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July 14th, 2015

Overuse or Inappropriate Use – More Tests Are Not Necessarily Better

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

H. Pylori Case Study – An opportunity to do the right test on the right patient at the right time? Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a common bacterial infection that as many as 50 percent of all people in the world have been exposed to. Fortunately, not everyone who has the infection will experience symptoms, […]

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Tags: Curtis Hanson, Elitza Theel, gastroenterology, H.Pylori, high value health care, Kern Center, laboratory research, Optum Labs, Science of health care delivery


March 27th, 2014

Gregory Gores, M.D., Receives 2014 AGA Distinguished Mentor Award

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Congratulations to Gregory Gores, M.D., who recently received the 2014 American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Distinguished Mentor Award. Dr. Gores is the current Executive Dean for Research at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., responsible for the leadership and management of all Mayo research centers, divisions, programs, and other research activity. In assuming this role, Dr. Gores […]

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Tags: AGA, American Gastroenterological Association, award, Distinguished Mentor Award, Executive Dean for Research, gastroenterology, GI, Greg Gores, M.D., mentor, people, research


December 9th, 2013

Mayo Clinic Debuts Two New Blogs Focused on Celiac Disease and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

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  We are excited to unveil Mayo Clinic’s newest blogs, which focus on celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD, which includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis). The blogs feature commentary from Mayo Clinic experts about most recent news and advances within each disease, specifically: Study findings News alerts Clinical trials Upcoming events Disease management […]

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Tags: celiac disease, crohn's disease, gastroenterology, IBD, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis


November 12th, 2013

Reducing the Panic of Fecal Incontinence

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From Mayo Clinic’s Discovery’s Edge magazine Imagine the distress of waiting in a stalled checkout line, the bathrooms located at the back of the store, when your bowels begin to rumble and you have the uncontrollable urge to go. For those with fecal incontinence, panic ensues with the very thought of being caught unprepared at […]

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Tags: Discovery's Edge, Dr. Adil Bharucha, fecal incontinence, gastroenterology, GI, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic research


August 30th, 2013

Vedolizumab Effective for Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis & Crohn’s Disease – IBD in the News

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Sunanda Kane, M.D., a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic specializing in the care and evaluation of patients with IBD, discusses two studies recently published in “The New England Journal of Medicine” (ulcerative colitis study | Crohn’s disease study) that found patients with ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease benefited from treatment with vedolizumab compared with placebo. Dr. […]

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Tags: crohn's disease, gastroenterology, IBD, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis


August 22nd, 2013

Tips for Maintaining a Gluten-Free Diet while Traveling

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Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist and celiac disease expert Joseph Murray, M.D., and Jacalyn See, a clinical dietician at Mayo Clinic discuss tips to help people with celiac disease maintain a gluten-free diet while traveling. Among a few of the tips mentioned are: – Before leaving, contact a celiac disease support group in that area to which […]

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Tags: celiac disease, gastroenterology, gluten, gluten free, Jacalyn See, joseph murray


August 6th, 2013

FDA Defines “Gluten-Free” for Food Labeling – Celiac Disease in the News

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Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist and celiac disease expert Joseph Murray, M.D., discusses the FDA’s newly published regulations that define the term “gluten-free” for voluntary food labeling. Among the positives, of these new regulations, Dr. Murray mentions: -They apply to foods that have the potential for cross-contact or contamination with gluten during processing. -When you see a […]

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Tags: celiac disease, gastroenterology, gluten, gluten free, joseph murray


July 29th, 2013

Cardiovascular Disease Less Prevalent Among Patients with Celiac Disease – Celiac Disease in the News

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Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist and celiac disease expert Joseph Murray, M.D., discusses a study presented at this year’s Digestive Disease Week that found incidence and risk factors for cardiovascular disease were less prevalent among patients with celiac disease. Additionally, the same study found that patients with celiac disease were less likely to have type 2 diabetes. […]

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Tags: celiac disease, gastroenterology, gluten, gluten free, joseph murray


June 26th, 2013

Changes to Medications Used to Treat Ulcerative Colitis – IBD in the News

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Sunanda Kane, M.D., a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic specializing in the care and evaluation of patients with IBD, discusses recent changes to drugs used to treat ulcerative colitis and how these changes could impact patients who take these drugs. Medications discussed include: Asacol, Delzicol, Colazal, Giazo, Apriso For more information on IBD, visit: mayoclinic.org/ibd

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Tags: crohn's disease, gastroenterology, IBD, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis


June 19th, 2013

IBD & Increased Risk of Melanoma – IBD in the News

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Siddharth Singh, M.B.B.S.,  a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic specializing in the care and evaluation of patients with IBD, discusses the patient takeaways from a Mayo Clinic study presented at the Digestive Disease Week 2013 conference that found patients with IBD are at higher risk for melanoma, a type of skin cancer. Among the most important […]

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Tags: crohn's disease, gastroenterology, IBD, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis


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