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Large Waist Linked to Poor Health, Even Among Those in Healthy Body Mass Index Ranges

Journalists: Sound bites with Dr. Cerhan are available in the downloads. ROCHESTER, Minn. — March 12, 2014 — Having a big belly has consequences beyond trouble squeezing into your pants. It’s detrimental to your health, even if you have a healthy body mass index (BMI), a new international collaborative [...]

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Diabetes in Middle Age May Lead to Brain Cell Loss Later in Life

ROCHESTER, Minn. — March 11, 2014 — People who develop diabetes and high blood pressure in middle age are more likely to have brain cell loss and other damage to the brain, as well as problems with memory and thinking skills, than people who never have diabetes or high blood [...]

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Mayo Clinic Expands Its Reach in 2013

A Milestone for the Future of Health Care in Arizona  The Far East met the Southwest as Mayo Clinic in Arizona employees, benefactors, community leaders, and Hitachi leadership joined together in a traditional Japanese ceremony to welcome the arrival of the first wave of proton beam equipment. Mayo Clinic Expands [...]

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Progresso Kicks Off The Heart Project in Support Of Mayo Clinic During Heart Health Month

What’s your heart health IQ? Learn the facts and share the signs MINNEAPOLIS — Feb. 5, 2014 — Heart disease affects all of us, either directly or indirectly. It is the leading cause of death in the United States. In an effort to make a positive difference in women’s heart [...]

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Edición electrónica de Discovery’s Edge

Rochester, Minnesota — 8 de enero de 2014 — A continuación se presenta la última edición electrónica de Discovery's Edge, la revista sobre las investigaciones de Mayo Clinic. Usted puede citar y enlazar esta publicación con la frecuencia que desee, pero la reproducción se permite solamente con la debida atribución; [...]

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Las fracturas de la infancia pueden señalar problemas de la densidad ósea

ROCHESTER, Minnesota — 7 de enero de 2014 — Si bien quebrarse los huesos podría parecer algo normal en los niños activos, alrededor de uno de cada tres pequeños que, por lo demás, es sano sufre una fractura ósea y la más frecuente es la rotura del hueso que corre [...]

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Childhood Fractures May Indicate Bone-Density Problems

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Jan. 7, 2014 — Broken bones may seem like a normal part of an active childhood. About 1 in 3 otherwise healthy children suffers a bone fracture. Breakage of the bone running from the elbow to the thumb side of the wrist (distal forearm fracture) is the most common. [...]

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Mayo Clinic Study: Chronic Lung Disease Linked to Cognitive Impairment, Memory Loss

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Dec. 11, 2013 — A recent Mayo Clinic study found that people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are about twice as likely to develop mild cognitive impairment (MCI) — and chances are that it will include memory loss. The study was recently published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. [...]

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Regenerative Medicine: Mayo Clinic and Collaborators Develop New Tool for Transplanting Stem Cells

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Dec. 16, 2013 — Mayo Clinic researchers and colleagues in Belgium have developed a specialized catheter for transplanting stem cells into the beating heart. The novel device includes a curved needle and graded openings along the needle shaft, allowing for increased distribution of cells. The result is [...]

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Elective Early-Term Deliveries Increase Complications for Baby and Mom

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Dec. 16, 2013 — Enduring the last few weeks of pregnancy can be physically and emotionally challenging for some women. The aches and pains, the swelling of the limbs and the anxiety of when labor may start are part of the natural gestation process, but they also can [...]

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Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center to Host Second Concussion Summit

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Oct 1, 2013 — Mayo Clinic's Sports Medicine Center will host Ice Hockey Summit II: Action on Concussion on Oct. 8–9, 2013. The summit will bring together top scientists, trainers, coaches, officials, retired professional players and manufacturers from across the United States, Canada and Europe to discuss concussion-related issues, including the science [...]

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Osteoarthritis and You: Mayo Clinic Experts Offer Tips for Prevention, Coping

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Oct. 8, 2013  — Most everyone is bound to get osteoarthritis — if they live long enough. That old saying among arthritis experts is backed up by the numbers. The painful and often debilitating joint condition is the most common form of arthritis. It affects at least 27 million Americans, [...]

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Mayo Study Customizing Treatments for Deadly Prostate Cancer with Tumor Genomics

ROCHESTER, Minn. — A new study at Mayo Clinic is using genomic sequencing to develop customized treatments for men with castration-resistant prostate cancer, a progressive and incurable stage of prostate cancer, which no longer responds to hormone therapies that stop or slow testosterone production. "Men with castration-resistant prostate cancer have abysmal survival rates, typically living an [...]

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Mayo Clinic Researchers Identify Role of Cul4 Molecule in Genome Instability and Cancer

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic researchers have shown that a molecule called Cul4 helps to deposit DNA-packaging histone proteins onto DNA, an integral step in cramming yards of genetic code into compact coils that can fit into each cell. When DNA isn't packaged correctly, it can lead to the genomic instability characteristic of many forms [...]

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Dialysis for the Elderly: New Evidence from Mayo Clinic to Guide Shared Decision-Making

ROCHESTER, Minn. — New research from Mayo Clinic finds that half of elderly patients who start dialysis after age 75 will die within one year. The findings are being presented this week at the American Society of Nephrology's Kidney Week 2013 in Atlanta. JOURNALISTS: For multimedia resources and membership, visit the Mayo Clinic News Network. "Many elderly patients [...]

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Ethics Expert Named Director of Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Program

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Richard Sharp, Ph.D., joins Mayo Clinic as director of the newly-formed Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Program. Dr. Sharp and his team help researchers, physicians and patients address ethical questions brought about by advances in biology and medicine. MULTIMEDIA ALERT:: Video of Dr. Sharp is available for download on the Mayo [...]

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Mayo Clinic: Add Bone Deterioration to Diabetes Complications

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The list of complications from type 2 diabetes is long: vascular and heart disease, eye problems, nerve damage, kidney disease, hearing problems and Alzheimer's disease. Physicians have long thought of osteoporosis as another outcome. Based on a Mayo Clinic study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, that's confirmed: You can definitely [...]

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Microbiome Changed by Gluten Increases Incidences of Type 1 Diabetes, say Mayo Clinic Researchers

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Research has shown that the intestinal microbiome plays a large role in the development of Type 1 diabetes. Now, researchers at Mayo Clinic have demonstrated that gluten in the diet may modify the intestinal microbiome, increasing incidences of Type 1 diabetes. The research was published Nov. 13, in the journal PLOS ONE. MULTIMEDIA [...]

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Mayo Clinic Studying Genomics of Antiplatelet Heart Medication

Two-year study of Plavix and Brilinta to include approximately 5,300 patients from 15 hospitals worldwide; participant DNA biobank to help elucidate genomics of coronary artery disease ROCHESTER, Minn. — Which antiplatelet medication is best after a coronary stent? The costly and potential life-or-death question lingers after most of the 600,000 angioplasties performed every year [...]

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Mayo Clinic Announces Three Performances in December for the Rosemary and Meredith Willson Harmony for Mayo Program

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The public is invited to enjoy three Rosemary and Meredith Willson Harmony for Mayo Program concerts in December. Performances will be on Mondays from 12:10 to 1 p.m. in Barbara Woodward Lips Atrium, subway level, Rochester Methodist Hospital, Charlton Building, 10 Third Ave. NW. The schedule is: [...]

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