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Mayo Clinic researchers return from Mount Everest

The six-member team landed at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Saturday night. The researchers were monitoring a group of climbers to study how high altitude impacts the heart, lungs and sleep.
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The six-member team landed at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Saturday night. The researchers were monitoring a group of climbers to study how high altitude impacts the heart, lungs and sleep.

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