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Mayo Clinic Expands Its Reach in 2013

A Milestone for the Future of Health Care in Arizona  The Far East met the Southwest as Mayo Clinic in Arizona employees, benefactors, community leaders, and Hitachi leadership joined together in a traditional Japanese ceremony to welcome the arrival of the first wave of proton beam equipment. Mayo Clinic Expands [...]

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Mayo Clinic Reports Strong Performance in 2013, Reaching More Than 63 Million People

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Feb. 26, 2014 — As Mayo Clinic recognizes its Sesquicentennial year, the not-for-profit organization reached a record 63 million people in 2013. The strong performance was bolstered by successful implementation of new care delivery models — such as the Mayo Clinic Care Network — that provide knowledge to [...]

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Influenza is Spreading Across the United States

Journalists: Mayo experts are available for interviews. Contact  507-284-5005 or email:newsbureau@mayo.edu According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) most of the country is now experiencing high levels of influenza-like-illness.  Mayo Clinic specialists are offering advice and dispelling some misconceptions about the influenza to help people stay healthy. Here are some tips for avoiding illness: Wash [...]

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TUESDAY Q & A: Several choices available to treat degenerative hip disease in a younger patient

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 36 years old and have had constant pain in my right hip for two years. Last year I was diagnosed with moderate degenerative hip disease. Medication managed my pain initially but is no longer effective. My doctor says the next step is a steroid shot or [...]

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New Epilepsy Therapy Available at All Mayo Clinic Campuses

Media: 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 to detect abnormal [...]

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Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Topping off Ceremony

What: Mayo Clinic Cancer Center Preview/Construction Milestone Event Mayo Clinic in Arizona's CEO Wyatt Decker, M.D., and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton will preview Mayo Clinic's upcoming Cancer Center and how the new center will impact patients and the greater Phoenix community. When: Thursday, June 27, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. [...]

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High-Altitude Hypoxia Can be Detected Before Symptoms are Apparent

A team of Mayo Clinic researchers have found that hypoxia can be detected prior to incapacitating physical symptoms which can be a safety threat at high altitudes. Jan Stepanek, M.D., the Aerospace Medicine Program director and co-director of the Aerospace Medicine & Vestibular Research Laboratory, says, “This study opens the door for objective assessments [...]

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Flu Vaccination Options Are Available for Everyone

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that an average of 30,000 deaths occur annually as a result of flu and associated complications. Influenza is a serious and potentially deadly disorder.   With last year’s flu outbreak ranking among the worst in recent history, Mayo Clinic experts are offering advice and dispelling many misconceptions about the [...]

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Expanding Diversity Research with Biobank in Arizona

Mayo Clinic is establishing a biobank at its Arizona campus, broadening the base of its genomic research efforts by supporting studies in obesity, metabolism and diabetes, all areas of special concern in the Latino population. The Sangre por Salud Biobank is a collaboration among Mayo, Mountain Park Health Center and Arizona State University. Biobanks are an integral component of Mayo’s [...]

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Root Cause of Multiple Myeloma Relapse Revealed

Collaborating with colleagues at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, researchers from Mayo Clinic in Arizona and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in Phoenix have discovered why multiple myeloma frequently recurs after an initially effective treatment that can keep the disease at bay for up to several years. “Some [...]

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‘Ick’ Factor Aside, Mayo Clinic Study Finds Fecal Transplants Effective

A simple treatment that involves transplanting healthy feces into a patient suffering from a debilitating and sometimes deadly infection of the colon called Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, is continuing to show significant promise. Called a fecal transplant, the stool of a healthy patient is directly transplanted into the colon of a [...]

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Testing Sideline Tele-Concussion Robot at Football Games

  There will be a new face at Northern Arizona University (NAU) football games this fall – only the face of this new "team member" is a robot on wheels. Mayo Clinic researchers are working with NAU to test the feasibility of using a telemedicine robot to assess athletes with suspected concussions during football games. With [...]

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Learn More About Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's disease research was presented to the American Academy of Neurology earlier this year, that's being described as a "big step forward" in diagnosing the disease.   Mayo Clinic neurologist, Charles Adler, M.D., Ph.D., says, “There is currently no diagnostic test for Parkinson’s disease and this is the first study demonstrating the value of testing [...]

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New Intense Pulsed Light Therapy for Chronic Dry Eye

The standard treatment for chronic dry eye includes medications, daily eye drops and ointments to nourish the surface of the eye. In some cases, patients have been prescribed omega-3 fatty acid supplements and topical steroids. Left untreated, chronic dry eye can lead to impaired vision or scarring of the eye. [...]

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Findings Could Help Treat Inflammatory Bowel Diseases and Other Disorders

Researchers from Mayo Clinic and the The University of Arizona are shedding light on a mechanism in the human body that may result in more effective treatments for conditions such as autoimmune disorders, cancer, allergies and chronic inflammation. The team has discovered a novel function of a protein previously believed to [...]

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Mayo Clinic in Arizona Completes 2,000th Kidney Transplant

Mayo Clinic in Arizona has completed its 2,000th kidney transplant since the program opened in 1999 – a milestone that places the program among the 10 largest kidney transplant programs in the Uunited States. The 2,000th patient, a 24-year-old man from Arizona, received a kidney from a deceased donor and is recuperating [...]

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The Michael J. Fox Foundation to Help Fund Unique Study

Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Arizona and Banner Sun Health Research Institute have been awarded a grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research to work together on a diagnostic test that could identify early Parkinson's disease. Mayo Clinic Neurologist Charles Adler, M.D., Ph.D., says, "There is currently no diagnostic test for Parkinson's disease. Making a diagnosis in living [...]

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Mayo Clinic Lauded in Quality Rankings, Most Recently by US News & World Report

The 24th US News & World Report annual America’s Best Hospitals list released today reveals Mayo Clinic earned the No. 3 overall spot on the “Best Hospitals” list.  Mayo ranked No. 1 in the nation in five clinical areas — gynecology, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology, nephrology and pulmonology. Mayo is [...]

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Mayo Clinic Headache Expert Launches Migraine Campaign on TODAY Show

Mayo Clinic neurologist David Dodick, M.D., officially launched the 36 Million Migraine Campaign. It's named for the estimated 36 million Americans afflicted with chronic migraine headache pain. Dr. Dodick says if the campaign can raise one dollar for each of those people it would triple the amount of funding the federal government provides annually for migraine research. He announced [...]

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Sports Medicine and Human Performance Collaboration

Mayo Clinic and Athletes’ Performance are signing a letter of intent to partner in advancing proactive health and sports performance. The collaboration will include research and development, integrated performance solutions, advanced diagnostics, access to leading specialists, and the complete continuum of quality health and sports medicine care. Athletes’ Performance [...]

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