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Sharing Mayo Clinic: Cared for in his own workplace for 121 days

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Robert Pintor works as a scheduling supervisor at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, so he was well aware of the impact of COVID-19 on the community. What he didn’t expect was its impact on him and his family. This article is written by Mayo Clinic staff. When Robert Pintor picked up his wife’s cough in November, they both […]

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Science Saturday: Using AI to reveal causes of complex diseases

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Researchers within Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) platform that can uncover causal drivers and relationships embedded within complex biomedical data. Nicholas Chia, Ph.D., John Kalantari, Ph.D., and Kia Khezeli, Ph.D., recently tested their machine-learning framework, called Causal Relation and Inference Search Platform (CRISP) on multiomic colorectal cancer samples alongside […]

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Consumer Health: What do you know about malaria?

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World Malaria Day will be observed on Sunday, April 25, which makes this a good time to learn more about this potentially fatal disease. Malaria is caused by a single-celled parasite of the genus Plasmodium. The parasite is transmitted to humans most commonly through mosquito bites. Because the parasites that cause malaria affect red blood […]

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Testing for COVID-19: A year of innovation, ingenuity and invention

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The intersection of the COVID-19 pandemic and the 50th anniversary of Mayo Clinic Laboratories, and this year’s Medical Laboratory Professionals Week offers an opportunity to recognize the commitment, innovation and dedication of clinical laboratory professionals, especially for their work over the past year. ________________________________________________ “It was very much an Apollo 13 type of moment, where […]

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Mayo Clinic Minute: Understanding lung cancer

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Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Each year, more people die from lung cancer than colon, breast and prostate cancers combined, according to the American Cancer Society. To help better understand lung cancer, reporter Jason Howland talks to Dr. Karen Swanson, a Mayo Clinic pulmonologist and critical care specialist, in your […]

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Here is why we need more than a sugar tax to reduce unhealthy consumption

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The current sugar tax is not enough to help South Africa reach its goals to reduce obesity. Experts say advocacy and implementation are just as important.

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High vaccination rate is key to future course of COVID-19 pandemic, Mayo Clinic computer modeling shows

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The Mayo Clinic data scientists who developed highly accurate computer modeling to predict trends for COVID-19 cases nationwide have new research that shows how important a high rate of vaccination is to reducing case numbers and controlling the pandemic. Vaccination is making a striking difference in Minnesota and keeping the current level of positive cases […]

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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Managing chronic pain in children

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Chronic pain is experienced by about one-quarter to one-third of children, with about 1 in 20 experiencing debilitating pain, according to the World Health Organization. Chronic pain is defined as recurrent or continuous pain lasting more than three months. For children and adolescents, adjusting to and living with pain can be overwhelming. On the Mayo […]

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Mayo Clinic celebrating all things green for Earth Day

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Earth Day was founded in 1970 as a day of education about environmental issues. The global celebration is sometimes extended into Earth Week, a full seven days of events focused on green living. ___________________________________________________ Mayo Clinic is celebrating all things green this week to recognize Earth Day and the importance of environmental protection practices, celebrate […]

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Mayo scientists researching ‘beyond DNA’ to advance personalized medicine

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As the nation marks National DNA Day on Sunday, April 25 — a day that commemorates the discovery of DNA’s double helix in 1953 and the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 — Mayo Clinic physicians and researchers will continue to closely collaborate to push the boundaries of precision medicine in the areas of cancer, rare and […]

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