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  1. Online History Gives Clues to Heart IllsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 6 | WebMD

    Online searches about heart disease peak in the winter, a new study says. That's when deaths from heart disease top out, too.


  2. Can Tragedy Teach Resilience, and Can It Last?Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2018 | WebMD

    Aug. 22, 2018 -- On the morning of Dec. 14, 2012, Michele Gay decided not to put her daughter Josephine on the school bus. The first-grader was recovering from a concussion, and Michele thought a little more rest at home might be good for her.


  3. Mayo, Cleveland Clinics Again Top Hospital RankingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2018 | WebMD

    Aug. 14, 2018 -- For the third consecutive year, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, claimed the No. 1 spot in the annual honor roll of best hospitals published by US News and World Report .


  4. Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Genes ID'dRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2018 | WebMD

    "Triple-negative breast cancer is an aggressive type of cancer that cannot be treated using targeted therapies ," study leader Fergus Couch, a geneticist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., explained in a clinic news release. "It accounts for 15 percent of breast cancer in the Caucasian population and 35 percent in the African-American population.


  5. As Opioid Epidemic Rages, Painkiller Prescriptions Don't DropRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2018 | WebMD

    In a sign that the U.S. opioid epidemic is still not under control, a new report shows that prescriptions for the highly addictive painkillers haven't declined in the last decade. After peaking in 2012-2013, opioid use and doses leveled off.


  6. New Drug Shows Promise Against Alzheimer'sRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2018 | WebMD

    July 25, 2018 -- After a string of failures in Alzheimer's disease treatment, drug companies say they might have a medication that both clears toxic amyloid proteins from the brain and significantly slows the rate of a patient's mental decline. In early July, drugmakers Biogen and Eisai set the Alzheimer's world abuzz with news that they had an experimental drug -- BAN2401 -- that had shown positive results in human patients.


  7. How Transplanted Livers Help Stop Organ RejectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2018 | WebMD

    "This study shows that the liver transplant itself regulates the host's immune responses. Compared to the other organs, the liver is immunologically a very active organ, so it is capable of regulating the immune responses against itself," explained study author Dr. Timucin Taner, a transplant surgeon at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.


  8. Medical Marijuana May Not Help Your Sleep ApneaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2018 | WebMD

    Medical marijuana shouldn't be used to treat sleep apnea , the American Academy of Sleep Medicine says in a new position statement. The group warned that the drug and its synthetic extracts haven't been shown to be safe, effective or well-tolerated by patients with this condition.


  9. Anesthesia Doesn't Seem to Harm Child's IQ: StudyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2018 | WebMD

    However, having anesthesia a number of times at a young age may affect fine motor skills, behavior and learning problems, the Mayo Clinic researchers found. "For the majority of kids undergoing surgery, the results overall are reassuring," said lead author Dr. David Warner, a pediatric anesthesiologist at the Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester, Minn.


  10. A Big Belly Bad for Your HeartRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2018 | WebMD

    "People with a normal weight but a fat belly have more chance of heart problems than people without a fat belly, even if they are obese according to BMI [ body mass index ]," said study author Dr. Jose Medina-Inojosa. He's with the Mayo Clinic's division of preventive cardiology, in Rochester, Minn.


  11. Opioids Still Overprescribed After Surgery: StudyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2018 | WebMD

    In fact, one of every three patients prescribed an opioid, such as Oxycontin, didn't take a single pill during their recuperation, said lead researcher Elizabeth Habermann. She is scientific director for surgical outcomes at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.


  12. Poor Sleep May Heighten Alzheimer's RiskRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2018 | WebMD

    Older adults who are sleepy during the day might have harmful plaque building in their brain that is a sign of impending Alzheimer's disease, researchers report. A hallmark of Alzheimer's is the accumulation of a protein in the brain called beta-amyloid.


  13. Could the Deadly 1918 Flu Pandemic Happen Again?Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2018 | WebMD

    The "Spanish" flu of 1918-19 infected an estimated one-third of the world's population and killed between 50 million and 100 million people, modern epidemiologists estimate. That raises the inevitable question as the United States battles its way through another severe flu season -- could a pandemic as devastating in scope occur in the future? It's "100 percent" certain that another global flu crisis will happen, said Dr. Greg Poland, a virologist and vaccine researcher with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.


  14. Another Alzheimer's Drug Fails; Scientists StymiedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2018 | WebMD

    As more experimental drugs fail to stop Alzheimer's from destroying human memory, experts now wonder whether research into the devastating brain disease has been marching in the wrong direction. In recent weeks, a pair of high-profile disappointments have been reported, including one just announced on a trial of the Eli Lily drug solanezumab.


  15. Hysterectomy May Have Long-Term Health RisksRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2018 | WebMD

    Women who undergo a hysterectomy are at greater risk for heart disease and other health issues -- even if they keep their ovaries , new research suggests. " Hysterectomy is the second most common gynecologic surgery, and most are done for benign reasons, because most physicians believe that this surgery has minimal long-term risks," said lead researcher Dr. Shannon Laughlin-Tommaso, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.


  16. Experts: Getting Active Could Help Boost MemoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2017 | WebMD

    A new recommendation from the American Academy of Neurology suggests that exercise is indeed helpful for people with mild cognitive impairment . The condition, in which thinking and memory skills deteriorate, often occurs as people age.


  17. Cancer Survivors May Face Premature AgingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2017 | WebMD

    Treatments that help people beat cancer also can cause them to age prematurely and die sooner, Mayo Clinic researchers report. Cancer survivors naturally age faster than others who haven't had cancer , and are more likely to develop long-term health problems related to aging while they're still relatively young, the study authors said.


  18. Blacks, Elderly Missing From U.S. Cancer TrialsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2017 | WebMD

    Four out of five participants in cancer clinical trials are white, a discrepancy that calls into question whether other races and ethnicities are receiving good cancer treatment , researchers say. Prior studies have shown that the effectiveness of cancer treatment can vary based on a person's race, gender and age, said lead researcher Dr. Narjust Duma.


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