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February 25, 2020

Vitamin D deficiency – a common thread, commonly missed

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Everyone has heard of vitamin D. Most of us know that our bodies produce vitamin D when we spend time in the sun, and that if we don’t get enough sunlight, or if for some other reason our bodies don’t produce enough vitamin D, it’s not good. But why exactly is it bad for our […]

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Tags: Andrea Aul, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, epidemiology, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, pediatric research, population health, Rochester Epidemiology Project, Tom Thacher, vitamin D


February 6, 2020

Improving the quality of life for the aging population in Rochester and beyond

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Adolfo Espitia Jr., public affairs intern Diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension some years ago, Elizabeth, now 65, was left with a debilitating condition that prevented her from even light activities. She had to rely on her husband to take care of their home. Finally, the medications she had taken for 10 years stopped working, forcing […]

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Tags: aging, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, geriatrics, Kogod Center on Aging, population health, Robert Pignolo


January 29, 2020

A case for public health initiatives

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

COPD is a chronic lung disease that makes it difficult to breath. According to the American Lung Association, COPD is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., with more than 15 million people currently living with the disease. It also increases the likelihood that people will develop heart disease, lung cancer and other […]

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Tags: Aaron Spaulding, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, collaboration, COPD, health care policy, lung disease, population health, public health, pulmonology, readmissions, tobacco cessation, University of North Florida


November 18, 2019

Well Living Lab study shows daylight and window views improve cognitive performance for office workers

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

A new study from the Well Living Lab, a Delos and Mayo Clinic collaboration, has been published as open source in Building and Environment. The study showed that window access to daylight and view in offices improves cognitive performance and satisfaction and that eyestrain and glare can be mitigated with the use of modern shading […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, environment, population health, Well Living Lab


March 1, 2019

Mayo Clinic advancing the science of health care delivery at the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s 40th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

For more than 150 years, Mayo Clinic has pursued continuous improvements in health and health care delivery. The Mayo Clinic Robert D. Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery is Mayo’s innovative driver for change, building on this strong history of taking a scientific approach to compassionate care. It brings together a unique, multidisciplinary […]

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Tags: Abd Moain Abu Dabrh, Amy Foxx-Orenstein, Barbara Bruce, cancer, Carmen Radecki Breitkopf, Eleshia Morrison, Gloria Petersen, Gretchen Ames, Joseph Furst, Karen Grothe, Lila Rutten, Manpreet Mundi


February 19, 2019

It takes a village

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

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 Elizabeth Zimmermann

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 Advancing the Science contributor

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


June 7, 2018

Meet Population Health Scholar–Kathy MacLaughlin, M.D.

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

The research of Kathy L. MacLaughlin, M.D., focuses on developing and implementing a clinical decision support system to improve clinician compliance with evidence-based guidelines for cervical cancer screening and test result management. Dr. MacLaughlin grew up in Rochester, Minnesota, and graduated from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. She received her medical degree from the University […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, education, Kathy MacLaughlin, population health, Population Health Scholar, women's health


April 26, 2018

Meet Population Health Scholar-Tamim Rajjo, M.D.

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

Tamim I. Rajjo, M.D., is a family physician and a preventive medicine specialist with research interests aimed at studying best approaches to managing obesity in the primary care setting. Given the current obesity epidemic, he is particularly interested in understanding both individual and community determinants of preventing (and concurrently treating) excess body weight in different […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, education, population health, Population Health Scholar, Tamim Rajjo


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