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Preparing for the Future of Health Care

Growing Stem Cells in Space to Treat Stroke Patients Abba Zubair, M.D., Ph.D., medical and scientific director of the Cell Therapy Laboratory, at Mayo Clinic in Florida, was recently awarded a grant to send human stem cells in space to see if they grow more rapidly in space than stem cells grown on Earth. [...]

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Future of Health Care at Mayo Clinic

Future of Health Care for Heart Patients is a Click Away Check out the interactive Mayo myCare program, giving heart patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery the opportunity to be an integral part of their recovery. Future of Health Care at Mayo Clinic John Noseworthy, M.D., CEO and president at Mayo Clinic, shares [...]

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TUESDAY Q & A: Surgery can usually treat urinary incontinence, but less invasive options are available

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 43 and have had trouble with urinary incontinence since having my fourth child at 41. It seemed manageable until about 6 months ago when I started to notice it happening more frequently. At what point should I consider surgery? ANSWER: Urinary incontinence is a common problem for [...]

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PBS Host to Highlight March RACE Events at Mayo

Two dynamic lecturers highlighted March 2013 events on the Mayo Clinic campus in Florida supporting the "RACE: Are We So Different?" exhibit at Jacksonville's Museum of Science and History (MOSH).  Henry Louis Gates Jr., Ph.D., an acclaimed professor, author and host of the PBS program "Finding Your Roots," explored race, [...]

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Mayo Clinic Brings Award-Winning 'RACE' Exhibit to Jacksonville

  Mayo Clinic has partnered with the Museum of Science and History (MOSH) and the Jacksonville Civic Council to bring the “RACE: Are We So Different?” exhibit to Jacksonville. The exhibit, which opens Saturday, Jan. 26, and runs through Sunday, April 28, examines the issues of race and racism in the United States [...]

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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 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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The Donna Marathon, Mayo Runners and a Medical Tent (pkg)

It's not too late to register for The 26.2 with Donna Finish Breast Cancer Marathon if you're in the Jacksonville, Fla. area this weekend! It's the only marathon in the country where all race proceeds and donated funds go to breast cancer research and care for those with the disease.  Running any marathon certainly takes [...]

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Influenza is Spreading Across the United States

Journalists: Mayo experts are available for interviews. Contact  507-284-5005 or 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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My Family’s Battle with Rare Kidney Disease Gives Hope to Others Seeking a Lifesaving Transplant  By: Jane Sullivan Horne "When I received a kidney from my brother David ten years ago at Mayo Clinic in Florida, little did I know that someday my only son would have to undergo [...]

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Extending Bundled Payment Program for Knee Replacement in Florida

Florida Blue and Mayo Clinic announced they are continuing their collaboration aimed at providing health care for patients in Florida. Specifically, the two Florida health care leaders are continuing their bundled payment agreement for the treatment of knee replacement surgery for Florida Blue's members. Click here for news release. Journalists: Sound bites [...]

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Mayo Clinic to Grow Human Cells in Space: Testing Stroke Treatment

Abba Zubair, M.D., Ph.D, believes that cells grown in the International Space Station (ISS) could help patients recover from a stroke, and that it may even be possible to generate human tissues and organs in space. Dr. Zubair says, “On Earth, we face many challenges in trying to grow enough [...]

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Tips for Avoiding Holiday Heart Attacks and Stroke

The hustle and bustle of the holidays can bring unexpected medical concerns, including increased risk for heart attack and stroke. Several studies have shown that the incidence of heart attack and stroke increase in December and January, particularly on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. To minimize the risk of an [...]

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Shape-Shifting Stops Migrating Cancer Cells

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 into shapes like [...]

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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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Stroke Researcher Receives Prestigious AHA Award

Neurologist and director for research at Mayo Clinic in Florida Thomas Brott, M.D., 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 outstanding cardiovascular clinical research laboratory. Dr. Brott is [...]

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Flying High after Successful Laparoscopic Pancreatic Cancer Surgery

Pancreatic cancer affects 45,000 people every year in the U.S. and is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths. As we observe Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, it's important to focus on survivors and on viable options for fighting this disease. Barbara Nehr is a patient at Mayo Clinic in Florida who was [...]

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Studying Body’s Defense System to Find Treatments for Alzheimer’s

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. The investigators are working together to [...]

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Traveling the Road of Life, Seizure Free

Nicole Dehn has suffered from epileptic seizures since she was 6 months old, and for the last eight years she's faced pangs of sadness when passing a small grove of trees on the road near her Jacksonville, Fla., home. They're a constant reminder of the day epilepsy took her life in [...]

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Less-Invasive Option Effective in Early Esophageal Cancer

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. This is according to a study by researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida. Lead author Michael Wallace, M.D., says, “Endoscopic resection in the esophagus is similar to how we remove [...]

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