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Mayo Clinic Clinical Update e-Edition
May 2014
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Patient Care

Monitoring bone health is essential cancer treatment plan component

Adult patients with cancer are at increased risk of both generalized and local bone loss. Cancer cells and therapies used in treatment can affect skeletal health in adult patients and have a major impact on quality of life.

Newest cochlear implant systems appropriate for some adults with moderate to severe hearing loss

Recent dramatic improvements in the performance of cochlear implant technology mean that a broad group of adults and children with hearing impairment can now benefit from the use of an implant system.

Multidisciplinary treatment approach helps patients with pelvic floor dysfunction

Mayo Clinic gastroenterologists address chronic constipation through an integrated, multidisciplinary approach that can include constipation education classes, intensive pelvic floor retraining exercises, behavior modification and biofeedback training.


Study demonstrates cost-effectiveness of mitral valve repair and related systems innovations

Mayo Clinic researchers recently compared the costs associated with two surgical approaches and the implementation of operating room and recovery improvement efforts in the treatment of patients with mitral valve regurgitation.

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23rd Annual Internal Medicine Board Review
June 16-20, 2014, in Rochester, Minn.
This intensive program is designed to help participants prepare for the American Board of Internal Medicine initial and recertification examinations. It provides a relevant review for daily practice. This program will also include a special track for physician assistants preparing for their boards.

21st Annual Clinical Reviews and Primary Care Update — 2014
June 16-20, 2014, in Amelia Island, Fla.
This comprehensive program is for family physicians, general internists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and registered nurses who practice primary care medicine. It consists of lectures, discussions and workshops on topics of general interest in various areas of medicine.

Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Update for Primary Care
July 25-27, 2014, in Homer, Alaska
The event will feature presentations on common clinical topics, including pulmonary embolism, pulmonary infections, management of common respiratory problems, COPD, asthma and lung cancer.

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