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2012-11-12 11:12:01

Use of gut bacteria to treat autoimmune diseases among other research presented at ACR Refuting a belief long held by many physicians, a Mayo Clinic study found that rheumatoid arthritis patients also can get gout. The research is among several studies Mayo Clinic is presenting at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting in Washington. Researchers also found that gut bacteria has potential to treat autoimmune disorders, rheumatoid arthritis patients are at higher risk for...

2012-11-05 15:03:03

A drug therapy shows promise for treating an inherited form of kidney disease called autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), Mayo Clinic researchers say. The medication, tolvaptan, slowed the pace of kidney cyst growth over the three years of the study. The phase three clinical trial results were being presented today at the American Society of Nephrology annual meeting and published online in the New England Journal of Medicine. The multicenter study found tolvaptan...

2012-10-30 12:33:09

An oral rinse of the antidepressant doxepin significantly eased pain associated with oral mucositis in patients receiving radiation therapy for cancers of the head and neck, a study led by Mayo Clinic found. The findings were presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology annual meeting in Boston. MULTIMEDIA ALERT: A video interview with Dr. Miller is available for journalists to download on the Mayo Clinic News Network. "Oral mucositis or mouth sores is a painful and...

Walmart To Provide Free Heart, Spine Surgeries For Employees
2012-10-13 06:33:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Walmart employees and their families will soon be able to receive free heart and spine related surgeries thanks to a new agreement between the retail commerce giant and six prominent healthcare facilities, the Bentonville, Arkansas-based company announced on Thursday. According to Reuters reports, the program will allow workers, spouses, and dependents to receive free consultations and care for select procedures, as well as room,...

2012-10-11 11:25:50

International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children Launches New Global Effort Involving Pharmaceutical Companies, the Mayo Clinic, CDC and Others ZURICH, Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) today announced the creation of a unique collaboration involving the world's foremost leaders in health. A new 25-member Global Health Coalition involving leaders that span all areas of the health industry will...

2012-10-11 07:28:57

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As health care costs continue to rise, Walmart is introducing a first-of-its-kind Centers of Excellence program that will offer its associates quality health care with no out-of-pocket cost for heart, spine, and transplant surgeries at six of the leading hospital and health systems in the U.S. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090914/WALMARTLOGO) The six designated health care organizations include the Cleveland Clinic in...

2012-10-01 16:58:30

A virtual monopoly held by some drug manufacturers in part because of the way treatment protocols work is among the reasons cancer drugs cost so much in the United States, according to a commentary by two Mayo Clinic physicians in the October issue of the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Value-based pricing is one potential solution, they write. Cancer care is not representative of a free-market system, and the traditional checks and balances that make the free-market system work so...

2012-09-24 21:24:54

Men who undergo surgical removal of prostate cancer can experience significant levels of anxiety one year after surgery, and higher levels of anxiety appear to be linked to poor sexual satisfaction and depression, say researchers at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida. Their recent study, published in the online edition of Psycho-Oncology, suggests that men who experience high levels of "cancer-specific anxiety" following surgery for prostate cancer could likely benefit from counseling designed...

2012-09-20 02:28:42

PHOENIX, Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DICOM Grid announced today that it has entered into a collaborative agreement for continued development of a mobile platform medical image viewer. The intent is to enhance image distribution between Mayo Clinic, its physicians and referring physicians. The medical image viewer is specifically designed for both browser-based and iPad devices. High tech imaging studies carry a big price tag: over 400 million medical procedures per year in the...

2012-09-19 02:29:18

EVANSTON, Ill., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) and Mayo Clinic today announced NorthShore as a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. This unique collaboration, the only one of its kind in the Chicago region, will provide NorthShore patients with access to medical resources and experts from both systems working together on their behalf. The agreement formalizes a longstanding relationship between the two institutions and promotes the...