This week we’ve heard how genomics is helping to determine individual risk predictions for breast, ovarian and prostate cancers, with Mayo Clinic in the forefront of some of those huge studies. That’s a good opener for touting Individualizing Medicine: From Promise to Practice scheduled for this fall. The focus is to convey to physicians how to implement individualized medicine into clinical practice. Here’s the signup link:
The conference begins with a keynote presentation from Dr. Eric Green, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute — part of the National Institutes of Health. This year’s conference will include panel discussions on implementation issues including cancer patients, pharmacogenomics rules, laboratory medicine, physician education, and much more. The conference is preceded by an “Omics 101” workshop designed for the busy clinician who wants to come up to speed on genomic medicine. We are pleased to be offering CME’s this year for the pre-conference workshop and for most of the conference presentations.
This year’s moderators: former Washington Post medical correspondent Ceci Connolly, returns and will be joined by Dr. Richard Besser, ABC News’s Chief Health and Medical editor (and former acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
Her work focuses on exer-gaming and the elderly, using the XBOX Kinect video gaming system. In this post, Annerieke discusses some findings from her project, as well as the impact that her research has had on her own physical activity.
Her work focuses on exer-gaming and the elderly, using the XBOX Kinect video gaming system. In this post, Annerieke gives an update on her research and discusses how context impacts behavior. She also shares an interesting difference about holiday gift giving in the Netherlands versus the United States.
“Postpartum stroke” is a stroke that occurs within six weeks of giving birth. Strokes are a focal brain problem causing loss of function, which occurs because of occlusion of the blood vessel causing lack of blood flow. As a consequence, that part of the brain stops functioning. This is a permanent problem that can cause disability. Although it is a rare condition, postpartum stroke has increased by as much as 80 percent over the last decade. We are conducting this study because there is a lot we do not understand about this condition, including specific causes of stroke, possible treatments or ways to prevent the stroke from occurring.
Mayo Clinic is conducting a study reviewing the medical notes and actual images of the brain and blood vessels of the brain that were obtained at the time when patients suffered from a postpartum stroke.
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Her work focuses on exer-gaming and the elderly, using the XBOX Kinect video gaming system. In this post, Annerieke talks about the holiday season’s impact on her participants and shares an interesting observation about flowers in the United States.
During her time at Mayo, Annerieke will share video blog updates on her research and insights into the experience of working at Mayo Clinic and in the United States. In this installment, Annerieke interviews participants in her study about why they chose to participate in exer-gaming and what they like most about it.
We also filmed some gameplay footage for this post: