Employment status and education level are associated with survival in skin melanoma.

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Mario Mandalà, a Medical Oncologist and Clinical Assistant in the Unit of Medical Oncology, from Riuniti Bergamo Hospital in Bergamo, Italy, comments on the results of a study, appearing in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, February 2011 issue ( available at: http://tinyurl.com/4ks8oue ) which, by using a prospective, monoinstitutional database with individual data, demonstrates that the socioeconomic status is associated with breslow thickness, disease free and overall survival in stage I-II...

Abnormal Cervical Appearance: what to do, when to worry?

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Petra Casey, MD, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses her article appearing in the February 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, (available at http://mayoclinicproceedings.com/content/early/2011/01/26/mcp.2010.0512.... ) which lists common cervical lesions encountered in practice and distinguishes those that can be safely observed from those needing further evaluation by a gynecologist. It also includes practical tips on how to make...

Comparison of Body Habitus With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in the Registry to Evaluate PAH Disease Management

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One will discover on review of the video link, a discussion by the primary author of the study, Charles D. Burger, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Florida, in conjunction with his article appearing in the February 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings (Available at: http://tinyurl.com/4vpzj4r ). The author provides the basis and background of the research, highlights the primary findings of the study and explores the potential implications of the results.

Survival in Primary Systemic Amyloidosis

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Dr. Shaji Kumar, Associate Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the January 2011 issue (available at: http://tinyurl.com/2dxgp43 ) of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on mortality risks and survival in primary systemic amyloidosis.

Clinical Pearls in General Internal Medicine

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Dr. John Bundrick, a consultant in medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article "Clinical Pearls in General Internal Medicine," ( Available at: http://tinyurl.com/2ex2evx ) which appears in the January 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

Fertility Preservation

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Dr. Jani Jensen, Assistant Professor in the Department of Reproduction Endocrinology and Fertility at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses her article on fertility preservation, (Available at: http://tinyurl.com/38s6eqa ) which appears in the January 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

Vitamin D Insufficiency

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Dr. Tom Thacher from the Department of Family Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article (available at: http://tinyurl.com/25q2ytu ) entitled "A Critical Review of Vitamin D Insufficiency," which appears in the January 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

Tetralogy of Fallot Repair in Patients 40 Years or Older.

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Dr. Joseph Dearani, Consultant in Cardiovascular Surgery at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, discusses his article (available at: http://tinyurl.com/25kt7m6 ) appearing in the December 2010 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, describing surgical repair of tetralogy of fallot in adults.

Identification and Management of Women With BRCA Mutations or Hereditary Predisposition for Breast and Ovarian Cancer

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Dr. Sandhya Pruthi, consultant in the breast diagnostic clinic at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses her December 2010 Mayo Clinic Proceedings article http://tinyurl.com/3x2dr7v on diagnostic and management approaches to patients with BRCA mutations that put them at higher risk of breast and/or ovarian cancer.

Khat Chewing: A Smokeless Gun?

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Dr. Farrah Mateen, a neurology fellow and PhD candidate at Johns Hopkins University discusses her article "Khat Chewing: A Smokeless Gun?" which appears in the November 2010 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/24sejsu.