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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...

2013-10-15 12:25:25

Mayo Clinic researchers have found a surprising occupational hazard for teachers: progressive speech and language disorders. The research, recently published in the American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias, found that people with speech and language disorders are about 3.5 times more likely to be teachers than patients with Alzheimer's dementia. Speech and language disorders are typically characterized by people losing their ability to communicate — they can't find...

2013-10-01 17:56:33

Mayo Clinic study examines costs following operating room and recovery improvement efforts The total hospital cost of mitral valve repair surgery — from the time a patient is admitted to the hospital until release — is similar, whether performed through small port incisions using robotic equipment or via the conventional open-chest method, a Mayo Clinic study of 370 patients found. Importantly, robotic surgeries were just as safe as conventional open procedures, but patients who...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.