Top highlights include: the exciting new idea hospitals have to bring down drug prices, HPV vaccine expanded for people 27 to 45, tech breakthrough offers early warning system for heart attacks, vitamin D supplements don’t improve bone health, and EpiPen shortage is keeping some kids out of school.

By Andy Tofilon • October 10, 2018

WuXi Diagnostics, a joint venture between WuXi AppTec Group and Mayo Clinic, recently received the 2018 MedTech Insight Award for the Best Alliance.

By gmchiri • October 8, 2018

Top highlights include: fasting could be the fountain of youth, how scientists are treating breast cancer using the immune system, more than 1 in 3 adults eat fast food on any given day, Mayo Clinic discovery could extend quality of life, and Mayo researchers identify potential new treatment for subset of women with triple-negative breast cancer.

By gmchiri • October 5, 2018

Top highlights include: Flu vaccination rates for Minnesota children drop with age, everything you ever wanted to know about coffee and your health, the risk of alternative cancer treatments, providers are going digital to meet increased demand, and doctors deliver blunt message about record 80,000 flu deaths.

By Andy Tofilon • October 3, 2018

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 gmchiri • 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 gmchiri • 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 gmchiri • 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 gmchiri • 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