Regenerative Medicine Primer

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Dr. Andre Terzic, from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and Director of the enterprise-wide Center for Regenerative Medicine reviews his article appearing in the July 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, regarding the upcoming forum dedicated to regenerative medicine and surgery. Across specialties, the emerging tools, principles, and practices of regenerative medicine are at the core of transforming healthcare. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/ltwjdrj

Perioperative Management of Patients With LVAD and Noncardiac Surgery

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Is surgery safe in LVAD patients? “Yes,” says Dr. William Mauermann, in the July 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. This Anesthesiologist from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, notes great results for safety and recovery from the largest series to date of noncardiac surgical procedures. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/p4rlvwk

Vitamin D for Health: A Global Perspective

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Dr. Michael Holick, a Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics from the Section of Endocrinology, Nutrition, and Diabetes, Vitamin D, Skin and Bone Research Laboratory at Boston University Medical Center, in Boston, MA, in an article appearing in the July 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, shares the value and role vitamin D plays throughout a person’s entire life in regard to bone health and non-skeletal health benefits that have been associated with reduced risk of many...

Marijuana and Chronic Nonmalignant Pain in Adolescents.

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In a July 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Dr. Tracy Harrison, an Anesthesiologist, and Director of the Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Program, and the Acute and Chronic Pain Service at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, explains the concerns of analgesic marijuana use in adolescents suffering from chronic pain and advocates for the benefit of return to normal routines to enhance improvement in pain management. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/kp35w38

Substituted Judgment in Principle and Practice: A National Physician Survey

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Dr. Michael Combs, a Resident Physician at the University of California in Los Angeles, shares survey results in the July 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which indicates a large proportion of U.S. physicians desire to honor surrogate decisions based on the patient's wishes, even in cases when such decisions are not in the patient's best interest. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/mcbqkbq

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