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July 2009 Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource Highlights Food Storage Safety, Energy Therapies and Vitamins and Minerals

Food Storage Safety: Tips to Avoid Food Poisoning ROCHESTER, Minn., July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here are highlights from the July issue of Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource . You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource ...

July 2009 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights a Positive Outlook, Bell's Palsy and Heart Valve Repair

Studies Show a Sunny Outlook is Good for Health, Longer Life ROCHESTER, Minn., July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here are highlights from the July issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Mayo...

Mayo Clinic Study Finds Earliest Evidence of Memory Decline in Middle-Aged People at Genetic Risk for Alzheimer's Disease

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memory lapses that occur with normal aging are a source of worry for many who fear Alzheimer's disease . Now a new Mayo Clinic-led study published in the July 16 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that the c...

Mayo Clinic Proceedings: A Comprehensive Review of Addiction to Prescription Painkillers Among Patients and Physicians

ROCHESTER, Minn., July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chemical dependency and recovery in patients and physicians are closely examined in a series of articles and editorials in the July 2009 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings . The subject is especially timely. As the immense challenges, inclu...

June 2009 Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource Highlights Summer Skin Problems, Low Vision and Pilates

ROCHESTER, Minn., July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here are highlights from the June issue of Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource . You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource attribution is required. Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Include the follow...

Mayo Clinic Proceedings Reviews Deep Brain Stimulation to Treat Psychiatric Diseases

ROCHESTER, Minn., June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pioneering therapeutic trials to investigate the effectiveness of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in hard-to-treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and Tourette's syndrome are underway at multiple medical centers around the worl...

March 2009 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Knee Repair Surgery, Anxiety Disorder and Preventing Blood Clots

ROCHESTER, Minn., March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here are highlights from the March issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Mayo Clinic Health Letter attribution is required. Include the following subscri...

February 2009 Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource Highlights Diabetes and Heart Disease, Going Vegetarian and Tinnitus

Diabetes and Heart Disease: Risk Intertwined ROCHESTER, Minn., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here are highlights from the February issue of Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource . You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource attribution is required...

Mayo Clinic Study Finds Younger Men With Erectile Dysfunction at Double Risk of Heart Disease

ROCHESTER, Minn., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Men who experience erectile dysfunction between the ages of 40 and 49 are twice as likely to develop heart disease than men without dysfunction, according to a new Mayo Clinic study. Researchers also found that men with erectile dysfunction...

Cleveland Clinic Surgeons Perform Nation's First Near-Total Face Transplant

Surgery Largest, Most Complex of Its Kind; 80 Percent of Trauma Patient's Face Transplanted CLEVELAND, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- A multi-disciplinary team of doctors and surgeons at Cleveland Clinic recently performed the first near-total face transplant in the United States. In ...

Mayo Clinic Seeks New Therapies for Alcoholic Hepatitis

Abstinence is still the best policy ROCHESTER, Minn., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study from Mayo Clinic finds the use of the drug therapy etanercept ineffective in treating alcoholic hepatitis, an acute inflammation of the liver caused by excessive consumption of alcoho...

Neuralstem Licenses Cleveland Clinic Spinal Cord Injection Technology

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Neuralstem Inc., (Amex: CUR ) today announced that it has licensed the rights to three inventions from Cleveland Clinic pertaining to Targeted Spinal Cord Therapeutics Delivery. All three inventions were developed by Dr. Nicholas Boulis MD, fo...

Mayo Clinic Discovery May Help Diabetic Gastric Problem

ROCHESTER, Minn., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayo Clinic researchers have found what may provide a solution to one of the more troubling complications of diabetes -- delayed gastric emptying or gastroparesis. The researchers showed in animal models that a red blood cell derivative incr...

September 2008 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Cataract Removal, Severe Headache and Dual Energy X-Ray Imaging

Cataract Removal - New Choices for This Common and Successful Surgery ROCHESTER, Minn., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here are highlights from the September issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Mayo Clin...

August 2008 Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource Highlights Avoiding Blood Pressure Increase at Menopause, Healthful Benefits of Dark Chocolate and Scheduling a Colorectal Exam

ROCHESTER, Minn., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here are highlights from the August issue of Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource. You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource attribution is required. Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Include the followin...

June 2008 Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource Highlights Shingles Vaccine for Pain Prevention, Tips to Avoid Antibiotic Resistant Infections, and Benefits of Broad Genetic Testing

ROCHESTER, Minn., June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here are highlights from the June issue of Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource. You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource attribution is required. Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Include the following...

Menicon Undertakes With the Novovision Clinic a Paediatric Myopia Control Clinical Trial

NAGOYA, Japan, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Although previous studies suggest that orthokeratology contact lens wear slows the axial length growth of the eye in children with progressing myopia, some limitations in the methodology employed have been evident. Using a rigorous study design and precis...

Heart Patients More Likely to Adopt Healthy Habits in 3-Year Program Led by Cardiac Rehabilitation Experts, Mayo Clinic Research Shows

ROCHESTER, Minn., June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People recovering from acute heart problems such as heart attack and heart surgery are more likely to develop habits to control heart attack risk factors when they meet regularly with cardiac "disease managers," according to researchers at Ma...

Mayo Clinic Finds Exercise Can Reduce the Risk of Mild Cognitive Impairment

ROCHESTER, Minn., April 16, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new Mayo Clinic study found that regular physical exercise may help protect against mild cognitive impairment, a disorder of the brain that affects nerve cells involved in thinking abilities. This study will be presented at the Amer...

Mayo Clinic Studies Find REM Sleep Behavior Disorder is Associated with Other Features of Neurodegenerative Disorders

ROCHESTER, Minn., April 15, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three new Mayo Clinic studies find that REM (rapid eye movement) sleep behavior disorder is associated with anxiety, apathy, lower scores in attention and executive functioning, as well as symptoms of Parkinson's disease. The findings...

Mayo Clinic Study Identifies Potential Causes of Young-Onset Dementia

ROCHESTER, Minn., April 15, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new Mayo Clinic study found that young-onset dementia often is caused by neurodegenerative or autoimmune/inflammatory conditions, but only rarely by Alzheimer's disease. This differs substantially from the common causes of dement...

Mayo Clinic Proceedings Contributors Highlight Research Findings About Cardiovascular Benefits Associated With Omega-3 Fatty Acids

ROCHESTER, Minn., March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of research studies have documented how the oils known as omega-3 fatty acids can benefit the cardiovascular system, particularly among people diagnosed with coronary artery disease. The incredible volume of research on this topic...

Mayo Clinic Finds Capsule Endoscopy Can Detect Intestinal Damage Caused by Celiac Disease

Study shows extent of intestinal damage does not explain patients' symptoms ROCHESTER, Minn., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayo Clinic researchers have found that capsule endoscopy can provide a magnified view of the intestinal damage caused by celiac disease. This new information ca...

Mayo Clinic Proceedings Contributors Discuss Impact of Donor Organ Allocation System

ROCHESTER, Minn., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Liver transplant is a life saving treatment option for people with end-stage liver disease. Unfortunately, the need for donor livers far exceeds the supply. Each year only about one-third of people who need a donor liver will receive one, and...

Mayo Clinic Study Finds Further Association Between Diabetes and Pancreatic Cancer

Study's authors recruit patients for a clinical trial, another step in this ongoing research ROCHESTER, Minn., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new Mayo Clinic study found that 40 percent of pancreatic cancer patients are diagnosed with diabetes prior to their pancreatic cancer diagnos...

Mayo Clinic Proceedings January Tip Sheet

ROCHESTER, Minn., Jan. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Featured articles from the January issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings include the effects of antioxidant supplements on cancer, guidelines for workplace drug screening and the safety and effectiveness of nasal spray flu vaccine. Mayo Resea...

Cleveland Clinic to Lead First Head-to-Head Comparison of the Two Most Potent Statins

Study Designed to Determine Statin Effects on Regression of Atherosclerosis CLEVELAND, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Cleveland Clinic researchers will coordinate the first head-to-head comparison of the two most powerful statin medications. The trial intends to begin enrollment as early as next week. ...

Cleveland Clinic Leading Clinical Program to Improve Early-Stage Lung Cancer Detection

Riverain Medical's OnGuard(TM) Technology Being Evaluated to Determine How Chest X-Ray CAD Could Transform Common Radiological Procedure Into High-Tech Tool for Early Detection, Increased Patient Survival CHICAGO, Nov. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Cleveland Clinic and Riverain Medical today announc...

Mayo Clinic Study Shows Drug Could Effectively Treat, Prevent the Spread of Breast Cancer

ROCHESTER, Minn., Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Mayo Clinic study of a drug that has shown promise in treating sarcoma, lung and brain cancers, demonstrates that the drug may also be effective in treating breast cancer, in particular the spread of breast cancer. The study, which was don...

Mayo Clinic Physicians Report Findings from Research on Sleep Disorders

Researchers share updates about sleep apnea and sleep behavior disorders ROCHESTER, Minn., Oct. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayo Clinic physicians offered updates about diagnosing and treating patients with a variety of sleep disorders, including obstructive sleep apnea and sleep behavior ...

Mayo Clinic Clarifies Diagnosis and Treatment for Rare, Serious Blood Vessel Disease of Brain and Spinal Cord

ROCHESTER, Minn., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayo Clinic has clarified the methods of diagnosis and optimal management of a rare and little-understood blood vessel disease of the brain and spinal cord that often leads to stroke or death. Primary central nervous system vasculitis (PCNSV...

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute Announce Groundbreaking Partnership to Accelerate Drug Approvals

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to increase access and participation in clinical trials among adult blood cancer patients, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute have launched a groundbreaking partnership, The Clinical Trial Center...

Mayo Clinic Study Finds FDA Warning Against Anti-Nausea Drug Droperidol Unnecessary

ROCHESTER, Minn., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Mayo Clinic review of patients' responses to a drug used to control nausea and vomiting during anesthesia for general surgery questions a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning against the drug's use. This study appears in the cu...

Cleveland Clinic Summits to Focus on Cardiovascular Medical Innovation

National Speakers and Panelists to Discuss Trends, Trials, and Innovation in Cardiovascular Medicine at Upcoming Conferences CLEVELAND, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Cleveland Clinic is hosting two upcoming Summits that will focus on medical innovation and emerging trends in cardiovascular...

Cleveland Clinic Study Shows the Diabetes Drug Pioglitazone Reduces Risk of Death, Heart Attack and Stroke, but Increases Risk of Heart Failure

Results Appear in the Sept. 12 Issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association CLEVELAND, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- A drug widely used to treat type 2 diabetes has been found to reduce the risk of death, heart attack (myocardial infarction) or stroke when use...

CellCyte Genetics Corp. Enters Collaborative Research Agreement With Cleveland Clinic Foundation to Qualify Stem Cell Delivery in Damaged Heart Tissue

KIRKLAND, Wash., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CellCyte Genetics Corporation (the "Company") (OTC Bulletin Board: CCYG) has entered into a collaborative research agreement with physician scientists at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio. The goal of the collaboration is to ...

Cleveland Clinic Researchers Identify Mechanism Behind Platelet Function and Potentially Fatal Blood Clot Formation

Findings Appear Online in the Journal Nature Medicine CLEVELAND, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at Cleveland Clinic have identified the mechanism that accounts for platelet hyper-responsiveness during abnormal blood cholesterol levels, the major risk factor for fatal heart attack...

Researchers at Cleveland Clinic Identify Site of 'Dysfunction' in HDL, Carrier of Good Cholesterol

Findings Appear Online on Aug. 5 in Nature Journal CLEVELAND, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at Cleveland Clinic have identified the region within high density lipoprotein (HDL), the major carrier of "good" cholesterol, that can become dysfunctional within the artery wall, inhib...

Idenix Pharmaceuticals Advances HCV Discovery Program to Clinic

~ Initiates IDX184 Phase I Clinical Study and Advances HCV Protease Inhibitor and Non-Nucleoside Polymerase Inhibitor Clinical Candidates into IND-Enabling Preclinical Studies ~ CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: IDIX...

CryoLife Announces First Implant of Combination Aortic-Mitral Allograft Heart Valve at the Cleveland Clinic

ATLANTA, May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY ), a biomaterials, medical device and tissue processing company, today announced the first implantation of the combination aortic-mitral allograft heart valve in a patient at the Cleveland Clinic. The surgery was performed by...
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