More than 55 million people worldwide are believed to be living with dementia, according to the World Health Organization. Ronald Petersen, M.D., a neurologist and director of Mayo Clinic’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, says you can’t prevent dementia, but you can reduce your risk.
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Religious practices, spirituality associated with higher levels of heart health among African Americans
A research study of African Americans with cardiovascular disease suggests religious practices and spirituality may contribute to heart health.
Preeclampsia linked to increased markers of brain cell damage, inflammation
Preeclampsia is a serious complication of pregnancy characterized by high blood pressure and kidney damage. Mayo Clinic researchers found that women with a history of severe preeclampsia have more markers linked to brain cell damage and inflammation, compared to women who had uncomplicated pregnancies.
Expert Alert: Options for laryngeal regeneration
Mayo Clinic is using 3D printing as a new option to heal the larynx after cancer or traumatic injury.
Proton beam therapy for bone cancer spares surrounding tissue
July is Sarcoma Awareness Month, bringing attention to a group of cancers that begin in the bones or soft tissues of the body. There are more than 70 types of sarcoma, including bone cancer. Treatments for bone cancer include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or proton beam therapy that targets the cancer.
Mayo Clinic Laboratories launches monkeypox test to increase access, availability
Mayo Clinic Laboratories can now test for monkeypox, a rare viral infection, using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) orthopoxvirus test kit.
Researchers seek to improve success of chimeric antigen receptor-T cell therapy in non-Hodgkin lymphoma
A study published by researchers from Mayo Clinic Cancer Center at Mayo Clinic in Florida and Case Western, Cleveland Medical Center, investigates the reasons for decreasing remission rates for patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma treated with chimeric antigen receptor-T cell therapy (CAR-T cell therapy).
Outpatient joint replacement surgery benefits patients
Outpatient surgery may be an option for people who are having their hips, knees or other joints replaced. It is part of a trend in orthopedic surgery to move total joint arthroplasty, commonly known as joint replacement, from inpatient to outpatient surgery.
Mayo Clinic study confirms living kidney donor surgery is low risk for most patients
The risk of major complications for people who donate a kidney via laparoscopic surgery is minimal. That is the conclusion of a 20-year Mayo Clinic study of more than 3,000 living kidney donors. Only 2.5% of patients in the study experienced major complications, and all recovered completely.
Laboratorios de Mayo Clinic detectan nueva enfermedad autoinmunitaria vinculada al cáncer de testículo
Los Laboratorios de Mayo Clinic pusieron en marcha la primera prueba autoinmunitaria en su clase para el anticuerpo contra la proteína tipo Kelch 11 (KLHL11), que sirve para detectar una enfermedad autoinmunitaria relacionada con el cáncer de testículo. La prueba está disponible a nivel nacional e internacional.
Certified nurse-midwives lead collaborative care model as solution to obstetrician shortage
Fewer physicians are pursuing careers in obstetrics, in part because of the intense, round-the-clock demands of the job and a high burnout rate. An unusually large number of practicing obstetricians are expected to retire within the next decade, which will add to an already acute physician shortage.
Mayo Clinic News Network launches new podcast to help consumers: Mayo Clinic Q&A
Building on three decades of success, the Mayo Clinic Radio team is taking the next step in the evolution of connecting with patients and consumers. The new Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast debuts Wednesday, Jan. 15.
Study finds little increased risk of injury in high-intensity functional training program
High-intensity group workout classes are increasingly popular at fitness centers. While research has shown that these workouts can have cardiovascular and other benefits, few studies have been conducted on whether they lead to more injuries.
Mayo Clinic radiologists take procedural practice into the future
Looking to the future, radiologists at Mayo Clinic in Rochester saw an opportunity to bring several disparate tools together into a unified space to serve complementary roles in sophisticated, minimally invasive cancer treatments.
Case report: Stem cells a step toward improving motor, sensory function after spinal cord injury
Stem cells derived from a patient’s own fat offer a step toward improving — not just stabilizing — motor and sensory function of people with spinal cord injuries, according to early research from Mayo Clinic.
Study finds associations between rheumatoid arthritis, other diseases before and after diagnosis
A Mayo Clinic-led study involving 3,276 patients has found that people with inflammatory bowel disease, Type 1 diabetes or blood clots may be at increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. The study, published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, also found that people who have rheumatoid arthritis are at increased risk of developing heart disease, blood clots and sleep apnea.
Experimental cholesterol-lowering drug effective at lowering bad cholesterol, study shows
Twice-yearly injections of an experimental cholesterol-lowering drug, inclisiran, were effective at reducing low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, often called bad cholesterol, in patients already taking the maximum dose of statin drugs, according to data of the ORION-10 trial presented Saturday, Nov. 16, at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2019.
Mayo Clinic study finds differences in how men and women perceive their own health
A Mayo Clinic study published in the American Journal of Health Behavior investigates differences in how men and women perceive their own health. The study finds that confidence in maintaining good health habits can be influenced by gender.
Mayo Clinic researchers to present study findings at American College of Gastroenterologists Annual Scientific Meeting
Mayo Clinic physicians will present findings at the American College of Gastroenterologists Annual Scientific Meeting, Oct. 25–30 in San Antonio.
Mayo Clinic studies patient privacy in MRI research
Though identifying data typically are removed from medical image files before they are shared for research, a Mayo Clinic study finds that this may not be enough to protect patient privacy.
Chronic kidney disease patients at increased risk of adverse cardiovascular outcomes, Mayo Clinic study finds
Chronic kidney disease, which afflicts an estimated 6.4% of U.S. adults 45 and older, is associated with an increased risk of heart attack and other adverse cardiovascular outcomes, according to new research from Mayo Clinic.
Vaping-associated lung injury may be caused by toxic chemical fumes, study finds
Research into the pathology of vaping-associated lung injury is in its early stages, but a Mayo Clinic study published in The New England Journal of Medicine finds that lung injuries from vaping most likely are caused by direct toxicity or tissue damage from noxious chemical fumes.
Expert Alert: Awareness key to recognizing breast cancer symptoms
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a great time to spread the word about the importance breast cancer screening and being alert to breast changes. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in women in the U.S.
Mayo Clinic ranked No. 1 hospital nationwide by U.S. News & World Report
Mayo Clinic in Rochester again has been ranked the nation’s best hospital in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019–2020 “Best Hospitals” rankings.
Mayo Clinic, Boston Scientific launch effort to accelerate new medical technology that addresses unmet medical needs
Mayo Clinic and Boston Scientific Corp. have launched a new venture to accelerate the development of medical technology and new minimally invasive treatments for many health conditions that impede quality and longevity of life.