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Mayo Clinic: Less-Invasive Option as Effective as Esophagus Removal in Early Esophageal Cancer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Nov. 7, 2013 — 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, according to a study by researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida. The research, published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, examined national outcomes [...]

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Mayo Clinic: Researchers to Study Body's Defense System to Find New Treatments for Alzheimer's

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — 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. VIDEO ALERT: Video resources [...]

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Blood and Marrow Transplant Program of Mayo Clinic, Nemours Children's Clinic and Wolfson Children's Hospital Earns National Accreditation Renewal

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program of Mayo Clinic, Nemours Children's Clinic, Jacksonville, and Wolfson Children's Hospital has been awarded a three-year accreditation renewal by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT). The foundation awarded the accreditation renewal after thorough site visits at all collection, [...]

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Mayo Clinic's Dr. Brott, Stroke Researcher, Receives Prestigious AHA Award

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Thomas G. Brott, M.D., a neurologist and director for research at Mayo Clinic in Florida, 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 [...]

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Mayo Clinic Finds Experimental Drug Inhibits Growth in All Stages of Common Kidney Cancer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Researchers at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida have discovered a protein that is overly active in every human sample of kidney cancer they examined. They also found that an experimental drug designed to block the protein's activity significantly reduced tumor growth in animals when used alone. Combining [...]

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Preguntas y Respuestas: Diabetes

Sonia Murgueytio Jurado, dietista registrada de la Clínica Mayo de Jacksonville, Florida, explica las principales ideas del libro "La Dieta de la Clínica Mayo para la Diabetes". La diabetes en Chile está registrando un aumento sostenido. De acuerdo a las encuestas nacionales de salud, la diabetes aumentó de 6,3 a [...]

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Study to Treat Deadly Form of Thyroid Cancer Shows Promise, Mayo Clinic Says

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A combination of therapies may prove to be a promising advance for the treatment of anaplastic thyroid cancer based on results of a phase I clinical trial, say researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida. Anaplastic thyroid cancer is one of the deadliest of all cancers. Nearly all [...]

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Gene May Help Identify Risk of Alzheimer's in African Americans, Mayo Clinic Says

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida participated in a nationwide study that found minor differences between genes that contribute to late-onset Alzheimer's disease in African-Americans and in Caucasians. The study, published April 10 in The Journal of the American Medical Association, was the first to look at [...]

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Actuar los Sueños está Relacionado al Desarrollo de Demencia

SAN DIEGO, California — 19 de marzo de 2013.  Los investigadores de la Clínica Mayo descubrieron que el predictor más fuerte de si un hombre está desarrollando demencia con cuerpos de Lewy (DCL) — la segunda forma más común de demencia en edad avanzada — es si actúa sus sueños [...]

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Acting Out Dreams Linked to Development of Dementia, Mayo Clinic Study Finds

SAN DIEGO — The strongest predictor of whether a man is developing dementia with Lewy bodies — the second most common form of dementia in the elderly — is whether he acts out his dreams while sleeping, Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered. Patients are five times more likely to have [...]

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Mayo Clinic Receives Re-accreditation as Advanced Primary Stroke Center

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., — Mayo Clinic was awarded the Gold Seal of Approval for stroke care and re-accredited as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission (TJC) following an on-site review of its Florida's center conducted Friday, March 8. Joint Commission certification means the program complies with the national [...]

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PBS Host Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. Explores Race, Culture in Free Jacksonville Lecture

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., acclaimed professor, author and host of the Public Broadcasting Service television series "Finding Your Roots," will explore race, culture and genealogy in a free public lecture on Thursday, March 14, at the University of North Florida (UNF). The lecture begins at 7 [...]

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Mayo Clinic Aids Discovery of First Dystonia Gene Found in African-Americans

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A pair of studies tells the tale of how a neuroscientist at Mayo Clinic in Florida helped to discover the first African-American family to have inherited the rare movement disorder dystonia, which causes repetitive muscle contractions and twisting, resulting in abnormal posture. The research may improve diagnosis [...]

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Dispositivo en forma de brazalete controla el reflujo gastroesofágico crónico, demuestra estudio

JACKSONVILLE, Florida — 25 de febrero de 2013.  Un dispositivo en forma de brazalete que se coloca alrededor de la base del esófago puede controlar el reflujo gastroesofágico, según un estudio publicado el 20 de febrero en la versión electrónica del New England Journal of Medicine. ALERTA DE VIDEO: Recursos [...]

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Recomendaciones nacionales para detectar pólipos durante colonoscopías podrían ser muy bajas, dice Mayo Clinic

JACKSONVILLE, Florida.   25 de febrero de 2013 — Las actuales recomendaciones en los Estados Unidos indican el número promedio de pólipos que los médicos deben detectar durante una colonoscopía. Estudios recientes en la Clínica Mayo de Jacksonville, Florida, sugieren que estas referencias pueden ser muy bajas. El estudio, publicado [...]

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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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Combinación de Avastin con otra droga promete ayudar al combate del cáncer cerebral

JACKSONVILLE, Florida — 20 de febrero de 2013.  La droga bevacizumab, también conocida por la marca comercial Avastin, hace que los tumores se reduzcan en corto tiempo en pacientes con un cáncer de cerebro conocido como glioblastoma multiforme, pero luego generalmente vuelven a crecer y se extiende a lo largo [...]

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Bracelet-Like Device Controls Chronic Acid Reflux, Study Finds

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A bracelet-like device with magnetic beads can control the chronic digestive disorder gastroesophageal reflux disease, according to a study published online today in the New England Journal of Medicine. VIDEO ALERT: Audio and video resources, including excerpts from an interview with Dr. C. Daniel Smith describing the [...]

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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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Nueva Proteína Puede Ayudar a Detectar Enfermedad de Lou Gehrig`s y Demencia

JACKSONVILLE, Florida — 15 de febrero de 2013.  Investigadores de la Clínica Mayo, en Jacksonville, Florida, descubrieron una proteína anormal que se acumula en el cerebro de muchos pacientes con dos desórdenes neurodegenerativos — esclerosis lateral amiotrófica, también denominada enfermedad de Lou Gehrig (ELA), y demencia frontotemporal. Ellos dicen que [...]

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