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ROCHESTER, Minn. — Brian G.M. Durie, M.D., E. Rolland Dickson, M.D., K. Krishnan Unni, M.D., and Richard Weinshilboum, M.D., have been named recipients of the 2014 Mayo Clinic Distinguished Alumni Award. The award honors individuals who exemplify Mayo Clinic’s ideals and mission. The honorees were recognized at a private event in Rochester recently. The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees established the Mayo Clinic Distinguished Alumni Award in 1981 to show appreciation for the exceptional contributions of Mayo alumni to the field of medicine. Individuals who receive the award have been recognized nationally and often internationally in their fields.
ROCHESTER, Minn. ― Here are highlights from the October issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Mayo Clinic Health Letter attribution is required. Include the following subscription information as your editorial policies permit: Visit http://healthletter.mayoclinic.com/ or call toll-free for subscription information, 1-800-333-9037, extension 9771. Full newsletter text: Mayo Clinic Health Letter October 2014 (for journalists only). No exaggeration: Sitting is the new smoking The new health phrase, “Sitting is the new smoking,” is not an exaggeration, according to the October issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. Most people don’t smoke, but everyone sits — and most sit too long each day. Many U.S. workers sit for 15 hours a day. In the past 15 years, a wave of research has shed new light on sitting as a serious health risk, even in those of normal weight and who routinely exercise. Thirty-four chronic conditions and illnesses have been associated with excess sitting. One recent study compared adults who spent less than two hours a day watching television with those who spent more than four hours a day doing so. After adjusting for obesity, age and other risk factors, those with higher screen time had:
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, 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. “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@example.com Journalists: Sound bites and b-roll are available in the downloads.