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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Feb. 26, 2014 — The future holds promise for multiple sclerosis research based on advancements of the past two decades according to a review from Mayo Clinic neurologists published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The paper states that many people with newly diagnosed or early stage MS are overwhelmed by the combination of uncertain prognosis and the often-unsettling prospect of starting preventive measures that are used indefinitely. However, the authors say that patients and physicians can benefit from an awareness of recent and emerging developments. “MS is the second most common disabling disease of young adults - it is a lifelong disease with an unpredictable clinical course for the most part,” said Dean Wingerchuk, M.D., Mayo Clinic neurologist and co-author of the review. “That means that people are challenged with making decisions about treatment. It’s important for both the patient and physicians to be aware of current and emerging therapies to make appropriate decisions going forward.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDgap-v9yXE&feature=youtu.be Journalists: Sound bites with Dr. Wingerchuk are available in the downloads. Dr. Wingerchuk said that MS research has been prolific and that scientific advances in understanding the relapsing form of the disease have led to the recent development of several new treatments.
Tube feeding is a seldom talked about way of allowing patients to overcome a serious injury or condition and continue to lead a relatively normal and productive life. Yet it’s largely invisible unless the individual wants to make it known. An inability to swallow due to stroke, cancer, cystic fibrosis, ALS or other condition makes tube feeding a necessity for thousands. Often it’s a temporary measure while someone is undergoing radiation or recovering from surgery. For others it’s a life-long practice and many people go to work, take vacations and manage their feeding as they go. Click here to see a demonstration of how feeding tubes work. Journalists: Dr. Manpreet Mundi oversees the home enteral nutrition program at Mayo Clinic. Sound bites with Dr. Mundi and broll are available in the downloads http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61rkC8Xs42o
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 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. Journalists: Sound bites with Mr. Flip Saunders, President of Basketball Operations, and Drs. Stuart, Laskowski and Wald are available in the downloads. B-roll of Tuesday's news conference is also available. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDY_OitEaMs