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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...

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....


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.