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February 8, 2018

Improving health globally by studying health locally

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Mayo Clinic has been partnering with Olmsted Medical Center and several other regional health care providers for more than 50 years in an initiative called the Rochester Epidemiology Project. This collaboration stretches across 27 counties in Minnesota and Wisconsin, allowing researchers to study health and illnesses in the people living in the region or in […]

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Tags: Barrett's esophagus, blood clot, Mayo Clinic Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, nystagmus, ophthalmology, osteoporosis, population health, proton pump inhibitors, REP, Rochester Epidemiology Project, venous thromboembolism


March 17, 2015

Would You Get Screened for Cancer if You Could Do It At the Mall Instead of at the Hospital?

By Jon Ebbert, M.D. jonebbertmd

Chronic heartburn can cause esophageal cancer. But people who suffer from heartburn often don’t get screened for cancer, and the results can be deadly. Heartburn can lead to a condition called “Barrett’s esophagus.” Barrett’s esophagus is a strong, and only known, risk factor for cancer of the esophagus.   New research conducted in collaboration with […]

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Tags: Barrett's esophagus, cancer screening, Endoscopy, mobile research vehicle


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