• By Richard Dietman

Mayo Clinic Radio: Stroke Awareness/Proton Beam Therapy/Sunscreen Basics

May 4, 2015

A sudden numbness in your face, difficulty speaking, a severe headache. These are signs and symptoms of a stroke. Each year, nearly 800,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke. May is Stroke Awareness Month and on the next Mayo Clinic Radio, neurologist Dr. Robert Brown, Jr., talks about diagnosis and treatment of stroke. Also on the program, proton beam therapy uses highly focused radiation to treat tumors while reducing damage to surrounding tissue. Radiation oncologist Dr. Robert Foote explains how it works. And we'll have the basics on how to get the most out of sunscreen from dermatologist Dr. Dawn Davis.

Miss the program?  Here's the podcast: Mayo Clinic Radio PODCAST May 9 2015

Myth or Matter-of-Fact: Women die from strokes more often than do men.

To listen to the program at 9:05 a.m. Saturday, May 9, click here.

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Where did the art pieces go that were on display there before?

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It's nice to have the Hall of Benefactors open again. The atmosphere is quite nice, and I'm sure the additional seating will benefit many. This amenity, however, leads to my question: The extra sitting space precludes the return of the display cases. What happened to the art pieces (crystal, glass, etc.) that had been in the display cases?

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The seating space looks to be a very comfortable area for patients to rest; just wondering how the decision was made to carpet the area the bright blue color? It is such a stark contrast to the muted tones surrounding it (perhaps it was planned this way to stand out)but thought perhaps a more subtle carpet shade might have made it a more inviting atmosphere?

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The article says that the area has soft lighting. It is my opinion that the new LED lights are very harsh.

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This newly renovated area is amazing! The space is so welcoming and instantly drew me in when it opened. There is a lot a wonderful history on these walls of those that made Mayo Clinic what it is. Great work!

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I love walking through the newly renovated space. I think the updates are tasteful and contemporary. The clean lines, updated furniture, and contrasting tones of light gray & dark blue leave me with the impression that Mayo is forward thinking and innovative in every area, including interior design! When I think of the DMC, I think of more spaces like this. Congratulations to everyone involved, this must have been a massive undertaking.

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@dawnbergen

It's nice to have the Hall of Benefactors open again. The atmosphere is quite nice, and I'm sure the additional seating will benefit many. This amenity, however, leads to my question: The extra sitting space precludes the return of the display cases. What happened to the art pieces (crystal, glass, etc.) that had been in the display cases?

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Holly and Dawn, Thank you for your comments. I've been in touch with the staff that handled the remodel of the Hall of Benefactors. The art that was on display has been incorporated into the collections of the Mayo Clinic Historic Properties (http://intranet.mayo.edu/charlie/historic-properties-rst/).

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@susanclausen

The seating space looks to be a very comfortable area for patients to rest; just wondering how the decision was made to carpet the area the bright blue color? It is such a stark contrast to the muted tones surrounding it (perhaps it was planned this way to stand out)but thought perhaps a more subtle carpet shade might have made it a more inviting atmosphere?

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Susan, Thank you for your comment. The staff that handled the remodel of the Hall of Benefactors says the carpet color is intended to attract patients and visitors who are traveling through the subway. The blue indicates that the area is a Mayo Clinic space, and the brightness provides a contrast to the dark plaques on the walls of the Hall of Benefactors.

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