Dr. Mark Mewissen, MD

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  • Aurora Health Care

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Brain plaque buildup, long linked to the onset of Alzheimer's disease, has been identified in the brains of men and women as young as 20, researchers say.

    "One thing this means is that the resource, the machinery, for ma...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The area of the colon where a cancer develops may play a role in a patient's survival, a new study suggests.

    Researchers report that people with colon cancer that started in the left colon may be more likely to survive than those whose disease or...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Survival rates are improving for many people with cancers of the breast, prostate, lung, liver and colon or rectum, especially for those diagnosed at younger ages, a new study reports.

    Cancer is still a leading cause of death in the United State...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Disturbing images on cigarette warning labels have a significant effect on smokers' brains, according to a new study.

    "You want warning messages to be memorable," study co-author Daniel Romer, associate director of the A...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The eye's optic nerve may provide clues to a stroke patient's survival, a new study indicates.

    The research focuses on the sheath surrounding the optic nerve, which connects the eye and the brain. Using ultrasound to measure the thickness of t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hepatology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new medical imaging technique can help doctors better detect non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in children, new research suggests.

    Five million to 8 million children in the United States have the condition, but most cases go undiagnosed, accord...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Radiology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) who face amputation of a foot or leg can have their limb saved by minimally invasive surgery to improve blood flow, a new study suggests.

    Among the patients tested and treated in a limb salvage pro...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Radiation Oncology:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Prostate biopsies that combine MRI technology with ultrasound appear to give men better information regarding the seriousness of their cancer, a new study suggests.

    The new technology -- which uses MRI scans to help doctors biopsy very specific p...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who discovered new gene mutations linked to colon cancer in black Americans say their findings could lead to improved diagnosis and treatment.

    In the United States, blacks are significantly more likely to develop colon cancer and to d...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Higher vitamin D levels in patients with advanced colon cancer appear to improve response to chemotherapy and targeted anti-cancer drugs, researchers say.

    "We found that patients who had vitamin D levels at the highest category had improved surviv...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Obstetrics & Gynecology:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An HPV test recently approved by U.S. health officials is an effective way to check for cervical cancer, two leading women's health organizations said Thursday.

    The groups said the HPV test is an effective, one-test alternative to the current rec...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Conventional wisdom has it that high levels of testosterone help prostate cancers grow.

    However, a new, small study suggests that a treatment strategy called bipolar androgen therapy -- where patients alternate between low and high levels of tes...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    TUESDAY, Dec. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Though most patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can be successfully treated with medication and therapy, between 10 percent to 20 percent have a form of the illness that doesn't respond to standard care, experts say.

    However, patien...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new screening test to detect Human T-Cell Lymphotropic viruses that cause a rare blood cancer has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    The viruses, abbreviated HTLV-I/II, cause diseases such as adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many studies have affirmed that a newer, shorter course of radiation therapy for early-stage breast cancer works just as well as a longer course.

    However, new research suggests that many U.S. patients still get radiation therapy for much longe...Full Article