Promoting Health and Wellness in the Workplace

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r. Chip Lavie, Professor of Medicine in the Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute, Ochsner Clinical School-The University of Queensland School of Medicine, in New Orleans, LA, discusses his article appearing in the June 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which demonstrates reduction in cardiovascular disease risks and health care costs when health and wellness programs are promoted in the work setting, reaping great benefits for employers....

Scientific Decision Making, Policy Decisions and the Obesity Pandemic

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Dr. James Hébert, Professor of Epidemiology from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC, discusses his article appearing in the June 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which clarifies the definition of obesity and the measurement of risk factors in an attempt to develop study designs appropriate to treat the alarming obesity pandemic. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/dylndrt

Bacterial Meningitis in Adults After Splenectomy and Hyposplenic States

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Dr. Kirsten Adriani, a Resident in Neurology from the Academic Medical Center, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, reveals a rare, but highly dangerous outcome for patients with splenectomy and bacterial meningitis, and a correlation with patient vaccine status, in an article appearing in the June 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Available at: http://tinyurl.com/dy6xvj9

New Aspects of the Diagnosis of Celiac Disease in Children, Adolescents, and Adults

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Dr. Joseph Murray, a gastroenterologist from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, explains the recently released guidelines for diagnosing and treating celiac disease in conjunction with his article appearing in the June 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/cf2xptc

The syntax of sin taxes: to improve physical, social, and fiscal health

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Dr. Michael Joyner, an Anesthesiologist and Physiologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the June 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, where he proposes the implementation of sin taxes on smoking, alcohol, fat, and sugar as an effective means to reduce health care costs and combat obesity. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/d4cjgkr

Herpes Zoster - Eye Complications: Rates and Trends

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Dr. Barbara Yawn, Director of Research at Olmsted Medical Center in Rochester, MN, and one of the Study Coordinator for the Rochester Epidemiology Project, reviews her article appearing in the June 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, covering an overall 9% Herpes Zoster eye complication rate in that population between 1980 and 2011 of which about 6% resulted in permanent vision loss. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/cbkjj4a