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September 29, 2022

Mayo Clinic study indicates rural US counties have higher diabetes-related deaths

By Colette Gallagher Colette Gallagher (@colettegallagher)

In a new study, Mayo Clinic researchers identified substantial health disparities in rural versus urban areas in diabetes-related deaths, with other disparities based on gender. Using nationwide data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the researchers examined rates and trends from 1999 to 2018, in diabetes-related deaths among adults based on county urbanization, […]

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Tags: Adrian Vella, diabetes, endocrinology, epidemiology, health disparities, heart health, multiple chronic conditions, rural health care, Sagar Dugani


September 15, 2022

Meet Gustavo Cortes Puentes, M.D. — Compassionate Clinician Scientist

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

Gustavo Cortes Puentes, M.D. (@DrivingPressure), is a pulmonary and critical care specialist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Originally from Colombia, he came to Mayo by way of an internal medical residency with the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis, following a research scholar appointment during which he studied pulmonary mechanics and acute respiratory […]

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Tags: Caroline Davidge-Pitts, Cassie Kennedy, Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Cesar Gonzalez, diversity, Gustavo Cortes Puentes, health disparities, Kaiser Lim, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars, pulmonary and critical care medicine, Sean Phelan


June 30, 2022

Lupus rates increasing, communities of color especially vulnerable

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

New research led by Mayo Clinic shows that more people are being diagnosed with lupus than in the past, while risks of severity and death remain the same. The study is published in BMJ Annals of the Rheumatologic Diseases. Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation and pain throughout the body. Most common in […]

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Tags: Alain Sanchez Rodriguez, Ali Duarte Garcia, autoimmune disorder, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cindy Crowson, epidemiology, health disparities, Jesse Dabit, Kern Health Care Delivery Scholars, lupus, rheumatology


May 31, 2022

Mayo research using DNA to catch cancer, other medical conditions earlier

By Adam Harringa Adam Harringa (@harringaadam)

What would happen if a certain percentage of serious medical conditions, including cancer diagnoses, were found significantly earlier by studying the entire genome of patients’ DNA? How would their quality of life improve, and how many fewer cancer deaths would there be each year? That’s what a group of Mayo Clinic scientists and clinicians aim […]

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Tags: Bijan Borah, breast cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, DNA, genome, genomics, health disparities, hereditary cancer, hereditary diseases, hypercholesterolemia


April 5, 2022

Mayo Clinic at the Society of Behavioral Medicine #SBM2022 — the urgency of adaptation

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

The 43rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine is April 6-9, in Baltimore. With the meeting theme “The Urgency of Adaptation,” the 2022 conference seeks to showcase opportunities for behavioral medicine to increase its effect on the climate crisis, systemic racism, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Embedded in the clinical practice, […]

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Tags: Ahmed (Shafii) Mohamed, Amelia Barwise, Arizona State University, Bridget Biggs, cancer, cardiovascular disease, Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, community engagement, COVID-19, diabetes


April 4, 2022

Research News Roundup — March 2022

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

March news reports are often focused on college basketball, daylight savings time and Mardi Gras. This year, Ukraine and the its people are top of mind for many, providing a sobering counterpoint. Behind the scenes, research has continued at Mayo Clinic, and several findings were released in March that help build the evidence and point […]

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Tags: aging, Alzheimer's disease, animal model, artificial intelligence, biomarkers, chemotherapy, collaboration, COVID-19, depression, discovery research, drug discovery, genomics


March 10, 2022

Introducing a new Diversity Science Program for practice transformation

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

The Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery recently launched a new Diversity Science Program. This new focus area expands the ability of the center to provide evidence-based solutions that advance inclusive, equitable norms for organizational wellness and practice transformation. Diversity Science is the scientific discipline that […]

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Tags: Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, diversity, Gladys Asiedu, health disparities, quality improvement, Renaldo Blocker, Sean Dowdy, Sean Phelan


March 2, 2022

Research News Roundup — January, February 2022

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

At Mayo Clinic, researchers work across the spectrum of health care and disease, from basic discovery science to transformations in patient care. They translate early findings into therapeutic or preventive interventions via clinical research and innovative pilot projects. Mayo Clinic researchers publish thousands of articles in peer-reviewed journals each year. A fraction of those findings […]

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Tags: A. Noelle Larson, Andrew Bentall, animal model, anticoagulant, biomedical engineering, bone regeneration, cardiovascular disease, chemotherapy, cirrhosis, COVID-19, gastrointestinal cancer, health disparities


January 25, 2022

Babies born in rural settings are more likely to experience trauma during birth, and one way Mayo Clinic is addressing this

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann (@elizabethzimmermann)

Birth trauma rates are one of the measures of hospital quality used by the Joint Commission. Recent Mayo Clinic-led research, published in the Maternal and Child Health Journal, shows that babies born at rural hospitals are more likely to experience a birth-related injury than those born in urban hospitals. This disparity is of concern to […]

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Tags: Aaron Spaulding, birth trauma, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, health care value, health disparities, Jennifer Fang, rural health care, teleneonatology


December 30, 2021

Research News Roundup — 2021 Q4

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

2021 has been another whirlwind year of COVID-19 related advances, so you might have missed all the other medical and health care delivery findings that have emerged. It would take more time than we both have to recap all the non-COVID-19 news from 2021, but if you read further, you’ll learn about some of Mayo […]

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Tags: arthritis, artificial intelligence, cancer, cancer screening, cardiology, cardiovascular medicine, clinical research, clinical trials, colorectal cancer, diabetes, dialysis, EKG


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