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Top highlights include: Alcohol overtakes Hepatitis C as the top reason for liver transplants, new research call vitamin D benefits into question, NIH funds first artificial pancreas study in the United States for pregnant women, cervical cancer screenings save lives, and the health benefits of olive oil.

By Andy Tofilon • January 30, 2019

Top highlights include: Top names in health and medicine gather in Davos for World Economic Forum, blood test may predict Alzheimer’s progression, Mayo Clinic study finds mindfulness can ease women’s menopausal symptoms, preventing the flu, and frosty grip brings frostbite fears and other weather-related worries.

By gmchiri • January 25, 2019

Top highlights include: Physician burnout now essentially a public health crisis, Americans more likely to die from opioid overdose than in a car accident, study identifies biomarkers to stratify patients for prostate cancer treatment, the time of day you should stop drinking coffee, and these 4 CEOs created a new standard of leadership.

By Andy Tofilon • January 23, 2019

Top highlights include: People choosing not to vaccinate is now a global health threat, sleeping less than six hours a night may boost risk of cardiovascular disease, long-acting contraceptive patch gives women DIY option for birth control, early capillary damage may predict dementia, and norovirus cases rise in winter months.

By gmchiri • January 18, 2019

Top highlights include: Up to 84,000 Americans hospitalized with flu in past three months, scientists seek real way to measure, severe flu raises risk of birth problems for pregnant women, babies, deep sleep linked to early Alzheimer’s signs, and adding ultraviolet light to disinfection reduces C difficile infection.

By Andy Tofilon • January 16, 2019

Top highlights include: concussion-detection device developed by Minnesota doctor gets FDA OK, Alzheimer’s disease may develop differently in African-Americans, cervical cancer screenings lower than national data suggests, Mayo Clinic uses AI for new heart screening test, and flu cases on the rise.

By gmchiri • January 11, 2019

Top highlights include: new research shows sugar substitutes are not healthier than real sugar, how light therapy helps Minnesotans during winter, what you must know about Parkinson’s disease, new law requires hospitals post prices online, and millions of Americans are wrong about having a food allergy.

By Andy Tofilon • January 9, 2019

Top highlights include: Mediterranean diet named the best for 2019, another blood pressure medication recalled over trace amounts of cancer-causing chemical, Dr. Gianrico Farrugia, President and CEO of Mayo Clinic, what your headaches can tell you about your health, and Mayo Clinic discovers biological markers that could guide treatment for prostate cancer.

By gmchiri • January 4, 2019

Top highlights include: “big pharma” returning to raising U.S. prices in January after pause; crowdfunding drives funds and attention toward questionable medical treatments; Americans rate health care providers high on honesty, ethics, cancer treatment, and arthritis; and suicide rates on the rise in Minnesota.

By Andy Tofilon • January 2, 2019

Top highlights include: healthiest and least healthy states of 2018, predicting “C. difficile” with 5 key factors, migraines can cause altered speech, nonprofit launches trial to get therapies to multiple myeloma patients more efficiently, and treating the “stomach flu.”

By gmchiri • December 28, 2018

Top highlights include: FDA panel backs prescribing opioid overdose reversal drug along with painkillers, Surgeon General warns youth vaping is now an “epidemic,” international patients seeking cures in the states, Mayo Clinic President and CEO Dr. Noseworthy looks back at his legacy, and technology changes outlook for spinal cord injury recovery.

By Andy Tofilon • December 26, 2018

Top highlights include: women with heart emergencies less likely to get proper care, managing diffuse large B-cell lymphoma after Richter’s transformation, Mayo re-creates historic Christmas decorations, which flu shot should you get?, and treating blood cancers with CAR-T cell therapy.

By gmchiri • December 21, 2018

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