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Mayo Clinic sets industry standard for mobile experience: Personal, portable and participatory
Mayo Clinic has created a comprehensive mobile health application, combining a custom mobile experience with unparalleled expertise and access. Empowering patients with information at their fingertips, this app sets a new standard for health care apps. (2012-05-15)

Mayo Clinic study reveals new information about incidence of Parkinsonism
A new study by Mayo Clinic researchers, published in the journal Neurology, shows that Parkinsonism is three times more common than what was previously thought. In addition, the Mayo Clinic study shows that men develop parkinsonism more frequently than women. (1999-06-01)

DNA test may improve colon cancer screening accuracy
Mayo Clinic researchers are leading a nationwide clinical trial on a new way to detect colon cancer, according to the February issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. The test, which requires only a stool sample, detects DNA that is shed from precancerous colon polyps and early- stage colon cancer. (2001-01-25)

Keep track of your blood pressure on Mayo Clinic Health Oasis,
ROCHESTER, MINN. -- An estimated 50 million Americans have high blood pressure or hypertension. Monitoring your blood pressure at home can help you control it. Mayo Clinic has created an interactive tool to help those faced with monitoring this condition -- a new interactive tracker available on Mayo Clinic Health Oasis, (2000-02-06)

NCI awards SPORE grant to multiple myeloma research team from Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
A team of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center scientists has been awarded a Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant in multiple myeloma from the National Cancer Institute. The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is one of only three cancer centers to receive a SPORE grant for multiple myeloma cancer research. (2015-08-31)

Living-donor kidney transplants now being done laparoscopically
Kidney transplant surgeons at Mayo Clinic Rochester are now using laparoscopic techniques (so-called keyhole surgery) for living-donor kidney transplants (1999-11-01)

Mayo Clinic named 1 of best employers for healthy lifestyles
The National Business Group on Health, a nonprofit organization of large employers, today honored Mayo Clinic for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging a healthy lifestyle for its employees and families. (2008-05-13)

Mayo clinic study finds current tobacco and past alcohol use linked to greater health problems
A Mayo Clinic study has found that patients suffered a greater decrease in general and mental health if they were currently smoking and also had an alcohol problem. (2001-12-24)

Mayo Clinic study calls for screening of family members of celiac disease patients
Parents, siblings and children of people with celiac disease are at high risk of also having the disease, according to a Mayo Clinic study. This study calls for screening of all first-degree relatives of patients -- not just those who show symptoms. (2019-08-22)

Mayo Clinic study reports that centenarians do well following surgery
It's not how old you are; it's how sick you are -- at least when it comes to recovery following surgery. This is the major finding of a Mayo Clinic study of 31 men and women 100 years old or older. (1999-08-19)

Diagnosing obesity prompts action, report Mayo Clinic physicians
Mayo Clinic physicians have identified that simply being diagnosed as obese increases a patient's likelihood of establishing a treatment plan with their physician, a crucial step in improving health. It's a significant finding, because obesity is a growing worldwide epidemic and the second leading cause of preventable death in developing countries. (2007-08-01)

Health application for cell phones
Mayo Clinic and Digital Cyclone launch health application for wireless phones. (2007-02-22)

Mayo Clinic researchers identify new diabetes risk mechanism
Researchers at Mayo Clinic have discovered an unexpected effect from a gene known to increase diabetes risk. They assumed that the specific allele in the gene TCF7L2 which increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, impairs insulin production in response to increased insulin resistance. (2015-11-12)

Mayo Clinic researchers identify therapy
Mayo Clinic researchers have found that an experimental drug, LCL161, stimulates the immune system, leading to tumor shrinkage in patients affected by multiple myeloma. The findings are published in Nature Medicine. (2017-03-08)

Makeup of an individual's gut bacteria may play role in weight loss, Mayo study suggests
A preliminary study published in the August issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings suggests that, for some people, specific activities of gut bacteria may be responsible for their inability to lose weight, despite adherence to strict diet and exercise regimens. (2018-08-01)

Human gut microbe may lead to treatment for multiple sclerosis
Mayo Clinic researchers, along with colleagues at the University of Iowa, report that a human gut microbe discovered at Mayo Clinic may help treat autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis. The findings appear in Cell Reports. (2017-08-08)

Mayo Clinic study identifies brain changes in people likely to develop Alzheimer's disease
A Mayo Clinic study has shown that 50 percent of a group of elderly patients with mild cognitive impairment who also have a significantly smaller hippocampus portion of the brain are likely to develop Alzheimer's disease as compared to nine percent of patients with a normal size hippocampus. (1999-07-27)

Mayo Clinic and Massachusetts Institute of Technology receive grant
Mayo Clinic and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have been awarded a five-year, $9.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to support a Physical Sciences-Oncology Center (PS-OC). (2016-10-12)

Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine to host concussion summit
On Oct. 19-20, 2010, Mayo Clinic's Sports Medicine Center will host (2010-10-06)

Gene therapy for metabolic liver diseases shows promise in pigs
With a shortage of donor organs, Mayo Clinic is exploring therapeutic strategies for patients with debilitating liver diseases. Researchers are testing a new approach to correct metabolic disorders without a whole organ transplant. Their findings appear in Science Translational Medicine. (2016-07-27)

Research test identifies BRCA2 gene mutations that lead to breast, ovarian cancers
A new test developed by researchers at Mayo Clinic shows which mutations in the BRCA2 gene make women susceptible to developing breast or ovarian cancers. The research behind the test was published today in the American Journal of Human Genetics. (2018-01-25)

More data needed to determine whether holes in heart lead to stroke
Broad interpretations exist on data related to patent foramen ovales (PFOs) and whether they cause stroke, writes a physician in the May issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Lacking, he says, are good estimates of overall risks or variables that could affect prognosis. (2006-05-17)

Gastric medications increase risk for recurrence of Clostridium difficile infection
Researchers at Mayo Clinic have found patients who use gastric suppression medications are at a higher risk for recurrent Clostridium difficile (C-diff) infection. C-diff is a bacterium that can cause symptoms ranging from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammation of the colon. The study is published in JAMA Internal Medicine. (2017-03-27)

Are you barking up the wrong tree by sleeping with your dog?
Let sleeping dogs the bedroom. That's according to a new Mayo Clinic study that's sure to set many tails wagging. (2017-09-07)

Major depression is a risk factor for seizures in older adults
Mayo Clinic researchers have uncovered a clear link between an episode of major depression and seizures later in life. (2000-03-08)

Mayo Clinic-led study links obesity with pancreatitis
A study by researchers at Mayo Clinic in Arizona published in the The Journal of Clinical Investigation has found that obesity is not only implicated in chronic diseases such as diabetes, but also in sudden-onset diseases such as pancreatitis. (2020-03-09)

Hormone replacement therapy: Is it right for you?
Menopause will affect every woman's life. Usually occurring between the ages of 45 and 55, menopause is when menstruation stops completely, and often causes numerous problems as a woman's body responds to shifting hormone levels. This week, Mayo Clinic Health Oasis,, examines the long-term benefits as well as the risks of using hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to ease these symptoms and reduce the risk of osteoporosis and possibly heart disease. (2000-03-12)

Mayo Clinic awarded major NIH contract for smallpox genomics research
Vaccine researchers at Mayo Clinic have been awarded a $10 million federal contract to study genetic susceptibility to smallpox and genomic-based risks to the smallpox vaccine. (2004-10-04)

Mayo Clinic shows therapy effective for reducing lupus flares
Mayo Clinic researchers have shown that an immunosuppressive drug used in organ transplant cases is effective in reducing flare-ups in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. SLE results in inflammation of connective tissues and can involve the skin, joints and kidneys. Its cause is unknown. The findings were announced today at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology in Boston. (2007-11-09)

Earlier detection of women's vascular health issues can affect heart disease risk
Men and women differ in the way their vascular systems age and the rate at which atherosclerosis -- the hardening of artery walls or buildup of arterial blockage -- progresses over time. These sex- and age-related differences have a direct bearing on a woman's risk factors for cardiovascular disease. (2020-02-05)

PSA doubling predicts prostate cancer recurrence
A detectable level of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is the first indicator of recurrent prostate cancer after radical prostatectomy. In a new Mayo Clinic study, the concept of PSA doubling time is found to be a reliable tool to distinguish which patients have prolonged innocuous PSA levels after therapy from those who are at great risk for disease recurrence and death from prostate cancer. Doubling time is defined as the duration for PSA levels in the blood to increase by 100 percent. (2007-04-09)

Mayo Clinic finds surgeon caseload, practice setting affect treatment of small kidney tumors
Patients with small kidney tumors are more likely to be offered treatment options based on surgeons' case volume and type of practice than on tumor characteristics. (2011-05-14)

Mayo Clinic: Inflammatory bowel disease raises risk of melanoma
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease are at higher risk of melanoma, a form of skin cancer, report researchers at Mayo Clinic. (2013-05-20)

Enzyme that regulates DNA repair may offer new precision treatments for breast and ovarian cancer
Researchers at Mayo Clinic have identified an enzyme called UCHL3 that regulates the BRCA2 pathway, which is important for DNA repair. Results of this research are published online in Genes & Development. (2016-12-12)

CDC and Prevention awards Mayo Clinic an international medical education grant
The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded Mayo Clinic a $1.25 million grant to develop online medical education in Ethiopia. The five-year award will support Mayo Clinic and its Global HIV Education Initiative, HIV eCurriculum, to develop online education courses that disseminate best practices and recent research in HIV treatment and patient care. (2011-11-15)

Study finds less-aggressive chemotherapy after initial treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer to be more beneficial
A Mayo Clinic study involving 5,540 patients with metastatic colorectal cancer finds that maintenance chemotherapy after initial treatment is more beneficial for patients whose disease is under control, compared with more aggressive treatment. (2019-12-19)

Mayo Medical Laboratories introduces 2 mobile applications for physicians
Mayo Medical Laboratories is introducing two comprehensive mobile applications for iPhones and iPads, allowing physicians and pathologists unparalleled access to clinical laboratory expertise from Mayo Clinic. The Lab Catalog app provides guidance on test selection and result interpretation. The Lab Reference app provides users with quick access to reference values, uses, method names, cautions, testing algorithms, and clinical and interpretive information for each test. (2012-10-09)

Stephanie Faubion, M.D., talks genitourinary syndrome of menopause
A new article in Mayo Clinic Proceedings reviews options for women going through genitourinary syndrome of menopause -- an encompassing term for vaginal dryness, itching, dyspareunia and urinary tract infections brought on by low estrogen levels after menopause. (2017-12-01)

Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation collaborative symposium on health-care experience and delivery
The Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation will host Transform, a collaborative symposium on innovations in health-care experience and delivery, Sept. 13-15. (2009-06-24)

Mayo Clinic and Sanford-Burnham extend research agreement
To expand and speed the development of new drugs for its patients, Mayo Clinic has entered a formal collaboration with Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute. (2013-03-11)

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