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September 2016

Patient Care

10 tips for becoming a competent transgender-friendly provider
The Mayo Clinic Transgender and Intersex Specialty Care Clinic addresses the mental health and hormonal and surgical needs of transgender patients and those with differences of sexual development, or intersex.

Accurate, noninvasive Cologuard recommended for colorectal cancer screening
In its recommendation statement for 2016, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force fully recommends several screening exams that now include Cologuard, the stool DNA test co-developed by Mayo Clinic and Exact Sciences.

12-month program supports patients' weight loss
The intragastric balloon aids weight loss in patients with mild to moderate obesity, but lifestyle changes including behavior modification, exercise and a healthy diet are crucial for maintaining weight loss once the device is removed.

Closed-chest procedure repairs post-surgical leaks
Percutaneous paravalvular closure provides a new, less invasive alternative for patients who develop leaks after heart valve surgery. A self-expanding metal mesh plug is delivered and secured to stop the leak in a laboratory setting. Patients often feel immediate relief.


Methylated gene biomarkers may open door to universal cancer screening
Methylated DNA may not only provide an affordable, noninvasive method for pancreatic cancer screening but also represent a first step toward a universal cancer screening test.

See all Family Medicine and General Internal Medicine Clinical Trials at Mayo Clinic

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Selected Topics in Internal Medicine 2017
Jan. 23-27, 2017, in Koloa, Hawaii
This postgraduate course updates general internists, internist-subspecialists, family medicine specialists and other primary health care providers on some of the most common problems encountered in clinical practice and practice updates.

Updates in Family Medicine 2017
March 2-4, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif.
Gain knowledge of recommendations involving medical specialties important to the primary care setting that can be applied immediately into practice. Interact with faculty from Mayo Clinic and Kaiser Permanente through lectures, panels and round-table discussions.

See all Family Medicine and Internal Medicine and Subspecialty Continuous Professional Development courses


In the Video Center

Minimally Invasive Inguinal Lymph Node Dissection (MILND)
James W. Jakub, M.D., demonstrates the safe, feasible MILND operative technique in a patient with melanoma.

Visit the Medical Professional Video Center to view specialty and Grand Rounds presentations

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