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Mayo Clinic created an app that is helping cardiac rehab patients.

Mayo Clinic App Helps Patients Undergoing Cardiac Rehab

Patients who attended cardiac rehabilitation and used a smartphone-based app to record daily measurements such as weight and blood pressure had greater improvements in those cardiovascular risk factors; they also were less likely to be readmitted to the hospital within 90 days of discharge, compared with patients who only attended cardiac rehabilitation, Mayo Clinic researchers found.

  • Medical Edge: Headaches

    A new German study finds the more stress you have in your life the more migraine and tension headaches you may develop.

  • Medical Edge: Hard to Swallow

    More and more these days kids are being diagnosed with food allergies. And that may be the leading cause of a rare medical condition researchers at Mayo are looking into.

  • Medical Edge: Subglottic Stenosis

    Imagine that - breathing through an opening the size of a cocktail straw. That was reality for Jill Pottenger-Moe who has subglottic stenosis, a condition that happens almost exclusively to women.

  • Medical Edge: Reversing Heart Disease

    The program is based on outside research that shows specific lifestyle changes can, in fact, reverse heart disease. And may improve other chronic conditions as well. 

  • Medical Edge: Holiday Heart Health

    Cookies and eggnog are some of the goodies we often can't resist at holiday gatherings. 

    But for patients with an underlying heart condition, like heart failure, a few days of eating the wrong foods can cause some real problems. 

  • Medical Edge: Winter Skin Care

    Mayo Clinic Dermatologist Dr. Dawn Davis says ignoring dry skin can lead to bigger health risks, and now is the season many people realize they have dermatitis.

  • Medical Edge: Pancreatic Cancer

    The problem with pancreatic cancer is it's diagnosed late, so much so when the patient presents with symptoms like jaundice or severe abdominal pain, the -- it's already late.

  • Medical Edge: Sisters with Breast Cancer

    Like their mom, sisters Tovah Carson and Sky Holt both tested positive for the gene. But they chose very different ways of dealing with that information.