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Researchers develop strategy to combat genetic ALS, FTD

Potential biomarker discovered to monitor disease progression, therapy JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A team of researchers at Mayo Clinic and The Scripps Research Institute in Florida have developed a new therapeutic strategy to combat the most common genetic risk factor for the neurodegenerative disorders amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s [...]

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Mayo Study Finds Less Radical Procedures Offer Similar Cancer Control Compared to Surgery for Kidney Cancer Patients

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Needle-guided tumor destruction procedures offer near equivalent lengths of local cancer control compared to surgery for patients with small kidney cancer tumors, according to the results of a large study published in the journal European Urology. “If validated, these data suggest that an update to clinical guidelines [...]

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Emergency Gallbladder Surgery: Do You Need It, Or Can You Afford to Wait?

Study: younger, older people likelier to visit ER repeatedly with gallstone pain before surgery ROCHESTER, Minn. — Gallstone pain is one of the most common reasons patients visit emergency rooms. Figuring out who needs emergency gallbladder removal and who can go home and schedule surgery at their convenience is sometimes [...]

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Mayo Clinic Trustees Recognize New Named Professors

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees recognized four new named professorships, the highest academic distinction for faculty members at Mayo Clinic, during its quarterly meeting today.   Michael Brodsky, M.D., a physician with joint appointments in the Department of Neurology and Department of Ophthalmology, is recognized as [...]

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Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees Names Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., Mayo Clinic Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Mayo Clinic’s Campus in Jacksonville, Florida

Board Also Recognizes Four Recipients of Mayo Clinic Named Professorships JACKSONVILLE, Fla., and ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees has named Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., Mayo Clinic vice president and chief executive officer of Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Farrugia succeeds William Rupp, M.D., who will [...]

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Kootenai Health Becomes Mayo Clinic Care Network Member

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — Kootenai Health and Mayo Clinic leaders today announced Kootenai Health as a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a national network of like-minded organizations that share a commitment to better serving patients and their families. The network, which began in 2011, now includes 30 member [...]

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First in Florida to Receive National Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Mayo Clinic’s stroke center in Jacksonville is the first center in Florida to receive national Comprehensive Stroke Center certification, joining an elite group of centers throughout the United States that are focused on providing advanced and complex stroke care.   http://youtu.be/w520jIc54DM   Centers that achieve this distinction [...]

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Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever Outbreak in West Africa

The ongoing outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has heightened public and health care worker concern regarding the virus. As of July 27th, there have been more than 1,300 cases and 729 deaths (case fatality 55 percent) since March in the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, making [...]

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