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Mayo Clinic and The Links, Incorporated collaborate to reduce health disparities in the African-American community
Date:12/19/2013

ROCHESTER, Minn. and WASHINGTON -- The world's first and largest group medical practice and one of the nation's premier volunteer service organizations of professional African American women are joining forces to eradicate health disparities among communities of color in the United States. Mayo Clinic and The Links, Incorporated have established a formal collaboration that aims to develop a more diverse health care workforce. The joint initiative ranges from raising health awareness in the African American community to facilitating scientific research -- with a special focus on cardiovascular disease, cancer, organ transplantation and obesity. The collaboration stems from one patient's experience.

Ginger Wilson, a Chicago lawyer and businesswoman, had been experiencing breathing problems -- wheezing, shortness of breath -- as well as weight loss, inflammation and digestive issues.

"After 18 months, I had been diagnosed with asthma, an intestinal bug, an ulcer, rosacea and more," she says. "I received treatment for the individual symptoms, but never one diagnosis for all the symptoms."

One day, while on an outing, Wilson found she couldn't hike more than a few hundred yards. A friend, who was a doctor in training at Mayo Clinic, asked if she'd been checked for carcinoid syndrome, a condition caused by secretions from a slow-growing tumor. Wilson traveled to Mayo Clinic for evaluation, where the diagnosis was confirmed and she underwent treatment. Seven surgeries later, she is back to being active in her Chicago community and owns the first African American female legal staffing firm.

Wilson shared her experience with her friends at Mayo and The Links, Incorporated. Conversations occurred, connections were made and pilot projects developed. To date, educational forums have been held with Mayo Clinic physicians and Links chapters in Chicago and Atlanta. Public service announcements have been produced, and research findings
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Contact: Bob Nellis
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507-284-5005
Mayo Clinic
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