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

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 [...]

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Dispatch from the Field 4-26-12

From Joel Streed, Mayo Clinic News Network Up early so I figured I'd use the Internet while it's available.  As mentioned, yesterday was a day of testing the team.  Research sounds a little "glamorous" for  working in a lab or doing field work in sometimes exotic places.  In the picture [...]

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