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Do You Have Questions About #Arthritis?

  PBS News Hour is hosting a Twitter Chat TODAY - Thursday 1 to 2 p.m. ET  Follow #NewsHourChats  Join @mayoclinic, @CDCgov, @NIH_NIAMS (NIH's National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases), @ACRRheum (American College of Rheumatology), @arthritis_org (Arthritis Foundation) and  @RheumPF (Rheumatoid Patient Foundation) *IF YOU MISSED CHAT YOU CAN READ THE TRANSCRIPT HERE.

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New Guidelines for Management of High Blood Pressure

Hypertension is the most common condition seen in primary care and leads to heart attack, stroke, kidney failure and death if not detected early and treated appropriately. New guidelines released online by JAMA today offer nine recommendations and a treatment algorithm (flow chart) to help physicians treat patients with hypertension. Sandra [...]

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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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Combo of Avastin, Second Drug Shows Promise Fighting Brain Cancer, Mayo Clinic Finds

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The drug bevacizumab, also known by the trade name Avastin, shrinks tumors briefly in patients with an aggressive brain cancer known as glioblastoma multiforme, but then they often grow again and spread throughout the brain for reasons no one previously has understood. Now, Mayo Clinic researchers have [...]

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NIH Extends Udall Grant Supporting Mayo Clinic's Parkinson's Research

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The National Institutes of Health has given Mayo Clinic in Florida a five-year, $7 million extension of its Udall Center of Excellence in Parkinson's Disease Research grant. NIH has continuously funded Mayo Clinic's Udall Center since 1999, shortly after President Bill Clinton signed the Morris K. Udall [...]

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Top Research Institutions Join Mayo Clinic in Asking Congress to Preserve NIH Funding

ROCHESTER, Minn. — July 11, 2012.  Mayo Clinic and 18 other leading medical research institutions nationwide are urging congressional leaders to maintain current funding levels for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). They say medical research funding is essential for the health of the nation and the economy. NIH-funded research [...]

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Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Expert Ronald Petersen, M.D., to Participate in Release of National Alzheimer's Plan at NIH

NOTE: REVISED COPY WHAT: Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease expert Ronald Petersen, M.D., will participate in the release of an ambitious national plan to address Alzheimer's disease to attendees of the Alzheimer's Research Summit 2012: Path to Treatment and Prevention. Dr. Petersen is chair of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, [...]

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Mayo Clinic Leads NIH-Funded Study on Indigestion

Many people have stomach discomfort, stomach pain, feel full after eating and other troubles with meals. For some people, nothing seems to help. Researchers at Mayo Clinic are conducting a research study on the effects of two FDA-approved medications to treat stomach symptoms that occur after eating. The purpose is [...]

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Mayo Clinic Researchers Lead Clinical Trial for Treatment of Chronic, Severe Indigestion

Could medicines used for depression also treat chronic, severe indigestion? Scientists at Mayo Clinic suspect they can and, backed by funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), they are testing that premise in a nationwide clinical trial. "Nerve cells are found throughout the body, and just as their dysfunction [...]

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Studying Body’s Defense System to Find Treatments for Alzheimer’s

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. The investigators are working together to [...]

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New CDC Analysis Finds Nearly 1 in 4 US Adults Has Arthritis

It's an epidemic spreading steadily and painfully, joint by joint. Arthritis now afflicts nearly 1 in 4 American adults, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported Thursday. [CDC news release] It found that 22.7 percent of U.S. adults -  52.5 million people - have arthritis, and that 22.7 [...]

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Mayo Clinic Hosts Conference on the Genetics of Healing

Individualizing Medicine 2013: From Promise to Practice, that's the name of a conference at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., this week focusing on how to translate the promise of genomic medicine into ongoing patient care. Genomics is the study of our genetic material, which determines everything from the color of our hair to which [...]

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Applying Regenerative Medicine to Battlefield Injuries

Mayo Clinic researchers are part of the second phase of a national consortium that focuses on developing innovative medical treatments for wounded veterans. Mayo’s role will emphasize peripheral nerve regeneration. Mayo’s principal investigator is Anthony Windebank, M.D., a neurologist and deputy director for discovery in the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine. [...]

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Mayo Clinic Receives $8.8 Million Federal Grant for Metabolomics Center

Mayo Clinic is one of six new federally-funded Comprehensive Metabolomics (met-ah-bol-OH-mics) Centers to support medical research on metabolomics — the study, at the cellular level, of how molecules are metabolized in the body. Understanding these molecular mechanisms is proving increasingly important in the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of many diseases, [...]

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#FutureOfHealthCare on CNBC Closing Bell

  What is the #FutureOfHealthCare? Mayo Clinic President and CEO John Noseworthy, M.D., speaks with @MariaBartiromo on @CNBCClosingBell about the Affordable Care Act, Destination Medical Center (DMC), individualized medicine, regenerative medicine, health care delivery, NIH funding and more ... WATCH VIDEO: http://bit.ly/ZTBTGq 

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The Genome Project - Determining All 6 Billion Letters of Human DNA

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the completion of the Human Genome Project, a roughly 10-year, $3-billion, international effort to determine all 6 billion letters (3 billion base pairs) of human DNA. It was a major scientific achievement funded by the National Institutes of Health, Department of Energy, several [...]

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Colon Cancer Family Registry (pkg)

For the past 15 years the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has funded a collection of data from close to 40,000 colon cancer patients and their families.  It’s called the Colon Cancer Family Registry, and the information is used by researchers around the world to learn more about the disease. [...]

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Have You Heard of the REP?

It's the medical resource behind discoveries that have affected patients around the globe, treasured by researchers and funded by the National Institutes of Health for nearly 50 years: the Rochester Epidemiology Project. This comprehensive medical records pool makes Olmsted County, Minn., one of the few places in the world where [...]

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Colon Cancer Family Registry (pkg.)

For the past 15 years the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has funded a collection of data from close to 40,000 colon cancer patients and their families.  It’s called the Colon Cancer Family Registry, and the information is used by researchers around the world to learn more about the disease. [...]

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Most People are Unaware They Have Celiac Disease

An estimated 1.8 million Americans in the U.S. have celiac disease and roughly 1.4 million of them are unaware. Results from a Mayo Clinic study, published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology , indicate that celiac disease is more common than previously thought, and most people don't know they have the disease.    Joseph Murray, M.D., Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist [...]

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