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February 15th, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Postpartum Stroke Study at Mayo Clinic

By Gina Chiri-Osmond

“Postpartum stroke” is a stroke that occurs within six weeks of giving birth. Strokes are a focal brain problem causing loss of function, which occurs because of occlusion of the blood vessel causing lack of blood flow. As a consequence, that part of the brain stops functioning. This is a permanent problem that can cause […]

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January 11th, 2013 · Leave a Comment

National Research Study on Lung Cancer Prevention

By Gina Chiri-Osmond

Mayo Clinic in Rochester is a member of the Cancer Prevention Network (CPN) and is participating in a national research study on lung cancer prevention. You may be eligible to participate in this research study if you: are age 45–79 . are a current or former heavy smoker. have never had cancer or have been […]

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April 19th, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Arrival in Nepal: First blog post and photo from Mayo Everest team

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From Mayo Everest team member Bryan Taylor, Ph.D. Abu Dhabi international airport, 7am. Our team is huddled around a small table chugging coffee or alternative caffeinated beverage, eating a random assortment of pastries, and trying to get a WiFi connection to send messages to friends and family back home. Apparently standing waiving your tablet above […]

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April 17th, 2012 · Leave a Comment

From Rochester to Abu Dhabi

By Admin

Mayo Clinic On Everest- Plus 1 –   Mayo’s Everest Expedition team left Minnesota yesterday with a warm sendoff from friends, family and media. Sporting new haircuts and Mayo baseball caps, they posed for cameras, did interviews and signed the expedition banner which they will take with them to Base Camp. We’ll have more images […]

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April 16th, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Science and Adventure Await

By Admin

  In just a few hours boxloads of laboratory and testing equipment will be on its way to Nepal, along with the six members of Mayo Clinic’s first scientific expedition to Mount Everest. Last minute packing was still happening this morning as personal items were stuffed into duffles and bags. Today Mayo Clinic News Network […]

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April 15th, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Mayo team leaves tomorrow for Mount Everest

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In just over 24 hours Mayo Clinic’s six-person scientific expedition will depart for Mount Everest. The team headed by Bruce Johnson, Ph.D. will leave from the airport in Rochester and, if all goes well, should be in Kathmandu, Nepal in about a day or so. We will have a sendoff for them at the airport […]

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March 30th, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Climbers try out monitoring devices; Team Mayo adds one

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The Everest climbers on the North Face-NatGeo team are trying out Mayo’s monitoring devices while make other preparations in Katmandu, Nepal. The device, developed at Mayo, will help track their vital signs while on the mountain. To see them modeling the device — and see their own photos  from Nepal — check out the visual […]

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March 21st, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Studies Climbers on Everest to Help Heart Patients at Home

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It’s a natural laboratory for studying heart disease, lung problems, muscle loss, sleeping disorders and new medical technologies. It’s also the highest mountain in the world. Mount Everest’s extreme altitude puts climbers under the same conditions experienced by patients suffering from heart disease, obesity or advanced age. To take advantage of that, Mayo Clinic researchers […]

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Tags: altitude research, altitude sickness, extreme athletes, extreme medicine, Heart Disease, Mayo Clinic, Mount Everest, National Geographic, physiology, pulmonary edema, sleep disorders


March 17th, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Mayo Clinic Heading to Mount Everest

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Mayo Clinic will be sending five scientists to monitor a team of climbers attempting to scale Mount Everest this spring. The goal is to learn more about the physiology of humans at high altitude in order to help patients with heart conditions and other ailments. Mayo’s team is headed by Bruce Johnson, Ph.D., a veteran […]

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Tags: altitude research, altitude sickness, Cardiology, Mayo, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic News Network, Mayo Clinic research, Mount Everest, National Geographic, physiology, pulmonary edema, remote monitoring, sleep disorders, The North Face


March 16th, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Raymond Iezzi, Jr., M.D. Receives Visionary Award from Foundation Fighting Blindness

By Gina Chiri-Osmond

Congratulations to Raymond Iezzi, Jr., M.D.! Dr. Iezzi is being honored by the Foundation Fighting Blindness with the organization’s 2012 Visionary Award. Dr. Iezzi is a consultant in the Department of Ophthalmology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He holds the academic rank of associate professor of ophthalmology at Mayo Clinic.  Dr. Iezzi is being recognized for […]

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