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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


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, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Daniel DeSimone, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, oral health, population health, Rochester Epidemiology Project


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


March 7, 2017

Choosing Wisely—At odds with Diagnostic Accuracy?

By Meghan Knoedler meghanknoedler

Primary Sjögren’s syndrome is a chronic autoimmune disease where your body attacks its self.  This happens because some of the white blood cells and several proteins made by these and other cells attack on normal functioning salivary glands (i.e. those in your mouth—leading to cavities, ulcers, and tooth degradation) and tear glands (i.e. your eyes).  […]

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Tags: Choosing Wisely, rheumatology, Rochester Epidemiology Project


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