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April 25, 2015

Precision Medicine
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Precision medicine ... also called individualized medicine ... got special attention recently when President Obama announced a Precision Medicine Initiative and called for the creation of a national biobank. On this week's program, Dr. Keith Stewart, director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, discusses the biobank and what it might mean for the future of health care. Also on the program, Mayo Clinic psychologist Dr. Karen Grothe explains the importance of a psychological evaluation when planning weight-loss surgery. And preventive medicine specialist Dr. Phil Hagen talks about how Mayo Clinic and Google have teamed up to increase the odds of finding reliable health information on the Web.
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Mayo Clinic Radio: Precision Medicine/Weight-Loss Surgery/Google
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