If there were a medication you could take that would reduce stress, lower your blood pressure, reduce anxiety, increase your ability to focus, prevent disease and improve your quality of life would you take it? Well, there is no such drug, but research shows that meditation can help all of those things. Doctors at Mayo Clinic have developed an iPhone application to help you fit the many benefits of meditation into your busy life.
Pregnancy is a time of wonder, anticipation, joy and sometimes morning sickness. But for women who develop a condition called preeclampsia, pregnancy can be deadly. Researchers at Mayo Clinic are working to stop this condition from happening. They've developed a new test to determine which women are at risk. And that information may help save moms and babies.
In 2003 researchers mapped out the first human genome. It led to an explosion of knowledge about why people are different from one another. That meant for the first time doctors could learn more about why one person gets cancer or responds to treatment when another doesn't. Researchers at Mayo Clinic have mapped out the genome of a woman with multiple myeloma. And the information from her has prompted them to change the way they treat patients with this deadly cancer.
You may have heard of the so-called Mayo Clinic Diet. For years people have been trying to associate Mayo Clinic with various fad diets. One year it was grapefruit; another year, bacon and eggs and even cabbage soup. The truth is, Mayo Clinic has never been associated with a dietary program. Until now.