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July 1, 2019

Community preparedness for future outbreaks: Lessons from whooping cough

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Lately the news has contained many stories of illness or death that could have been prevented by vaccination. Although in 2019 the stories have mostly been about measles, in 2016 it was pertussis, or whooping cough, as it was in 2012, and 2004-2005. The Centers for Disease Control estimates 24.1 million cases of whooping cough […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Chung-Il Wi, epidemiology, Euijung Ryu, immunization, personalized medicine, pertussis, Rochester Epidemiology Project, vaccines, whooping cough, Young Juhn


May 28, 2019

Telerehabilitation improves quality of life for patients with late-stage cancers, reduces costs

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

A new study suggests that remotely delivering rehabilitation services to patients with late-stage cancer improves their physical function, pain and quality of life while allowing them to spend less time in hospitals and nursing homes. The results of a randomized clinical trial with 516 participants, led by Andrea Cheville, M.D., a Mayo Clinic physical medicine […]

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Tags: Andrea Cheville, cancer, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, quality of life, telemedicine


April 18, 2019

Research driving improvements in the health care experience

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Experts in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery collaborate within Mayo’s medical practice to rapidly discover solutions to the most pressing problems in health care, and to find ways to improve the health care experience. Addressing disparities in care This experience is different for […]

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Tags: care transitions, caregivers, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, health disparities, ICU, intensive care unit, minimally invasive surgery, patient experience, shared decision making, veterans


April 3, 2019

Research News Roundup-March 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

The Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup includes brief summaries and links to research news releases from the past month. It also connects readers to related resources. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. Removal of ‘zombie cells’ alleviates causes of diabetes in obese mice Mayo Clinic researchers and their collaborators have shown that when senescent […]

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Tags: AFib, aging, Alzheimer's disease, atrial fibrillation, biomarkers, cancer, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, diabetes, gastroenterology, hepatitis, JAMA


March 5, 2019

Students trade backpacks for beakers

By Saloni Nayar saloni

Snow and icy road conditions could not stop more than 125 high school students from gaining hands-on experience in Mayo Clinic’s research laboratories. On Feb. 26, sophomores through seniors from nearly 25 southeast Minnesota high schools took part in the 18th biennial Celebration of Research. Students donned lab coats and gloves and participated in tours, […]

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Tags: Celebration of Research, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Jim Maher, Liewei Wang, medical research, Peter Amadio, research education


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 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


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


January 14, 2019

New algorithms help predict diabetes treatment failure

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Metformin is the recommended first line treatment for type 2 diabetes, and is often used to prevent progression of prediabetes to diabetes. Unfortunately, it will not work for over one third of patients who take it, a condition called “therapeutic failure.” Historically there has been little way of knowing whether a patient will or will […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, diabetes


December 11, 2018

New Mayo research focused on how women’s hormones affect aging

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

By Heather Carlson Kehren Mayo Clinic researchers are taking a closer look at differences in how women age and the role hormones may play in the process. To do that, they will focus on premenopausal women who have had both of their ovaries removed. Investigators will be looking to see how this abrupt loss of […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Michelle Mielke, Rochester Epidemiology Project, women's health


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