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Study Asks Neurosurgeons: How Old Is Too Old to Perform Brain Surgery?

People sometimes joke that easy tasks are "not brain surgery." But what happens when it actually is brain surgery? How old is too old to be a neurosurgeon? In a new Mayo Clinic Proceedings study, most neurosurgeons disagreed with an absolute age cutoff, but half favored additional testing for neurosurgeons 65 and older.

Mayo Clinic Announces 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards

Stephen Challachombe, Ph.D., Donald Greydanus, M.D., Robert Nirschl, M.D., Thomas Spelsberg, Ph.D. and Robert Waller, M.D., recently were named honorees at the 2017 Mayo Clinic Distinguished Alumni Award ceremony. The award acknowledges and shows appreciation for the exceptional contributions of Mayo Clinic alumni to the field of medicine.

Mayo Clinic scientist recognized for his leading role in developing first effective treatment for stroke caused by blood clots

(American Heart Association) The American Heart Association presented its 2017 Research Achievement Award to Thomas G. Brott, M.D., 'for his pivotal role in the development of life-saving interventions that have revolutionized treatment of acute ischemic stroke, with enormous consequent benefits dramatically reducing stroke death and disability in the world's population.'

Podcast: Victor Montori – Mayo Clinic MD calls for patient revolution

Having a conversation with Victor Montori you can almost feel your hair blow back. If he were introduced at a medical conference you’d probably get something like this: Mayo Clinic diabetes physician, author of roughly 600 publications, world-class expert in shared decision-making and evidence-based medicine, director of Mayo’s Knowledge and Evaluation Research Unit, and an […]

The unforgettable moment a widow touched the face that once belonged to her husband

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Long after Andy Sandness became the Mayo Clinic's first face transplant recipient, he met his donor's widow.

A Grateful Recipient of a Face Transplant and the Wife of the Donor Meet for the First Time

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In June 2016, Andrew Sandness underwent a 50 hour surgery at the Mayo Clinic in order to restore the lower half of his face after a self-inflicted gun wound left him facially disfigured and self-conscious. The surgeons transplanted the face of a donor, the late Calen “Rudy” Ross who very generously left instructions to donate...

Mayo Clinic professor receives national Distinguished Teacher Award

Reflecting on your education, you probably remember one or two extraordinary teachers who stand out. They were the instructors who were able to make dull subjects interesting or complex information easily understandable. They had the humor, empathy and passion for teaching that made you look forward to their classes.

Because sometimes what you need most is to watch a 90-year-old...

Because sometimes what you need most is to watch a 90-year-old couple, Fran and Marlo Cowan, married to each other for 62 years, performing an impromptu piano duet of the song ‘Old Grey Bonnet’ in the atrium of the Mayo Clinic. This video was filmed by Jodi Hume back in 2008 while she was visiting her mother. Show More Summary

Why We Revolt: An Interview with Dr. Victor Montori

The founder of the Patient Revolution is Dr. Victor Montori, a leader in the Knowledge and Evaluation Research Unit at Mayo Clinic and an endocrinologist at Mayo. Dr. Montori is interested in how knowledge is produced, disseminated and taken up in practice — and how this leads to optimal health care delivery and patient outcomes. Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic Releases Book on Whole-Body Wellness, Complementary Techniques

ROCHESTER, Minn. - A new Mayo Clinic book ? Mayo Clinic: The Integrative Guide to Good Health - is now available. This book highlights the importance of mental and spiritual wellness when maintaining an individual's overall health.

New findings on tolvaptan as autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease treatment

(Mayo Clinic) A phase 3 trial studying the effects of tolvaptan has found that the drug slowed the rate of decline in kidney function in patients with the most common form of polycystic kidney disease, a condition with no cure.

Mayo Clinic Names New Chief Financial Officer

After an extensive national search, Dennis Dahlen has been named chief financial officer, Mayo Clinic.

Researchers find genetic pathways to individualized treatment for advanced prostate cancer

(Mayo Clinic) Researchers at Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine have uncovered genetic clues to why tumors resist a specific therapy used for treating advanced prostate cancer.

Hot flashes, night sweats connected to obstructive sleep apnea risk in middle-aged women

(Mayo Clinic) In a new study published today in Menopause, researchers have found that the hot flashes and night sweats faced by upward of 80 percent of middle-aged women may be linked to an increased risk of obstructive sleep apnea...

Research Identifies Which Patients Benefit from Additional Testing to Find CSF Leaks

Researchers at Mayo Clinic have identified which patients benefit from costly diagnostic testing to identify cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks and those who can be treated with less invasive testing. CSF leaks lead to a condition called hypovolemia which can cause disabling headaches and even dementia syndrome.

Mayo Clinic to Offer CAR T-Cell Therapy for Relapsed Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Mayo Clinic announced today that its Rochester campus is one of 16 cancer centers nationally selected to provide chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy (CAR T-cell therapy) for adults with B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma who have not responded to, or have relapsed, after two or more lines of treatment.

Highlights from Mayo Clinic’s Transform 2017 Event

Transform 2017, held a few weeks ago, was the tenth annual healthcare innovation conference hosted by the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation (CFI). Each year it brings together stakeholders from around the world to “challenge assumptions, collaborate, and share results to create the future of health care.” This year the conference focused on Closing the […]

Making Sense Of Probiotics And Prebiotics

This article is authored by the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine. The mission of the Center is to discover

Sen. John McCain may undergo brain cancer treatment at UNM

Sen. John McCain could have his brain cancer treated through clinical trials at the University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center if the Arizona Republican's treatment at a Mayo Clinic … Click to Continue »

Proton therapy may be better option for elderly patients with esophageal cancer

(Mayo Clinic) A study led by Mayo Clinic researchers has found that proton beam therapy, in combination with chemotherapy, prior to surgery, may be a better option than a combination using traditional radiation therapy techniques with chemotherapy when treating elderly patients with esophageal cancer.

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