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September 2018

Patient Care

Fall risk assessments are important tools to have in your repertoire
Given that 30 to 40 percent of community-dwelling older adults will experience a fall each year, providers should have a good understanding of fall risk factors, how to screen for them and appropriate interventions.

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center supports increased vaccination and screening for HPV-related cancers
Research indicates there are barriers to overcome to improve vaccination rates for human papillomavirus (HPV). Health care providers are not strongly recommending vaccination and parents do not understand that the vaccine protects against several types of cancers.

Antibiotic spacers allow maximum use of infected joints during treatment
Mayo Clinic manufactures antibiotic spacers at the time of surgery. This individualized approach enhances mobility while medication clears the infection.

Research

Single-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation helps prevent migraine attacks safely and effectively
Patients in a study of single-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for migraine found that four pulses emitted from the TMS device twice daily reduced the frequency of migraine attacks and headache days a month.

Effects of opioids on esophageal motility warrant further study
Opioid-induced esophageal dysfunction is the subject of multiple studies conducted by Mayo Clinic researchers and colleagues.

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

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Education

Geriatric Update for the Primary Care Provider 2018
Nov. 8, 2018, in Rochester, Minn.
This program provides current information on the care of the elderly, including clinical evaluation, management strategies and innovative practice models, for family practitioners, internists, general practitioners, advanced nurse practitioners and physician assistants. The course provides seven ABIM MOC points.


Mayo Clinic OB/GYN Clinical and Surgical Updates: Staying Current and Ahead of the Curve 2019
Feb. 3-6, 2019, in Dana Point, Calif.
Discussions feature fertility surgery and in vitro fertilization, preventing preterm birth, management of endometriosis, and hormone replacement therapy. Personalized feedback of surgical skills offers video review and simulation of vaginal, laparoscopic and robotic approaches.


Psychiatry Clinical Updates 2019
Feb. 26-March 1, 2019, Big Island, Hawaii
Topics include updates and clinical pearls on depression and anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, addiction, sleep disorders, ADHD and depression in adolescents and young adults, plus new psychotherapy techniques and updates in general medicine and neurology for the mental health clinician.


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

 

In the Video Center

A new future for cystic fibrosis
Double-lung transplant can extend and improve quality of life for people with cystic fibrosis. Alberto Pochettino, M.D., explains a progressive, simultaneous approach to double-lung transplant that can reduce the risk of infection and pneumonia and allow patients to recover more quickly.

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

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PBS broadcasts new Ken Burns documentary on Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is honored to be featured on PBS in a two-hour documentary, The Mayo Clinic: Faith — Hope ― Science. The film takes a timely and compelling look at how our institution meets the changing demands of health care.
 

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