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January 18, 2021

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 1/18/2021

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Mayo Clinic’s broad expertise is cited in research findings and commentary regarding midlife exercise benefits, autism markers in birth mothers, health care access, hospital star rating systems, high fiber for depression and several other topics including the ever-present COVID-19. Exercise at Midlife Linked to Better Brain Health in Late Life Medscape, 1/15/2021 Higher levels of […]

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Tags: Aaron Krych, Adam Schwartz, Alzheimer's disease, artificial intelligence, brain, breast cancer, C. diff, cerebral palsy, clinical trials, collaboration, colorectal cancer, COVID-19


October 2, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 10/2/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

This week Mayo Clinic Research and researchers have been noted in stories on older women’s sexuality, the opioid crisis, some health benefits of coffee, using Alexa for COVID-19, and a range of other topics. Read on for links and brief excerpts from news outlets around the country. The Apple Watch heart monitor sends too many […]

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Tags: Amir Lerman, artificial intelligence, B-cell disorders, biomarkers, C. diff, cancer, cardiology, colon cancer, COVID-19, diabetes, dogs, emergency medicine


September 4, 2020

Mayo Clinic Research in the news — 9/4/2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

A wide range of topics were covered by news media over the last week, citing Mayo Clinic Research or including Mayo researchers’ perspectives. Below are excerpts from some of these articles, as well as links to the full stories online. Read on for news about gluten-free cosmetics, daylight savings time, advances in understanding in Alzheimer’s […]

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Tags: ALS, Alzheimer's disease, amnesia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Andrea Boon, Andrea Tooley, artificial intelligence, Barry Borlaug, cancer, cardiology, Carrie Thompson, clinical research


April 1, 2020

Research News Roundup–March 2020

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Even though it’s April Fool’s Day, the stories we share in this monthly column are no joke. Because since last month our world has shifted focus, we’ve divided these releases into two sections – COVID-related, and everything else. “Everything else” is at the end this month, because it is the bigger section, with nearly a […]

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Tags: AFib, Alzheimer's disease, anesthesiology, cardiology, cardiovascular medicine, clinical trials, COVID-19, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, FDA, Fredric Meyer, heart attack, heart disease


October 25, 2019

Upcoming documentary ‘The Opioid Fix’ to address national issue

By Adam Harringa Adam Harringa

Mayo Clinic has done extensive research into the use of opioids across the U.S., and this work has led to prescribing guidelines that are being used across Mayo Clinic and at other health care organizations. With a shared goal to increase public awareness and drive action, Mayo Clinic and Twin Cities PBS have partnered to […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Helena Gazelka, medical research, medical research education, opioids, pain management


October 24, 2019

New research shows spinal stimulation may work better than medication for long-term pain reduction

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

In a recent study, a team of Mayo Clinic researchers examined the effectiveness of spinal stimulation for pain control, compared to medical therapy or multiple surgeries for patients with long-term spine or limb pain. They found spinal stimulation was significantly more likely to reduce pain than medication for patients with intractable pain. Their findings were […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Evidence-based Practice Center, M. Hassan Murad, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, opioids, orthopedics, pain management, spinal cord stimulation, Tim Lamer


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