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Mayo Clinic Orthopedic Surgeon Inspires Young Women to Follow Her Lead

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Thirty years ago, when Mayo Clinic's Mary O'Connor, M.D., was deciding on a specialty after medical school, she heard that orthopedic surgeons had to be strong — so they could saw through bones — and should be former athletes so they could relate to the musculoskeletal system. [...]

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National Screening Benchmarks For Finding Polyps During a Colonoscopy Might be Too Low, Mayo Clinic Says

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Current national guidelines provide benchmarks regarding the number of polyps physicians should detect, on average, during a colonoscopy. Recent studies at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida suggest these benchmarks may be too low. Their study, in the online issue of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, found that use of high-definition [...]

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For Diagnostic Cardiac Test, Mayo Clinic Physicians Take New Route to the Heart Through Wrist Artery

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Every year thousands of people have cardiac catheterizations, or angioplasties — a diagnostic test of blood flow to the heart — where a doctor threads a catheter to the heart arteries to look for blockages and other issues. For years, doctors have used the artery near the [...]

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Mayo Clinic, NCH Healthcare System Announce Collaboration

Naples, Fla. — August 16, 2012.  Mayo Clinic and NCH Healthcare System officials today announced NCH Healthcare System as a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. NCH, based in Naples, is the first member of the network in Florida and the Southeast region of the United States. Multimedia Alert: [...]

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Kidney Stone Attacks More Common in Summer: Mayo Expert Offers Tips

Jacksonville, Fla. — August 7, 2012.  Summer can mean more than just an increase in temperatures, humidity and outdoor physical activity. It can also mean an increased risk of kidney stones, which affect approximately 3.8 million people in the United States and are on the rise. Multimedia Alert: Video and [...]

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Mayo Clinic: Vitamin D's Link to Diseases Prevalent in Black Americans

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Vitamin D is primarily produced in the body through direct exposure of the skin to sunlight. While it has long been touted for its important role in maintaining healthy bones, more recent research suggests that sustaining healthy levels of vitamin D in the bloodstream can also reduce [...]

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