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Using a one-of-a-kind computer-aided program, Mayo Clinic has developed and implemented a Mayo-wide electronic warning system to identify patients at risk of QT-related deaths from an abnormality in the ...
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORY Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions — increased blood pressure, a high blood sugar level, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levers — that occur together. Expert Answers Helping children cope: Tips for talking about tragedy Heart rate: What's normal? Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) Prostate symptoms self-assessment Taming rheumatoid arthritis pain HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK Setting youself up for a fall? Have you ever tripped down the stairs? Slipped on a rug? It may seem silly, but falls are nothing to take lightly. Here are five tips to fall-proof your home: 1. Keep electrical cords out of walking paths. 2. Securely fasten carpet, rugs and carpet runners to the floor. 3. Keep stairways free of clutter. 4. Use nonslip mats in your bathtub or shower. 5. Store clothing, dishes, food and other necessities within easy reach.
First-in-humans study introduces next generation cell therapy Translating a Mayo Clinic stem-cell discovery, an international team has demonstrated that therapy with cardiopoietic (cardiogenically-instructed) or ...
In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from the United States and Europe discovered genetic mutations associated with long QT syndrome (LQTS), in a small number of ...
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I saw a story on the news about magnets being used to treat patients with GERD. Is this treatment safe? How does it work? I have taken prescription drugs for GERD for years and would love to not need medication anymore. ANSWER: The treatment you heard about is a new therapy now available for people with persistent gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). It involves placing around the lower end of the esophagus a device that looks like a bracelet and is made up of magnetic beads. The device allows food to pass into the stomach, but prevents acid and other digestive juices in the stomach from getting up into the esophagus.