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We're Chatting About Heart Health

Join @Mayo Clinic and @American_Heart for a #HeartChat moderated by @USAToday’s @LizSzabo 1-2 p.m. ET Wednesday, Feb. 26th Topics: Statins and blood pressure drugs Symptoms in stroke, heart attack and heart disease  Best ways to prevent heart disease Signs of heart attack or stroke Latest cardiovascular research Other heart/stroke organizations and [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Mayo Medical School Receives AMA Grant to Speed Change in Medical Education

  Mayo Medical School has been awarded a grant from the American Medical Association’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education program to develop a curriculum to better prepare students for the fast-changing world of health care. The medical school, with operations at Mayo Clinic campuses in Minnesota, Arizona and Florida, will receive $1 million from the AMA program over five [...]

Created by Joel Streed

Common Erectile Dysfunction Drug Not Helpful for Heart Failure Patients

It turns out that a commonly used erectile dysfunction drug, sildenafil, does not help patients who have heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. That's a condition in which the heart’s lower chambers are stiff and cannot relax enough to fill fully between beats. That's the finding of the RELAX study [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

New Therapy for Neuromyelitis Optica Symptoms

Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is a debilitating neurological disease that is commonly misdiagnosed as multiple sclerosis (MS) and manifests itself in attacks that can cause blindness in one or both eyes, weakness or paralysis in the legs or arms, painful spasms, loss of sensation, and bladder or bowel dysfunction from spinal [...]

Created by Dana Sparks