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COPD Associated With Increased Risk for Mild Cognitive Impairment

Bottom Line:  A diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in older adults was associated with increased risk for mild cognitive impairment (MCI), especially MCI of skills other than memory, and the greatest risk was among patients who had COPD for more than five years. The study is published [...]

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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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Study Finds Dramatic Rise in Skin Cancer among Middle-Aged Adults

ROCHESTER, Minn — Feb. 4, 2014 — A new Mayo Clinic study found that among middle-aged men and women, 40 to 60 years old, the overall incidence of skin cancer increased nearly eightfold between 1970 and 2009, according to a study published in the January issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. [...]

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Investigación de Mayo Clinic descubre que riesgo de ceguera por glaucoma desciende a la mitad

ROCHESTER, Minnesota — 21 de enero de 2014 — Un estudio comparativo de gran amplitud realizado por los científicos de oftalmología en Mayo Clinic revela que la probabilidad de ceguera debida al glaucoma 20 años después del diagnóstico ha descendido a la mitad en la última generación. Los resultados se [...]

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Mayo Clinic Research Finds Risk of Glaucoma Blindness Drops by Half

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Jan. 21 — A comparative long-range study by Mayo Clinic ophthalmology researchers shows that the probability of blindness from glaucoma 20 years after diagnosis has dropped by half in the last generation. The findings appear online in the “in press” section of the journal Ophthalmology. Journalists: Sound [...]

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Mayo Clinic: Cataract Surgeries on the Rise as Boomers Age, Raising Access, Cost Issues

Study also finds people getting procedure at younger ages, more having both eyes repaired ROCHESTER, Minn. — Oct. 9, 2013  — As baby boomers enter their retirement years, health care costs for complex and debilitating conditions such as Alzheimer's disease are expected to soar. Not drawing as much attention is the likelihood of [...]

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Men with Fibromyalgia Often Go Undiagnosed, Mayo Clinic Study Suggests

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Fibromyalgia is a complex illness to diagnose and to treat. There is not yet a diagnostic test to establish that someone has it, there is no cure and many fibromyalgia symptoms — pain, fatigue, problems sleeping and memory and mood issues — can overlap with or get [...]

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The Greatest Medical Resource You've Never Heard Of: Rochester Epidemiology Project

ROCHESTER, Minn. — 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 [...]

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Gene That's Usually Bad News Loses Punch If You Live to Your 90s

ROCHESTER, Minn. — October 25, 2012.  A gene linked to the risk of developing Alzheimer's, heart disease and diabetes becomes less important to quality of life once people hit their 90s, a Mayo Clinic study shows. At that point, good friends and a positive attitude have a bigger impact, the [...]

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Infections in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients: Mayo Clinic Study Finds Way to Pinpoint Risk

ROCHESTER, Minn. — September 5, 2012.  Rheumatoid arthritis alone is painful and disabling, but it also puts patients at higher risk of death. The greater susceptibility to infections that accompanies the autoimmune disorder is one reason. Assessing the danger of infection a particular patient faces so it can be addressed [...]

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Ultrasounds Spot Heart Disease Early in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

ROCHESTER, Minn. — May 31, 2012.  Special echocardiograms show promise for early detection of a potentially deadly complication in rheumatoid arthritis: heart disease, Mayo Clinic research shows. The findings were being presented at The European League Against Rheumatism annual meeting in Berlin. Rheumatoid arthritis patients are at higher risk of [...]

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Mayo Clinic: Standard Heart Disease Risk Tools Underrate Danger in Rheumatoid Arthritis

ROCHESTER, Minn. — May 21, 2012.  Heart disease risk assessment tools commonly used by physicians often underestimate the cardiovascular disease danger faced by rheumatoid arthritis patients, a Mayo Clinic study has found. Inflammation plays a key role in putting those with rheumatoid arthritis in greater jeopardy for heart disease, yet [...]

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Beacon Program Partners with Area Schools on Asthma Initiatives

ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Southeast Minnesota Beacon Program, a federally funded health information technology research project, is reaching out to schools in the region to improve the management of asthma in school-aged children. Asthma is estimated to occur in 7 percent of school-aged children, although population-based studies in the Rochester [...]

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Mayo Clinic: Obesity Epidemic Fueling Rise in Rheumatoid Arthritis Among Women

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Obesity and the painful autoimmune disorder rheumatoid arthritis are each becoming more common, raising a logical question: Could one have something to do with the other? For women, it appears there is a link, Mayo Clinic researchers say. They studied hundreds of patients and found a history [...]

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Lower GI Problems Plague Many With Rheumatoid Arthritis, Mayo Clinic Study Finds

ROCHESTER, Minn. — April 3, 2012.  Add lower gastrointestinal (GI) problems such as ulcers, bleeding and perforations to the list of serious complications facing many rheumatoid arthritis patients. They are at greater risk for GI problems and gastrointestinal-related death than people without the disease, a Mayo Clinic study shows. Researchers [...]

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Mayo Clinic Study Finds Dramatic Rise in Skin Cancer in Young Adults

ROCHESTER, Minn. — March 26, 2012.  Even as the rates of some cancers are falling, Mayo Clinic is seeing an alarming trend: the dramatic rise of skin cancer, especially among people under 40. According to a study by Mayo Clinic researchers published in the April issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, [...]

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Mayo Clinic: Asthmatic Children Face Higher Shingles Risk, Premature Birth Doubles Asthma Odds

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic researchers will present findings on childhood allergies and asthma at the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) annual meeting, held March 2–6 in Orlando, Fla. The AAAAI event brings together allergists, asthma specialists, clinical immunologists and allied health professionals worldwide who have a [...]

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Traumatic Brain Injuries are Likely More Common Than Previously Thought

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Though researchers are becoming increasingly aware of the long-term effects of head injury, few studies have looked at the prevalence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in all age groups, including males and females, taking into account both mild and serious events. In a recent study published in [...]

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Joint Surgery Rates Declining Among Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients, Mayo Clinic Finds

The need for joint surgery is declining among rheumatoid arthritis patients, possibly because they can now more effectively manage the disease with medication, Mayo Clinic research has found. When people diagnosed with arthritis since the mid-1990s do need orthopedic surgery, it now is more often on the knees rather than [...]

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Mayo Clinic Studies Identify Risk Factors in Rising Trend of Liver Cancer

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Doctors have known for years that the incidence of deadly liver cancer is on the rise, but what is causing that trend has remained a mystery. Two recent Mayo Clinic studies published in the January issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings offer a clearer picture of the rise [...]

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