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February 5, 2019

Research News Roundup-January 2019

By Elizabeth Zimmermann elizabethzimmermann

The Mayo Clinic Research News Roundup includes brief summaries and links to research-related news releases from Mayo Clinic in the past month. It also connects readers to associated resources. Read on for more information from Mayo Clinic Research. Minnesota Partnership awards 5 collaborative research grants Diabetes, stress-induced aging and Alzheimer’s disease, immigration-related obesity, and implantable drug […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, basic science, biomarkers, cancer, cervical cancer, clinical trials, concussion, heart failure, hockey, James Kirkland, Kathy MacLaughlin, Kogod Center on Aging


January 29, 2019

The Newbies Weigh In – Women in cardiology

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Diversity and inclusion are integral to Mayo Clinic’s mission to provide excellent, culturally relevant care in a welcoming environment to patients from a wide variety of backgrounds and creating an inclusive work environment where differences are valued, allowing individuals to achieve and contribute to their fullest potential. The women featured in these profiles represent a […]

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Tags: cardiology, diversity, health disparities, LaPrincess Brewer, Marysia Tweet, medical research, medical research education, Rekha Mankad, research education, Shannon Dunlay, women's health


December 19, 2018

A passion for serving underserved communities

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

By LaPrincess Brewer, M.D  I don’t have the classic story, where as a child, I dreamed of being a physician and went around wearing a toy stethoscope and carrying a doctor’s bag. I discovered my love of patient care and medicine after my freshman year at Howard University in Washington, D.C. As a chemical engineering […]

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Tags: Center for Clinical and Translational Science, LaPrincess Brewer, Office of Health Disparities Research, women's health


December 18, 2018

Study shows better outcomes for women treated for uterine fibroids with UAE

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

A multicenter study led by Mayo Clinic researchers shows that women who undergo uterine artery embolization (UAE) for symptomatic uterine fibroids are less likely to need a second procedure compared to women who were treated by magnetic resonance imaging-guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS). The results are published online in the American Journal of Obstetrics and […]

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Tags: collaboration, gynecology, Shannon Laughlin-Tommaso, women's health


December 11, 2018

New Mayo research focused on how women’s hormones affect aging

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

By Heather Carlson Kehren Mayo Clinic researchers are taking a closer look at differences in how women age and the role hormones may play in the process. To do that, they will focus on premenopausal women who have had both of their ovaries removed. Investigators will be looking to see how this abrupt loss of […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Michelle Mielke, Rochester Epidemiology Project, women's health


October 23, 2018

Predicting a Woman’s Risk for Breast Cancer Following a Biopsy

By Kate Ledger k8ledger

Each year, more than one million women have biopsies that show non-cancerous changes in the breast, known as benign breast disease (BBD). Even though the changes may not require treatment, studies over the years at Mayo Clinic and elsewhere have found that not all cases of BBD are the same, and some will go on […]

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Tags: Amy Degnim, breast cancer, Mark Sherman, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, women's health


August 14, 2018

Research suggests genetics are key in treating night sweats

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

This post originally was published on the Center for Individualized Medicine blog on June 25, 2018 Article by Heather Carlson Women going through menopause know all too well the discomfort associated with night sweats. Hormone therapy is often used to prevent night sweats. But finding the right dose of estrogen can be tricky, with some […]

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Tags: Ann Moyer, Center for Individualized Medicine, genomics, menopause, pharmacogenomics, Richard Weinshilboum, Virginia Miller, women's health


July 11, 2018

Mayo Clinic-led Study Finds Breast Cancer Survivors Aren’t Getting Recommended Number of Mammograms Post-Surgery

By Nicole Brudos Ferrara nicoleferrara

Breast cancer survivors are not getting the recommended level of post-surgery screening, according to a study published in the May 2018 issue of the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (JNCCN).  Contrary to screening recommendations, mammography rates decline over time as women get further out from their breast cancer diagnosis; African-American women in particular […]

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Tags: breast cancer, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Kathryn Ruddy, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, OptumLabs, women's health


June 8, 2018

Researchers find link between childhood trauma, recent abuse and more severe menopause symptoms

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

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 advancingthescience

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


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