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Going gluten-free? Mayo Clinic offers advice, with recipes included.

yesterdayHealth : The Checkup

Here’s a news flash: There are a lot of fad diets out there and a lot of people claiming to be experts in what you ought to eat. You’re wise to be wary. Which is why it’s worth noting when a reputable source comes out with a guide to one of today’s dietary fixations: avoiding gluten. Read full article >>

Proton Pump Inhibitors Decrease Diversity in Gut Microbiome, Increase Risk for Complications

A new Mayo Clinic study in the open access journal Microbiome shows that people who regularly take proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have less diversity among their gut bacteria, putting them at increased risk for infections like clostridium difficile and pneumonia, in addition to vitamin deficiencies and bone fractures.

Mother Dies Just After Birth, Sacrificed Her Life to Save Her Baby

A Colorado woman lost her life because of an amniotic fluid embolism after giving birth to her second child. According to the Mayo Clinic, an amniotic fluid embolism is a rare but serious condition that occurs when amniotic fluid — the fluid that surrounds a baby in the uterus during pregnancy — or fetal material, […]

Mayo Clinic Health Letter: Highlights from the November 2014 Issue

Here are highlights from the November issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Mayo Clinic Health Letter attribution is required.

Mayo Clinic Researchers Identify First Steps in Formation of Pancreatic Cancer

Researchers at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville say they have identified first steps in the origin of pancreatic cancer and that their findings suggest preventive strategies to explore.

Mayo Clinic Researchers Discover Genetic Markers for Alcoholism Recovery

In an international study, Mayo Clinic researchers and collaborators have identified genetic markers that may help in identifying individuals who could benefit from the alcoholism treatment drug acamprosate. The findings, published in...Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic researchers discover genetic markers for alcoholism recovery

ROCHESTER, Minn. — In an international study, Mayo Clinic researchers and collaborators have identified genetic markers that may help in identifying individuals who could benefit from the alcoholism treatment drug acamprosate. The findings,...Show More Summary

Doctors Told Them to Abort Their Unborn Son To Save Her Life, Their Response Was Priceless

One year ago, Eric Porteous lost his son and almost his wife, Alissa, to a partial molar pregnancy. According to the Mayo Clinic, a partial molar pregnancy occurs when an abnormal embryo and possibly some normal placental tissue begins to develop but is malformed. When the couple first found out the news, they didn’t know […]

This home test could become a tool in the fight against colon cancer

A new noninvasive test to screen for colon cancer will be available starting Monday. The Cologuard test was developed at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, and will be available there for now by prescription, The Associated Press reports....Show More Summary

An interdisciplinary approach to hospital malnutrition

Hendersonville, North Carolina may not have a Mayo Clinic that is known for medical innovation, but it is making waves in solving a stubborn problem in health care: malnutrition. Pardee UNC Health Care is implementing a new nursing protocol that puts nutrition at the center of the care team and the locus for reducing readmissions, […]

Mayo Clinic Chiefs Name E-Patient Dave as 2015 Visiting Professor

Wonderful news! E-Patient Dave, the leader of the global e-patient movement who gave a talk last year at my Social Media in Medicine university course as well, was named Visiting Professor for Mayo Clinic. Patient engagement and empowerment is a natural extension of Dr. Will Mayo’s vision of a medicine as a cooperative science. We […]

Watson Hopes to Speed Clinical Trial Research for Mayo Clinic

Sean Hogan of IBM recently wrote in Forbes, “Clinical trial recruitment is a data-intensive task that typically requires clinicians and researchers to manually cross reference patient data with criteria for thousands of available clinical trials. Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic rebrands app, adds HealthKit functionality to give patients more control

Mayo Clinic -- yes, the same Mayo Clinic that helped Apple create the user-friendly Health app -- has updated its own app with HealthKit functionality. The app, which was rebranded as simply "Mayo Clinic" from its previous name "Patient," has been...

Apple’s HealthKit collaborator, Mayo Clinic, launches its iOS 8-integrated app

Mayo Clinic was one of the first big-name health providers Apple tapped help with the build and launch of the HealthKit consumer health data platform.

Mayo Clinic App Integrated With Apple Health, Now Available for Free Download

Mayo Clinic announced today the launch of the Mayo Clinic app, available as a free download from Apple's App Store.

Mayo Clinic, University of Mississippi Medical Center Expand Relationship With Formal Collaboration Agreement

Mayo Clinic and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) announced today that they have signed an agreement to broaden and deepen their collaboration in clinical trials, other medical research and education. The agreement is a formal commitment to enhance the relationship that has been steadily building for the past 20 years.

New cancer drug can mean ‘Lazarus effect’ recovery for some stage IV melanoma cases

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The Minnesota-based Mayo Clinic announced Thursday that a first-of-its-kind cancer drug has proven remarkably effective in treating some people with advanced melanoma, one of the deadliest forms of cancer. According to the Clinic’s In the Loop blog, oncologist Richard Joseph said that the new...

Clifford Hudis, M.D., to Anchor Mayo Clinic Genomics Conference

Mayo Clinic announced today that Clifford Hudis, M.D., immediate past president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), will deliver the keynote address at Individualizing Medicine 2014: From Promise to Practice.

Mayo Clinic and Invenshure Launch Oneome(tm)

Mayo Clinic and venture catalyst Invenshure announce the launch of Oneome, a genomics interpretation company that exports Mayo's extensive pharmacogenomics knowledge in the form of concise, actionable reports to help providers anywhere deliver the right medication at the right time.

Mayo researchers reveal pathway that contributes to Alzheimer's disease

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Researchers at Jacksonville's campus of Mayo Clinic have discovered a defect in a key cell-signaling pathway they say contributes to both overproduction of toxic protein in the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients as well as loss of communication between neurons — both significant contributors to this type of dementia. read more

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