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National DNA Day is April 25; Experts Available for Comment

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Friday, April 25, is National DNA Day, the date which commemorates completion of the Human Genome Project, the national effort to identify and decode all 6 billion letters in human DNA. Since that time, medical researchers and practitioners have found new ways to apply genomics for everyone who [...]

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Mayo Clinic and Better Team-up to Make Healthcare Experience Simpler

PALO ALTO, Calif. and ROCHESTER, Minn. — April 16, 2014 — Better, a consumer health start-up, and Mayo Clinic have launched a new way for people to navigate the complexity of the healthcare system simply and quickly.  Through a mobile device, Better provides tailored Mayo Clinic health information, 24/7 access to the clinic's experienced [...]

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Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Study IDs Surgical Patients at Risk of Dangerous Lung Disorder

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Acute respiratory distress syndrome is a leading cause of respiratory failure after surgery. Patients who develop the lung disorder postoperatively are at higher risk of dying in the hospital, and those who survive the syndrome may still bear its physical effects  years later.  A Mayo Clinic-led study [...]

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People with Mild Cognitive Impairment May Die at Higher Rate Than People Without Condition

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic research studying the relationship between death and the two types of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) suggests that people who have these conditions die at a higher rate than people without MCI. The research was released today and will be presented at the American Academy of [...]

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Expanded Clinical Trial for Experimental Melanoma Drug at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Cancer Center announced today that it is participating in an expanded access program for the experimental cancer drug MK-3475 at its three sites in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. MK-3475 is a therapy for the treatment of metastatic melanoma. This program will provide expanded access to [...]

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Mayo Clinic Launches National Mobile Exhibit Tour to Honor 150 Years, Look to the Future

ROCHESTER, Minn. — To honor 150 years of serving humanity, Mayo Clinic is taking its story to the public in a free exhibit destined for stops in more than 40 communities throughout the U.S. and Canada from April through October 2014. This high-impact, 1,000-square-foot exhibition on wheels will bring [...]

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Are you an Organ Donor? Mayo Clinic Expert Discusses 5 Myths about Organ Donation

April is Donate Life Month; make your wishes known and don’t let misinformation stop you from saving lives ROCHESTER, Minn. — April is Donate Life Month, a national recognition to help encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and to celebrate those who have saved lives [...]

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Mayor Ardell Brede to Proclaim April 11 ‘Donate Life Day’ in Rochester

Wear blue and green, attend flag raising ceremony to commemorate ROCHESTER, Minn. — Rochester Mayor Ardell Brede will proclaim Friday, April 11, “Donate Life Day” in Rochester at a ceremony at the Gift of Life Transplant House (north house) starting at 4 p.m. that day. A 3-by-5-foot Donate Life flag [...]

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Mayo Clinic Forms Collaboration with Enterprise Ireland to Develop Novel Technologies

Collaboration to support medical innovation, improvements in patient care and the economy Ireland — Mayo Clinic today announced a five-year collaboration with Enterprise Ireland, the Irish enterprise development agency, to advance novel medical technologies originating from Mayo Clinic. The announcement was made this morning in Dublin by An Taoiseach Enda [...]

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Vigilance for Kidney Problems Key for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

MULTIMEDIA ALERT: Mayo Clinic study finds rheumatoid arthritis patients at higher risk of kidney disease ROCHESTER, Minn. — Rheumatoid arthritis patients are likelier than the average person to develop chronic kidney disease, and more severe inflammation in the first year of rheumatoid arthritis, corticosteroid use, high blood pressure and obesity are [...]

Created by Sharon Theimer

Mayo Clinic Shares Lessons Learned from Genomics Clinic for Sequencing-based Cancer Care and Diagnostics

ROCHESTER, Minn. — It has been 1.5 years since Mayo Clinic opened the world’s first integrated multidisciplinary genomics service, the Individualized Medicine Clinic, which uses genomics and next-generation sequencing technologies to personalize treatments for patients with advanced cancer and complex diagnoses. In a special issue of the American Journal of [...]

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Tissue Testing During Breast Cancer Lumpectomies Prevents Need for Reoperation 96 Percent of Time

Real-time tissue analysis gives Mayo Clinic much lower reoperation numbers than national rate ROCHESTER, Minn. — Unique laboratory testing during breast cancer lumpectomies to make sure surgeons remove all cancerous tissue spares patients the need for a repeat lumpectomy in roughly 96 percent of cases at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, [...]

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Recovering From Abdominal Hernia Repair Often Takes Longer Than Patients Expect

  Salt Lake City — Think having a hernia repaired is going to be a walk in the park — or that you’ll be ready to take a walk in the park within hours afterward? It may be time for a reality check, a Mayo Clinic study suggests. Researchers found [...]

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Mayo Research Shows Cardiac Rehab Patients Who Use Smartphone App Recover Better

American College of Cardiology Washington — March 29, 2014 — Patients who attended cardiac rehabilitation and used a smartphone-based app to record daily measurements such as weight and blood pressure had greater improvements in those cardiovascular risk factors; they also were less likely to be readmitted to the hospital within [...]

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Obaid Family Gift Will Support Reconstructive Transplantation at Mayo Clinic

Essam and Dalal Obaid Center for Reconstructive Transplant Surgery has been named to honor benefactor’s parents ROCHESTER, Minn. — Aug. 10, 2011 — Mayo Clinic announced today a $10 million gift from Tarek Obaid in honor of his parents, Essam and Dalal Obaid, to support reconstructive transplantation at Mayo Clinic. [...]

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Implications of Patient Genomic Sequencing at ACMG

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Researchers from the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine will present results of three different studies evaluating implications and feasibility of genome sequencing at the ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting this week in Nashville, Tenn. Presenters are available for interviews at the conference or remote interviews by [...]

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Gout Isn’t Always Easy to Prove: CT Scans Help Catch Cases Traditional Test Misses

Accurate diagnosis key because painful disease treated differently than other forms of arthritis ROCHESTER, Minn. — March 25, 2014 — Gout is on the rise among U.S. men and women, and this piercingly painful and most common form of inflammatory arthritis is turning out to be more complicated than had been [...]

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Embargo Test

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Mayo Clinic Researchers Find Genetic Clue to Irritable Bowel Syndrome

ROCHESTER, Minn. — March 20, 2014 — Is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) caused by genetics, diet, past trauma, anxiety? All are thought to play a role, but now, for the first time, researchers have reported a defined genetic defect that causes a subset of IBS. The research was published in [...]

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Ask Mayo Clinic Nurse Line Receives NCQA Certification

ROCHESTER, Minn. — March 20, 2014 — Ask Mayo Clinic nurse line was recently awarded the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Health Information Product Certification after undergoing a rigorous review of its health information phone line. Attaining this certification indicates that Ask Mayo Clinic is structured to be consistent [...]

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