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2014-01-28 12:28:55

Agreement complements new models of care EAGAN and ROCHESTER, Minn., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, the state's leading nonprofit health plan, and Mayo Clinic Health System, a family of clinics, hospitals and health care facilities owned by Mayo Clinic, today announced a new, three-year agreement that is designed to promote quality care while lowering overall costs. The new agreement complements Mayo Clinic Health System's efforts...

Research From Mayo Clinic Finds Risk Of Glaucoma Blindness Drops By Half
2014-01-22 15:52:17

[ Watch the Video: Mayo Clinic Research Finds Risk of Glaucoma Blindness Drops by Half ] Mayo Clinic A comparative long-range study by Mayo Clinic ophthalmology researchers shows that the probability of blindness from glaucoma 20 years after diagnosis has dropped by half in the last generation. The findings appear online in the “in press” section of the journal Ophthalmology. The researchers examined the medical records of all residents of Olmsted County, Minnesota, age 40 or...

2014-01-14 16:26:12

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ: SQNM), a life sciences company providing innovative testing and genetic analysis solutions, announced today its wholly owned subsidiary, Sequenom Laboratories, entered into an agreement to offer access to its MaterniT21(TM) PLUS laboratory-developed test to Mayo Medical Laboratories. "We are delighted to expand our offerings to our national clients to offer the MaterniT21 PLUS test to physicians who have patients who...

2013-12-17 11:33:06

Mayo Clinic researchers and colleagues in Belgium have developed a specialized catheter for transplanting stem cells into the beating heart. The novel device includes a curved needle and graded openings along the needle shaft, allowing for increased distribution of cells. The result is maximized retention of stem cells to repair the heart. The findings appear in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions. "Although biotherapies are increasingly more sophisticated, the tools for...

2013-12-05 23:23:51

SurroundHealth to Host Complimentary Learning Event for Healthcare Professionals (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 SurroundHealth, an online learning community for healthcare extenders (non-MD professionals on the front-lines of patient care), will focus its year-end webinar on the unmet opportunities that social media has for connecting and engaging with patients. All healthcare professionals are invited to attend the online event on December 12 at 1 PM eastern time, hosted by HealthEd,...

2013-11-22 23:23:59

Mayo Clinic trained surgeon Dr. Garrett Peel brings innovative practice to Southeast Harris County. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) November 22, 2013 Victory Healthcare welcomes the Previty Clinic for Surgical Care to its East Houston hospital. Previty Clinic provides the latest innovative procedures in general, advanced laparoscopic, acute care and cancer surgery. Previty Clinic’s team of highly trained and specialized physicians will practice at the Victory facility located on I-10 in East...

2013-11-15 23:21:16

Mayo Clinic in Arizona Joins Major Health Systems in the Healthier Hospitals Initiative; Commits to Help Health Sector Reduce Environmental Footprint and Improve Health Outcomes Reston, Virginia (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 For Immediate Release Mayo Clinic in Arizona Joins Major Health Systems in the Healthier Hospitals Initiative commits to Help Health Sector Reduce Environmental Footprint and Improve Health Outcomes The Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) is pleased to announce that Mayo...

2013-10-28 11:50:33

Research is among several Mayo studies being presented at American College of Rheumatology meeting CORRECTS second age group studied to 40 to 59 instead of 50 to 59. It may seem counterintuitive, but young and middle-aged fibromyalgia patients report worse symptoms and poorer quality of life than older patients, a Mayo Clinic study shows. Fibromyalgia most often strikes women. It is characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain with fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. The...

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