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January 5th, 2016

Did your patient have cardiac ablation? Don’t stop the anticoagulant!

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Peter Noseworthy, M.D., is a cardiac electrophysiologist at Mayo Clinic, and a Kern Health Care Delivery Scholar in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery. ________________________________________________________________________ As a cardiac electrophysiologist, I am interested in helping to improve health and quality of life for my patients […]

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Tags: anticoagulant, atrial fibrillation, Optum Labs, OptumLabs, Peter Noseworthy, stroke


December 22nd, 2015

Madonna Living Community Series Update: Collaborative care model for depression

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Mayo Clinic’s three transformational centers – the Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, the Center for Regenerative Medicine, and the Center for Individualized Medicine collaborate with the Madonna Living Community to offer a bi-monthly speaker series in which Mayo Clinic speakers share their research on topics relevant to both residents […]

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Tags: collaborative care, depression, DIAMOND, EMERALD, Madonna Living Communities, primary care, Ramona DeJesus, kern center, Science of health care delivery


December 8th, 2015

Healthcare Cost Concerns? Overtesting is part of the problem

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

It’s not a new conversation – if you thought back over the last few weeks, you probably could remember at least one healthcare-related chat. Almost as likely, that conversation will have included mention of the cost, time, or other burden that you, or someone you know, have experienced. The cost of healthcare continues to rise. […]

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Tags: Choosing Wisely, healthcare costs, kern center, Optum Labs, OptumLabs, overtesting, Rozalina McCoy, Science of health care delivery, type 2 diabetes


November 17th, 2015

Halting the Cycle

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Mayo Clinic is Re-Engineering Mental Health Care Delivery An estimated 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. lives with a mental health condition, reports the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Over 24 million of them failed to receive treatment in 2013, and of those who sought treatment, they found a health care system […]

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Tags: Behavioral Health, Emergency Department, Kal Pasupathy, kern center, mental illness, Ronna Campbell, systems engineering, Thomas Hellmich


November 9th, 2015

Mayo Rheumatologist Dr. Timothy Niewold Recognized for Achievements in Lupus Research

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

Mayo Clinic rheumatologist Dr. Timothy Niewold has received the Lupus Foundation of America’s Mary Betty Stevens Young Investigator Prize for his research on the autoimmune disease lupus. Dr. Niewold accepted his award Nov. 8 at a reception held by the foundation to coincide with the American College of Rheumatology’s annual scientific meeting in San Francisco. […]

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Tags: American College of Rheumatology, Lupus, Lupus Foundation of America, Rheumatology, Timothy Niewold


November 5th, 2015

Partnering with the Somali Community Through Research

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Mayo Clinic’s health equity research program, the Arizona branch of the Office of Health Disparities Research (OHDR), is dedicated to support meaningful research programs to identify, develop, and deploy strategies to eliminate health disparities. We also work to ensure that our research subjects (and patients) reflect the diverse communities that form the mosaic of our nation. […]

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Tags: Arizona, community-based research, community-engaged research, Mohamed Ali Abukar, research, SAUC, Somali, tobacco


August 11th, 2015

Breathing Easier – New Understanding for Asthma Medication Management

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

  Matthew Rank, M.D. (@MatthewRankMD) is a practicing allergy and asthma  specialist and associate professor of medicine based in Arizona. He is also the director of the Kern Scholars Program in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery.  ________________________________________________________________________ For those who struggle with asthma, the goal […]

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Tags: asthma, kern center, Matthew Rank, Optum Labs, research, Science of health care delivery


July 15th, 2015

Mayo Uses Regenerative Medicine to Contribute to Mitochondrial Disease Repair

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

Mitochondrial disease has been one of the toughest conditions in medicine. It primarily impacts children inheriting the condition, leaving few if any treatment options. Today, a collaborative group of researchers — including those from Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine, report they have found a way to eliminate the fatal mutations the inherited DNA leaves in cells. The […]

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Tags: Center for Regenerative Medicine, mayo clinic, Mitochondrial Disease, nature


June 17th, 2015

What is Discovery Square?

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

That question is coming up here at BIO 2015 in Philadelphia. People have heard about Destination Medical Center, the long range economic development initiative underway in Rochester, MN. But at the center of the futuristic images on the TV screens here, is the picture of Discovery Square. It’s more than an artist’s conception says Jamie […]

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Tags: Destination Medical Center, Jamie Rothe, mayo clinic, Rochester MN


June 10th, 2015

Mayo Clinic Center for Biomedical Discovery Launches Website

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

At Mayo Clinic, the road to new treatments often begins in the laboratory. For over 100 years, Mayo scientists and physicians have worked together to advance care through medical science. That tradition of leadership by discovery is the Center for Biomedical Discovery. Established to sustain and grow Mayo’s expertise and build on its foundation of […]

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Tags: Center for Biomedical Discovery, discovery research, laboratory research, Mark McNiven, mayo clinic, medical science, research


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