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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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Discovery’s Edge Online Issue

Research Features from Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minn. — January  8, 2014 — Here are highlights from the latest online issue of Discovery's Edge, Mayo Clinic's research magazine. You may cite and link to this publication as often as you wish. Republication is allowed with proper attribution. Please include the following subscription information [...]

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Mayo Clinic Announces Four Performances in October for the Rosemary and Meredith Willson Harmony for Mayo Program

ROCHESTER, Minn. —The public is invited to enjoy four Rosemary and Meredith Willson Harmony for Mayo Program concerts in October. 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: Oct. 7: Leon Joseph [...]

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Pikeville Medical Center in Kentucky Joins Mayo Clinic Care Network

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — Officials from Mayo Clinic and Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) announced today that PMC is the latest member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. PMC provides high-quality compassionate care to a region of more than 420,000 people in 15 counties and the states of Kentucky, Virginia and West [...]

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Flu Vaccines Given in All Elementary Schools in Olmsted County, Minn.

ROCHESTER, Minn. — October 8, 2012.  If you attend elementary school in Olmsted County you can get your flu vaccines between classes. It's not just a good idea, but also a demonstration of how public health can improve when agencies and organizations work together. Organizers believe it to be the [...]

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Mayo Clinic Researchers Stop Neuromyelitis Optica Attacks with New Therapy

ROCHESTER, Minn. — October 8, 2012.  Mayo Clinic researchers have identified a new therapy for patients with neuromyelitis optica that appears to stop inflammation of the eye nerves and spinal cord. NMO is a debilitating central nervous system disorder that is often misdiagnosed as multiple sclerosis (MS). In the study, [...]

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St. Alexius Medical Center Joins Mayo Clinic Care Network

BISMARCK, N.D. — October 8, 2012.  Mayo Clinic and St. Alexius Medical Center today announced that the Bismarck-based organization is the newest member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. St. Alexius is the first medical center in western North Dakota to have passed Mayo's rigorous review process and been selected [...]

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Mayo Experts Discuss Risk, Treatment, Side Effects and Coping Skills

ROCHESTER, Minn. — October 4, 2012.  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among women in the United States and ranks second as a cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer. About 1 in 8 women and 1 in 1,000 men [...]

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The Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer Book — A Lifeline for Navigating Breast Cancer

ROCHESTER, Minn. — October 3, 2012.  The Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer Book, available online and in retail outlets nationwide starting in October, helps women and their families better understand the disease, make informed decisions regarding treatments, and cope with the emotional and physical effects of breast cancer. MULTIMEDIA ALERT: A [...]

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Mayo Clinic: Melanoma Up to 2.5 Times Likelier to Strike Transplant, Lymphoma Patients

ROCHESTER, Minn. — October 3, 2012.  Melanoma is on the rise nationally, and transplant recipients and lymphoma patients are far likelier than the average person to get that form of skin cancer and to die from it, a Mayo Clinic review has found. That is because their immune systems tend [...]

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Mayo Clinic Debuts Anxiety Coach App for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

ROCHESTER, Minn. — October 3, 2012.  Mayo Clinic is releasing an app this week for Apple iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch called Anxiety Coach, a self-help tool that assists people in reducing a variety of fears and worries ranging from extreme shyness to obsessions and compulsions. Unlike other self-help apps, [...]

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Keeping Hunters Out of the Hospital: Mayo Expert Offers Tips for a Safe Hunting Season

LA CROSSE, Wis. — October 1, 2012.  Errant gunshots are an obvious health risk during fall hunting season, but a range of other dangers also can send hunters to the hospital or worse: heart attacks, injured backs and broken bones are among the most common medical emergencies. Emergency medicine physician [...]

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Steven Rose, M.D., Named Dean of Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education

ROCHESTER, Minn. — October 1, 2012.   Steven Rose, M.D., has been named dean of Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education at Mayo Clinic. He succeeds Mark Warner, M.D., who served as dean from 2006 until his appointment as executive dean for education in July 2012. Dr. Rose's appointment is effective [...]

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Mayo Expert Offers Marathon Tips to Stay Healthy Before the Big Race

ROCHESTER, Minn. — October 1, 2012.  No matter how long or diligently runners train before a marathon, they invariably cross the finish line with some mark of the endurance test they've just experienced. To help alleviate injuries and stay healthy on race day, Ed Laskowski, M.D., co-director of the Mayo [...]

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Mayo Clinic Celebrates Heritage Days Oct. 1–5

ROCHESTER, Minn. — September 26, 2012.  Each year, Mayo Clinic commemorates its history, culture and values with a weeklong celebration to recognize all staff and volunteers who care for Mayo patients. This year's Heritage Days celebration Oct. 1-5 reflects on the "Spirit of Service" at Mayo Clinic that has continued [...]

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Mayo Clinic Physicians ID Reasons for High Cost of Cancer Drugs, Prescribe Solutions

ROCHESTER, Minn. — September 26, 2012.  A virtual monopoly held by some drug manufacturers in part because of the way treatment protocols work is among the reasons cancer drugs cost so much in the United States, according to a commentary by two Mayo Clinic physicians in the October issue of [...]

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Mayo Clinic Finds Way to Weed Out Problem Stem Cells, Making Therapy Safer

ROCHESTER, Minn. — September 25, 2012.  Mayo Clinic researchers have found a way to detect and eliminate potentially troublemaking stem cells to make stem cell therapy safer. Induced Pluripotent Stem cells, also known as iPS cells, are bioengineered from adult tissues to have properties of embryonic stem cells, which have [...]

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Mayo Expert Offers Communication Tips for Medical Staff, Hearing-Impaired Patients

ROCHESTER, Minn. — September 24, 2012.  This week is the International Week of the Deaf, held to draw attention to deaf and hearing-impaired people, their accomplishments and challenges they face. One health care issue is a potential communication barrier between medical providers and deaf or hard-of-hearing patients. Mayo Clinic ear, [...]

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Mayo Clinic and University of Iowa Receive $11.5 Million SPORE Grant Renewal

ROCHESTER, Minn. — September 24, 2012.  The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center and Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa have received a five-year, $11.5 million grant renewal from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to continue the Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) for lymphoma research. The renewal was [...]

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Mayo Clinic Supports the Fifth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Event

ROCHESTER, Minn. — September 24, 2012.  Mayo Clinic and the Rochester Police Department are joining the Drug Enforcement Administration to hold a National Take-Back Initiative event Saturday, Sept. 29. Participants can turn in unwanted prescription drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mayo Clinic, Gonda Building circle drive entrance [...]

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