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A Need for Bananas? Dietary Potassium Regulates Calcification of Arteries

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Researchers have shown, for the first time, that reduced dietary potassium promotes elevated aortic stiffness in a mouse model. Such arterial stiffness in humans is predictive of heart disease and death from heart disease, and it represents an important health problem for the nation.

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Simple Urine Test After Heart Surgery Detects Patients at Risk for Kidney Injury

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A new, inexpensive urine test accurately identifies patients at risk for kidney damage after open heart surgery, allowing for corrective action before permanent injury occurs.

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Three of Chicago’s Leading Medical Centers Join National Network for Emergency Medicine Clinical Trials

The University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of Chicago Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital are part of a newly-formed national network that will collaborate to conduct clinical trials designed to improve the outcomes for patients with neurologic, cardiac, respiratory, hematologic and trauma-related emergency events.

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Review Study Explores Causes of Physical Inactivity

A new review of more than 500 studies examines the environmental and physiological causes of physical inactivity and the role it plays in the development of chronic disease. The article is published in Physiological Reviews.

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Mercy Medical Center First in Maryland to Utilize New FDA-Approved Drug Coated Balloon Catheter for Treatment of Arteriovenous Fistulas

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Alain Tanbe, M.D., a fellowship-trained vascular surgeon at The Vascular Center at Mercy Medical Center, recently utilized the FDA-approved LUTONIX® 035 Drug Coated Balloon (DCB) Catheter 035 to treat arteriovenous (AV) fistula, Paul R. Lucas, M.D., Director of Mercy’s Vascular Center, announced.

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Moving From the Research Lab to Clinical Care: Precision Medicine Coming to Your Medical Provider’s Office

Individualized medicine — the concept of matching medical care precisely to each patient’s genes, lifestyle and environment is no longer just a theory. Experts in individualized medicine — also known as personalized or precision medicine — will be in Rochester Oct. 9-10, presenting the latest ways to apply precision medicine to all patients. They are available for interviews on groundbreaking discoveries at Individualizing Medicine 2017: Advancing Care Through Genomics, which will be held at Mayo Civic Center.

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Daylight Saving Time May Have Impact on Heart Attacks

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Researchers Review Risks, Recommendations for Weight Gain Management in Midlife Women

A review of the weight gain risks and challenges faced by women in midlife has led Mayo Clinic researchers to a series of recommendations for this patient population. The findings are published in this month's edition of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

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Post-Surgical Open Abdomen Technique Expands Beyond Trauma Into ICUs

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Advances in trauma care, medical technology and management of severe illnesses have led to the relatively quick adoption of the open abdomen technique for patients with many life-threatening medical and surgical diagnoses.

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