It’s time to start preparing for what could be a bumper crop of ticks across the U.S. As the last of the winter’s snow melts, ticks start coming up from under the grass looking for a blood meal. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Bobbi Pritt, a Mayo Clinic parasitic diseases expert, explains an easy trick to remember the best ways to protect yourself from tick bites.
Mayo Clinic is one of more than 100 organizations across the U.S. that is funded by the National Institutes of Health to partner in the All of Us Research Program, which aims to enroll at least 1 million participants to better understand how genetic differences contribute to disease.
Sharon Zehe, J.D., an attorney for the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic and a genetic privacy expert, discusses the risks utilizing open-source genetic databases.
Mayo Clinic again was named to DiversityInc’s Top Hospitals and Health Systems ranking. This is the seventh consecutive year that Mayo has been ranked among the top health care organizations for its commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity.
Illnesses caused by disease-infected ticks, mosquitoes, and fleas have tripled in the U.S. in recent years, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Lyme disease is the most common illness attributed to ticks.
Multiple Mayo Clinic locations have received national recognition for their sustainability efforts through Practice Greenhealth, a national organization dedicated to reducing health care’s impact on the environment. The annual awards recognize health care organizations that have implemented programs to improve environmental performance and continuously work toward higher sustainability goals.
Regional Health has selected Mayo Medical Laboratories as its primary reference laboratory. The agreement provides Regional Health Rapid City Hospital physicians and caregivers with access to Mayo Clinic’s extensive menu of more than 4,000 laboratory tests in every subspecialty of medicine.
St. Charles Health System in Bend, Oregon, has selected Mayo Medical Laboratories as its primary reference laboratory, giving the health system access to Mayo Clinic’s extensive menu of laboratory tests and clinical expertise.
Mayo Clinic’s Minnesota campus has been recognized as a 2018 LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader, registering a top score of 100 from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, a civil rights organization, on its 2018 Healthcare Equality Index.
Mayo Laboratory Inquiry (MLI) has been named a Center of Excellence by BenchmarkPortal for the seventh year in a row. MLI was also named a Top Contact Center and took home the top honors in the “Lowest Average Speed of Answer” category.
There have been concerns in the U.S. recently about the possible harmful side effects from absorbing gadolinium-based contrast agents into the body during some MRI exams. To address some of the anxiety and concerns over this issue, Paul Jannetto, Ph.D., DABCC, FAACC, and Joshua Bornhorst, Ph.D., DABCC, FAACC, Co-Directors of the Mayo Clinic Metals Laboratory and leading experts in this field, have compiled the following list of the most up-to-date information.