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Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease: Understanding the Connection

Physicians have long known that people with rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatic conditions such as lupus are more likely to die at younger ages than are those without these conditions. Even with advances in treatment, the gap in life expectancy remains. No one knew why until 15 years ago. That’s [...]

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The Connection Between Teeth and Heart Surgery

We want to pass on some published Mayo Clinic research as reflected in the media this week. This one, from the Annals of Thoracic Surgery is especially interesting and useful to both physicians and patients alike. HealthDay, Getting Teeth Pulled Before Heart Surgery May Pose Serious Risks by Randy Dotinga…In a small, retrospective [...]

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The Argentine Study Concludes

Update: 2-14-10 -- "Congratulations to Dr. Bruce Johnson and his team for taking Mayo Clinic research to new heights - under the extreme conditions atop the tallest peak in the hemisphere. The data collected will advance our understanding of human physiology." -- John Noseworthy, M.D., President & CEO, Mayo Clinic [...]

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Mayo's Argentine Research Expedition

It's extreme science about extreme athletes and explorers. People who climb mountains - or run up them - provide a great example of what the human body can do. Understanding their physiology in unusual environments will help researchers to understand better how the body works when it's under the stress of [...]

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Mayo Clinic Heading to Mount Everest

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 [...]

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