Arizona

August 17, 2015

First-year residents rethink daily labs, improve patient care

By Amy Olson amyeolson

Sometimes, it’s the simplest things that make the biggest differences in a patient’s care. Fresh out of medical school at the University of North Dakota and weeks into his first year of residency, Joel Beachey, M.D., found himself contemplating a challenge from his attending physicians and chief residents: Just how frequently do hospital patients need […]

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July 29, 2015

Mayo Medical School takes on bold new initiatives to improve medical education

By Amy Olson amyeolson

Mayo Medical School is at the forefront of a major transformation in medical education. The school is expanding to Arizona and Florida to become one of the first national medical schools in the United States, offering a single curriculum across three campuses. In addition, Mayo will be among the first medical schools in the nation […]

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July 21, 2015

Mayo Clinic among top hospitals in U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll

By Amy Olson amyeolson

Mayo Clinic today has been named one of the best hospitals nationwide by U.S. News and World Report. Mayo Clinic earned more No. 1 rankings in individual specialties than any other provider based on reputation, services and volumes, safety and clinical outcomes. “This ranking underscores our long-standing commitment to provide the highest-quality care that best meets our […]

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Tags: Best Hospitals, U.S. News and World Report


July 17, 2015

Repairing mitochondrial disease

By Amy Olson amyeolson

A multidisciplinary team has successfully eliminated fatal mitochondrial DNA mutations in stem cells from patients with mitochondrial diseases. The study is published in the journal Nature as a collaboration between some of the top research institutions and Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine. Mitochondrial diseases are a particular struggle for patients and their families as […]

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Tags: DNA mutations, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, mitochondrial disease


June 18, 2015

Studying surgical outcomes to improve patient care

By Amy Olson amyeolson

For nearly 100 years, Mayo Clinic has been dedicated to evaluating surgical outcomes in order to improve patient care and reduce risks associated from surgery. Dr. Charles H. Mayo said in 1930, “A surgical procedure should be planned so that the patient, with the least possible risk and loss of time, will receive the greatest […]

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Tags: quality improvement, surgical care, surgical outcomes


June 18, 2014

Concussion Summit at the White House

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The future of health care at Mayo Clinic continues to raise awareness of concussions in youth athletes with the goal of preventing concussions and protecting our athletes’ brains. A step forward in accomplishing this goal on a national level occurred at the White House Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit, where more than 200 […]

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Tags: #futureofhealthcare, Arizona, concussion, concussion summit, David Dodick, Dr. Dodick, Future of Health Care, Mayo Clinic


May 16, 2014

On the Road to Mayo Clinic with Jason Davis

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Last week, Mayo Clinic held its 150th Anniversary Signature Event recognizing its first 150 years beginning in 1864 when William Worrall Mayo, M.D., settled his family in Rochester, Minn. and opened a small medical practice. His sons, William J. Mayo, M.D., and Charles H. Mayo, M.D. transformed the family practice into Mayo Clinic, a global center of hope […]

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Tags: #futureofhealthcare, Arizona, brain bank, Center for Individualized Medicine, Dr. John Noseworthy, Florida, Future of Health Care, Jason Davis, Mayo Clinic Health System, Minnesota, On the Road, On the Road with Jason Davis


March 3, 2014

A Milestone for the Future of Health Care in Arizona

By Wyatt W. Decker, M.D. wyattdecker

It’s a milestone that’s been two years in the making. After breaking ground on our upcoming Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in December of 2011, we are getting ready to welcome the arrival of the first wave of proton beam equipment, due to be installed starting in early March. To commemorate this great occasion, we held […]

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Tags: #futureofhealthcare, Arizona, Cancer Center, ceremony, Future of Health Care, health care, proton beam, Wyatt W. Decker


February 25, 2014

Unlocking the Secrets of the Human Genome

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Individualized medicine promises to play a key role in the future of health care. At the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, we’re gathering  knowledge about a patient’s genome (or DNA) to diagnose, predict, treat and prevent disease – allowing us to deliver medical care tailored to the patient’s genomic make-up. With better diagnoses, earlier interventions, more-efficient […]

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Tags: #futureofhealthcare, bile duct cancer, Binary Indexing Mapping Algorithm, Biomarker Discovery Program, cancer, Center for Individualized Medicine, Future of Health Care, genomic sequencing, George Vasmatzis, Mayo Clinic, Mitesh Borad, TGen


February 4, 2014

Arizona Horizon Interview on the Future of Health Care

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Wyatt W. Decker, M.D., vice-president of Mayo Clinic, discusses his impressions of President Obama’s State of the Union speech with Ted Simons, host of Arizona Horizon. Dr. Decker comments on how the Affordable Care Act represents insurance reform although it does not address key health care delivery issues such as providing safe and efficient patient […]

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Tags: #futureofhealthcare, Arizona, Arizona Horizon, Arizona State University, ASU, Barack Obama, Dr. Decker, Future of Health Care, health care, Mayo Clinic, Medicare, National Institutes of Health


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