Preventive Medicine

April 30th, 2013

Is Suicide Screening Effective? Still no Clear Answer

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Since adults who die by suicide have often visited their primary care physician within the previous month, could routine screening for suicide by primary care physicians prevent suicides? Unfortunately, “there is not enough evidence to make a definitive recommendation for or against screening,” the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force—a volunteer panel of national experts in […]

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Tags: depression, Dr. Timothy Lineberry, Psychiatric News, suicide, suicide prevention, suicide screening, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force


April 24th, 2013

Mayo Clinic and Acorda Therapeutics Announce Initiation of Phase 1 Trial of Remyelinating Antibody in People with Multiple Sclerosis

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Mayo Clinic and Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACOR) today announced that the first patient has been enrolled in the first clinical trial of rHIgM22, a remyelinating antibody being studied for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS)… “This remyelinating antibody, if successful in clinical trials and approved, would be a novel approach to treating people with […]

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Tags: Acorda Therapeutics, antibody, chronic neurologic deficits, clinical trial, Dr. Moses Rodriguez, MS, multiple sclerosis, rHIgM22, Wall Street Journal


April 23rd, 2013

You Can Fight Off Cancer

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Cervical cancer, which is linked to human papillomavirus (HPV). can be avoided with vaccination. “A proper diet, exercise, stress management and social support could go a long way toward addressing the vast majority of health problems”—including cancer, says Brent Bauer, MD, director of the Complementary and Integrative Medicine program at the Mayo Clinic. It just […]

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Tags: cervical cancer, Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program, diet, Dr. Amit Sood, Dr. Brent Bauer, exercise, HEALTH magazine, HPV, HPV vaccine, human papillomavirus, Mind Body Initiative


April 23rd, 2013

A different means of attack: Mayo Clinic

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Could controlling blood vessel growth in the body be a key to treating rheumatoid arthritis, cancer and other diseases? The answer is perhaps, according to Mayo Clinic experts. Angiogenesis is the term used to describe blood vessel growth. Researchers are trying to understand and better control this complex process. Most recent research has focused on […]

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Tags: angiogenesis, blood vessel, growth, rheumatoid arthritis, Toronto Star, tumors


April 19th, 2013

Carnitine: A Highly Promising Biomarker and Proven Treatment for Cardiac Disease and a Case against It as a Cause of Atherosclerosis

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

L-carnitine is a natural substance found in high concentrations in the heart…On April 13 of this year- last week- the findings of a multicenter clinical study were published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings reporting that L-carnitine, when administered after a heart attack, significantly reduces death from all causes as well as causing a significant reduction of […]

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Tags: angina, cardiac disease, heart attack, L-carnitine, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Wall Street Journal


April 4th, 2013

Despite recommendations, only one-third of girls receive HPV vaccine

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Despite recommendations from physicians, more parents are choosing not to get their adolescent children vaccinated against the human papilloma virus (HPV)…Dr. Robert Jacobson, medical director of the Employee and Community Health Immunization Program at Mayo Clinic, and Laura Carpenter, associate professor of sociology at Vanderbilt University, join The Daily Circuit to discuss why parents are shying […]

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Tags: Dr. Robert Jacobson, HPV vaccine, human papilloma virus, Laura Carpenter, Mayo Clinic Employee and Community Health Immunization Program, MPR, physician recommendation, Vanderbilt University


March 6th, 2013

3,500 Calories Equal A Pound Of Fat?

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

The formula comes from a simple truth: there are 3,500 calories in a pound of human fat, explains Dr. Donald Hensrud, chair of preventive medicine at the Mayo Clinic and medical editor-in-chief of The Mayo Clinic Diet. But diet and exercise cause the body to lose lean tissue and water along with fat, making it unlikely that […]

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Tags: calories, diet, Dr. Donald Hensrud, exercise, Huffington Post, pound of fat, The Mayo Clinic Diet


January 29th, 2013

Critics Decry Designers for Offering Discounted Juice Cleanses to Models

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

A trade group of fashion designers has partnered with a prominent juice cleanse company to provide “nutritious” and “convenient” food for models at a discount during Fashion Week…Dr. Donald Hensrud, Mayo Clinic’s chair of preventative medicine, said the food could be good as part of a healthy diet, but there is no evidence to suggest juice cleanses or […]

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Tags: ABC News, colonics, diet, Dr. Donald Hensrud, Fashion Week, juice cleanse, Mayo Clinic Diet blog, Organ Avenue


January 3rd, 2013

Flu Season is Worst in a Decade

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

More than 120 Minnesotans were hospitalized in one week, because of the flu.  Now health officials are warning this may be the worst flu outbreak in a decade…ayo Clinic’s  Dr. Greg Poland says this year’s strain can be downright deadly. “This can be a lethal virus, I mean we loose on average about 36,000 Americans each […]

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Tags: Dr. Greg Poland, flu, flu outbreak, H3N2, KAAL, lethal virus, vaccine


January 3rd, 2013

How To Stay Energized From Morning To Night

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

We work, we plan, we organize, we go, fueling ourselves on coffee and pure determination. Until, that is, we fall onto the sofa in a stupor…You know the Cheeseburger Effect — the haze that sets in after a fatty lunch. Donald Hensrud, M.D., a specialist in preventive medicine and nutrition with the Mayo Clinic says, “When […]

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Tags: blood samples, Cheeseburger Effect, Dr. Donald Hensrud, fatty meals, Huffington Post


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