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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...

2013-09-24 13:18:13

Sulfasalazine, a drug commonly prescribed to reduce diarrhea in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, does not reduce diarrhea in patients receiving radiation therapy for cancers in the pelvic area a Mayo Clinic-led study has found. The study also found that the medication may be associated with a higher risk of diarrhea than a placebo when used during radiation therapy to the pelvis. The results were presented today at the American Society of Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO's) 55th Annual...

2013-09-17 23:02:22

Mayo will add medical technology transfer expertise and intellectual property to second installation of competition. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 Arizona State University and Mayo Clinic announced today that Mayo will become a technology transfer participant to join Arizona Furnace, the startup accelerator that supports entrepreneurial teams using designated research discoveries and intellectual property as the basis for new companies. As ASU and its current partners...

2013-09-05 23:20:08

Delight 2013 has announced a new full-day healthcare experience design workshop featuring speakers from the Mayo Clinic, Zoomcare, and OHSU. Portland, OR (PRWEB) September 05, 2013 Delight 2013, a two-day customer experience conference in Portland, Oregon, October 7-8, 2013, has announced a new full-day healthcare experience design workshop featuring speakers from the Mayo Clinic, Zoomcare, and OHSU. The full day workshop explores how patient-centered thinking can enable better...


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