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December 2017

Patient Care

Directors unveil psychiatric residential program targeting recovery beyond symptom reduction
In spring 2018, Mayo Clinic will open a new residential psychiatric treatment facility in Rochester, Minnesota. The facility's medical and clinical directors answer questions referring physicians may have in this Q&A.

Dietary strategies gaining acceptance in treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis
Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist Jeffrey A. Alexander, M.D., explains current research findings and clinical experience related to the use of elimination diets in the treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis.

Clinicians can treat pain responsibly in the midst of an opioid epidemic
How to treat pain appropriately and responsibly in the midst of an opioid epidemic in the U.S. is a key question for today's medical professionals. Pediatric anesthesiologist Tracy E. Harrison, M.D., provides some insights.

HPV test for cervical cancer reduces screening frequency
Certain forms of HPV are responsible for most cases of cervical cancer. If a test shows the virus is not present and cervical cells are normal, most healthy women won't need another screening test for three to five years.


Polyunsaturated fats do not lower the risk of death
Research indicates that polyunsaturated fats do lower cholesterol but do not lower the number of deaths from coronary disease or any other cause. In the study, the risk of dying was 22 percent higher for every 30-point fall in cholesterol.

Researchers find caregiver quality of life improved with intervention
Caregivers for patients with advanced cancer can experience higher levels of energy and activity, adaptation, and spiritual well-being when administered a psychosocial intervention designed to improve quality of life, a study finds.

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Internal Medicine Recertification Course 2018
March 19-21, 2018, in Marina del Rey, Calif.
Focus on the application of clinical reasoning to the manifestation of common problems and to common symptoms of uncommon medical problems. Review key images and points to enhance understanding of new knowledge. Implement strategies regarding the evaluation and management of internal medicine diseases.

Updates in Family Medicine 2018
March 8-10, 2018, in San Diego, Calif.
Topics include early symptoms of mental illness, the benefits of early intervention, and best treatments; appropriate immunizations for children and adults for protection against infectious diseases; and how to improve the lipid profile in patients with hyperlipidemia using lifestyle changes and pharmacologic agents.

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


In the Video Center

Double Impact: Pioneering Simultaneous Liver Transplant and Gastric Sleeve Resection
A pioneering technique combines liver transplant and gastric sleeve resection into a single surgery to serve patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease or nonalcoholic steatohepatitis — an audience that traditionally has been left with few treatment options.

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

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