Top highlights this week include: Bird flu, texting and posture, Dr. John Noseworthy named 2014 Person of the Year, C. Diff. testing, and Mayo Blood Center in dire need of O-negative blood.

By Kelley Luedke • November 21, 2014

In 1972, a Mayo Clinic technician carried out the 100,000th electrocardiogram performed in one single year. According to Wilbur Schumann, ECG Laboratory supervisor, 1972 was the first year in which the 100,000 mark had been exceeded.

By Kelley Luedke • November 20, 2014

Top highlights this week include: Skin cancer costs, wireless phones and brain cancer, medical testing, deer season, and formation of pancreatic cancer.

By Kelley Luedke • November 14, 2014

In 1920, the Mayo brothers were approached to run for office. They respectfully declined, but encouraged citizens to vote and be active in the political process.

By Kelley Luedke • November 13, 2014

Top highlights this week include: Ebola, colon cancer in young adults, myeloma related bone disease, protect yourself during cold and flu season, and genetic markers for alcoholism recovery.

By Kelley Luedke • November 7, 2014

On September 11, 1972, a four-year undergraduate Mayo Medical School opened. Dr. Raymond D. Pruitt, director for education in the Division of Education and a leader in the new school’s development was the dean and chief executive officer. The school was the second four-year undergraduate medical institution in the state. At the time, there were 108 medical schools in the United States.

By Kelley Luedke • November 6, 2014

Laboratory testing for the presence of a lupus anticoagulant (LA) is challenging. The Mayo Clinic Special Coagulation Laboratory performs LA testing (LUPPR / Lupus Anticoagulant Profile) in an algorithmic fashion in accordance with the ISTH guidelines.

By Kelley Luedke • November 1, 2014

Top highlights this week include: Halloween safety, Ebola quarantine, at-home colon cancer testing, multiple myeloma, and genetic testing.

By Kelley Luedke • October 31, 2014

In February 1971, Mayo Clinic’s Routine Hematology Laboratory put into service a new instrument—the Coulter Model S—which automatically determines red and white cell counts, hemoglobin, hematocrit, mean cell volume, mean cell hemoglobin and mean cell hemoglobin concentration. The Model S was proved to be dependable, fast, and precise.

By Kelley Luedke • October 30, 2014

Highlights this week include: New Ebola guidelines from CDC, Minnesota Ebola hotline, importance of flu shots, muscular dystrophy testing, and genetic testing for Alzheimer’s.

By Kelley Luedke • October 24, 2014

This year, the Art Studio looks back with a quiet pride on a full half-century of service to the Mayo Clinic and the medical profession in general. The Studio has 30,000 entries in the its ledger book, dating back to 1905.

By Kelley Luedke • October 23, 2014

Top highlights include: Fixing faulty genes, egg freezing at work, Americans anxious about Ebola, Mayo Clinic Airborne Blood Bank celebrates 30 years, and equipment when handling Ebola.

By Kelley Luedke • October 17, 2014

On Oct. 13 1986, Mayo Clinic opened in Jacksonville, Florida. The opening was considered a leap of faith, as it was the clinic’s first expansion outside of Minnesota. Today, the Florida campus plays a key role in Mayo Clinic’s mission of serving humanity and advancing medical science.

By Kelley Luedke • October 16, 2014