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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

Top highlights include: low-carb diet better when it includes more vegetables and nuts, eating junk food tied to higher risk of numerous cancers, how long does the flu last and how long is it contagious, Mayo study links ovary removals with increased risk of kidney failure, and opioid controlled-substance agreements safely reduce health care visits.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • September 21, 2018

Top highlights include: cancer expected to kill more than 9 million people globally this year; with daily low-dose aspirin use, risks may outweigh benefits; extra folic acid taken during pregnancy doesn’t prevent pre-eclampsia; physician burnout; and four people get cancer from donated organ in “extraordinarily rare” case.

By Andy Tofilon • September 19, 2018

Top highlights this week: FDA takes historic action on youth e-cigarette epidemic, Minnesotans’ obesity rate lower than other Midwest states, “Battle of the Badges” blood drive kicks off in Olmsted county, scientists engineered nearly 4,000 mutations of a breast-cancer gene, and the Asian longhorned tick finds its way to the U.S.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • September 14, 2018

Top highlights this week: Ken Burns Mayo Clinic film debuts in Rochester, doctors explore lifting barriers to living organ donation, research shows saunas can be good for your health, rapid tumor growth tied to immunotherapy in lung cancer, and Crohn’s disease patients test experimental stem cell treatment.

By Andy Tofilon • September 12, 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

Top highlights include: early menopause in 64% of young lung cancer patients; later breakfast, earlier dinner might help you shed body fat; Mayo Clinic announces $800 million worth of projects in Arizona, Florida; dietary supplement in sports drinks may control growth of HER2-positive breast cancer; and Mayo Clinic joins hospitals to launch a not-for-profit generic drug company.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • September 7, 2018

Top highlights this week: Fake, low quality drugs come at high cost, health coverage steady but costs are a concern, experts eliminate age limit for kids in rear-facing car seats, dietary supplement could be used to treat breast cancer, and ancient treatment may help fight superbugs.

By Andy Tofilon • September 5, 2018

Top highlights this week include: how Mayo Clinic built its reputation as a leading hospital, what you need to know about treadmill desks, ASU and Mayo research collaboration seeks early diagnosis for Parkinson’s, screening planned for Ken Burns documentary about Mayo Clinic, and Mayo Clinic researchers identify a potential new approach to treat HER2 positive breast cancer.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • August 31, 2018

Top highlights this week include: almost one in 20 U.S. adults now use e-cigarettes, life expectancy declines seen in U.S. and other high-income countries, breastfeeding linked to lower stroke risk, there’s no safe level of alcohol major new study concludes, and sexually transmitted diseases surge for the fourth straight year.

By Andy Tofilon • August 29, 2018