement system focused on health care quality: “Mayo Clinic commends the House Energy and [...]

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Medicare Payment Overhaul Must Recognize Varying Needs of Patients

Mayo calls for system that rewards quality, value at all levels of care; seeks SGR repeal 

As Congress turns its attention to Medicare’s payment system, Mayo Clinic President and CEO John Noseworthy, M.D., says it must recognize the full spectrum of care and reward providers who deliver high-quality, efficient care across that spectrum. In [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Researchers Find Low Level of Patient Involvement in Medical Decision-Making in Peru

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Mayo Clinic and Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University researchers have partnered on a study showing that [...]

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Transforming Health Care in the U.S.

                                                                         Making a difference in the lives of patients Optum and Mayo Clinic are announcing the launch of Optum Labs, an open, collaborative research and development facility with a singular goal: improving patient care.They will make their information assets, technologies, knowledge tools and scientific expertise available to organizations interested in pursuing practical [...]

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Offering Expertise to Health Care Challenges

As the federal government struggles with the nation’s fiscal crisis and looks for solutions to financial challenges in health care, Mayo Clinic is offering to share expertise in proven cost-saving, patient-centered solutions. John Noseworthy, M.D., President and CEO, Mayo Clinic, has written to President Obama and Congressional leaders saying that for nearly 150 years we have delivered [...]

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The Election, Economy and Health Care - Find Solutions Best for Patients

Post-election response from John Noseworthy, M.D., President and CEO, Mayo Clinic: "To preserve and strengthen our nation's economy, it is imperative that we take action now to create a new health care model for America. The current model is unsustainable. Care for patients is fragmented, reimbursement inequitable and imprecise ... [...]

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Patient Education Doesn't Stop in Doctor's Office

Today's patients are educating themselves far beyond traditional waiting room pamphlets. With social media, search engines and active disease communities, engaging with patients in the online space where they're searching for answers offers physicians a new way to educate their patients. During this week's Health Care Social Media Summit at Mayo Clinic, Kansas City pediatrician [...]

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Revolutionizing Health Care with Social Media

Bringing the Social Media Revolution to Health Care is a new book to help health care professionals use social media tools for promoting health, fighting disease and improving health care. Introduced by the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media the book features essays by 30 industry thought leaders offering inspiration and encouragement to both [...]

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The Dalai Lama At Mayo Clinic: "Integrating Mindfulness in Healthcare"

Live broadcast is over - His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama presented "Integrating Mindfulness in Healthcare" at Mayo Clinic today.  The panel discussion was led by Amit Sood, M.D., Chair of the Mayo Mind Body Initiative.  Dr. Sood has spearheaded efforts to develop innovative practice models, including meditation, stress management and resiliency training programs, and [...]

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Helping Patients With Chest Pain Make Emergency Room Decisions

Chest pain is the No. 2 reason people seek emergency care at U.S. hospitals and it accounts for about $8 billion in health care costs each year.  So Mayo Clinic physicians designed an education tool called a Chest Pain Decision Aid and researched the efficacy.   The results of the study showed that patients [...]

Created by Dana Sparks