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People with Mild Cognitive Impairment May Die at Higher Rate Than People Without Condition

Mayo Clinic research studying the relationship between death and the two types of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) suggests that people who have these conditions die at a higher rate than people without MCI. The research was released today and will...
4/16/2014 11:00 AM EDT

Mayo Clinic Health Letter: Highlights from the April 2014 Issue

Here are highlights from the April issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter, an eight-page monthly newsletter of reliable, accurate and practical information on today’s health and medical news.
4/23/2014 12:00 PM EDT

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Study IDs Surgical Patients at Risk of Dangerous Lung Disorder

Acute respiratory distress syndrome is a leading cause of respiratory failure after surgery. Patients who develop the lung disorder postoperatively are at higher risk of dying in the hospital, and those who survive the syndrome may still bear its...
4/16/2014 2:35 PM EDT

Mayo Clinic Forms Collaboration with Enterprise Ireland to Develop Novel Technologies

Mayo Clinic today announced a five-year collaboration with Enterprise Ireland, the Irish enterprise development agency, to advance novel medical technologies originating from Mayo Clinic. The announcement was made this morning in Dublin by An...
4/10/2014 10:00 AM EDT

Vigilance for Kidney Problems Key for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Rheumatoid arthritis patients are likelier than the average person to develop chronic kidney disease, and more severe inflammation in the first year of rheumatoid arthritis, corticosteroid use, high blood pressure and obesity are among the risk...
4/9/2014 2:00 PM EDT

Mayo Clinic Shares Lessons Learned from Genomics Clinic for Sequencing-based Cancer Care and Diagnostics

It has been 1.5 years since Mayo Clinic opened the world’s first integrated multidisciplinary genomics service, the Individualized Medicine Clinic, which uses genomics and next-generation sequencing technologies to personalize treatments for...
4/8/2014 9:30 AM EDT

Tissue Testing During Breast Cancer Lumpectomies Prevents Need for Reoperation 96 Percent of Time

Unique laboratory testing during breast cancer lumpectomies to make sure surgeons remove all cancerous tissue spares patients the need for a repeat lumpectomy in roughly 96 percent of cases at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, a success rate much higher...
4/7/2014 10:00 AM EDT

Recovering From Abdominal Hernia Repair Often Takes Longer Than Patients Expect, Study Finds

Think having a hernia repaired is going to be a walk in the park — or that you’ll be ready to take a walk in the park within hours afterward? It may be time for a reality check, a Mayo Clinic study suggests. Researchers found that though...
3/31/2014 12:05 PM EDT

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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...
4/17/2014 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.
2/12/2014 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...
12/16/2013 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...
11/26/2013 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.
10/8/2013 1:00 PM EDT

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

9/26/2013 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...
9/10/2013 11:00 AM EDT

Parkinson’s Goes Prime Time: Five Things to Know About Parkinson’s Disease

Michael J. Fox is back in the spotlight this fall in a new sitcom “The Michael J. Fox Show” and spreading awareness about Parkinson’s disease, a condition both he and his TV character have in common. Fox has been an outspoken advocate for...
8/29/2013 12:00 PM EDT

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