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December 7th, 2016

Sex- and age-related differences in parkinsonism

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young elizabethzimmermann

Researchers at Mayo Clinic have found that drug-induced parkinsonism occurs more often in women than in men. It is also the most common type of parkinsonism among people younger than age 40. These findings, made possible by the Rochester Epidemiology Project, were published online in Movement Disorders. They give a different perspective from the team’s […]

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Tags: epidemiology, medical research, Parkinson's, parkinsonism, REP, Rochester Epidemiology Project, Rodolfo Savica

April 29th, 2014

Rochester Epidemiology Project: A Boon for Researchers and Patients

By Bob Nellis bobnellis

   With its origins dating back to the early days of the Mayo Clinic, the Rochester Epidemiology Project is the medical resource behind discoveries that have affected patients around the globe. It’s been treasured by researchers and funded by the National Institutes of Health for nearly 50 years. Data collected from several generations of patients […]

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Tags: epidemiology, Mayo Clinic, medical population studies, medical research, Olmsted County, Olmsted Medical Center, patient records, research, Rochester Epidemiology Project

January 6th, 2011

Arthritis and Epidemiology


One out of every dozen American women will contract a rheumatic disease in her lifetime. One in 12. That’s the first time a lifetime risk of these diseases has been determined — and it’s higher than many had thought. So says Cynthia Crowson and the other authors of a research paper published online in the […]

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Tags: arthritis, epidemiology, rheumatology, Rochester Epidemiology Project

December 4th, 2009

Rochester Epidemiology Project


The Rochester Epidemiology Project (aka one of Minnesota’s and the United States’ best, yet hardly noticed, medical resources) is trying to raise its visibility. What is the REP? Probably the largest and oldest  population-based medical consortium in the country. Researchers have been answering medical trend questions, characterizing frequencies of diseases and conditions, and tracking key […]

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Tags: epidemiology, medical population studies, medical research, Rochester Epidemiology Project

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