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Items Tagged ‘epidemiology’

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 by […]

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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


January 31, 2019

New data gives clarity to allergy doctors and their patients

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

In a new study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Mayo Clinic researchers present the first population-based evidence showing how often food allergies are diagnosed in people. The study also determined which foods are most likely to cause allergic reactions in different age groups. “There were no previous population-based estimates for food allergies in the U.S.,” […]

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Tags: allergies, Avni Joshi, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, epidemiology, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, population health, research, Rochester Epidemiology Project


June 8, 2018

Researchers find link between childhood trauma, recent abuse and more severe menopause symptoms

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

By Heather Carlson Kehren Women who have experienced childhood trauma may suffer from more severe hot flashes and night sweats during menopause, according to new Mayo Clinic research presented during the 16th World Congress on Menopause this week. Researchers found an association between women who experienced adverse childhood events (ACEs) and more severe menopausal symptoms, […]

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Tags: adverse childhood events, epidemiology, Madison Okuno, menopause, population health, women's health


January 18, 2018

Research finds hysterectomy alone associated with increased long-term health risks

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Mayo Clinic researchers show that hysterectomy with ovarian conservation is associated with a significantly increased risk of several cardiovascular diseases and metabolic conditions. The findings are published in Menopause. “This is the best data to date that shows women undergoing hysterectomy have a risk of long-term disease ─ even when both ovaries are conserved,” says Shannon Laughlin-Tommaso, M.D., […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, epidemiology, hysterectomy, Rochester Epidemiology Project, Shannon Laughlin-Tommaso


August 8, 2017

Proposed research agenda-Address disparities for young thyroid cancer patients

By Meghan Knoedler meghanknoedler

In 2013, the television show host from HGTV’s Flip or Flop, Tarek El Moussa, received a concerned email from a fan of the show. The email came from an experienced registered nurse to tell him that while watching the show she noticed a lump in the front of his throat and was extremely concerned the […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, endocrinology, epidemiology, Juan Brito Campana, oncology, thyroid cancer


December 7, 2016

Sex- and age-related differences in parkinsonism

By Elizabeth Zimmermann 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: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, epidemiology, Rochester Epidemiology Project


April 29, 2014

Rochester Epidemiology Project: A Boon for Researchers and Patients

By bobnellis 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, Rochester Epidemiology Project


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