Daily Archives: September 17, 2021

2021-09-17: News Headlines

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-17). Mayo Clinic study highlights development of remote patient monitoring program during COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï A study by Mayo Clinic investigators highlights the development and implementation of Mayo Clinic's large-scale COVID-19 Remote Patient Monitoring Program, which has served more than 7,000 patients across 41 states. The study evaluated the impact of the program, including: Feasibility.Safety.Patient engagement with the technology.Rate of alerts and escalations managed by virtual care teams.Use of acute care resources.Patient clinical outcomes. Results of the study are published in NPJ Digital Medicine. "Our study investigated how our…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-17). Science Saturday: A new understanding of the inner workings of CAR-T cell therapy. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic researchers have biomanufactured chimeric antigen receptor-T cell therapy (CAR-T cell therapy) in a new way to track the cells' cancer-fighting journey and predict toxic side effects. This Mayo Clinic breakthrough, published in Cancer Immunology Research, also could unravel the mystery of how to unleash CAR-T cell therapy to destroy solid tumors. "This new technology allows us to image CAR-T cells after they are given to patients and study their fate," says Saad Kenderian, M.B., Ch.B., a Mayo…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-17). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Listener mailbag — COVID-19 questions answered. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Each week, the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast shares the latest information on COVID-19. On today's episode, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, answers listeners' coronavirus questions. Dr. Poland discusses the mu variant, understanding breakthrough infections and the importance of flu vaccinations this fall. "The symptoms of COVID-19 and the symptoms of influenza overlap so much that it can be hard to distinguish one from another," says Dr. Poland. What…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-17). Consumer Health: What you can do to help prevent suicide. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Suicide Prevention Day will be observed on Friday, Sept. 10, which makes this a good time to learn more about suicide and how you can help someone in danger of suicide. Suicide is a tragic reaction to stressful life situations. Most often, suicidal thoughts are the result of feeling helpless or unable to cope with what seems like an overwhelming life situation. Without hope for the future, suicide may seem like the only solution. There…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-17). Consumer Health: Sickle cell disease. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Sickle cell disease, which is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders, affects approximately 100,000 people in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about two of the most common types of sickle cell disease: sickle cell anemia and thalassemia. Sickle cell anemia Sickle cell anemia is caused by a mutation in the gene that…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-17). A regenerative refresh to cosmetic procedures. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic has launched a regenerative cosmetic service for patients aimed at resetting the body's clock to a time of more youthful function and appearance. The Multidisciplinary Cosmetic Center at Mayo Clinic in Arizona pairs general and facial plastic surgery with dermatologists, gynecologists, vascular surgery, urologists and aestheticists to deliver services grounded in scientific evidence and the latest regenerative technologies. "The emotional and psychosocial benefits of cosmetic surgery are well-researched and clearly documented. It can…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-17). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Endometrial ablation when pelvic pain or endometriosis are present. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've been diagnosed with endometriosis and have heavy menstrual bleeding. My health care provider said I should consider endometrial ablation. A friend told me it might be problematic because I'm only in my late 20s, and it could affect my ability to conceive a child down the road. What are the risks? Are other treatments available? ANSWER: Endometrial ablation can reduce heavy menstrual bleeding significantly. But you should consider the potential risks associated with…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-17). Mayo Clinic Minute: What's frozen shoulder? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Pain and stiffness in your shoulder can make every activity including sleep difficult. Worsening shoulder pain, especially at night, could mean you have a frozen shoulder, says Dr. Christopher Camp, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/OU6-i4dKPKs Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0: 59) is in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-17). Virtual ceremony will celebrate more than 120 graduates of Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Two keynote speakers, including Anthony Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will highlight the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences virtual commencement ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 11. Dr. Anthony Fauci The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences traditionally has had its commencement in tandem with Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. This year's ceremony will be different, and not just because of the continued impact of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-17). Science Saturday: Uterine microbe found to have disease-causing behavior in endometrial cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A tiny microbe thriving in the uterine microbiome — a population of bacteria, viruses, yeasts/fungi in and around the uterus— could be a contributing driver of endometrial cancer, according to a new Mayo Clinic study. "We have found that a microbe that is particularly associated with endometrial cancer is capable of pathogenic behavior, and is stimulated by one of the main risk factors for the disease — estrogen exposure," explains Marina Walther-Antonio, Ph.D., a researcher within the Mayo…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-17). Consumer Health: Treating sepsis. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Sepsis Awareness Month, and World Sepsis Day will be observed on Monday, Sept. 13, which makes this a good time to learn more about the treatment of this potentially life-threatening condition. Nearly 270,000 people in the U.S. die each year as a result of sepsis, and one-third of people who die in a hospital have sepsis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sepsis occurs when the body's response to an…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-17). Mayo Clinic Minute: Patch testing for allergic contact dermatitis. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've ever experienced a red, itchy rash appear on your skin after using a certain lotion or even from wearing jewelry, you may be experiencing contact dermatitis. It's caused by a substance you're exposed to that irritates your skin. However, it also can be triggered by an allergic reaction.In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Matthew Hall, a Mayo Clinic dermatologist, explains how patch testing is crucial to assess for allergic contact dermatitis. Watch: The…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-17). Medical inspiration from an old book. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A Mayo Clinic doctor has pioneered a new procedure to treat a medical problem that causes positional headaches, among other symptoms. And he took a "novel" approach to find the solution. Reporter Jason Howland has the story. Watch: Medical inspiration from an old book youtu.be/PQ-fc-IPbjE Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (2: 15) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. Sometimes, extraordinary ideas are inspired by the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-17). Patients in Phoenix area now can benefit from Mayo Clinic's advanced care at home model of care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org PHOENIX ‚Äï Mayo Clinic has expanded its innovative advanced care at home model of care, which provides comprehensive care to patients in the comfort of their own homes, to Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Beginning this week, many patients in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area who otherwise would need to be hospitalized will be able to receive in-person and virtual care through Mayo Clinic's advanced care at home platform. Under 24/7 direction of Mayo Clinic physicians, advanced care…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-17). Mayo Clinic Minute: What you can eat to help avoid getting kidney stones. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org It's estimated that 1 in 10 people will get a kidney stone in his or her lifetime. Kidney stones are not only painful, but also they can lead to serious complications that may require hospitalization and even surgery. The good news is kidney stones are preventable, and prevention can be as simple as eating the right foods. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Ivan Porter II, a Mayo Clinic nephrologist, explains how to take a dietary…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-17). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Breathing easier with COPD. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is the third leading cause of death worldwide according to the World Health Organization. COPD is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. The main cause of COPD in developed countries is tobacco smoking. In the developing world, COPD often occurs in people exposed to fumes from burning fuel for cooking or heating in poorly ventilated homes. People with COPD are at increased risk…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-17). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cancer is the leading disease-related cause of death in children. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org One in every 266 children and adolescents will be diagnosed with cancer by age 20, according to the American Cancer Society. Sarcoma — the term for a group of cancers that begin in the bones and in the soft or connective tissues — is one of the more common types of childhood cancer. Fortunately, recent treatment advances have increased survival rates. Of children diagnosed with cancer, 84% now survive five years or more. One of the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-17). Mayo Clinic patient, physician highlighted by Conquer Cancer Foundation. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Dr. Wendy Allen-Rhoades is an oncologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, with expertise in a variety of pediatric and adolescent cancers. Her experience and research background helped her develop a promising treatment plan for Kenedi, a young patient from Wisconsin. Kenedi had a rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare type of cancer that can occur at any age, but most often affects children. Using support from a 2013 Conquer Cancer Young Investigator Award, Dr. Allen-Rhoades has been…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-17). Consumer Health: What do you know about leukemia and lymphoma? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about some of the most common types of these two diseases. Leukemia is cancer of the body's blood-forming tissues, including bone marrow and the lymphatic system. Leukemia usually involves the white blood cells, which are potent infection fighters. They normally grow and divide in an orderly way as your body needs them. But in people with leukemia, the bone marrow…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-17). Mayo researchers link gut microbiome to rheumatoid arthritis prognosis. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — A significant indicator of whether a patient with rheumatoid arthritis will improve over the course of disease may lie in part in their gut, according to new research from Mayo Clinic's Center for Individualized Medicine. The study, published in Genome Medicine, found that predicting a patient's future rheumatoid arthritis prognosis could be possible by zeroing in on the trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi that inhabit their gastrointestinal tract, known as the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-17). COVID-19 variants mu, delta and what to know about mutations. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A new COVID-19 variant called B.1621 or mu by the World Health Organization is being monitored by scientists. While this variant is making news, it is not the dominant strain in the U.S. or elsewhere, says Dr. John O'Horo, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases physician. "The delta variant is really the predominant strain everywhere at this point. And while it is important that scientists and public health officials keep an eye on this, we're still in…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-17). Consumer Health: Childhood cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about three of the most common types of cancers in children: acute lymphocytic leukemia, neuroblastoma and pediatric brain tumors. Acute lymphocytic leukemia Acute lymphocytic leukemia is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. It's the most common type of cancer in children, and treatments result in a good chance for a cure. Acute lymphocytic leukemia also can occur in adults, though…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-17). Consumer Health: Back to school — and bullying. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For many families, the start of school is a busy, exciting time of year. For some students, though, returning to school also means bullying, and the feelings of anxiety, sadness and loneliness bullying can cause. Up to 20% of students 12—18 experience bullying in the U.S. each year, according to StopBullying.gov, which is a resource managed by the Department of Health and Human Resources dedicated to providing information about bullying. Bullying is a form of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-17). Consumer Health: 5 types of gynecologic cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about the five types of gynecologic cancer. Gynecologic cancer is any cancer that starts in a woman's reproductive organs. More than 116,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer this year, according to the Foundation for Women's Cancer. The five main types of gynecologic cancer are: Cervical cancerEarly stage cervical cancer generally produces no signs or symptoms….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-17). Mayo Clinic to offer COVID-19 vaccination walk-in clinics in Rochester. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic in Rochester has added more COVID-19 vaccine walk-in clinics for patients, visitors and staff in response to the Food and Drug Administration's full approval of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for those 16 and older, the recommendation of a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine immunocompromised people, and the potential for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots when they're approved.Anyone 12 and older can attend these walk-in clinics. A parent or guardian needs to accompany children under…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-17). 9-2-2021 COVID-19 Media Only News Briefing: Ask the Mayo expert. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org On Thursday, Sept. 2, Dr. Abinash Virk, a Mayo Clinic Infectious Diseases expert, fielded questions about COVID-19 from news reporters and producers. Journalists who have already registered on the News Network can log into their accounts to download a recording of the Zoom briefing found at the end of this post. Journalists who would like to access the media briefing video can register with the News Network here. Please super: Abinash Virk, M.D. / Infectious Diseases / Mayo…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-17). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Onco-regeneration — Restoring function after a soft tissue cancer diagnosis. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Soft tissue sarcoma is a rare form of cancer that has typically been treated using limb salvage surgery combined with radiation therapy. While limb salvage surgery helps patients avoid amputation, patients are often left with substantial functional limitations. Now advancements in microsurgery are making it possible to harness the body's ability to regenerate muscle strength after surgery to remove soft tissue sarcoma. Mayo Clinic orthopedic oncologists are teaming up with plastic surgeons in a procedure…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-17). Mayo Clinic Community Accountable Care Organization delivers high-quality care, Medicare savings. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Mayo Clinic Community Accountable Care Organization (ACO) LLC earned a quality score of 97.81% while generating $32.3 million in cost savings for the Medicare program in 2020. That's according to recently released performance data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS). The Mayo Clinic Community ACO has participated for a year and a half in the Medicare Shared Savings Program offered by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-17). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Heart health for myself and my family. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Sandra Driggers is a nurse at Mayo Clinic in Florida who works in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. This is her heart health story. ______________________________ I struggled with my weight for most of my life. I never really gave a lot of thought to being healthy (or unhealthy), or about how my weight and lifestyle played a role in my future health.But a little over 16 years ago, I had a heart attack. Back then,…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-09-17). Video: #Yes, It's a "Killer Vaccine": Michel Chossudovsky. globalresearch.ca The unspoken truth is that the novel coronavirus provides a pretext to powerful financial interests and corrupt politicians to precipitate the entire World into a spiral of mass unemployment, bankruptcy, extreme poverty and despair.

WSWS (2021-09-17). Three Dana Inc. plants in Michigan were cited by state regulators for COVID-19 safety violations. wsws.org The auto parts maker was cited for flouting social distancing and masking standards and for concealing cases in the plants from local health officials.

WSWS (2021-09-17). New Zealand expert highlights dangers of reopening early childhood centres during COVID-19 outbreak. wsws.org The WSWS spoke with Dr. Mike Bedford, a public health expert who has spent decades researching conditions in New Zealand's early childhood centres.

Stand for Health Freedom (2021-09-17). Oregon Senators File Formal Grand Jury Petition Calling for Investigation into CDC's Willful Misconduct to Hyperinflate COVID-19 Data Following Federal Law Violations. globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2021-09-17). US origin-tracing of COVID-19 a dead end, says Chinese envoy. ecns.cn China is willing to bring the origin-tracing work back to the right track of scientific cooperation, so as to jointly contribute to the ultimate victory of mankind over the pandemic.

WSWS (2021-09-17). More than 1 in 500 people in the US have died from COVID-19. wsws.org Virtually everyone now knows a friend, colleague or family member lost to the deadly contagion.

_____ (2021-09-17). Australia Continues Plunge Into Authoritarianism And Military Brinkmanship. popularresistance.org People who just started paying attention to Australian authoritarianism during Covid often get the impression that it's entirely about the virus, but as we discussed previously the actual fundamental problem is that Australia is the only so-called democracy without any kind of statute or bill of rights to protect the citizenry from these kinds of abuses. This is why Australia is looked upon as so freakish by the rest of the western world right now: because, in this sense, it is. People call it a "free country", but there has never been any reason to do so. | Covid has certainly played a major role in the exacerba…

Staff (2021-09-17). Headlines for September 17, 2021. democracynow.org U.S. Resumes Deportation Flights to Haiti as 10,000 Haitian Asylum Seekers Cross Rio Grande, Haitian Prime Minister, Accused of Aiding President's Murder, Sacks Justice Minister, Federal Judge Bars Biden Administration's Use of Trump-Era Rule to Fast-Track Deportations, U.N. Warns Time Is Rapidly Running Out to Limit Global Heating to 1.5 Degrees Celsius, U.S. Reports 3,400 COVID Deaths in One Day; One-Quarter of ICU Beds Are At or Near Capacity, France, China Blast U.S.-U.K.-Australia Nuclear Partnership, Biden Calls for Corporations and Super Wealthy to Pay Fair Share of Taxes, Police Put Fence Around Capitol A…

khubaka, Michael Harris (2021-09-17). Sacramento County History in Transition. indybay.org 2021 California Admission Day pulled the covers off Sacramento County Historical Society in transition. Fall 2020 Sacramento County Board of Supervisors deemed Racism a Public Health Crisis as the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to highlight systemic structural inequalities as we Build Back Better. If history has value, let us explore with one standard for humanity beginning Fall 2021.

Staff (2021-09-17). Israeli study claims Covid vaccine boosters reduce infection risk TENFOLD… day before FDA to decide on 3rd jab. rt.com A third dose of Pfizer's vaccine could cut the risk of Covid infection by more than 10 times in elderly patients, according to an Israeli study, which was peer-reviewed just ahead of a key FDA meeting on boosters for Americans. | Published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday night, the newly peer-reviewed "The…

Global Research News (2021-09-17). Selected Articles: Stop the COVID Holocaust! Open Letter. globalresearch.ca By It is obvious to us that another h…

Women's March San Francisco (2021-09-17). Saturday 10/2: Women's March San Francisco: Community March for Reproductive Justice & Rights. indybay.org Begins at Grove St. and Hyde St. near Civic Center Area, then march down Market Street to end at Embarcadero Plaza (NO RALLY) | **Masks Required**; WMSF COVID pandemic resources page: womensmarchsf.org/resources-cv19

Arsenio Toledo (2021-09-17). Judge in New York Temporarily Halts State's COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate. globalresearch.ca

Labor Video Project (2021-09-17). The Fight Against Covid-19 & Zero Covid. indybay.org How should Covid-19 be fought and why do we need a Zero Covid-19 policy in the US and around the world was the focus of an educational panel held at HEAT…

WSWS (2021-09-17). Defend Sri Lankan workers against Rajapakse's state of emergency! wsws.org This state of emergency must be taken as a warning to workers that the capitalist class is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic everywhere by a turn to dictatorship.

Jonathan Cook (2021-09-17). In the name of humanitarianism, Covid is crushing local as well as global solidarity. dissidentvoice.org There seems to be a glaring illogic to official arguments about the need to vaccinate British children against Covid that no one in the corporate media wishes to highlight. Days ago the British government's experts on vaccinations, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, withstood strong political pressure and decided not to recommend vaccinating children …

Staff (2021-09-17). Mexico on the Bicentennial of Its Independence: Closer than Ever to Our America and Further Away from Empires. orinocotribune.com By Arleen Rodríguez Derivet — Sep 16, 2021 | Mexico is a lot more Mexico now. It does not mince words. Everything is big here. If a proof was needed, the celebration of the Grito de Dolores in the year of the Bicentennial was the proof. | Dazzling play of lights and fireworks lit the night before, in the central Zócalo square, brimming with pre-Hispanic images and symbols and also with figures of national heroes animated by video projection while all kinds of popular songs were heard, reflecting the various regions of the country. | There was not a spectator in the Plaza because of the COVID 19 epidemic, but…

Global Research News (2021-09-17). Webinar on Global Research (French): Crise Covid-19, Fraude scientifique, ´ Vaccin tueur ª et Passe sanitaire. globalresearch.ca Dear Global Research Readers and Authors, | Last week, on September 9, 2021, the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG) Commemorated its Twentieth Anniversary. | A Webinar was held under the title Worldwide Resistance against "Covid Fraud" and the Killer mRNA "Vaccine". …

J. D. Heyes (2021-09-17). Medical Staff Shortages Feared in France as Health Care Workers Balk at COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates. globalresearch.ca

Jill Richardson (2021-09-17). Spreading Vaccine Disinformation is Wrong and Dangerous. counterpunch.org In the late 19th century, people protested against mandatory smallpox vaccines. Despite them, today we live in a world without smallpox. COVID-19 policy is not a value-neutral, objective matter of science. The people of a nation as diverse as ours will have differing — and even conflicting — values, interests, and opinions. We can disagree

WSWS (2021-09-17). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Danish nurses defy union and Labour Court and continue one-hour strikes over pay and understaffing after ten-week strike ended; numerous strikes across healthcare system in France over pay and conditions; Sunday rail strikes continue UK's longest pay dispute after re-ballot by conductors and ticket examiners; resident doctors' strike in Nigeria in danger of sell-out after union suspends strike awaiting Labour court ruling…

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