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2013-08-14 11:56:21

Mayo Clinic-led international study challenges long-held belief Patients with severe mitral valve regurgitation who are otherwise healthy should have mitral valve repair surgery sooner rather than later, even if they feel no symptoms, a Mayo Clinic-led study by U.S. and European researchers found. The results challenge the long-held belief that it is safer to "watch and wait" until a patient has symptoms, such as shortness of breath. This is the largest study to show that patients who...

2013-07-18 23:20:53

Three of Four Top Hospitals on US News & World Report Honor Roll Choose Discharge 1-2-3 for Their Emergency Department Discharge Instructions Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 18, 2013 Three of the four top hospitals on the just-released US News and World Report’s Top Hospitals Honor Roll rely on Discharge 1-2-3 for patient discharge instructions. The Honor Roll ranks Johns Hopkins as #1, Mayo Clinic at #3, and Cleveland Clinic #4. Each of these institutions provide Discharge 1-2-3’s...

2013-07-08 23:20:33

According to the Mayo Clinic, 7 out of 10 Americans are currently prescribed some form of medication. Passages Malibu issues warning regarding the consequences of overmedicating. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) July 08, 2013 The phrase “Medication Nation” has been used more than once to describe the general trend that the US is heading toward. Mayo Clinic Proceedings recently reported the top prescribed drugs fell into three groups, antibiotics, antidepressants, and painkillers, with 70% of the...

2013-06-25 12:32:06

Study by Mayo Clinic, others also finds rural women likelier to choose mastectomy Rural women with breast cancer are less likely than their urban counterparts to receive recommended radiation therapy after having a lumpectomy, a breast-sparing surgery that removes only tumors and surrounding tissue, a study by Mayo Clinic and others found. The difference is one of several rural disparities in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment the researchers discovered. The findings are being presented...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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