Great resources and information.
According to U.S. News & World Report, the Mayo Clinic is ranked as number one on its Best Hospitals Honor Roll:
“It is nationally ranked in 15 adult and 7 pediatric specialties and rated high performing in 1 adult specialty and 9 procedures and conditions. It is a general medical and surgical facility. What became the Mayo Clinic was founded in 1889 in Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic opened hospitals in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1986 and Scottsdale, Arizona, in 1987. The Mayo Clinic Health System was established in 1992 and owns 19 hospitals in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa. The Mayo Clinic School of Medicine is the teaching arm of the Mayo Clinic. The hospital’s two Rochester campuses include the Mayo Eugenio Litta Children’s Hospital. The Mayo Clinic has a large integrated transplantation program.”
All of this means that the online Mayo Clinic resources are quite valuable. Check them out.
Mayo Clinic Main Web Site
At its main Web site, the Mayo Clinic provides a lot of information. Click the image to visit the home page.
Mayo Clinic YouTube Channel
The Mayo Clinic has its own YouTube channel with numerous videos. Here is one example.
Mayo Clinic News Network
At this Web site, the Mayo Clinic:
Here is an example.
Mayo Clinic Facebook and Instagram Pages
The Mayo Clinic participates with a variety of social media, including Facebook and Instagram. Click the images to visit those pages.
See what patients’ roles encompass. With video.
Earlier this month, I gave a presentation to about 65 residents and other doctors on “Roles in Patient-Doctor Relationships: Seeing Both Sides.”
This is the second post:
- Doctors’ Roles and Responsibilities (including doctor morale)
- Patients’ Roles and Responsibilities (and what doctors wish patients knew)
- Stages of Patient Frustration and Satisfaction
- Doctor Actions Improving Patient Relationships
- Patient Actions Improving Doctor Relationships
- We’re Not There Yet on Doctor-Patient Relationships
Patients typically have the roles and responsibilities highlighted in this image. How do YOU rate YOURSELF across these roles and responsibilities?
As patients, it is also vital for us to educate ourselves. This video shows a few such factors.
According to the CDC:
- “About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year –that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.
- Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. More than half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2009 were in men.
- Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the most common type of heart disease, killing over 370,000 people annually.
- Every year about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack. Of these, 525,000 are a first heart attack and 210,000 happen in people who have already had a heart attack.”
Here is an excellent video that encourages you to do proper testing. 🙂
Alex Trebek’s cancer announcement and more.
As we well know, fame and fortune do not ensure our health. For most of us though, we usually don’t have the world able to read about our maladies through social media.
This was again illustrated this past week.
That is why we must live life every day. And be as upbeat as possible.
For example, just in the last few days, we learned that Beverly Hills 90210‘s Luke Perry died after a massive stroke. The family of baseball Hall of Famer Tom Seaver announced that he was suffering from dementia. And Jeopardy host Alex Trebek revealed that he had stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
In the case of Trebek, he shared his cancer status himself through Twitter and YouTube. He offered a message of hope in the face of his dire diagnosis. His YouTube video has been viewed several million times
As a PC survivor, I especially appreciate Trebek’s open, honest, and upbeat message.
This humorous rap video by physician ZDoggMD is a homage to nurses.
You are NEVER unappreciated by us.
Yes, you read the title of today’s post correctly. “Losing Weight During the Holiday Season.”
Here are several tips from a YouTube video, featuring Christina Jordan. She is a board-certified master nutritionist who used food to turn her life around and get healthy.
In June, the Cancer Research Institute held its annual cancer awareness conference. Complete with an excellent video, which is shown below.
As it notes at YouTube:
“Our panel of immunotherapy experts discusses the latest cancer immunotherapy advances featured at the world’s largest oncology conference—the 2018 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)—with topics including combination immunotherapy, biomarker development, CAR T cell therapies, and new approaches to immune-based cancer treatment.”
“Panelists include Charles G. Drake, M.D., Ph.D., of New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, and Catherine Diefenbach, M.D., and Jeffrey S. Weber, M.D., of the Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Health. Jill O’Donnell-Tormey, Ph.D., of the Cancer Research Institute, moderates.”
“We present this video as part of the Answer to Cancer patient and caregiver education program of the Cancer Research Institute, and feature it as part of our sixth annual global awareness campaign, Cancer Immunotherapy Month, in June.”