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"Which is not readily examined by a examined the rectum which is a can only feel the backside of the poster side of the prostate. There's research in that where it actually may be fear of the healthcare system and really not wanting to go to dr for fear of false information or other aspects as relates to that. But you know. I have colleagues Who who work with you know different avenues to increase awareness of prostate cancer and african american to younis. I'm so glad that you came here to talk with us today. On prostate cancer awareness month You know. I see so much about breast cancer. And there's a lot of attention brought to breast cancer appropriately so it affects a high percentage of the population. But it seems a prostate. Cancer does as well. And i don't think i hear quite as much about it. You don't i mean we. We don't have You know for whatever reason we really don't have a voice like it's being soon and breast cancer Just because men are not willing to talk about it. i think that's changed I think we've empowered men Whether it's on with research to speak up about the disease come about screening We certainly have different foundations across the country. And it's true that one in a us men. i will be diagnosed but you know it's it it cannot. It's not always an aggressive relief of disease. But still it's the second leading cause of cancer death in us men and not all can't not prostate. Cancer should be ignored and we certainly Need to try to diagnose the ones early that do need to be treated and safely survey those that don't need to be treated and that is a really active area of research of mining and many other prostate cancer experts. Well thank you for being here to educate us today. Thank you archie. Yes our pleasure thanks. Jeff kearns urologist at mayo clinic in rochester.
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"Total cholesterol level that also fluctuates a lot either up or down within a five -year period could also be problematic according to a new study out of the Mayo Clinic look I'm a science guy I love data and your cholesterol numbers are something that you can get from your labs after your annual physical lowering your cholesterol is always going to be an admirable all but what this study is saying is fluctuation of total cholesterol could lead to instability of plaques in the arteries raising the risk of damage to the brain and to the blood vessels some people can lower their cholesterol by eating healthier foods and exercising more other people might need the help of a medication such as a statin and that's ok the goal is to get those numbers down but also to keep them down I'm Dr. Sanjay Gupta helping you live a better life some days I cover up because of my moderate to severe plaque psoriasis now I'm hitting the road with clearer skin thanks to skyrizzy rizm kizumabriza a prescription only 150 milligram injection for adults who are candidates for systemic or photo therapy with skyrizzy three out four of
Atlanta Reaches Grim Milestone of Over 100 Murders in 2021
"Reach that 1/100 homicide last year. 2020 is total at 1 57 5 people shot and killed in metro Atlanta just since Friday. Atlanta's murder death toll Now stands at 103. Coronavirus Update. New forecasting. Data from the Mayo Clinic says Georgia will have the highest rate of coronavirus cases
Will Booster Shots Make a Difference?
"On wednesday. The president's top covert advisors cited a few early studies to make the case for boosters from new york from nursing homes from the mayo clinic. Plus there was some data from israel. I see two things. I i see a few canaries in the coal mine. I do see that. The is Specially from based on the us data. There is a diminishing of effectiveness against mild moderate disease. Here's michelle will get. The director of the centers for disease control and prevention on wednesday talking about a mayoclinic analysis of more than eighty thousand vaccinated and unvaccinated. People like we saw in the new york. Dana vaccine effectiveness against infection declined over time. In this case from seventy six percent to forty two percents for those who receive the pfizer vaccine and from eighty six percent to seventy six percents for those who receive. The madonna vaccine are also see that things seem to be holding up against severe disease including hospitalization. More or less which seems great but seems quick which is good. The other thing i see is whenever things are that nuanced. I want to see the whole ishii be process unfold. Who needs the advisory committee on immunization practices. It's a group of fifteen outside advisers. Doctors nurses public health specialists. Who make recommendations to the cdc on vaccines on cova. Yes but on other things too and the committee has a standard deliberative process. That anyone you were me can log on and watch the encouraging thing and something that got lost in a lot of coverage was that the actual verdon of things that came out yesterday was that they are doing this for planning purposes to start with september twentieth bending authorization from fda and bending the advisory committee on immunization practices review. So i as a scientist. I had weighed for the review because things are that nuanced.
Mayo Clinic Joins Others in Requiring Worker Vaccinations
"The Mayo Clinic is the latest employer to require Kovic shots the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota will require employees to be vaccinated against the corona virus by mid September dozens of other health systems nationwide are doing the same thing now what if you work for the Mayo Clinic and you don't want to get vaccinated you'll have to complete what are called education modules and you'll be required to wear a mask and socially distance at work Mayo C. E. O. says our patients expect to be safe when they come to the Mayo Clinic and we need to do everything we can to protect everybody I'm read a folly
HCA Enters New Partnership With Google Cloud
"Google has struck a deal with hospital. Chain h see a healthcare to develop algorithms to improve care and operations. The company is say they'll consolidate and store data from digital health records and internet connected medical devices. It's google's latest venture into the healthcare space after making deals with other hospital systems including ascension. And the mayo clinic. Our hospital reporter. Melanie evans has more. They are hoping to develop new algorithms for for example patients who have congestive heart failure who are in the hospital in need close monitoring or ways that they might be able to use this information to treat infections more quickly effectively
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"Coming up on mayo clinic. Qna it's time to ask the male mom and it's a source of a lot of psychological trauma to kids. They go to kindergarten. They be called names. Get bullied at. It really affects the the mental and psychological development of a lot of children looking a little different than other kids can be hard correcting an ear. Deformity used to mean several surgeries as the child grew up but now for some patients there are minimally invasive procedures that can be performed at an earlier age making it less traumatic for the child. Having a child with indifference doesn't mean that the child would definitely acquire an operation that differences in the formulas could be corrected with an molding if we identify him earlier. Here is dr angela. mckee a pediatrician. Mayo clinic children's center and host of ask the male mom. Today.
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"Trial so using different dyes to to have the tumor light up to make sure the surgeon is able to remove everything that's lighting up abnormally all the way to different add new medications that are being used to figure out. Are these medications really effective In a treating the tumor in keeping it from a growing. You've heard a lot to sort of. We've talked a lot and they Media of late in regards to the immune system. There's immunotherapy that We have a trial. That is For patients with a globalist domain. So there is a range but certainly the type of clinical trial really does depend on the type of tumor. And so we're talking about things like imaging techniques that potentially could be a trial that a patient could intervene all the way to trials in regards to looking at the thinking and memory and the quality of life so We know that those patients that are enrolled in clinical trials. generally speaking Tend to get an even higher quality of care Because there's much more frequent touch points and all of that by being involved in research and so yes indeed we do have a robust clinical trial portfolio for patients with primary brain tumors. Zor away that patients can find out about those absolutely so they can start by online male dot oregon. Going to brain tumor. And that will take you through Some clicks to get to figure out what trials are available and wear because sometimes there are certain trials that might be available at mayo clinic in rochester. Only or mayo clinic. Florida only or mayo clinic arizona. And so it's important to recognize some of those nuances when you're requesting an appointment you know. We talked about clinical trials which involves patients themselves. But there's other types of research as well that we don't talk about as much which is usually kind of going on in the background and sometimes as providers we call that bench research Are there other research endeavors on with brain tumors That wouldn't even be clinical trials at this point. Yeah absolutely so we have Things ranging from phase zero research really looking at what sorts of drugs might even be promising in the future. There i'm is thinking about laboratories Anything about an you know Cell lines which are looking at defense where tumors what tumors might be reactive with certain medications. We have that sort of research happening in labs across the mayo clinic. Enterprise and then what's in Arizona where i'm located We have a mathematical. Neuro oncology lab. Run by dr kristen swanson and that's really fascinating looking at the Trajectory of growth in recurrence and assigning mathematical models to be able to predict how a patient might be impacted by their future tumor based on what their current growth pattern looks like and how the nuances of the mri really I interact with what we might be able to predict for that particular patient. Those are some of the keys that get down to individualize in precision medicine. And that's really exciting work. That's happening on this campus specifically. I am so glad that there are people intelligent enough interested enough to do that kind of research. That's amazing and how it's really incredible. You know alex. We're always thinking about that. We want individuals to be able to receive Equivalent care no matter. What their socioeconomic status their ethnicity their religious practices etcetera etcetera. And that's a big topic of concern here at mayo can extend care and make sure that individuals are receiving appropriate care. Are there disparities that are related to a brain tumors that we should know about there are so we know that for patients who are Coming from underserved communities and when we talk about.
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"This is the third emerging pathogens that we've had to deal with there was a bola adair was eka and now there's kobe and so this is not a problem. That's going to go away. So i think one of the things is really understanding. What do we need to leave in place so that were more ready next time because we saw how difficult it was scaling up. It took really herculean efforts. So that's one the others really understanding that people will want access to diagnostic information in at maybe outside the healthcare signing as we've seen with kobe so what kind of changes will have. What kind of testing can people get a home. They won't have to go into or to a healthcare center to withdraw center and then of course equitability. I think that's another big one for us is however make sure that everyone has access to diagnostic testing information because it's a huge driver of healthcare and determining of healthcare equity. So that's another big. You'll be another big focus for everyone. That's about bravado. Testing a great point to make bill. We are so excited to celebrate not only fifty years of mayo clinic laboratories but also National laboratory professionals week and off the individuals who have tirelessly worked with you through this past year. and i always that mayo clinic laboratories. Yeah no. it's humbling for me to be in a position. I am to represent a great great people. Mayo clinic him in mail in deland p department. La- medicine slaps so dedicated to serve people and to people in healthcare laboratories across the country. I think everyone should have a real sense of pride of individuals that dead every day. Come into work doing their best to provide people with information they need. Thank you so much for being here. We really appreciate it any last words. You'd like to share with us today. Thank you for the opportunity and and anyone who listens to this sets worse than the lab happy last weekend head and lab professionals months. Thank you so much to dr bill. Maurice the president of mayo clinic laboratories and the chair of the department of laboratory medicine and pathology at mayo clinic for being here with us today to laud our laboratory professionals. I hope that you learned something today. I know that. I did and we wish each of you a very wonderful day..
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"There's been a lot of This this year for last week in for the celebration of medical laboratory professionals this much to really that their work is really recognize that people see their work. They do and the dedication that they have to meeting the needs of patients that they serve so So it is that is one. Silver lining is just the recognition that that the rest of healthcare in the rest of the world has been the importance of laboratory plays and the dedication that people that are in the profession. That's fantastic bell. I'm always looking for silver linings from covid. So i appreciate you sharing that. It seems that so much of the news now has turned to vaccines and how rapidly we can vaccinate individuals. What role does a testing take now. That people have been vaccinated. There's so many questions about. How did the tests work in. Do they still work and people who've had vaccines what you have to tell us about that. Well they'll continue to have a role you know. It's we've have seen the demand for testing. Go down as people been vaccinated Good news because of demand is highest for the diseases most problem but we know the vaccines are understanding. Vaccines in how they work will continue to evolve as well so would need to continue to task to look for out. People have been accented are responding. Are they getting infected. Also there's been a lot of discussion in the last three to four months about the variance at emerging so to continue to different types of tasks that not only check for the presence of the virus has virus change in some way particularly resonated so still lasts to learn and understand and and also bodies in responding to the vaccine particularly over time. You know that's one of the big questions out there is. How long will people be protected. A we need to continue to test for kobe. But will that look like so really thinking about the evolution of testing as we learned to live with kobe to be completely honest. Because i don't think it's it's something that's not going to go away completely so we're gonna have to learn how to manage it as part of the many illnesses that we healthier have to help people confront bell speaking of evolution and variants. Can you explain for me and for our listeners who are laboratory ignorance Do you use the.
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"Coming up on mayoclinic. Qna covid his foot right spotlight on a lot of things in one of them certainly as the importance of labs and the professionals that work in them the critical nature of their last year mayoclinic laboratories performed millions of covid nineteen tests from all across the country today that testing continues to find solutions and to stop the spread of the virus and its variants would need to continue to task to look for out. People have been accented responding. Are they getting infected. So continue to do. Different types of tacit knowledge test for the presence of the virus has a virus in some way so still lasts to learn and understand. Welcome everyone to mayo clinic. Dr helene gonzaga. This month we celebrate both medical laboratories and laboratory professionals. Well it has been in existence for fifty years. This year has been unlike any other in the history of mayoclinic laboratories the outbreak of covid nineteen put testing lab medicine in the spotlight mayo clinic. Laboratories is performed over three million cova tests and formed new work streams and partnerships during the pandemic. Here to discuss this with us. Today is dr bill. Murray's dot marie says the president of mayoclinic laboratories and the chair of the department of laboratory medicine in pathology at mayo clinic. Thanks for being here today. Bill though it's my pleasure. Thank you for having me. Well i have to say that laboratory medicine in lab professionals are true. Heroes i think and during the pandemic have been more important than ever so. I'm excited that we get to chat today at me too. I mean it certainly as you said. It's a covert bright spotlight on a lot of things. One of them certainly as the importance of labs in the in the professionals that work in them and the critical nature of their job and the incredible progress that was made in one year. It's just really been spectacular. Really truly is male. Tell us a little bit about the role of lab testing during the pandemic. Well i mean lab. Testing was really critical continues to be critical it going back to the early days of march of twenty twenty When there was a call for testing to be available to the american public until the american people and to people around the world it was because of the need to understand aware cova was how was spreading who was getting sick And because that's the only way we could manage the pandemic that was really our only tool. Did they understand how to develop the therapies in the management. Plan these for these people so It really was our eyes.
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"This is available to our colleagues at the bedside during meetings. And it really walks you through what i do. Or what should i do if you're caught in a situation where you're not sure what's the right thing to do with a patient from a background that you don't fully culturally understand the barriers About certain aspects of care not just within patients it also enabled for improved peer to peer interactions. So the app is describing Various ethnicities were groups What what tell us a little bit more about how. The app actually works. Or what's in it so. The app actually has the list of trainings at the bedside cultural competency training so those education built into the app. It makes you aware of the events happening close to your geographic area that you could participate in it also walks you through specific examples of do have a crucial conversation. How do have a safe conversation. What do you do for inclusive meetings. How do you care for a patient from a certain background of a certain fate. Of what are some do's and don'ts in a certain cultural background so it really allows for a lot of not just education but in the moment action. That would be culturally sensitive. And i hear this from my colleagues all the time. They all lawn to do the right thing but many times. They're just not sure of what is the right thing to do. What's the right thing to say. So it walks you through. What other right things to say in certain situations. I personally use that app several times. It a not just for how to interact with my patients but believe it or not. Sometimes how do i talk to my kids. How do you talk to teenagers. So i just find it so powerful you know. I call it my my inclusion bait and it gives you a reminders. Every morning like now is the time for you to go over some model. You can bookmark if there are things that i needed to see often. I can bookmark that so..
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"So data analytics the way we utilize state our ability to harness it and our ability to to to use it for translation into care i feel is pivotal and key for us to address in equity data in other words is destiny and it becomes really challenging. It's it's exciting but it has pitfalls it has It has nuances because anytime we utilize data out. We need to make sure number one that we are utilizing data that is free of bias. We utilizing data that fully represent the population that that that we are considering rolling out interventions or studying and then the teams that we used to to work on these data are diverse and having -clusive approaches to not just harnessing data but analyzing it and finally using it out in forms of algorithms. So there is a very very deliberate movement. i would say within mayo for shore out. There are several partners. That mayo has way. We want to make sure that we are depressing. Data sets that our data is inclusive. Nba using the best data defined the most meaningful solutions equitably for populations that we care for in another huge part of that using data is protecting the individuals whose data is being used As well thank you dr Gonzaga absolutely data. Privacy is the most important thing and i think for consumers. That is a top concern. What are we doing to protect your data again. This is not something mayo can do alone. We need partners in meet. We want to be able to do an excellent job at this and this is a strong area of our focus as we mind big data as we collect this data ba fully fully respect crossed that consumers have put into us and we take this very serious crew. I'm getting the image that this is a huge huge Area of work both outside of male. Which we've been discussing an inside. Can we talk for a few minutes specifically about some of the activities that have been going on inside mayo clinic..
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"Welcome everyone to mayo clinic. Dr halina gonzaga in twenty twenty mayoclinic made a one hundred million dollar commitment to end racism and promote health equity at mayo clinic and nationwide. The goal of this investment is to address health disparities and to improve equity and inclusion at all of male clinics campuses with us to discuss. Today is the director of. Mayo clinic's office of equity inclusion and diversity. Dr tarantula bogra. Welcome back to the program dr barbara. Thanks for having made that dick zeljka. It's a pleasure. We are so glad to welcome you back. You've been with us previously. Now you're gonna give us some update on the work. That's going on.
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"Coming up on mayoclinic. Qna actually quite a common disease if you take a look at all forms of planetary balances. Both crohn's disease and all sorts of colitis. The incidents has actually been increasing right now. There is no cure for. Ib but treatment can help. Control the symptoms therapies can include drugs surgery even artificial intelligence. There is tremendous enthusiasm and optimism in the research community. I think a lot of partnership between industry and academia. I think that the future is bright for. This disease is therapies better. that's my hope anyway. Welcome everyone to mayo clinic q. And eight. I'm dr sanjay. Kaka inflammatory bowel disease or ib is an umbrella. Term used to describe chronic inflammation of your digestive tract. Some of the common types of ibd include ulcerative colitis and crohn's disease while i be usually isn't fatal. It's a debilitating disease that can lead to life threatening complications if left untreated joining us to discuss this. Today's inflammatory bowel disease expert of mayo clinic. Got to bill faubion. Thanks for joining us today. Doctor phobia thank you very much my pleasure to be here so we're talking about. Ib to in. Can you tell us how common this actually is. So it's actually quite a common disease if you take a look at at all comers all forms of inflammatory bowel disease crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. The incidents has actually been increasing and the most recent estimates would be that as many as depending on where you live in what region the world you live. As many as one and two hundred and fifty to one and three hundred people may be affected with an inflammatory bowel disease The the most recent numbers emerging also from Canada for example Shows the incidents continued. Increase me the number of new cases every year so the incidents continuing to increase and that increase actually largest in young patients so This is still an emerging public health problem but the short answer is is depending on where you live. Maybe maybe as many as one of three hundred people affected.
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"Amyloidosis as well. It's interesting it sounds like there is a lot of overlap between those symptoms and Symptoms that you can see in many other illnesses are sorters it exactly right so it often can be sort of vague presentations. But that's why it's important to bring those symptoms up to your physician as soon as possible so that we can look for other red flags. Sometimes images is associated with other findings like bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome or lumbar stenosis. So then your physician can help tease out. If you may be at risk for amyloidosis very interesting how does the physician diagnosed. A patient might have amyloidosis. So typically we would. Look i add an echocardiogram or older sound of our of your heart and that will give us an idea if there is a suspicion of cardiac amyloidosis occasionally we. We will use cardiac. Mri to help get the pictures of the heart. That are necessary and we work to focus on a diagnosis of whether it's a l. versus a tr amyloidosis using a combination of blood work in imaging techniques sir. Interesting is there a way that this can be prevented either the hereditary or the spontaneous form. Unfortunately we don't have any preventative strategies for cardiac kim would doses but the key is really early detection. We wanna make sure that we can detect these patients earlier so that we can get them on the right treatments. What are the right treatment so if someone is diagnosed yes so great question so for anal amyloidosis just as a reminder. It's that problem with the plasma cells in the bone marrow and they start overproducing those light chainsaws are hematologists. Really going to gear their therapy towards controlling the plasma cells in the bone marrow and then that's actually with chemotherapy so we use chemotherapy to control the plasma cells in an occasional situations and atala stem cell. Transplant might be needed as well in the case of. At tr. emily doses. However there are a lot of new therapies now so it's sort of an exciting time for cardiac amyloidosis related to tr. Amyloid one category of therapy actually add the liver. It stops the liver producing that trans thyroid. Tim protein in general and so by stopping the production of the transpired tin it slows or halts the progression of the disease those medicines are referred to as the ornate silencers and that's medications referred to as patisse saran And they've actually are currently. Fda approved for the treatment of hereditary a tr poly neuropathy so related to nerve problems but there's clinical investigations looking at the involvement in the treatment options for cardiac amyloid another category of the stabilisers and does keep that transpired in protein from becoming unstable in breaking apart into this is the medication that fda approved currently for both hereditary wild type a tr cardiac amyloidosis. It sounds very complex. And i can see why you have a whole clinic to manage this yes melissa when i was in anesthesia president Years ago i remember doing transplants for patients who had amyloidosis organ transplants. Yeah is that just patients who are very advanced disease. The we do those anymore. That's a great question who actually previously for the hereditary form of a tr amyloidosis. We were doing a transplantation. However now with the advancements in therapy with the silencers were trending away from meeting a liver transplant. And just being able to offer the medication for the hereditary. At tr amyloidosis now. Unfortunately we still see some of our patients that present at a later time within stage heart failure and at that time they are still being. Evaluated in considered for heart transplantation fascinating. What an amazing and important discovery. That must've been when those medications came out because sliver livers are a few. And far between and i can imagine. Patients disease could advance. So they were waiting for a liver. Yes absolutely so. We are very thankful to have these new therapies and then clinical investigations continue. So hopefully we'll have even more advancements in the future amazing mo said. Can you tell us a little bit about the cardiac amyloidosis a multidisciplinary clinic. Yes so we are working to build a multidisciplinary amyloid clinic here mayo. Clinic or anna and what we are doing is basically having a collaborative effort. Among several different specialties including hematology cardiology transplant cardiology as well as neurology and nephrology and our goal is really to provide an efficient evaluation for our patients so that we can quickly come to the correct diagnosis and offer the best treatment option. And we're engaging. Olive are different specialties. Really for this comprehensive visit to provide the best overall you know you mentioned something that was interesting to me. And that was hematology and oncology. And i heard you say. Earlier that chemo. Therapeutic agents are used in management of some types of amyloid. Does that mean that. This is a cancer or the the drugs used differently. Sue yes we do. Consider a al amyloidosis a form of bone marrow cancer. We specifically call it at plasma cell disgrace. Because those plasma cells start overproducing the light chains and the hematologists really steer the treatment options as cardiologists. We help manage their signs and symptoms of heart failure but the hematologists will make recommendations. in regard. to the specific chemo. Therapeutic regimen there's been a lot of advancements in terms of the chemotherapy for amyloid as well and then they will decide whether or not that autologous stem cell transplant as needed. That is a really fascinating. Thank you for all that you shared with today. S of course. Our thanks to dr melissa. Lyle cardiologists at the mayo clinic in florida. 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Randomized Trial of C5a Receptor Inhibitor Avacopan Shows Promise in ANCA-Associated Vasculitis
"C five a receptor inhibitor. Of copan is being studied for the treatment of anti neutral fill. Side of plasma antibody anca associated vascular itis in the advocate randomized trial. Three hundred thirty one patients with anca associated vascular litis were assigned to receive oral evacuate pan at dose of thirty milligrams twice daily or oral prednisone on a tapering schedule. All the patients received cyclophosphamide followed by as thia prynne or toxic. Map remission at week. Twenty six the first primary endpoint was observed in seventy two point. Three percent of patients receiving vacco pan and in seventy point one percent of patients receiving prednisone own sustained remission at week fifty. Two the second primary endpoint was observed in sixty five point. Seven percent of patients receiving vacco pen and in fifty four point. Nine percent of patients receiving prednisone serious adverse events excluding worsening vascular. Lettuce occurred in thirty seven point. Three percent of the patients receiving a vacuum pan and thirty nine percent of those receiving prednisone in this trial involving patients with anca associated vascular. Itis a vacco pen was non inferior but not superior to prednisone taper with respect to remission at week twenty six and was superior to prednisone taper with respect to sustain remission at week fifty two the safety and clinical effects of vacco pan beyond fifty. Two weeks were not addressed in the trial in an editorial kenneth warrington from mayo clinic. College of medicine and science rochester. Minnesota writes that. The advocate trial heralds a change in treatment of anca associated vascular lightest that was previously unthinkable. The possibility of inducing disease remission without glucocorticoid however all patients in this trial did receive a brief course of glucocorticoid during the screening phase or early in the trial. As press own was being tapered off and discontinued and also could receive glucocorticoid as rescue medication. An innovative aspect of the advocate trial was the use of a glucocorticoid toxicity index. That captures common glucocorticoid related. Toxic effects including change in body weight glucose tolerance blood pressure lipids myopathy neuro psychiatric features and infection
Cases of Flu Are Down Globally
"Job. Maybe next time you're here you can present. That would be getting green jobs. So i'm just asking when that happened. Richard trumka who is a friend longtime friend of joe biden says about that day one eastone. He says i wish he. The president has paired that. Were carefully with the thing that he did. second by saying. Here's where we are creating jobs. So there's partial evidence from richard trumka. Well you didn't include all of his interview. Would you like to include. How about this. The international union of north america said the keystone decision will cost one thousand existing union jobs and ten thousand projected construction jobs. Well what mr trump. Also indicated in the same interview was that president biden has proposed a climate plan with transformative investments and infrastructure and laid out a plan that will not only create millions of good union jobs but also helped tackle the climate crisis. That guy was peter doocy from fox news and i always hate his questions because he takes four ever to get to the point he just beats around the bush because his conscience is fighting him the whole time and at least that's what it seems like. It's like that tiny little part of them that still has morals and ethics is trying to tell him. He's being deceiving and a bad journalist. But pete here just wants at fox news money one of the more unexpected biden policies. I would say. Just because. I never thought he would actually do. It is that he announced on friday. That trump wouldn't be eligible to receive intelligence briefings anymore. This is the first time that a former president has been cut out of these briefings. But we've never truly had a president trump have we biden explained in that norah o'donnell interview saying quote. I just think that there's no need for him. To have the intelligence briefings. What value is giving him. An intelligence briefing. What impact does he have at all other than the fact that he might slip and say something and he also said that has shown quote erratic behavior. Well that certainly the polite way to say that. He's been acting crazy honestly if he didn't read them well he was president. Why should he get them now. I mean the way. I imagine it. They practically had to create puppet shows and plays to get him the information that was in those briefings like they probably had to act it out for him. The man doesn't or possibly can't read so the story here as promised is about the flus really bad year sir remember. I talked a couple weeks ago. About how bad well not. How bad how good for us it was that. This year's flu season is almost nonexistent. In that was in new york city as it turns out that sort of the case. Globally this reporting from the atlantic followed a doctor from the mayo clinic in rochester minnesota. And they just sort of talked it over with them. What they're seeing in. Why we might be seeing this really good flu season for us. He said on december first that they began testing all patients with respiratory symptoms for covert and the flu so thousands and thousands of these tests have turned up positive for covid but out of the twenty thousand flu tests that they've run which is ten times. The usual number zero have come back positive for the flu since early fall. Eight hundred thousand flu tests in the. Us have been done and only fifteen hundred have been positive. That's point two percent for context. That's about one hundred times so last year. We had a hundred times more cases at this time when we had done. Eight hundred thousand tests back then. The flu positivity rate was anywhere between twenty and thirty percent twenty and thirty percent a lot of other respiratory viruses have disappeared as well well disappeared in quotes because they're still out there somewhere including ones for the common cold. Obviously the reason for this is the number of restrictions and precautions that we've had to put in place social distancing masks etc and all of those help because the regular flu and covid spread in pretty much the same ways however covert spreads more easily because it can be passed on by people who don't even have symptoms in front example just look at all these super spreader events. That didn't happen before. It's not like if you went to the movie theater and just anyone had the flu. You al- suddenly got the flu. There are also differences at the macroscopic level. Like how it sticks to the particles that we exhale when we breathe or talk like cova sticks more easily so is easier to transmit of course doctors
"mayo clinic" Discussed on Mayo Clinic Q&A
"As a result of our code experience. That's really interesting. I was just going to ask you what you thought. We've learned from the covid pandemic that we might take with us going forward and i agree we have done many more virtual visits just in my own practice and pain medicine i've Entered that reality. And i can see how it's very beneficial to patients. Repetitious something else. That's happened during covert. And that is you know. Americans are inherently competitive. And so you've you typically seen a lot of companies that say. Oh i help you. That's not going to be a great thing. Because i'll lose business. Well it's happened during covert is. We've seen coalitions come together. A fierce competitors working for the benefit of society with the domination of no one. And it's how many times in history have you seen google microsoft and apple. Join hands and work together for the benefit of all. That's happened during coat. Wow that is amazing. So it's all good. we've learned. That's wall partition collaborating and working together. Even though we're competitors is very powerful wonderful any last thoughts you'd like to share with our audience today john. We'll sure. I know that as we talk about new technologies were always worried because change is hard. We'll i lose my job. Will i lose my doctor. Will i lose the pattern of my life. Much of what. I work on in platform is figuring out how i can use technology to augment the human experience to reduce the burden on patients and providers and to achieve new cures and treatments. So think of what we're doing as giving us opportunities to do what we've always love to do better and so i don't fear the future. I embrace great john. I like that. Thanks so much for being here today. Anytime be well. I know where to find you. That's true our thanks to mayoclinic platform president. John helen for joining us today. Mayo clinic hunan. I hope that you've learned something. I know that. I have a wonderful mayo clinic. Cuna is a production of the mayo clinic news network and is available. Wherever you get and subscribe to your favorite podcasts. To see a list of all male clinic podcasts. Visit news network dot mayoclinic dot. Org then click on podcasts. Thanks for listening and be well..
"mayo clinic" Discussed on Mayo Clinic Q&A
"Clinic has done so well as assembled the best specialists to give the highest quality care. But of course it's typically destination medical centers. And what if you want to deliver care to folks. We've never reached or international locations. Will you need new digital delivery mechanisms so for example. We've created advanced care in the home the ability to deliver advanced. Mayo care that serious and complex in your living room. And that's something that we've done. In florida and wisconsin but we're expanding nationally and now international. We've created a algorithms. They i algorithm are things that can be accessible on devices or your phone to deliver mayo quality expertise to a patient to a consumer without them having to travel and these are just a few examples over the course of the next several years. They'll be dozens of these kinds of things. That's fascinating would you be able to give us an example of a patient being helped by this at treatment that's improved or disease state that We're treating better. We'll sure at so with our advanced care. In the home we have been able to Rapidly tech changes in patient condition and then make adjustments in their care plan to ensure their wellness. We've done this now with over a hundred patients and it has turned out to just. Were extraordinarily well to have this patient. Remote monitoring connected to mayo clinic. Experts and then deliver continuous care. It isn't just. You're calling your doctor for advice..
"mayo clinic" Discussed on Mayo Clinic Q&A
"To mayo clinic. Qna i'm dr helene gonzaga. The male clinic platform aims to use technology. Big data artificial intelligence to make connections. The goal is to transform healthcare and healthcare delivery to meet patients right where they are. The person leading this initiative is dr john. Hallam a self-described physician farmer and fungi master. And he's a pretty fun guy to laugh john okay. I am pleased to have dr john. Limca the president of the mayoclinic platform join us today. On mayo clinic. Qna john hello great to be here. Thanks for being here now john. I've always said you have a really interesting story. Would you mind giving us your little elevator speech about your career and how it's legit here. Well sure at of course very peculiar story as you say so. I grew up a latch key child in southern california in the sixties and back then the defense contracting industry was sort of the silicon valley equivalent of california and i would as a youngster wander around dumpsters pulling electronics that are defense contractors through our way back then there was no security. So i taught myself analog and digital technologies by the age of twelve started building microprocessors sold computing systems when i was eighteen and said you know i bet day. This'll be important for medicine. And so one of the first things. I designed for the department of At ucla away of gathering brain signals and then signal averaging them and funny story sold them. When i was or fifteen. When i went back there as a resident at age thirty they were still using it. Wow what a spacious beginning there you go. that's amazing. Well john share with us. What we mean by the mayo clinic platform is an entity a concept. How do you describe it. Well of course you look at platforms in many ways. So let's think four moments back in the day. When you wanted to rent a room you would pick up the newspaper and you would look in the want ads. Well then some no notion of well how about airbnb will have people who want to rent rooms and people who have rooms and we'll bring them together in a platform and it's really platforms a set of digital components that bring together consumers and producers. So what does that mean there. Are those folks who great algorithms and knowledge there those folks who are able to deliver care and a virtual way and then those who need care so platform is a series of technological components but also people and processes that enable us to happen at very large scale just like airbnb enabled room renting at a very large scale. That is really interesting. That's a nice comparison. I would prefer if you'd use something like people who want to sell things people who wanna buy them. Because i do like to shop online. I think that's a great use of technology john. Tell us how the mayo clinic platform is helping both patients here at mayo clinic and globally. Sure so what are the things mayo..
"mayo clinic" Discussed on Mayo Clinic Q&A
"To us a little bit about that yes in and it's very timely and as you stated with kobe. We've all learned that you can do a lot more than than you thought. You could virtually. And there's jenna spent explosion of capability in the healthcare environment with patients. Having virtual visits at home. Using i'm virtual technologies and telephone technologies by prior to the covid pandemic. We actually had flight development of something. We call advanced care at home which is really our home hospital capability and we're leading this for the organization and we're collaborating closely with colleagues in our mayo clinic. Health system in wisconsin as well so we could roll this out in two locations and what it entails is being able to provide care to patients who would typically need to be hospitalized. We think of it as an additional floor on her hospital. It just happens to be in our physical geographic location and so these are sick patients. They're not patients that are marginal for being hospitalized but very sick individuals and they're cared for in their own home and so we have a detailed on capability to supply the patients with all the various needs from electronic monitoring capabilities communication capabilities wi fi. Connectivity that can sustain any power outages nursing capabilities that comes into their home food all those types of things. Whatever is necessary to be able to be cared for in their home. We have a command center. Honor campus this command center. Advance care at home has all the necessary infrastructure to be able to communicate with these patients round on them daily answer their questions on respond very quickly if necessary and these patients get their care at home and so weird. We've been doing that since last summer. it's been very effective or caring for patients at our command center here at mayo clinic in florida. There are located in northeast florida as well as patients that are located in northwest wisconsin as well at her male unexcited there and It's been very well received by patients. In fact i was just looking at some data related to on the initial rollout and Or than seventy five percent of the patients who are given the opportunity to be cared for in this manner choose to have their care this way and a vast majority of them strongly suggests that they would recommend this to other family members or friends If they were to be considered for being cared for at home in the future and so it's being well received we've been able to care for these patients are physicians nurses mid level providers They very much enjoy the interaction and feel excited about what it means to care for these patients. And and we're actually. I'm looking at expanding our command center. Which is already quite sizable. Because of the demand for this service we think it's really an opportunity to rethink. How healthcare is delivered in in the future. But i appreciate you mentioning that because here as you know at mayo clinic. We tried to provide a high quality at low cost. And so do you see this being transformative to medicine. Not just locally. In florida and in wisconsin but across the country absolutely and there are many other institutions that have been exploring this type of capability and many of those efforts have been accelerated with covid And the pandemic we see this translating well beyond our walls and we in being a tool that can be utilized by healthcare providers beyond male clinic and and across the world frankly and we'll have the capability and infrastructure as we expand to be able to care for patients throughout the united states. And actually around the world at some point here as we continue to expand. But like you said there's a there's a economic impact that has to be considered as well. We think there's an opportunity to be able to deliver that care in an economical fashion and have a truly outstanding care even for those patients with serious or complex healthcare needs absolutely. Don't think anything else that you'd like to discuss that. We haven't touched upon. I think i've covered many of the items i. I'm very proud of the team. That i work with your mayo clinic and here at mayo clinic and florida. I'm it's amazing how. They're responding on so many fronts to change the face of healthcare looking into the future and they're doing a tremendous job accomplishing that while we're also caring for patients during the covid pandemic. Thanks that can't feel and ceo mayo clinic in florida joining us today. Mayo. mayoclinic unique. Thanks so much. Thank you mayo clinic. Qna is a production of the mayo clinic news network and is available wherever you get and subscribe to your favorite podcasts. To see a list of all male clinic podcasts. Visit news network dot mayoclinic dot org. Then click on podcasts. Thanks for listening and be well..
Health and tech leaders including Microsoft and Mayo Clinic are developing digital COVID-19 vaccination passports
"Oracle and healthcare company. Cigna and mayoclinic are part of a coalition pushing for digital records of those who get vaccinated. It's called the vaccination credential initiative and the idea is to let people get encrypted digital copies of their immunization records stored in a digital wallet of their choice. No smartphone you'd get a paper. Qr
"mayo clinic" Discussed on Mayo Clinic Q&A
"Learn whether it's in your area orthopedic issue or risk problem in my area. Gas from china problem. I can learn what the patient's needs are before they come to the tomato clinic. Do they need to come out and it can. We provide care without them coming our do they need to come to mayo clinic and they need to come to mayo clinic. Then we can We can ensure that we have all the rights specialists lined up to see them when they arrive on site. So that's for new patients coming in. I average patients who have been here before if they've come twice a year maybe they need to continue to come physically twice a year or maybe one visit would be virtual in one visit is is is on site but you can see the tremendous value. This will will ensue when were even more prepared for the patient. And you and i as providers. We don't have to call around to our friends while the patient came and they wanted to see a migraine specialist in addition to their abdominal pain. I'm not playing catch up with the provider and and a and this will lead to increase value to the patient increased facility for the care we provide as patients and at the end of the day. More satisfied patients more satisfied providers i also foresee a world whereby if twenty five percent of our practices virtual. This will will enhance the flexibility that we have in terms of provider calendars you know providers may want to work in the morning or in the evening and look after the kids during the day are there are all sorts of permutations will ensue from this. Perhaps even weekends And so on. And so forth. So i would say values to patient ease of seeing the patient for the provider and flexibility for providing care. T. members will be something will be key. Factors will will emanate from the hardwiring of telemedicine in our practice. So you mentioned How the practice will evolve you. Talk about telemedicine from what we've been through in the loss coming up to just shy of a year. Now what else do you see. Maybe some permanent changes coming into hardware. But you know changes that you think will be implemented in the outpatient practice that we didn't have say a year ago at good question So i would say the big one the one we will walk away from twenty twenty with and we'll say that was the the key that was the turning point is telemedicine. So that's number one number two is i suspect and i think it's not only unique to the outpatient practice. We would have a lot more Teleworking and virtual connectivity and we. That's an interesting space. But i think it's here to stay. I think the facility of pulling people together virtually on zoom. We've all seen the value of that. But i think that in addition to that we need to realize the value of our the culture that we've created true people connecting with people Face to face also saw to be a fine balance there whereby we need to bring our people together to have that unique The chemistry we developed together as people. shouldn't be completely supplanted by virtual connections so i would say telemedicine will be here to stay i think we will have more virtual connections and teleworking but i think we need to be careful with regard to how control that so we don't compromise our our unique chemistry. And i i would. I would put a teaser out there on a third one. I was walking into morning with colleagues. And i was i. Was you know this boy this masking. I wonder if we're you know there would be periods at a time where we'll be masking in the future and here here's the fact we have seen zero flew..
Doses Of Antibody Drugs Remain Unused As They Present Various Challenges
"The federal government says it has delivered more than 300,000 doses of monoclonal antibody drugs to help facilities nationwide. They're designed to treat patients with mild to moderate covert 19. The ideas keep those patients out of the hospital, but Many of those doses are sitting unused, due in no small part to the challenge of administering those drugs. NPR's science correspondent Richard Harris looks at to healthcare systems that have overcome those hurdles and are seeing hopeful results. Monoclonal antibodies present all sorts of challenges. They're given to people who have active infections, but who aren't hospitalized, so it's important to treat them without exposing other patients to risk. The drugs by Regeneron and Eli Lilly are also given by infusion, and that process takes a couple of hours. So when you add all this up, you know it's really a logistical challenge to deliver this therapy to a lot of people. But Dr Howard Long at Houston Methodist Hospital, says they figured out how to do that. They've opened clinics around Houston and doctors affiliated with the hospital are referring eligible patients. That is people who are over 65 or who have health conditions that put them at high risk. So at this point we're doing about 50 to 70 infusions a day, and patients are usually scheduled within a Relatively short period of time. So from the time they call into being infused, it's usually less than two days. The timing is important because these drugs appear to beam or effective early in the course of the disease. Mostly help people who aren't mounting their own strong immune reactions and, well medication sits unused in many locations around the country. That is not the case at his hospital, Hong says. Right now we're constrained more by the drug supply. They use it as fast as they get it. Any doctors nationwide aren't so enthusiastic about these drugs, though treatment guidelines issued by the National Institutes of Health say there's actually not good evidence to know whether they work. That's because the Food and Drug Administration relied on studies of just a few 100 patients to grant these drugs, emergency authorization. So these are very small numbers that under normal conditions nobody would never publish in the journal like New England Journal of Medicine. Yet this is, you know, kind of headline news. Welcome Toko bit time right. But doctors are gaining experience. Houston Methodist is now treated more than 1100 patients, Hong says. We're seeing results that are comparable to what was reported in the clinical trials by Eli Lilly and Regeneron about six or 7% of patients who are treated end up in the hospital or emergency room. He figures that without treatment about 15% of the most high risk patients could end up in the hospital or ER. Doctors affiliated with the Mayo Clinic or also encouraged by their experience. They've dust more than 2000 patients in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Arizona and Florida. Dr. Raymond reasonably has done a preliminary analysis of the 1st 1000 or so patients and finds low hospitalization rates. More importantly, there is some signal that is also reducing death. But again this our preliminary analysis we have to kind of make sure that this are all vetted by pure review. But this is what we're seeing. That's why we're happy. Unlike a clinical trial, this real world experience doesn't have a careful comparison group so doctors can't say for sure that these patients are faring better. Even so, these encouraging findings may be swaying doctors who weren't sure they wanted to refer their patients for treatment. There's nobody says patients are also becoming less skeptical. Initially, there were more declines than accept. But no, we're actually seeing more except than declines, and even though it takes a lot of person power to provide this treatment reasonably and Hong believe they're actually reducing the overall workload. Keeping patients out of the hospital. Richard Harris NPR
How hospitals in different parts of the country are grappling with COVID-19
"News radio reporter Michael Bauer re capping the latest on the Corona virus outbreak across the country and really what makes this one different, especially when it comes to hospitals. Is the initial wave that we saw in this country back in March and April that was mainly confined to the Northeast and the Northwest. Although there was some spread and other places, not nearly the levels that the Northeast in the Northwest saw, then the summer research into the virus. You have mainly the Sunbelt getting hit pretty hard, but with this round while the Midwest is certainly taking the worst of it at the moment, it is happening all over and that causes problems for resource allocation because you're not able to pull necessary. Really from other parts of the country, whether it's PPE, or whether its staff to help out with those areas that are having the biggest surges. That's really where we might see the strain on the health care system, right? Big part? Yes, you're You're certainly seeing all over the country were hospitals are at capacity right now or just brimming over the rim of capacity. No, the concern there is that in hospitals, maybe that you had only seen in New York. Or certain elements of the Northeast. Or maybe, you know, in the Washington or or California sides of the initial part of the pandemic here, or hospitals were really up against the wall. That's where the focus was solely Now you're seeing that across the country, you're seeing that in states where you hadn't really seen that kind of panic before. This is the first time that they're getting up to those kinds of numbers. That's a concern because people who are having heart attacks or other health issues may not be able to get the health care that they're looking for, because of the vast numbers of people that will be in the hospital, suffering from Cove it and trying to get over that there's there are large numbers here that will affect the health of people going forward, who have just normal health concerns and problems that have nothing to do with covert. But they will be affected by covert because of the hospital's being his packed as they are, and hospitals do have the ability to expand. In fact, they're quite flexible and they Quite creative and setting up new areas that can act as on ICU or different things like that. The key is you have to have the staff to handle all of that. And really what I'm hearing from the experts that I talked to it comes down to the personnel. Is there gonna be enough personnel? I know the Mayo Clinic there were there were over 900 almost 1000 staff members who were out because of Corona virus related issues, whether they were infected or they had to corn. Team because they were in contact with somebody who was infected, and that causes a real strain. And that seems like when you get into that situation, that's where the problems can really arise from. Yeah, and unlike the start of this, where you would have physicians that would come from other states to go and throw support behind New York or Connecticut or New Jersey, whoever was running into problems there, even in California. You don't have that now because those physicians those hospitals, staff Are at their peak where they're located, and or as you pointed out, maybe they're suffering from Cove it. Maybe they're in the hospital that next year because they caught Cove it or maybe their home quarantining because they have tested positive for covert. That's you've seen some hospitals cut 30% other staff because of the exposure to cove it on that front, and that causes a lengthy delay as well. So that's the thing
Mayo Clinic: 905 staff diagnosed with COVID in past 2 weeks
"Report not having enough doctors and nurses to treat the surging numbers of covert 19 patients over 900 staff members of the Midwest Mayo Clinic system of contracted Cove in 19 in the past two weeks, a Mayo Clinic spokesman says about 1500 staff members currently have work restrictions related to the virus. Governor Greg Abbott is set to speak this
Khalifa Bin Salman al-Khalifa, Prime Minister of Bahrain, Dies at 84
"Tonight, one of the world's longest serving prime ministers, has died. In fact, he was the longest serving prime minister of Bahrain. Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa died today at the age of 84. Let his government for decades and survived the 2011 Arab spring protests that demanded his ouster and over corruption allegations. Statement says the prints had been receiving treatment at the Mayo Clinic in the United States. Without elaborating.
Bahrain's long-serving prime minister dies at age 84
"The prime minister of Bahrain, one of the world's longest serving prime ministers, has died at the age of 80 for the state news agency reports. Bahrain's King has announced an official week of mourning. Not a home. See has more. France, Khalifa bin Salman and belief as long held rollers. Prime minister was characterized by the patronage and favors given based on loyalty to the family for dynasty, which has ruled by then for more than 200 years. Although given credit for modernizing battle for many, principally first premiership was represented by corruption and state repression in 2011. When the Arab spring protests swept through the Middle East. Demonstrators in Bahrain protested over the chronic corruption allegations surrounding Prince Khalifa, among other things. Those demonstrations were soon crushed. Prince Khalifa had been suffering from unexplained health problems since at least 2015. State media says he had been receiving treatment at the Mayo Clinic
FDA chief: Emergency plasma order based on "sound science"
"Controversial therapy is in the news. It's plasma therapy, which was just okayed for use in an emergency authorization Now, after taking some heat, the FDA is defending the decision. FDA Commissioner Stephen Han says he could have done a better job explaining how and why it all came about I can assure the American people that this decision was made based upon sound science and data. The move came after President Trump accused the agency of stalling for political purposes, even using the phrase deep state. While some doctors say the use of convalescent plasma hasn't been proven until CBS this morning, Mayo Clinic data show Otherwise. These data totally support the emergency use authorization that we issued Peter King CBS News.
FDA chief apologizes for overstating plasma effect on virus
"The food and drug administration's chief is apologizing for overstating the life saving benefits of treating covert nineteen patients with convalescent plasma on Sunday president trump announced the FDA would issue emergency approval for using convalescent plasma holy get a historic breakthrough that which treatment value has not been established FDA commissioner Steven Hahn echo the president in saying the treatment showed a thirty five percent improvement in survival a hundred people who are sick with co in nineteen thirty five would have been saved that clean the vastly overstated preliminary Mayo Clinic observations and medical experts pushed hard to correct the record today he says the criticism is entirely justified tweeting what he should have said is the data show a relative risk reduction not an absolute one soccer make ani Washington
FDA issues emergency authorization for COVID-19 plasma treatment
"FDA granted emergency use authorization for convalescent plasma treatment that uses antibodies created by people who recovered from covid nineteen to treat those infected with the virus according to research from the Mayo Clinic the treatment appears reduced mortality in those transfer us within three days copen nineteen
Trump announces plasma treatment authorized for COVID-19
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"Been reading about forgiveness and I came across a simple but pretty powerful article on. The website from the Mayo Clinic Mayo Clinic Dot Org mark, and this is an article that I'll be sharing with you today it's titled Forgiveness letting go of Grudges and bitterness. So this is some insight to take into your meditation today. Holding. A grudge. Can impact you pretty dramatically both physically and emotionally. If you are unforgiving. A Ken. Bring anger and bitterness into your relationships, and also into most any of your experiences, they can always seem a little tinged by bitterness. You can become wrapped up. In, the wrong that was done to you that you have a hard time enjoying the president or it consumes you so much that. Even when you're having fun and you're getting together with people, a lot of times you bond over the issue of the wrong that has been done to you. You can become depressed and anxious. You can feel like your life lacks meaning or purpose. and. You can begin to lose your hope in life your spiritual beliefs. You can lose. Connection with those that mean most to you. Or feel detached from people. That you love because you're hurting so much. So wrapped up in. This bitterness. It's so pervasive around you. And I want to share with you a story that someone in my own spiritual group I meet with every morning. She is a former teacher for special needs children. And she talked about how there was a teacher that she used to work with in the classroom and this person would. Be So negative and so heavy that it was like a dark cloud in the classroom it affected every wine. And people tried to gloss over it and be positive but. She was really bitter. And on days when she was absent from school. It was like a breath of fresh air flowed in the classroom. And she had real sorrow in her life. Her brother. Was a missing person. And I don't believe they ever found him. So, you can imagine the grief and the sorrow. From having no closure over her brother. Suddenly Missing This was heartbreak in her life and it permeated everything and you can understand it. You can have compassion. For what she was going through. But imagine. How she cast such a cloud over so many others. She may have even traumatized many people. Because she was so negative. I'm sure that you have met people like that. So have you can have compassion for. Someone who is struggling they're had dark their negative they're angry. This can help you to soften. The impact of their anger and bitterness. And you might find that you may act in the same way. So. What happens to your mind and body when you forgive Well, there are many things as you can imagine, but I'll share. Some of the positive impacts when you forgive someone from this article. You begin to have healthier relationships. You Improve Your mental health. Anxiety and stress and hostility are lessened. Your blood pressure goes down you have fewer symptoms of depression and your immune system is stronger.