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Precision Medicine: Mayo Clinic expert describes next steps to help more patients benefit

Precision Medicine: Mayo Clinic expert describes next steps to help more patients benefitRochester, Minn. – "Precision medicine" is becoming a national catchphrase after President Obama highlighted it in his State of the Union address. But what exactly is it? Richard Weinshilboum, M.D., acting director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, describes this new, rapidly advancing frontier in medicine and outlines 10 changes that would speed development and help more patients benefit from a personalized approach to health care:
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Two weeks down ... eight to go: NOT A QUICK FIX, A LIFESTYLE CHANGE

Two weeks down ... eight to go: NOT A QUICK FIX, A LIFESTYLE CHANGEThe second full week of this session of the Insight 2 Health (I2H) fitness challenge ended with the same enthusiasm with which it began. Throughout the second week of the challenge, the more than twenty participants were still intact and eager to welcome the third week of the ten-week challenge.
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Thyroid disease can diminish quality of life

Thyroid disease can diminish quality of lifeMuch like motor vehicles have engines, our bodies have similar parts to help us function. The heart and brain are the big anatomy regulators, but did you know the thyroid is also a crucial driver of bodily operation? When your thyroid experiences problems, your whole body starts to feel out of sorts — and your quality of life suffers.
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OPINION: Survey hides tobacco impact, use in communities of color

OPINION: Survey hides tobacco impact, use in communities of colorThe latest Minnesota Adult Tobacco Survey (MATS) report released January 22, 2015, masks the health inequities that exist in commercial tobacco use by American Indians, communities of color and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) communities.
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North Memorial Medical Center partnering with the State to offer free Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings

North Memorial Medical Center partnering with the State to offer free Breast and Cervical Cancer ScreeningsProgram to target women who might otherwise skip necessary screening services due to financial or transportation barriers
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The health care law's effect on you

The health care law's effect on youNearly everyone is affected by the Affordable Care Act and will need to do something new when filing their taxes this year. The following chart will help you better understand how the health care law affects you and everyone on your return.
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Week one down... nine more to go

Week one down... nine more to goThe second week of the ten week Insight 2 Health Fitness Challenge - Round 5 began with the same enthusiasm as the kick off on January 17th. A full week of vigorous often grueling workouts did not deter the group of twenty plus participants from coming in through the doors of the F.I.T. Lab on 1565 Como Avenue South in St. Paul Saturday morning.
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