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For more than 30 years, Roger Corcoran has been cleaning windows at Mayo Clinic, but earlier this week he and two of his fellow ...
Join @HealthDayEditor @BrophyMarcus, @drcindyhaines and @MayoClinic for a #fluchat Wednesday, September 25 at 1:30 p.m. ET. Topics we’ll discuss include: flu strains this year, symptoms, treatments, vaccinations and why to get vaccinated, important information for parents/kids, and more. Experts on hand will be ready to answer your questions. Other participants will include @AmerAcadPeds, @CDCFlu & its director @DrFriedenCDC, and @UCLAHealth’s @DrMommyCalls.
Thank you for participating in the chat this week. For those who missed it or would like to review the information shared you can read the transcript. Mayo Clinic, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and USA Today are teaming up for a Twitter chat Monday, Sept. 9 from 1-2 p.m. (EDT). Follow #suicidechat. Those joining the Twitter chat will include @MayoClinic, @afspnational, @AmerAcadPeds, @HarvardHSPH, @USAToday and USA Today's @LizSzabo. World Suicide Prevention Day Tuesday, Sept. 10. There were 38,364 suicides in 2010 in the United States, an average of 105 each day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There is one suicide for every 25 attempted suicides, and suicide results in an estimated $34.6 billion in medical and work-loss costs. Topics to be discussed include: suicide statistics; trends in suicide rates; common suicide myths; what to do if you fear someone is thinking about suicide; best strategies for suicide prevention and the latest in suicide research, including mental illness, treatment options, military suicides, suicide among the LGBT community, bullying and gun restrictions. Never participated in a chat before, or want tips on how to participate effectively? Watch this video. Questions? Email Nick Hanson at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EYQ3Txm7Yc Obese teenagers who lose weight are at risk of developing eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. In a recent Pediatrics article, Mayo Clinic researchers imply eating disorders among these patients are also not being adequately detected because the weight loss is seen as positive by providers and family members. Eating disorders expert in the Mayo Clinic Children’s Center and lead author of the study Leslie Sim, Ph.D., L.P., says, “Given research that suggests early intervention promotes best chance of recovery, it is imperative that these children and adolescents’ eating disorder symptoms are identified and intervention is offered before the disease progresses." In the article, Mayo Clinic researchers argue that formerly overweight adolescents tend to have more medical complications and take longer to be identified than kids who are in a normal weight range before developing their eating disorders. Click here for news release Journalists: Sound bites with Dr. Sim are available in the downloads