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Mayo Clinic Neurologists Lead International Study to Test Best Approach to Stroke Prevention

The $39.5-million grant to fund stroke study is one of largest ever awarded to investigators at Mayo Clinic in Florida  JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Is medicine as safe and effective as surgery or stenting in preventing a stroke caused by the buildup of plaque in the carotid artery? Thomas G. [...]

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Mayo Clinic Researchers Find Shape-shifting Stops Migrating Cancer Cells

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Like a car with a front and back end, a steering mechanism and an engine to push it forward, cancer cells propel themselves through normal tissues and organs to spread cancer throughout the body. Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida, however, have managed to turn these cells [...]

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Mayo Clinic Researchers Find Two Oncogenes Join to Drive Lung Squamous Cell Carcinoma

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Patients with a common form of lung cancer — lung squamous cell carcinoma — have very few treatment options. That situation may soon change. A team of cancer biologists at Mayo Clinic in Florida is reporting in the Feb. 10 issue of Cancer Cell the discovery of two oncogenes [...]

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WellStar Health System and Mayo Clinic Announce Collaboration

MARIETTA, Ga. — Feb. 6 — WellStar Health System (WellStar) and Mayo Clinic today announced that the metro Atlanta-based health system is joining the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a national network of like-minded organizations that share a commitment to better serving patients and their families. WellStar is the largest member [...]

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Uggie, four-legged star of the Oscar-winning film “The Artist,” to visit Mayo Clinic

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Feb. 3 — Uggie, the scene-stealing Jack Russell terrier in the 2012 Oscar-winning film “The Artist” will visit Mayo Clinic on Thursday, Feb. 6. Uggie will be in Jacksonville to meet Mayo’s Caring Canines, the volunteer dogs who greet patients and visitors at the clinic. The visit by [...]

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Flu Update: Mayo Clinic Experts Encourage Flu Vaccinations, Dispel Common Myths

Vaccination Options Are Available for Everyone MULTIMEDIA ALERT: For audio and video of Vandana Bhide, M.D., talking about the flu and flu vaccinations, visit the Mayo Clinic News Network. Jacksonville, FL — Flu season is upon us, and despite what most people think, influenza is a serious and potentially deadly disorder. The Centers [...]

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Mayo Clinic, University of North Florida Host Ninth Annual Upbeat Pink:

A Musical Tribute to Breast Cancer Survivorship JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Mayo Clinic and the University of North Florida are honoring National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October by hosting the ninth annual Upbeat Pink: A Musical Tribute to Breast Cancer Survivorship concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at Lazzara Performance Hall on the university's campus in [...]

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Caring Canines Bring Reassurance And Calm To Patients And Families At Mayo Clinic

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Lillian Shirley traveled from central Florida to Jacksonville for treatment of a kidney problem because of Mayo Clinic's efficiency. While waiting for an endoscopic procedure on the fourth floor of Mayo Clinic Hospital, Shirley received an additional benefit from an unexpected, four-legged visitor. "I looked at him [...]

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Mayo Clinic: Less-Invasive Option as Effective as Esophagus Removal in Early Esophageal Cancer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Nov. 7, 2013 — Use of a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure to remove superficial, early stage esophageal cancer is as effective as surgery that takes out and rebuilds the esophagus, according to a study by researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida. The research, published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, examined national outcomes [...]

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Mayo Clinic Trustees Welcome New Member, Elect Emeritus Member

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Mayo Clinic Board of Trusteeswelcomed Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, as a new member during a meeting today. The trustees also elected Shirley Weis, retiring Mayo Clinic vice president and chief administrative officer, as an emeritus trustee. Since joining Google in 2001, Schmidt has helped grow the company [...]

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Mayo Clinic: Researchers to Study Body's Defense System to Find New Treatments for Alzheimer's

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida, the University of Florida in Gainesville, and the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle have received a $7.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to take a new and more expanded approach to identifying drug targets to treat and possibly prevent Alzheimer's disease. VIDEO ALERT: Video resources [...]

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St. Francis in Georgia Joins Mayo Clinic Care Network

COLUMBUS, GA. — Building on its reputation for delivering high quality and compassionate care to the communities in which it serves, St. Francis in Columbus, Ga., becomes the most recent member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, representatives from Mayo Clinic and St. Francis announced today. The Mayo Clinic Care Network shares [...]

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Blood and Marrow Transplant Program of Mayo Clinic, Nemours Children's Clinic and Wolfson Children's Hospital Earns National Accreditation Renewal

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program of Mayo Clinic, Nemours Children's Clinic, Jacksonville, and Wolfson Children's Hospital has been awarded a three-year accreditation renewal by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT). The foundation awarded the accreditation renewal after thorough site visits at all collection, [...]

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Mayo Clinic's Dr. Brott, Stroke Researcher, Receives Prestigious AHA Award

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Thomas G. Brott, M.D., a neurologist and director for research at Mayo Clinic in Florida, has been named the recipient of the American Heart Association's 2013 Clinical Research Prize. The award recognizes and rewards an individual who is making outstanding contributions to the advancement of cardiovascular science and who currently heads an [...]

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Drug Used for Blood Cancers May Stop Spread of Breast Cancer Cells, Mayo Clinic Finds

MULTIMEDIA ALERT: For audio and video of Sahra Borges, Ph.D., talking about the study, visit the Mayo Clinic News Network. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A drug used to treat blood cancers may also stop the spread of invasive breast cancer, researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida have discovered. Their study, published [...]

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Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine Helps Treat Complex Cancers, Solve Medical Mysteries

MULTIMEDIA ALERT: For audio and video of Dr. Parker and the Carmichaels talking about the gift and individualized medicine, visit the Mayo Clinic News Network . JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — You have a serious medical condition, but conventional tests fail to find an answer. You have no diagnosis and no effective [...]

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Mayo Clinic Researchers Decode Origin of Inflammation-Driven Pancreatic Cancer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida have revealed the process by which chronic inflammation of the pancreas, pancreatitis, morphs into pancreatic cancer. They say their findings point to ways to identify pancreatitis patients at risk of pancreatic cancer and to potential drug therapies that might reverse the [...]

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Baptist Health Care in Northwest Florida Joins Mayo Clinic Care Network

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Baptist Health Care based in Pensacola is the most recent member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, representatives from Mayo Clinic and BHC announced today. The Mayo Clinic Care Network shares Mayo Clinic's knowledge and expertise with physicians and providers interested in working together to enhance the [...]

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U.S. News & World Report Ranks Mayo Clinic No. 1 in Jacksonville and a Leading Cancer Hospital Nationally

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — U.S. News & World Report has again named Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville to its annual list of America's Best Hospitals published online today. Mayo Clinic tied for the No. 1 spot in the Jacksonville metro area and the No. 4 spot in Florida. Mayo Clinic also [...]

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