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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...

2013-04-18 21:25:28

Support for altruistic kidney donation has more than doubled since 2001; support for all types of organ donation increasing Good news for anyone needing a transplant; a new Mayo Clinic survey shows that the public's support for both living and deceased organ donation is increasing. Eighty-four percent of respondents said they would be very or somewhat likely to consider donating a kidney or a portion of their liver to a close friend or family member in need, and an astounding 49 percent...

2013-04-13 23:03:06

Dr. Paul Pitlyk's details the experiences of a brain surgeon, U.S. Navy captain during wartime. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 13, 2013 Where most Vietnam memoirs end, Dr. Paul Pitlyk´s just begins. Sharing his intimate emotions and dilemmas, Pitlyk chronicles his journey as a young brain surgeon on the front lines during the Vietnam War. After completing his residency at the Mayo Clinic, Pitlyk began work in private practice neurosurgery. Despite his blossoming career, he felt as...

2013-04-12 16:08:11

Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida participated in a nationwide study that found minor differences between genes that contribute to late-onset Alzheimer's disease in African-Americans and in Caucasians. The study, published April 10 in The Journal of the American Medical Association, was the first to look at the genetics of a large number of African-Americans diagnosed with this common form of Alzheimer's disease (1,968 patients) compared to 3,928 normal elderly African-American control...

2013-04-11 10:33:05

The very serious hereditary disease HDLS was discovered in 1984 in Sweden. Many HDLS patients are still incorrectly diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, MS or Parkinson's disease, but researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have now developed a more certain diagnosis method - and are seeking to find a treatment for the "unknown" neurological disorder. In 1984, Sahlgrenska Professor Oluf Andersen for the first time described a new, hereditary and very...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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