May 18, 2009
Despite the fact that I have been a Mayo Clinic employee for almost 19 years, and have worked for over five of those years with our comprehensive Stroke Center, I was shocked to find out that I didn’t know all the signs and symptoms of stroke! It’s not just slurred speech or drooping of the […]
March 3, 2009
More than 6,000 people came to Mayo Clinic’s campus in Florida on Feb. 15 to help find a cure for breast cancer. Runners and walkers from every state and 15 countries participated in the second annual 26.2 with Donna – The National Marathon to Fight Breast Cancer.
February 18, 2009
Sometimes the doors just aren’t big enough. That was the case with this 6-ton magnet that was installed in a second-floor procedure room of Mayo Clinic’s hospital in Jacksonville. The new intra-operative magnetic resonance imaging (IMRI) system allows neurosurgeons to use real-time imaging as they operate on brain tumors. This gives them a more sensitive […]
February 17, 2009
Mayo Clinic investigators have found that measuring blood levels of amyloid, an insoluble protein, can help predict who is at risk for developing mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s disease. The finding is another step in developing a simple blood test that, coupled with known risk factors, could someday identify people at risk for Alzheimer’s. “By […]