Preventive Medicine

January 2, 2013

Questcor Finds Profits, at $28,000 a Vial

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

The doctor was dumbfounded: a drug that used to cost $50 was now selling for $28,000 for a 5-milliliter vial…The story of Questcor’s wonder drug begins in Rochester, Minn. It was there, at the Mayo Clinic, that Dr. Philip S. Hench spent more than 20 years searching for what he called Substance X. Dr. Hench, a rheumatologist, […]

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Tags: adrenals, Dr. Edward Kendall, Dr. Philip Hench, immune system, New York Times, Questcor, rheumatoid arthritis, Substance X


October 4, 2012

Beta Blockers May Not Prevent Heart Attacks and Strokes

By Mystery User

New research suggests that beta-blocker pills don’t prevent heart attacks, strokes or cardiac deaths in patients with heart disease, but doctors are torn over whether there’s enough in the study to make them want to stop prescribing the drugs. Beta blockers have been a standard heart medication for decades… “This is a very compelling study […]

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Tags: ABC News, beta blocker, cardiovascular disease, Dr. Randal Thomas


September 28, 2012

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Mystery User

September 28, 2012 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media relations USA […]

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Tags: America's Best Hospital List, Beauty Project, Best Hospitals, Breast Cancer, Cardiology, diabetes, Dr. Alexander Parker, Dr. Deb Rhodes, Dr. Donald Hensrud, Dr. James Ingle, Dr. James Levine, Dr. Martha Grogan


August 24, 2012

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Mystery User

August 24, 2012 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media relations The […]

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Tags: Archives of Internal Medicine, Arizona Republic, CNN, Colorectal Cancer, doctor burnout, Dr. David Warner, Dr. Donald Hensrud, Dr. Michael Joyner, Dr. Sharonne Hayes, Dr. Tait Shanafelt, Florida Times-Union, John Plewa


August 16, 2012

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Mystery User

August 16, 2012 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media relations NY […]

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Tags: Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Dr. Amit Sood, Dr. Deborah Rhodes, Dr. Edith Perez, Dr. James Levine, Dr. Jennifer Maynard, Dr. Vaidehi Chowdhary, Florida Times-Union, Fox News, KARE11, New York Times, Reader's Digest Canada


August 10, 2012

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Mystery User

August 10, 2012 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media relations Winnipeg […]

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Tags: alzheimer's disease, Dr. David Dodick, Dr. Deborah Rhodes, Dr. J. Michael Bostwick, Dr. Michael Joyner, Dr. Ray Gibbons, Dr. Ron Petersen, Dr. Sharonne Hayes, HCA hospitals, Iowa Public Radio, KAAL, KARE 11


August 7, 2012

The Latest Mammogram Controversy: Density

By Mystery User

Nancy Cappello had annual mammograms for a decade and each time radiologists noted in their reports that she had dense breast tissue…When her doctor found a suspicious ridge during a manual exam eight years ago, she had a mammogram and an ultrasound on the same day. The mammogram again spotted nothing amiss, but an ultrasound […]

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Tags: breast cancer risk, breast density, Dr. Deborah J. Rhodes, mammogram, Wall Street Journal


August 2, 2012

Blood Cancer Drug Effective in Treating Kidney, Breast Cancer

By Mystery User

Two drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration for blood cancer treatment may also be used to treat triple negative breast and kidney cancer, researchers say. The drugs are romidepsin and decitabine. Together they can activate a gene sFRP1 (secreted frizzled related protein one) that can stop the growth of cancer cells.  “We now […]

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Tags: decitabine, Dr. John Copland, FDA, Medical Daily, romidepsin


July 20, 2012

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Mystery User

July 20, 2012 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media relations USA […]

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Tags: ABC News, Alzheimer's Association, Alzheimer's Association International Conference, alzheimer's disease, Arizona Republic, baby boomers, Dr. Berger, Dr. David Knopman, Dr. John Noseworthy, Dr. Wyatt Decker, identifying Alzheimer's patients, Jayson Werth


July 13, 2012

Excedrin Users Turn to the Web Amid Recall

By Mystery User

People suffering from migraines are paying a hefty price to get Excedrin through online sites nearly seven months after the maker recalled the over-the-counter medication…Dr. David Dodick of the Mayo Clinic Arizona, who is president of the American Headache Society, called the recall “a big deal for those who rely on that medication.” Many patients […]

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Tags: American Headache Society, Arizona Republic, Dr. David Dodick, Excedrin, migraines


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