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Items Tagged ‘Rochester Epidemiology Project’

September 13, 2018

The rising tide of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Liver disease? Me? I don’t drink. I don’t smoke. Okay, so I don’t exercise that much, and where did all these candy bar wrappers come from? Anyway, I thought liver disease was just for alcoholics? These are question many Americans ask when diagnosed with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. But as its name implies, NAFLD is […]

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Tags: Alina Allen, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, OptumLabs, Rochester Epidemiology Project


August 22, 2018

Shedding light on the ‘sunshine vitamin’

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Vitamin D, sometimes referred to as the ‘sunshine vitamin,’ comes up frequently in the clinical setting. Over the last few decades, we have learned that vitamin D may actually have a much broader role in human health than once thought. A deficiency in vitamin D is very common, mainly due to limited sun exposure in […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Daniel Dudenkov, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Rochester Epidemiology Project


July 24, 2018

Mayo scientists presenting at Alzheimer’s Association conference

By Adam Harringa harringaadam

About 30 Mayo Clinic scientists are presenting at this week’s Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Chicago, and another roughly two dozen researchers are contributing authors. They’re among more than 5,600 scientists from 65 countries. The schedule and abstracts are available on the Alzheimer’s Association conference website. All the research has one goal: to help the growing […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, David Knopman, David T. Jones, Guojon Bu, Kejal Kantarci, Mayo Clinic Study of Aging, Prashanthi Vemuri, Rochester Epidemiology Project, Ronald Petersen


March 8, 2018

Research News Roundup-February 2018

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

Each month, we publish Mayo Clinic’s Research News Roundup. This article includes brief summaries and links to news releases from the preceding month that discuss some of our latest medical research. It also connects readers to related resources. Read on for recent findings of Mayo Clinic Research: Heart failure more likely for some breast cancer and […]

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Tags: breast cancer, cancer, cardiology, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, encephalitis, heart failure, kidney stones, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, neurology, research education


February 15, 2018

The quest to understand the gluten free diet and celiac disease

By Meghan Knoedler 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 disease, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, gluten free, Imad Absah, 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 clots, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, ophthalmology, osteoporosis, population health, Rochester Epidemiology Project


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: B. Mark Keegan, breast cancer, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, clinical trials, Fergus Couch, hysterectomy, Michal Kucewicz, multiple myeloma, ovarian cancer, Research News Roundup, Rochester Epidemiology Project


January 18, 2018

Research finds hysterectomy alone associated with increased long-term health risks

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Mayo Clinic researchers show that hysterectomy with ovarian conservation is associated with a significantly increased risk of several cardiovascular diseases and metabolic conditions. The findings are published in Menopause. “This is the best data to date that shows women undergoing hysterectomy have a risk of long-term disease ─ even when both ovaries are conserved,” says Shannon Laughlin-Tommaso, M.D., […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, epidemiology, hysterectomy, Rochester Epidemiology Project, Shannon Laughlin-Tommaso


September 26, 2017

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

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

  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: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, population health, Rochester Epidemiology Project


August 24, 2017

UNTANGLING ALZHEIMER’S–Mayo Clinic’s approach

By Megan Forliti mforliti

Families living with Alzheimer’s disease woke to devastating newspaper headlines recently: Another highly touted drug failed in clinical trials. Drugmaker Eli Lilly’s EXPEDITION3 trial tested an antibody, a molecule used by the immune system to fight off disease, called solanezumab. This experimental drug sought to remove harmful proteins in the brain that become building blocks for amyloid, […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, Michelle Mielke, Rochester Epidemiology Project


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