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December 2018

Patient Care

For older adults, some yoga exercises result in vertebral compression fractures
Between 2001 and 2014, nearly 30,000 visits to U.S. emergency rooms were related to yoga-associated injuries, with 13 percent of injuries occurring in adults age 65 years or older.

Early team intervention effectively reduces prolonged work disability due to pain
Mayo Clinic's Restorative Therapy Early Intervention Outpatient Program seeks to maintain the injured employee at work or return the employee to work in a timely, cost-effective manner.

Surgical approach strives to preserve children's limb function while removing cancer
Mayo Clinic specialists work together to maximize outcomes for children with long bone sarcomas.


Use of endoscopic mucosal resection for large colorectal polyps expands, thanks to advances in technique
In the hands of skilled endoscopists, nearly all noninvasive polyps (of any size) can be safely and effectively removed with endoscopic resection and thus do not require surgical referral.

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Infectious Diseases Practice Updates 2019
Feb. 4-8, 2019, in Kohala Coast, Hawaii
Topics include emerging global infections, central nervous system infections, new molecular microbiology diagnostics, hepatitis B and C, and tuberculosis and non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections, Clostridioides difficile infection, gram-negative resistance and new antimicrobials for gram-negative organisms.

Updates in Family Medicine 2019
March 21-23, 2019, in San Diego
This course features new treatment options for the management of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, additional screening recommended for women who are high risk of breast cancer, and evidence and guidelines for mammographic screening intervals.

5th Annual Mayo Clinic Rheumatology Review for Primary Care 2019
May 23-25, 2019, in Amelia Island, Fla.
This course explores clinical and therapeutic aspects of rheumatologic conditions, interpretation skills for rheumatology laboratory testing, and identification of patients who can be managed in primary care practices vs. those who need to be referred to rheumatology.

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


In the Video Center

New tumor-shrinking nanoparticle to fight cancer, prevent recurrence
Betty Y S (Betty) Kim, M.D., Ph.D., discusses a new type of cancer-fighting nanoparticle that produced potent anti-tumor immune responses to HER2-positive breast cancers. Mice treated with these nanoparticles also showed resistance to future tumor recurrence.

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