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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, STEM


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


January 9, 2019

Why doctors might need to go back to 6th grade

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

When you leave the hospital, following an injury, stroke, surgery or other event, you are loaded down with paper. You receive instructions on how to take care of your body. They tell you how to prepare your home and your family. Other pages include directions on what medication to take, when and how. For example, […]

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Tags: Asad Choudhry, care transitions, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Martin Zielinski, surgical outcomes


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


November 20, 2018

Addressing disparities in care, to the very end of life

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Not everyone in the United States speaks English as their first language. In fact, in 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau found that one of every five residents speaks another language at home. Unfortunately, this fact leads to another – for people with limited English proficiency, disparities are common in health care. The Agency for Healthcare […]

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Tags: Amelia Barwise, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, health disparities, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, research education


November 14, 2018

Mayo Clinic, UMN and Hennepin Healthcare collaborating to train the next generation

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

By Martha Coventry, Senior Editor, University of Minnesota School of Public Health Program will train the next generation of researchers to work with clinicians, administrators, and patients in health care settings. A new collaboration among three of Minnesota’s most important health research, education, and care delivery organizations — University of Minnesota School of Public Health, […]

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Tags: AHRQ, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Nilay Shah, PCORI, research education


November 13, 2018

On the Front Lines of Anaphylaxis: Using Data to Save Lives

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

By Ronna Campbell, M.D., Ph.D.;  Megan Motosue, M.D.; and M. Fernanda Bellolio, M.D.; Mayo Clinic Anaphylaxis is a serious, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction that affects millions of Americans. Today, nearly 15 million people in the U.S. have a food allergy and numbers are increasing. Symptoms of anaphylaxis can occur within seconds following exposure to an allergen such […]

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Tags: anaphylaxis, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, emergency department, emergency medicine, M. Fernanda Bellolio, Megan Motosue, OptumLabs, Ronna Campbell


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