Monthly Archives: October 2009

Team Winter

Many men diagnosed with prostate cancer win the battle and are cured. Unfortunately some do not. The little girl you’re about to meet lost her dad to prostate cancer. And she turned an event that was extremely tragic into something hopeful. At age 10 she participates in triathlons to raise money for prostate cancer research.

Breast Cancer Risk

Every year about 250-thousand women in the United States are diagnosed with breast cancer. Most of these women were not known to be at high risk. That’s why researchers at Mayo Clinic are looking for better ways to identify who’s at increased risk in order to enhance early detection and, perhaps some day, help these […]

Protected: Medical Edge Previews – November 2009

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Fishing for Future Scientists

The U.S. economy is largely based on science and engineering industries. But some experts say many schools don’t have the tools to produce the quality scientists our economy needs. A doctor at Mayo Clinic is trying to change that. He’s bringing teachers and students into his lab so they can work together to develop new […]

New Cardio Monitor

25 billion dollars. That’s how much money is spent every year in the U.S. on patients with heart failure. Much of that money is used on hospital visits. Clinicians and researchers at Mayo Clinic are hoping to change that. They’re testing a new device that can monitor patients at home in hopes of keeping them […]