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Expert Alert: Sundeep Khosla, M.D. to Testify - Modernizing Clinical Trials

Watch now LIVE 10 am ET Energy & Commerce Committee Hearing.   Principal Investigator and Director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS), Sundeep Khosla, M.D.,is testifying before the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health as part of the Committee’s 21st Century Cures Initiative Wed., [...]

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Expert Alert: Increase in Opioid Prescriptions Parallels Spike in Heroin Use, Overdoses

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Feb. 12, 2014 — 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. Heroin, a drug that can be smoked, sniffed/snorted or injected intravenously, [...]

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Mayo Clinic Expert Available to Discuss Long-Term Health for People with Multiple Sclerosis

Note: Updated version ROCHESTER, Minn. — For people with multiple sclerosis — as many as 350,000 Americans, and an estimated 200 new diagnoses every week — managing the debilitating symptoms can be an arduous process. A range of medications are available to help with the fluctuating neurological symptoms such as [...]

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Whooping Cough Outbreaks: Mayo Clinic Expert Discusses Causes, Prevention

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Whooping cough, or pertussis, is making headlines, nearly all of them bad news. At least 18 children have died in recent months in what the U.S. government calls the highest infection rate in 70 years. And the problem is global, with similarly increasing rates reported overseas. While [...]

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Stem Cell 101: Mayo Clinic Expert Answers Commonly Asked Questions

ROCHESTER, Minn. — November 28, 2012.  Next week, more than 1,200 people from 25 countries are expected to attend the 8th Annual World Stem Cell Summit" in West Palm Beach, Fla., a gathering sponsored by Mayo Clinic. As those close to the science explore potential stem cell applications, many patients [...]

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Prematurity Awareness Month: Mayo Clinic Expert Explains Risk Factors

LA CROSSE, Wis. — Roughly 1 in 10 U.S. babies is born prematurely. Preterm labor can affect any pregnancy. To help highlight National Prematurity Awareness Month, Dennis Costakos, M.D., a neonatologist at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, explains some of the factors behind premature births. A child is [...]

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Harvest-Time Danger: Mayo Clinic Expert Discusses Common Farm Injuries

SPARTA, Wis. — October 10, 2012.  The hectic fall harvest is under way, and that means the dangers of everyday farm work — one of the nation's most hazardous occupations — are compounded by the rush to bring in crops on time. Many agricultural injuries can be prevented with basic [...]

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Fighting Physical, Mental Decline After a Hospital Stay: Mayo Clinic Experts Offer Tips

ROCHESTER, Minn. — October 9, 2012.  Physical and mental decline are common side effects of hospital stays, particularly among older patients. That can hold true even if someone is hospitalized for just a day or two for a common procedure such as knee replacement surgery. There are steps patients can [...]

Created by Sharon Theimer

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