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Top highlights this week include: Ebola guidance for laboratorians, melanoma, testing to prevent kidney stones, testing students for doping, and new Mayo Clinic Florida CEO.

By Kelley Luedke • August 15, 2014

Historically, only certain pockets of the United States posed a risk for tick-borne disease, such as Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. However, with recent reports of increase in confirmed cases throughout multiple areas, it’s clear the geographic range of ticks is expanding and large areas of the population are now at risk.

By Kelley Luedke • August 8, 2014

Top highlights this week include: Ebola-fighting compound creating, F.D.A. regulates medical laboratory testing, over-the-counter enzymes, Block E renovation and back-to-school vaccinations.

By Kelley Luedke • August 8, 2014

Aug. 8th marks the 80th anniversary of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s visit to Rochester to honor doctors Will and Charlie Mayo for their humanitarian work with disabled World War I veterans.

By Kelley Luedke • August 7, 2014

Top highlights this week include: New Google health project, Ebola virus, nationwide shortage of blood donors, Sequenom and Mayo Medical Laboratories license agreement for noninvasive prenatal testing, and Mayo Clinic Healthy Living online platform.

By Kelley Luedke • August 1, 2014

We complete our #throwbackthursdays series on the founding generation of Mayo Clinic with the introduction of John Kahler, Arthur Sanford, M.D., and Joseph Fritsch.

By Kelley Luedke • July 31, 2014

Top highlights this week include: HIV diagnosis rate falls, ‘post antibiotic era’, epilepsy, Dr. Frank Cockerill on personalized medicine and why Mayo Clinic’s CEO wants to serve 200 million patients.

By Kelley Luedke • July 25, 2014

We are continuing our #throwbackthursdays series on the founding generation of Mayo Clinic. This week’s post introduces Maud Mellish, Mabel Root and Dr. Plummer.

By Kelley Luedke • July 24, 2014

A recent article in Laboratory Manager, discussing safe packaging and shipping for specimens in laboratories, highlights Mayo Medical Laboratories guidelines for handling potentially dangerous specimen.

By Kelley Luedke • July 22, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that the first case of locally acquired mosquito-borne chikungunya virus in the United States has been confirmed in a Florida man.

By Kelley Luedke • July 18, 2014

Top highlights this week include: iPads and rashes, Alzheimer’s detection, Mayo Clinic named top spot on U.S. News and World Report’s Best Hospitals List, Mayo Clinic Hilton Building evacuation drill and protein for Alzheimer’s.

By Kelley Luedke • July 18, 2014

Top highlights this week include: Genetic defects, stress and health, smallpox, ALS stem cell treatment and renal cell carcinoma.

By Kelley Luedke • July 11, 2014

In Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology, David Smith, Ph.D., professor of laboratory medicine and pathology at the Mayo Clinic, discusses integrating and interpreting clinical genomics data.

By Kelley Luedke • July 7, 2014