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ROCHESTER, Minn. — Feb. 26, 2014 — As Mayo Clinic recognizes its Sesquicentennial year, the not-for-profit organization reached a record 63 million people in 2013. The strong performance was bolstered by successful implementation of new care delivery models — such as the Mayo Clinic Care Network — that provide knowledge to patients, physicians and consumers in traditional and new ways. “Expanding our reach is not a new goal for us,” says John Noseworthy, M.D., Mayo Clinic president and CEO. “In fact, as we consider our history, growth has been a constant for 150 years.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTaWpTnZopg
The U.S. Men’s Ice Hockey team begins its Sochi Olympic campaign Thurs., Feb. 13, taking on Slovakia. With them is three-time Olympic team physician Michael Stuart, M.D., co-director of the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center. Dr. Stuart is attending practices, team meetings and meals to help ensure the team stays healthy and prepared not only for the Olympic Games, but for many of the player’s National Hockey League responsibilities after the games.“The Olympics are really busy, but also very fun,” says Dr. Stuart. “I need to make sure these guys don’t get sick because we need them. It’s a very short tournament and keeping them healthy is my primary goal.”
Middle-aged women were most common cat bite victims Rochester, Minn. — Feb. 5, 2014 — Dogs aren’t the only pets who sometimes bite the hands that feed them. Cats do too, and when they strike a hand, can inject bacteria deep into joints and tissue, perfect breeding grounds for infection. Cat bites to the hand are so dangerous, 1 in 3 patients with such wounds had to be hospitalized, a Mayo Clinic study covering three years showed. Two-third of those hospitalized needed surgery. Middle-aged women were the most common bite victims, according to the research, published in the Journal of Hand Surgery. Journalists: sound bites with Dr. Carlsen are available in the downloads. Why are cat bites to the hand so dangerous? It’s not that their mouths have more germs than dogs’ mouths — or people’s, for that matter. Actually, it’s all in the fangs.
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
MEDIA ADVISORY 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