Top highlights include: how hospitals are fighting burnout, U.S. health spending hits $3.5 trillion but growth slows, why states might start taxing opioids, telemedicine in reverse. and health care providers are teaming with chatbots to assist patients.

By Andy Tofilon • December 12, 2018

Top highlights include: the secret to good health may be a walk in the park, Minnesota adds Alzheimer’s as qualifying condition for medical marijuana, Asian longhorned tick spreading in U.S, 11 diseases that can start with your gut bacteria, and a link between migraines and gastrointestinal problems?

By gmchiri • December 7, 2018

Top highlights include: Minnesota OKs medical marijuana to treat Alzheimer’s, U.S. life expectancy declines again, polio-like disease in U.S. kids appears to have peaked for 2018, methamphetamine use by pregnant women, and the effects of vitamin B12 deficiency.

By Andy Tofilon • December 5, 2018

Top highlights include: dispelling deadly myths about the flu vaccine, coffee drinkers’ personality traits are different from non-coffee drinkers, when the body attacks the brain, scientists claim first genetically edited babies, and complications from the flu.

By gmchiri • November 30, 2018

Top highlights include: Minnesota faces challenge in halting deadly colon infection’s spread, FDA is revamping clearance procedures for medical devices, FDA to review its human testing protocols, millions left behind as diabetes drives surge in insulin demand, and use of telemedicine increasing in U.S. but still uncommon.

By Andy Tofilon • November 28, 2018

Top highlights include: romaine lettuce is not safe to eat, CDC warns; scientists genetically modify virus to kill cancer cells; spinal implant breakthroughs are helping people with paraplegia walk again; which migraine patients should get specific drugs; and treating inflammatory bowel disease.

By gmchiri • November 23, 2018

Top highlights include: FDA seeks restrictions on teens’ access to flavored e-cigarettes and a ban on menthol cigarettes, suicide rates increasing among American workers, rapid cure approved for sleeping sickness, how much do you know about the common cold, and experts chase the cause of a paralyzing childhood disease spiking this year.

By Andy Tofilon • November 21, 2018

Top highlights include: CDC investigating burst of possible new cases of polio-like paralysis, Mayo Clinic gets $200 million to train doctors of the future, Mayo Clinic names new leader for its growing Jacksonville medical center, info about migraine and heart problems, and Mayo Clinic receives National Cancer Institute grant to help cancer patients quit tobacco.

By gmchiri • November 16, 2018

Top highlights include: Mayo Clinic gets its largest gift ever, FDA to crackdown on e-cigarettes, risk factors added to U.S. heart guidelines, CDC confirms 90 cases of rare polio-like illness affecting children in 27 states, and new government guidelines say you can get your exercise in small doses.

By Andy Tofilon • November 14, 2018

Mayo Medical Laboratories, the global reference laboratory of Mayo Clinic, has changed its name to Mayo Clinic Laboratories.

By gmchiri • November 13, 2018

Top highlights include: What to know about an experimental treatment that could let celiac disease sufferers eat gluten, how does coffee affect your brain, battle of the badges, Mayo researchers correlate specific antibody with relapse of neurological disorder, and pertussis infections on the rise.

By gmchiri • November 9, 2018

Top highlights include: FDA approves powerful new opioid despite warnings of likely abuse, Type 2 diabetes, new spinal cord therapy helps paralyzed patients walk again, societies publish new guidance for the treatment of slow, irregular heartbeats, and morning people are less likely to develop breast cancer.

By Andy Tofilon • November 7, 2018

Top highlights include: for cervical cancer patients, less invasive surgery is worse for survival; Mayo researchers working on vaccines to treat, and possibly prevent, breast cancer; acute kidney injury; colorectal cancer microbiomes may differ with mismatch repair status; and November is “C. diff” awareness month.

By gmchiri • November 2, 2018