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February 15, 2018

The quest to understand the gluten free diet and celiac disease

By meghanknoedler meghanknoedler

Now that the holidays have wrapped up, many of us are back on the wagon of healthy living—or at least trying. We’re trying to feel our best in the sleep-deprived, not-enough-hours-in-the-day world we live in and thus we latch on to fads and diets that promise to get rid of brain fog, have more energy, […]

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Tags: celiac, celiac disease, gluten free, Imad Absah, REP, Rochester Epidemiology Project


February 8, 2018

Improving health globally by studying health locally

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Mayo Clinic has been partnering with Olmsted Medical Center and several other regional health care providers for more than 50 years in an initiative called the Rochester Epidemiology Project. This collaboration stretches across 27 counties in Minnesota and Wisconsin, allowing researchers to study health and illnesses in the people living in the region or in […]

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Tags: Barrett's esophagus, blood clot, Mayo Clinic Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, nystagmus, ophthalmology, osteoporosis, population health, proton pump inhibitors, REP, Rochester Epidemiology Project, venous thromboembolism


February 1, 2018

Research News Roundup–January 2018

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. Standing several hours a day could help you lose weight, Mayo Clinic research finds Standing instead of sitting for six hours a […]

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Tags: BRCA2, breast cancer, Center for Regenerative Medicine, clinical trials, Fergus Couch, Florida, hysterectomy, Mark Keegan, MGUS, Michal Kucewicz, monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance, multiple myeloma


September 26, 2017

Teaching an old REP new tricks—Rochester Epidemiology Project partnering with local Public Health

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

  Dan Jensen, M.P.H., is the associate director, Olmsted County Public Health; and director, Olmsted County Preventive Services. The Rochester Epidemiology Project (REP) has supported over 2,600 peer-reviewed scientific research publications covering a span of more than 50 years. Recent REP additions of the data exploration portal, adding Olmsted County Public Health data, and supporting […]

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Tags: Community Health Needs Assessment, Dan Jensen, data exploration portal, OCPHS, Olmsted County Public Health Service, population health, public health, REP, research, Rochester Epidemiology Project


June 1, 2017

Rochester Epidemiology Project: Taking a bite out of poor health

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

The Rochester Epidemiology Project has added dental records to its database of linked medical records, making it more valuable as a medical research resource. The Rochester Epidemiology Project is a collaboration of medical and dental care providers in Minnesota and Wisconsin. With patient agreement, the organizations link medical, dental, surgical procedures, prescriptions, and other health […]

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Tags: Alan Carr, Daniel DeSimone, dental, dentist, Kern Center, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Olm, Olmsted Medical Center, oral health, population health, public health, REP


March 30, 2017

Understanding more–Heart failure patients and skilled nursing facilities

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

For many people diagnosed with heart failure – which almost invariably results in a hospital stay – the next stop is a skilled nursing facility. While their physician  often will reassure them that it’s just for a short time until they can get back to their home, in reality, that stay is long (averaging 144 […]

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Tags: Dr. Veronique Roger, heart failure, Kern Center, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, medical research, REP, Rochester Epidemiology Project, Science of health care delivery, Sheila Manemann, skilled nursing facility


January 26, 2017

National health research treasure marks 50 years

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

In 2002, Giancarlo Logroscino, M.D., Ph.D., then a research scientist at the Sergievsky Center at Columbia University in New York City, published the only paper on the long-term prognosis of status epilepticus (SE) along with research collaborators from Columbia and Mayo Clinic. They established for the first time,  in a rigorous investigation of SE in […]

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Tags: Dr. Giancarlo Logroscino, Dr. Jenny St. Sauver, Dr. Walter Rocca, Dr. Wenjun Zhong, Mayo Clinic Alumni Magazine, population health, REP, Rochester Epidemiology Project, Science of health care delivery


December 7, 2016

Sex- and age-related differences in parkinsonism

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Researchers at Mayo Clinic have found that drug-induced parkinsonism occurs more often in women than in men. It is also the most common type of parkinsonism among people younger than age 40. These findings, made possible by the Rochester Epidemiology Project, were published online in Movement Disorders. They give a different perspective from the team’s […]

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Tags: epidemiology, medical research, Parkinson's, parkinsonism, REP, Rochester Epidemiology Project, Rodolfo Savica


August 10, 2016

Rochester Epidemiology Project – 50 Years of making a difference in health care, despite the “Lake Wobegon effect”

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

In 2012, Rochester Epidemiology Project (REP) co-directors Walter Rocca, M.D., Mayo Clinic; and Barbara Yawn, M.D., Olmsted Medical Center; and their colleagues, published a paper describing the generalizability of epidemiological findings from one population to others. Their premise – health and health care information derived from the largely ethnically homogeneous population in Olmsted County, Minnesota, […]

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Tags: Big Data, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Kern Center, Olmsted County, Olmsted County Public Health Service, Olmsted Medical Center, OMC, population health, REP, Rochester Epidemiology Project


June 16, 2016

Rochester Epidemiology Project (REP) – 50 Years and Still Going Strong

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

It has been 50 years since Leonard Kurland, M.D., successfully obtained funding from the National Institutes of Health to start the regional collaboration and medical records-linkage system known as the Rochester Epidemiology Project (REP). This unique national resource was made possible because of the collegial relations of the health care providers in Rochester, Minnesota, at […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Jennifer St. Sauver, Kern Center, REP, Rochester Epidemiology Project, Walter Rocca


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