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July 2016

Patient Care

Most internal hemorrhoids easily treated by lifestyle changes, RBL
Rubber band ligation (RBL) has been shown to be a safe, effective and painless therapy for grade I and grade II hemorrhoids. Although less durable than surgical excision, it is also less costly, has fewer complications and zero recovery time.

Pain rehabilitation aided by app
A new app is designed to help teens overcome the challenges of living with chronic pain.

Ponseti method superior for treating clubfoot
The Ponseti method for treating clubfoot involves serial casting and percutaneous Achilles tenotomy of the affected foot followed by bracing to maintain the correction. Although time-consuming and arduous, it remains the gold standard for clubfoot treatment worldwide.


Studies challenge current beliefs about pediatric celiac disease
Children with celiac disease may not have the same fat-soluble vitamin deficiencies observed in adults but may take longer for complete mucosal healing than once thought, according to two recent studies.

See all Family Medicine and General Internal Medicine Clinical Trials at Mayo Clinic

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Transform 2016
Sept. 14-16, 2016, in Rochester, Minn.
This annual conference is a catalyst that engages and inspires people to boldly create a sustainable future for health. A variety of innovative health care experts and outside-the-box thinkers address tough questions, connect a broad spectrum of perspectives and inspire change through action.

Individualizing Medicine 2016: Advancing Care Through Genomics
Oct. 5-6, 2016, in Rochester, Minn.
This conference provides opportunities for the multidisciplinary care team to discover and discuss emerging topics in applied genomics through plenary and focused sessions. Key themes include recent discoveries in pharmacogenomics, cancer diagnosis and treatment, and microbiome and functional genomics.

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


In the Video Center

Gene Therapy for Cartilage Regeneration
Christopher H. Evans, Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic Rehabilitation Medicine Research Center, discusses the use of gene therapy for cartilage regeneration. The center is working to develop technologies that can be implemented in the operating room in a single procedure.

Visit the Medical Professional Video Center to view specialty and Grand Rounds presentations

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