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Dr. Douglas Wood, consultant in cardiovascular diseases and the Center for Innovation at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article on using design research in the community for health reform.
Bruce D. Johnson, Ph.D., an exercise physiologist with an independent research program in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases at Mayo Clinic, discusses altitude physiology.
Randal Thomas, M.D., director of Mayo Clinic's Cardiovascular Health Clinic, and colleagues found that patients who participate in cardiac rehabilitation after having heart interventions, have a 45-percent lower mortality rate.
Mayo Clinic researchers have found that cardiac patients who have skin allergies to metals commonly found in jewelry, such as nickel, are at no higher risk for complications if they receive a stent containing these metal components.
Pharmacological and medical management of obesity have met with little success. Michael Camilleri, M.D., Divison of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, discusses the reasons for these failures.
Professional organizations have traditionally recommended that gastroenterology fellows perform 140 colonoscopies before assessing competency.