Items Tagged ‘MD’

January 16, 2012

9 Reasons Why You Can’t Concentrate

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… Fuzzy mindedness could signal a vitamin or hormone deficiency, especially if you’re also feeling unusually tired. For example, hypothyroidism – too-low levels of thyroid hormone – could be to blame, says Robert Orford, MD, consultant at the Mayo Clinic’s Preventive Medicine Division in Scottsdale, AZ. “If there’s a deficiency in thyroid hormone, metabolism slows, […]

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January 16, 2012

Uninformed Consent: Average Study Participant Likely Unaware of Risks

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 But a new study suggests that even today, a key safeguard against potential abuse—consent forms—is troublingly vulnerable… The findings come as no surprise to William Tremaine, MD, director of the Office of Human Research Protection at Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minn., who was not involved in the study. “Everyone knows research consent forms are too […]

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January 16, 2012

Inflammatory Demyelination of Cortex Starts Early in MS

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A new study suggests that, rather than being a late feature of the disease, cortical demyelinating lesions are common in patients in the early stages of multiple sclerosis (MS). Using cortical tissue obtained during brain biopsy for other reasons, researchers found that cortical lesions were “frequent, inflammatory, and strongly associated with meningeal inflammation.” “Our study […]

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Tags: Claudia F. Lucchinetti, MD


January 16, 2012

GE, Microsoft launch new health IT company

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General Electric and Microsoft will jointly establish a new, as-yet-unnamed healthcare IT company, combining their strengths to spur development of an open, interoperable technology platform and create clinical apps aimed at improving patient care worldwide… “Improving the quality of healthcare through innovative collaboration is a goal that we share with GE Healthcare and Microsoft,” said […]

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Tags: C. Michel Harper, GE Healthcare and Microsoft, MD


December 12, 2011

9 Reasons Why You Can’t Concentrate

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

 … Fuzzy mindedness could signal a vitamin or hormone deficiency, especially if you’re also feeling unusually tired. For example, hypothyroidism – too-low levels of thyroid hormone – could be to blame, says Robert Orford, MD, consultant at the Mayo Clinic’s Preventive Medicine Division in Scottsdale, AZ. “If there’s a deficiency in thyroid hormone, metabolism slows, […]

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Tags: MD, Robert Orford


December 12, 2011

Uninformed Consent: Average Study Participant Likely Unaware of Risks

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

But a new study suggests that even today, a key safeguard against potential abuse—consent forms—is troublingly vulnerable… The findings come as no surprise to William Tremaine, MD, director of the Office of Human Research Protection at Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minn., who was not involved in the study. “Everyone knows research consent forms are too […]

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Tags: MD, William Tremaine


December 12, 2011

Inflammatory Demyelination of Cortex Starts Early in MS

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

A new study suggests that, rather than being a late feature of the disease, cortical demyelinating lesions are common in patients in the early stages of multiple sclerosis (MS). Using cortical tissue obtained during brain biopsy for other reasons, researchers found that cortical lesions were “frequent, inflammatory, and strongly associated with meningeal inflammation.” “Our study […]

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Tags: Claudia F. Lucchinetti, MD


December 12, 2011

GE, Microsoft launch new health IT company

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

General Electric and Microsoft will jointly establish a new, as-yet-unnamed healthcare IT company, combining their strengths to spur development of an open, interoperable technology platform and create clinical apps aimed at improving patient care worldwide… “Improving the quality of healthcare through innovative collaboration is a goal that we share with GE Healthcare and Microsoft,” said […]

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Tags: C. Michel Harper, MD


December 7, 2011

Experimental treatment may help relieve back pain

By Mystery User

An experimental treatment that involves spinal injections of ozone gas and steroids relieved pain in over two-thirds of 327 people with back problems related to a herniated disc… Jeffrey Peterson, MD, professor of radiology at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., says the technique is promising. “We’re already using similar procedures for steroid injections,” says […]

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December 6, 2011

Our Stay Well Solutions

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WHY IT WORKS Zinc may help stop the cold virus from reproducing and it gives your immune cells a boost, says Stacey Rizza, MD, an infectious disease specialist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota…Getting enough sleep may strengthen your immune system by making it more active and putting it in “ready to fight” mode, […]

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