Top highlights include: NIH to spend up to $20 million on search for alternatives to fetal tissue for research, hospital beds get digital upgrade, cocaine deaths increase amid ongoing national opioid crisis, health insurers look to digital tools to improve customer experience, and teen vaping soared in 2018.

By Andy Tofilon • December 19, 2018

Top highlights include: how hospitals are fighting burnout, U.S. health spending hits $3.5 trillion but growth slows, why states might start taxing opioids, telemedicine in reverse. and health care providers are teaming with chatbots to assist patients.

By Andy Tofilon • December 12, 2018

Top highlights include: Minnesota OKs medical marijuana to treat Alzheimer's, U.S. life expectancy declines again, polio-like disease in U.S. kids appears to have peaked for 2018, methamphetamine use by pregnant women, and the effects of vitamin B12 deficiency.

By Andy Tofilon • December 5, 2018

Mayo Medical Laboratories, the global reference laboratory of Mayo Clinic, has changed its name to Mayo Clinic Laboratories.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • November 13, 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

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

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

Keith Stewart, M.B., Ch.B., Carlson and Nelson Endowed Director, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, presented six ways precision medicine has further advanced into patient care over the past year.

By Mayo Clinic News Network • September 12, 2018

First responders choose their careers for many reasons, including working with the public, creating safe communities for everyone to enjoy, and saving lives. Join and help promote the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program in its “Battle of the Badges” blood donation challenge, which supports Olmsted County’s first responders.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • September 7, 2018

Experts in individualized medicine—the concept of shaping health care based on lifestyle, environment, and genetic code—will be in Rochester September 12–13 to present how the newest discoveries can be applied to personalized health care.

By Mayo Clinic News Network • September 7, 2018

Mayo Clinic implemented a patient blood-management program in 2010 on its Rochester campus and has since experienced a 35-percent reduction of blood transfusions, improving patient outcomes and achieving significant savings. Using best practices from the program, Mayo Medical Laboratories collaborated with National Decision Support Company (NDSC) to combine Mayo’s clinical knowledge with NDSC’s industry-leading expertise in electronic health record clinical-decision support.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • August 17, 2018

Mayo Clinic was named the best hospital in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s 29th annual "Best Hospitals Honor Roll" published online on August 14. Mayo Clinic also ranked No. 1 in more specialties than any other hospital in the country.

By Mayo Clinic News Network • August 14, 2018

Bonner General Health in Sandpoint, Idaho, has selected Mayo Medical Laboratories as its primary reference laboratory. This selection gives Bonner General Health access to Mayo Clinic’s extensive menu of laboratory tests and clinical expertise.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • July 26, 2018