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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


February 28, 2019

Feeling lonely in the emergency department? It may matter more than you think.

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Waiting in the emergency room is not only frustrating for patients, but could contribute to future hospitalizations, shows new research. A collaborative team within the Mayo Clinic Emergency Department Clinical Engineering Learning Laboratory is working to improve the quality of care in emergency medicine. Researchers and health care providers work hand-in-hand in this embedded research […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, emergency department, health care systems engineering, Heather Heaton, Mustafa Sir, patient safety


February 26, 2019

Bone Marrow Stem Cells Stall Out in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

By Sara Tiner saratiner

For patients who have chronic lymphocytic leukemia, fighting off a serious infection can be difficult and often is just not possible. And a team of Mayo researchers is starting to find out why in a paper published recently in the journal Leukemia. What is Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia? This disease is cancer of an immune cell […]

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Tags: basic science, blood cancer, cancer, Center for Biomedical Discovery, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, immunology, Kay Medina, leukemia, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Neil Kay, Wei Ding


February 19, 2019

It takes a village

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Home-based palliative care may not be a simple doctor-patient relationship, but the value it adds is simple to understand It takes a village to raise a child. The inputs and interactions with many adults across their community serve to usher children through the ups and downs of life into adulthood and aid them to live […]

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Tags: care transitions, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Christina Y. Chen, collaboration, Gregory Hanson, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars, palliative care, population health, quality of life


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