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Proton Pump Inhibitors Decrease Diversity in Gut Microbiome, Increase Risk for Complications

A new Mayo Clinic study in the open access journal Microbiome shows that people who regularly take proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have less diversity among their gut bacteria, putting them at increased risk for infections like clostridium difficile...
20-Nov-2014 3:00 PM EST

Mayo Clinic Health Letter: Highlights from the November 2014 Issue

Here are highlights from the November issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Mayo Clinic Health Letter attribution is required.
19-Nov-2014 12:00 PM EST

Investigational Oral Drug Combo Shows Promise for Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma in Mayo Clinic-Led Study

The investigational drug ixazomib taken orally in combination with lenalidomide and dexamethasone shows promise in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma, according to the results of a phase 1/2 study published in the journal Lancet Oncology.
17-Nov-2014 2:00 PM EST

Patients with Active Asthma at Higher Risk for Heart Attack, Mayo Clinic Research Shows

Patients with active asthma — such as any use of asthma medications, and unscheduled office or emergency visits for asthma — are at a twofold risk of having a heart attack, according to Mayo Clinic research presented at the American Heart...
14-Nov-2014 3:00 PM EST

Chemotherapy Following Radiation Treatment Slows Disease Progress and Improves Overall Survival in Adults with Low-Grade Brain Cancer

A chemotherapy regimen consisting of procarbazine, CCNU, and vincristine (PCV) administered following radiation therapy improved progression-free survival and overall survival in adults with low-grade gliomas, a form of brain cancer, when compared...
14-Nov-2014 12:00 PM EST

Blood Test Could Prevent Medication Trial and Error for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

A molecule in the blood shows promise as a marker to predict whether individual rheumatoid arthritis patients are likely to benefit from biologic medications or other drugs should be tried, a Mayo Clinic-led study shows. The protein, analyzed in...
10-Nov-2014 10:00 AM EST

Mayo Clinic Trustees Welcome New Board Member

The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees welcomed Mary Sue Coleman, Ph.D., as a new public member at its quarterly meeting today.
14-Nov-2014 4:25 PM EST

Chromosomal Rearrangements Help Distinguish Between Independent Primary Tumors and Metastasis

A diagnostic test based on chromosomal rearrangements can trace the lineage of lung cancer to determine whether two separate lung cancers in the same patient are independent tumors or a tumor that has spread to another region of the lung, a Mayo...
11-Nov-2014 3:45 PM EST

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When Your Summer Travel Includes Surgery; Mayo Clinic Expert Offers Tips for a Safe Trip

Summer travel isn’t for vacation alone. For some people, it may include a trip to an out-of-town hospital for surgery. If you are traveling for chest surgery, you may wonder whether it is safer to return home by car or plane. A new Mayo Clinic...
20-May-2014 12:00 PM EDT

National DNA Day is April 25; Experts Available for Comment

Friday, April 25, is National DNA Day, the date which commemorates completion of the Human Genome Project, the national effort to identify and decode all 6 billion letters in human DNA. Since that time, medical researchers and practitioners have...
17-Apr-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Expert Alert: Increase in Opioid Prescriptions Parallels Spike in Heroin Use, Overdoses

Not only is heroin addictive and deadly, its use is increasing among Americans. That disturbing trend parallels the spike of opioid based prescription painkiller abuse in recent years, say Mayo Clinic experts.
12-Feb-2014 12:00 PM EST

Plan Ahead for Holiday Travel to Avoid Health Concerns, Such As Sleepiness and Stiffness, Mayo Clinic Expert Says

Traveling long distances during the holidays -- whether by car, plane or train -- is a common custom for many Americans, but taking health precautions for the journey isn’t often at the top of to-do lists. Taking some simple steps to stay healthy...
16-Dec-2013 11:00 AM EST

Mayo Clinic Experts Available to Discuss New Epilepsy Therapy

People with epilepsy may have a new high-tech way to manage hard-to-control seizures. A new implantable medical device that delivers responsive neurostimulation has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The technology is designed...
26-Nov-2013 10:00 AM EST

Osteoarthritis and You: Mayo Clinic Experts Offer Tips for Prevention, Coping

Most everyone is bound to get osteoarthritis -- if they live long enough. That old saying among arthritis experts is backed up by the numbers. The painful and often debilitating joint condition is the most common form of arthritis.
8-Oct-2013 1:00 PM EDT

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Mayo Clinic Experts Discuss Risk, Screening and Treatment

26-Sep-2013 1:15 PM EDT

Not a Blood Donor? Mayo Clinic Expert Addresses 6 Fears That Stop People from Giving

As few as 3 percent of Americans eligible to donate blood do, and fear and anxiety are common reasons why many decline to give. U.S. hospitals are always in need of new donors; at Mayo Clinic, that need is heightened by concern about iron deficiency...
10-Sep-2013 11:00 AM EDT

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