C. Diff Infections Becoming More Common, Severe

NOTE: UPDATED EMBARBO TIME OF 8AM ET ROCHESTER, Minn. — October 17, 2012.  Clostridium difficile infections are becoming more common and more severe in hospitalized children and the elderly, in large part due to greater use of antibiotics, Mayo Clinic researchers report in studies being presented at the American College of Gastroenterology annual meeting. The […]

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center to be Consolidated on Phoenix Campus

PHOENIX, Arizona — August 20, 2012.  Mayo Clinic has been granted approval for construction of a 217,200 square-foot building on its Phoenix campus, a major expansion that will create a single-site, integrated Cancer Center. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center with a multi-site, national presence, which allows us […]

Urgency and Frequency of Urination May be Symptoms of Overactive Bladder

Urgency and Frequency of Urination May be Symptoms of Overactive Bladder July 6, 2012 Dear Mayo Clinic: What are the causes of detrusor instability? I often have the urge to urinate but then can only go in small amounts. Is there a way to treat it? Answer: Detrusor instability — meaning that the bladder is […]

Mayo Clinic Celebrates 25 Years in Arizona

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — June 28, 2012.  Twenty-five years ago, in June 1987, a crew of just 47 physicians and 225 allied health employees rallied to formally launch Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Before the doors even opened, 1,800 patient appointments had been booked. Now, at the organization’s 25th anniversary, set for Friday, June 29, 470 physicians […]

Cataract Study

Ever since the introduction of intraocular lenses or I-O-L transplants, there have been questions about durability.  In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Jay Erie shares findings of a recent study. To listen, click the link below. Cataract Study

Scleroderma Treatment Usually Most Effective when Started Right Away

Scleroderma Treatment Usually Most Effective when Started Right Away June 8, 2012 Dear Mayo Clinic: I am a 50-year-old woman recently diagnosed with scleroderma. What causes it, and can anything stop its progression? What medications are available, and at what point should I begin taking medication? Answer: Scleroderma is a disease that causes the body’s […]

Mayo Clinic Plans $97 Million Expansion to Meet Higher Patient Demand

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — May 24, 2012.   The Jacksonville campus of Mayo Clinic will invest about $97 million in two new major construction projects scheduled to begin this summer. The projects include the addition of two floors and 90 beds to its hospital, and the construction of an off-site primary care center that will be built […]

Organ Donation Status On Facebook

Facebook has announced that its users are now able to post their organ donor status in an effort to raise awareness for organ donation. This is important news especially for those who are waiting for a transplant.  It’s estimated nine million people could be new organ donors if 1% of Facebook users would choose to donate.  Brooks Edwards,M.D. is chair of the The William J. von […]

Prueba identifica a fumadores entre los pacientes de trasplante de médula ósea y ayuda a obtener mejores resultados

ROCHESTER, Minnesota — 19 de abril de 2012.  El simplemente preguntar a los pacientes que van a recibir un trasplante de médula ósea si fuman o no podría no motivarlos a informar sobre su hábito ni a dejarlo, y el tabaquismo puede conducir a obtener malos resultados del trasplante. Una prueba que busca los rastros […]

Mayo Clinic Launches Whole Genome Breast Cancer Study

ROCHESTER, Minn. — April 9, 2012.   The Breast Cancer Genome Guided Therapy Study (BEAUTY Project) will help physicians tailor chemotherapy to breast cancer patients based on their individual genomes and the genomes of their tumors. Mayo Clinic researchers will obtain three whole genome sequences: one from the patients’ healthy cells before treatment, and two tumor genomes […]

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