Top highlights include: obesity rate for Minnesota youth among lowest in the nation, FDA approves a fast-acting flu drug that is taken in a single dose, does eating organic food prevent cancer, Americans say they want alternatives to opioid prescription, and how the bugs inside us affect overall health.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • October 26, 2018

Top highlights include: overdose deaths have fallen for six months, measles outbreak raging in Europe could be brought to U.S., herpes may account for 50% of Alzheimer’s cases, researchers detect microplastics in human waste, and Mayo Clinic addresses opioid epidemic in national health checkup.

By Andy Tofilon • October 24, 2018

Mayo Clinic released a new DNA product with Helix, a personal genomics company, called “Mayo Clinic GeneGuide.” The DNA-powered product provides healthy individuals with genetic testing and insights with a focus on education.

By Mayo Clinic News Network • October 23, 2018

Top highlights include: how medical schools are battling stereotypes about elderly patients, five Mayo Clinic sites receive patient-care award, multiple myeloma subtypes linked to patients’ African ancestry, what to know about antibiotic resistance, and why you need your flu shot now.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • October 19, 2018

Top highlights include: growing number of U.S. children not vaccinated against any disease; how climate change will affect your health; rate of C-sections is rising at an alarming rate; breastfeeding moms who pump at work fear long-term career consequences; and CDC confirms 62 cases of polio-like illness, mostly affecting kids.

By Andy Tofilon • October 17, 2018

Five Mayo Clinic sites have received the Vizient 2018 Bernard A. Birnbaum, M.D., Quality Leadership Award for high-quality patient care. This award honors superior performance among academic medical centers and community hospitals nationwide for delivering safe, timely, effective, efficient, and equitable patient-centered care.

By Mayo Clinic News Network • October 17, 2018

Top highlights include: rate of new Ebola cases has doubled since September, rare paralysis cases in children are investigated in Minnesota, should you get a 3D mammogram, new diagnostic criteria for spontaneous spinal cord infarction, and Mayo Clinic researchers identify gene types driving racial disparities in myeloma.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • October 12, 2018

Top highlights include: the exciting new idea hospitals have to bring down drug prices, HPV vaccine expanded for people 27 to 45, tech breakthrough offers early warning system for heart attacks, vitamin D supplements don’t improve bone health, and EpiPen shortage is keeping some kids out of school.

By Andy Tofilon • October 10, 2018

WuXi Diagnostics, a joint venture between WuXi AppTec Group and Mayo Clinic, recently received the 2018 MedTech Insight Award for the Best Alliance.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • October 8, 2018

Top highlights include: fasting could be the fountain of youth, how scientists are treating breast cancer using the immune system, more than 1 in 3 adults eat fast food on any given day, Mayo Clinic discovery could extend quality of life, and Mayo researchers identify potential new treatment for subset of women with triple-negative breast cancer.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • October 5, 2018

Top highlights include: Flu vaccination rates for Minnesota children drop with age, everything you ever wanted to know about coffee and your health, the risk of alternative cancer treatments, providers are going digital to meet increased demand, and doctors deliver blunt message about record 80,000 flu deaths.

By Andy Tofilon • October 3, 2018

Top highlights include: newborn syphilis cases in U.S. reach 20 year high; gene editing could eliminate mosquitoes; Mayo Clinic stars in new Ken Burns documentary; antidepressants, psychotherapy may help ease irritable bowel syndrome; and Mayo Clinic announces nearly $1 billion in expansion projects.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • September 28, 2018

Top highlights include: tiny device is a huge advance for treatment of severe heart failure, breastfeeding better for babies’ weight gain than pumping, excessive drinking killed more than 3 million people in 2016, physician burnout taking center stage, and could senolytic therapies cure aging?

By Andy Tofilon • September 26, 2018