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May 21, 2019

A pregnant pause

By Caitlin Doran caityrosey

In many states, women can expect pregnancy to restrict their advance directives. Search online for what to do when getting ready for baby and you’ll find endless checklists of essentials every parent needs, from onesies and diapers to high tech strollers and baby monitors. The best lists also mention an important legal document that expectant […]

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Tags: advance directive, biomedical ethics, Erin DeMartino, pregnancy, Richard Sharp


May 16, 2019

Brain MRI may be overrated in deciding about valve surgery

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

By Jay Furst Blood clots moving to the brain are a frequent — and dangerous — complication for patients with endocarditis. Endocarditis is an infection of the heart’s inner lining that can damage heart valves and contribute to the formation of blood clots. As many as 80 percent of endocarditis patients who undergo magnetic resonance […]

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Tags: brain, CT, Daniel DeSimone, endocarditis, Larry Baddour, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, MRI, neurology, radiology, Tia Chakraborty


May 1, 2019

Research News Roundup-April 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

The Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup includes brief summaries and links to research news releases from the past month. It also connects readers to related resources. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. Mayo Clinic, other experts call for urgent focus on brain disease that mimics Alzheimer’s In collaboration with the University of Kentucky, the […]

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Tags: advanced directive, Andrea Cheville, cancer, cardiology, clinical trials, HLHS, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, Mark Truty, pancreatic cancer, quality of life, radiation therapy, Research News Roundup


April 30, 2019

Emoji prove effective for monitoring cancer patients’ health

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Life is complicated; a cancer diagnosis compounds that complication. When physicians find ways to help ease the complexities of a patient’s treatment, it’s a win. Mayo Clinic researchers recently used emoji to help patients measure their overall well-being during treatment. The study used two scales — a mood scale and an ordinal scale — featuring a total […]

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Tags: cancer, Carrie Thompson, hematology, patient reported outcomes


April 15, 2019

Culturally relevant health app shows positive impact

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

By Jay Furst Mobile apps are popular sources of fast and easily digested consumer health information. But can they actually help in measurable ways to make you more healthy? According to a pilot study by Mayo Clinic researchers, they can if the content is presented in a culturally relevant, targeted and engaging way — and […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, cardiology, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, diversity, health disparities, LaPrincess Brewer, Office of Health Disparities Research, women's health


April 8, 2019

The newest building block for understanding rare disease

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

One of the basic building blocks of understanding disease is epidemiologic research. In this science, researchers seek to understand how often a condition occurs in a particular population, and to identify successful ways to treat or prevent disease. In a study published April 8 in Arthritis & Rheumatology, a team of Mayo Clinic researchers led […]

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Tags: Ali Duarte-Garcia, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, epidemiology, Eric Matteson, immune system, rare disease, rheumatology, Rochester Epidemiology Project


March 21, 2019

Colon cancer: a new era in cancer screening and detection

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a time to focus on one of the most common and preventable forms of cancer. Mayo Clinic is applying a new genomic lens to colorectal and other cancers to identify which are the types that run in families. The answer to that could open new treatment options and also […]

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Tags: cancer genomics, Center for Individualized Medicine, colon cancer, hereditary cancer, Lynch syndrome, Niloy "Jewel" Samadder, precision medicine


March 14, 2019

Opioid abuse by parents puts children at risk

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

By Jay Furst Children living in homes where a parent is abusing opioids are clearly impacted, in immediate ways and in ways that may change the trajectory of their lives. Those impacts, however – including the effects on the parent-child relationship – rarely have been studied in depth. It’s a surprising gap in research, considering […]

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Tags: adverse childhood events, Kathryn Schak, Magdalena Romanowicz, opioids, psychiatry


March 7, 2019

What do Yellowstone rocks teach us about kidney stones

By Susan Buckles susanbuckles

This article originally appeared on the Center for Individualized Medicine blog. Mayo Clinic researchers are turning to Yellowstone National Park to unlock the secrets of kidney stones. Medical science long has been mystified by a cause and cure for this painful condition that affects more than 1 in 10 Americans. Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized […]

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Tags: Center for Individualized Medicine, kidney stones, medical research, microbiome, Nicholas Chia


March 1, 2019

Mayo Clinic advancing the science of health care delivery at the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s 40th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

For more than 150 years, Mayo Clinic has pursued continuous improvements in health and health care delivery. The Mayo Clinic Robert D. Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery is Mayo’s innovative driver for change, building on this strong history of taking a scientific approach to compassionate care. It brings together a unique, multidisciplinary […]

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Tags: Amy Foxx-Orenstein, Barbara Bruce, cancer, Carmen Radecki Breitkopf, Eleshia Morrison, Gloria Petersen, Gretchen Ames, Joseph Furst, Karen Grothe, Lila Rutten, Manpreet Mundi, Maria Lapid


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