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Baby Boomers and Scoliosis: Osteoporosis Is Risk Factor

For many adults, the word scoliosis conjures up childhood memories of lining up in gym class for an examination by the school nurse. But scoliosis isn't just a pediatric condition. Curvature of the spine can develop in adults too, and the...
28-Oct-2014 11:00 AM EDT

International Research Group Publishes Updated Criteria for Diagnosing Multiple Myeloma

The International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) today announced that it has updated the criteria for diagnosing multiple myeloma. A paper outlining the new criteria was published in the journal Lancet Oncology. Multiple myeloma is a blood cancer that...
24-Oct-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Years After Treatment for HER2-Positve Early Stage Breast Cancer, Trastuzumab Continues to Show Life-Altering Benefit

After following breast cancer patients for an average of eight-plus years, researchers say that adding trastuzumab (Herceptin) to chemotherapy significantly improved the overall and disease-free survival of women with early stage HER2-positive...
20-Oct-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Mayo Clinic Health Letter: Highlights from the October 2014 Issue

Here are highlights from the insert month issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter, an eight-page monthly newsletter of reliable, accurate and practical information on today’s health and medical news.
17-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

New Guideline in Genetic Testing for Certain Types of Muscular Dystrophy

Rochester, Minn. – The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) offer a new guideline on how to determine what genetic tests may best diagnose a person’s subtype of...
15-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Mayo Clinic App Integrated With Apple Health, Now Available for Free Download

Mayo Clinic announced today the launch of the Mayo Clinic app, available as a free download from Apple’s App Store.
2-Oct-2014 10:20 AM EDT

Mayo Clinic, University of Mississippi Medical Center Expand Relationship With Formal Collaboration Agreement

Mayo Clinic and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) announced today that they have signed an agreement to broaden and deepen their collaboration in clinical trials, other medical research and education. The agreement is a formal...
1-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Trial Shows That Trastuzumab Should Remain as Standard of Care for HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

Analysis of more than 8,000 women who participated in the world’s largest study of two treatments for HER2-positive breast cancer reinforces other findings from the clinical trial showing that trastuzumab (Herceptin) should remain the standard of...
29-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

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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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