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2013-03-28 08:26:06

Massive Library on Treatment Information to Replace Inefficient Hard Copy Distribution MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mayo Clinic and drchrono today announced an agreement to provide patient-specific educational resources to physicians using the drchrono EHR platform. drchrono is the creator of the original iPad EHR that offers a fully certified Meaningful Use Electronic Medical Record platform to doctors for ONT-ACB requirements. The first EHR to work with...

Losing Weight Works When Employers Offer A Cash Incentive
2013-03-08 07:52:39

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It is commonly suggested that money can´t buy happiness. However, it may buy willpower. While some employers and insurance agencies have had limited success in the past trying to get people to quit smoking or eat healthier by offering up the gift of money, a new study has taken a different approach. And the results are encouraging. Researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota have demonstrated that a yearlong...

Children Who Are Diagnosed With ADHD Often Carry It On Into Adulthood
2013-03-04 14:17:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from researchers at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and the Mayo Clinic has found that children who suffer from attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to struggle with the condition into adulthood and experience a host of other psychological problems. Most notably, the study, which was based on 20 years of data, found that a third of kids who were diagnosed with ADHD during childhood still had it as...

2013-03-04 00:21:40

First long-term, population-based study - from Boston Children's Hospital and Mayo Clinic - finds risk for suicide and psychiatric disorders; authors call for close monitoring, continued treatment BOSTON, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first large, population-based study to follow children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) into adulthood shows that ADHD often doesn't "go away," and that children with ADHD are more likely to have other psychiatric...

2013-02-28 10:57:45

Researchers have identified a possible treatment window of several years for plaques in the brain that are thought to cause memory loss in diseases such as Alzheimer's. The Mayo Clinic study is published in the Feb. 27 online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "Our study suggests that plaques in the brain that are linked to a decline in memory and thinking abilities, called beta amyloid, take about 15 years to build up and then plateau," says lead...

2013-02-21 12:26:50

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Care Connectivity Consortium and Healtheway announced today a new collaboration that will combine the Care Connectivity Consortium's advanced patient-centered care technology and commitment to health IT innovation with Healtheway's robust network services and the eHealth Exchange. With their combined care-delivery expertise and health IT knowledge, the Care Connectivity Consortium and Healtheway will enable more than 40 health provider...

2013-02-19 15:11:12

Therapy to ease stress, fatigue and other quality of life issues significantly improves patients' sense of well-being during cancer treatment, new Mayo Clinic research shows. Patients who kept to their standard routines showed a decline in quality of life measures, the study found. The findings are published this month in Cancer. Mayo cancer care specialists created a six-session program to address cognitive, physical, emotional, social and spiritual well-being. Each session includes...

2013-02-19 14:31:14

Current national guidelines provide benchmarks regarding the number of polyps physicians should detect, on average, during a colonoscopy. Recent studies at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida suggest these benchmarks may be too low. Their study, in the online issue of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, found that use of high-definition imaging tools in 2,400 individuals undergoing a screening colonoscopy at the clinic led to an adenoma detection rate (ADR) of 25 percent in women and 41 percent in...

2013-02-12 20:29:59

Researchers at Mayo Clinic have discovered an abnormal protein that accumulates in the brains of many patients affected with two common neurodegenerative disorders – amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease, and frontotemporal dementia. They say their findings have uncovered a potentially new therapeutic target and biomarker that would allow clinicians to confirm diagnosis of the diseases. The study is published online today in the journal Neuron. The...

2013-02-07 08:28:09

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SOPHIA.org, the open online education platform offering a unique Many Ways to Learn(TM) learning model with more than 28,000 free academic multimedia tutorials taught by a multitude of teachers, is now offering tutorials developed by a top surgeon and professor at Mayo Clinic. The lessons will focus on two surgical procedures - Laproscopic Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal) and Inguinal Hernia Repair - and are available at no cost. "Making these...