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US Becoming A ‘Medication Nation’ With Rampant Use Of Prescription Drugs
2013-06-19 19:34:10

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study from the Mayo Clinic on our ℠Medication Nation´ showed almost 70 percent of Americans are being prescribed at least one prescription drug. According to the study, published in the clinic´s own Mayo Clinic Proceedings journal, antibiotics, antidepressants, and opioid painkillers are the top three groups of prescribed drugs in the US. Study co-author Jennifer St. Sauver said the study provides...

2013-06-14 13:56:10

Mayo Clinic and Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University researchers have partnered on a study showing that Peruvian physicians rarely sought to involve their patients in shared decision-making regarding medical care. This was true for physicians at public and private clinics. The findings are being discussed in Lima, Peru, at ISDM 2013, an international conference on globalizing shared decision-making held from June 16-19. "Some evidence suggests involving patients in decisions decreases...

2013-06-12 16:06:34

Findings on lupus in African-Americans, jumpy blood pressure in rheumatoid arthritis also out at EULAR The painful rheumatic condition gout is often associated with the big toe, but it turns out that patients at highest risk of further flare-ups are those whose gout first involved other joints, such as a knee or elbow, Mayo Clinic has found. The study is among several that Mayo researchers are presenting in Madrid at the European League Against Rheumatism's annual meeting. In other...

Anesthetic Effective Against Depression
2013-06-05 09:38:04

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online New research funded by the Mayo Clinic suggests that low doses of a general anesthetic typically used during minor surgeries could be an effective treatment for depression. According to the researchers, medical experts discovered approximately 10 years ago that ketamine had the potential to alleviate severe depression, but since the anesthetic can also have serious psychiatric side effects, they have been searching for a safe way...

2013-06-03 12:27:59

Even though a majority of U.S. oncologists report satisfaction with their careers, many say they have experienced at least one symptom of burnout, a Mayo Clinic-led study has found. The study was released during the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual meeting in Chicago. "Oncology can be a tremendously rewarding area of medicine, but caring for patients with cancer is also demanding and stressful," says lead author Tait Shanafelt, M.D., a Mayo Clinic hematologist/oncologist....

2013-05-21 23:15:56

More Than 40 Million to Gain Access to World-Class Wellness Programs Raleigh, NC and Rochester, MN (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 Workplace Options, a global employee effectiveness company and the world´s leading work-life services provider, and Mayo Clinic have established a strategic relationship to offer enhanced wellness services. In an initiative set to launch July 1, 2013, Workplace Options will adopt Mayo Clinic´s coaching model into its existing suite of wellness services. The...

2013-05-09 23:50:52

BenchmarkPortal recognizes the exceptional efficiency and effectiveness of the Mayo Medical Laboratories Contact Center by awarding it Certification as a Center of Excellence for the second year in a row. The granting of certification is based on a company´s operational metrics, customer satisfaction and agent satisfaction. Rochester, MN (PRWEB) May 08, 2013 The Mayo Medical Laboratories customer contact center has been certified as a Center of Excellence by BenchmarkPortal, a leading...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'