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Mayo Clinic Health Letter: Highlights from the March 2015 Issue

Mayo Clinic Health Letter: Highlights from the March 2015 Issue

ROCHESTER, Minn. ― Here are highlights from the March issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Mayo Clinic Health Letter attribution is required. Include the following subscription information as your editorial policies permit: Visit http://healthletter.mayoclinic.com/ or call toll-free for subscription information, 1-800-333-9037, [...]

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P04 Bionic Eye Offers Hope of Restoring Vision Extra Broll

P04 Bionic Eye Offers Hope of Restoring Vision Extra Broll

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P04 Bionic Eye Offers Hope of Restoring Vision PKG

P04 Bionic Eye Offers Hope of Restoring Vision Allen Zderad thought darkness had invaded his world to stay. He’s among the one-in-4,000 people who are born with Retinitis Pigmentosa, a degenerative eye condition. While not all patients will lose their sight entirely, a “bionic eye” may help some of those [...]

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Media Expert Alert – Preventive Surgery for Gynecologic Cancers

Media Expert Alert – Preventive Surgery for Gynecologic Cancers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkOkg3Ok5aE Mayo Clinic oncologist and gynecologic surgeon Jamie Bakkum-Gamez, M.D., is available to provide context for reporters wishing to better understand preventive surgery for gynecologic cancers. This is in light of actress Angelina Jolie’s announcement she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed as a cancer prevention strategy. MEDIA: To interview Dr. [...]

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Mayo researchers developing new way to screen for endometrial cancer

Researchers at Mayo Clinic have shown that it is possible to detect endometrial cancer using tumor DNA picked up by ordinary tampons. The new approach specifically examines DNA samples from vaginal secretions for the presence of chemical “off” switches — known as methylation — that can disable genes that normally [...]

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Mayo Clinic Study of Thousands of Brains Reveals Tau as Driver of Alzheimer’s Disease

Mayo Clinic Study of Thousands of Brains Reveals Tau as Driver of Alzheimer’s Disease

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — By examining more than 3,600 postmortem brains, researchers at Mayo Clinic’s campuses in Jacksonville, Florida, and Rochester, Minnesota, have found that the progression of dysfunctional tau protein drives the cognitive decline and memory loss seen in Alzheimer’s disease. Amyloid, the other toxic protein that characterizes Alzheimer’s, builds [...]

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Mayo Clinic Study First to Identify Spontaneous Coronary Artery Disease as Inherited

Mayo Clinic Study First to Identify Spontaneous Coronary Artery Disease as Inherited

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXO2biVeBtg EMBARGO: Monday, March 23, at (11 am ET), JAMA Internal Medicine A Mayo Clinic study has identified a familial association in spontaneous coronary artery dissection, a type of heart attack that most commonly affects younger women, suggesting a genetic predisposition to the condition, researchers say. The results are published [...]

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Mayo Clinic News Network Headline 3/23/15 (1:03)

Hi I’m Vivien Williams with a Mayo Clinic News Network headline It’s colon cancer awareness month so Let’s talk about colon polyps. A new technique developed by experts in Great Britain is making it easier to remove large polyps that form in the rectum. Now, that’s important because polyps there [...]

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