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Taking Statins to Lower Cholesterol? New Guidelines Provide Opportunity to Discuss Options with Your Doctor

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Feb. 4, 2014 — Clinicians and patients should use shared decision-making to select individualized treatments based on the new guidelines to prevent cardiovascular disease, according to a commentary by three Mayo Clinic physicians published in this week’s Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Children Who Avoid Scary Situations Likelier to Have Anxiety, Mayo Clinic Research Finds

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Children who avoid situations they find scary are likely to have anxiety a Mayo Clinic study of more than 800 children ages 7 to 18 found. The study published this month in Behavior Therapy presents a new method of measuring avoidance behavior in young children. The researchers [...]

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Mayo Clinic and Sanford-Burnham Extend Research Agreement

ROCHESTER, Minn. — To expand and speed the development of new drugs for its patients, Mayo Clinic has entered a formal collaboration with Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute. Under the agreement, Mayo's discoveries of potential drug targets will be the basis for the development of new drug screening platforms. This will [...]

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Common Erectile Dysfunction Drug Not Helpful for Heart Failure Patients, Study Finds

SAN FRANCISCO — A commonly used erectile dysfunction drug, sildenafil, doesn't help patients who have heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, a condition in which the heart's lower chambers are stiff and cannot relax and fill fully between beats. That is the finding of the RELAX study, presented today at [...]

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Briefing for Editors and Reporters About Destination Medical Center

WHAT: An opportunity to ask questions about Destination Medical Center, a $5 billion economic development initiative to secure Minnesota's status as a global medical destination center now and in the future. Current projected benefits to Minnesota from Mayo Clinic and related DMC expansion over 20 years include: Total economic impact [...]

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Mayo Clinic, Partners Showcase New Tools to Share Medical Information Across Communities

What: Mayo Clinic and its partners in the Southeast Minnesota Beacon Community are showcasing their work through interactive demonstrations of live clinical information systems at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HiMSS) Conference & Exhibition. HiMSS is the world's largest health information technology industry organization, attracting more than 38,000 [...]

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Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator Opens, Welcomes Founding Tenants

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic and Rochester area business development officials today announced the opening of the new Mayo Clinic Business Accelerator at the Minnesota BioBusiness Center. The space may be leased by existing companies, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and professional service providers. The goal of the accelerator is to stimulate [...]

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Pat Summitt, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Mayo's Dr. Ron Petersen to Present at Meeting of the Minds

MULTIMEDIA ALERT: Watch Dr. Petersen in this Mayo Clinic News Network report. Follow the meeting on Twitter using the hashtag #minds. WHAT: The Meeting of the Minds Dementia Conference is for people with mild cognitiveimpairment or early dementia, families, friends and professionals. The conference is a collaboration between the Alzheimer's [...]

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Mayo Clinic Finds Steroids May Shorten Hospital Stay for Pneumonia Patients

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Patients with pneumonia may spend fewer days in the hospital if they are given steroids along with antibiotics and supportive care. That's the finding of a Mayo Clinic analysis of eight randomized-controlled clinical trials involving more than 1,100 patients. The results appear in the March issue of [...]

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ADHD Takes a Toll Well Into Adulthood

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The first large, population-based study to follow children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder into adulthood shows that ADHD often doesn't go away and that children with ADHD are more likely to have other psychiatric disorders as adults. They also appear more likely to commit suicide and to be [...]

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Mayo Clinic Reports Solid 2012 Financial Performance

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic today reported a solid 2012 financial performance as it works to provide high-quality care at lower cost, strengthen its destination medical center practice and deliver expertise to patients and physicians in new ways. Journalists: The audio conference call-in number is 877-358-3883. Mayo Clinic reported annual [...]

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Do Imaging Agents Cause Acute Kidney Injury? Mayo Study Questions the Connection

Many physicians have long believed that the use of intravenous contrast agents for CT scans can cause acute kidney injury. New Mayo Clinic research questions the strength of the causal link between the two. The findings from two tandem studies are published online in the journal Radiology. MULTIMEDIA ALERT: Multimedia [...]

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Minnesota Partnership Researchers Uncover Cancer Drug Prospects

MINNEAPOLIS — A team funded by the Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics has uncovered clues to possible drugs for two rare cancers through research involving baker's yeast and a library of chemical compounds. The team from Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota published the findings in the [...]

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Mayo Clinic to Host High School Science Conference on March 6

Mayo Clinic researchers have invited approximately 200 area high school students to the 14th biennial Celebration of Research, a daylong conference for students interested in learning about careers in science. The event's keynote address, "Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes: Search the G's, A's, T's and C's," will be presented by [...]

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Mayo Clinic Physician Honored by the Netherlands

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The painstaking work of physician-scientists often serves humanity as a whole, although the labors seldom get recognized with fanfare. But the Netherlands showed deep appreciation recently when it awarded Mayo Clinic endocrinologist and researcher Colum A. Gorman, M.B., B.Ch., Ph.D., the esteemed Order of Orange-Nassau for his lifelong [...]

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