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

Top highlights include: facing an overdose epidemic, some ERs now offer addiction treatment; why peanut reactions have become almost epidemic; advice from health care’s power users; premature birth rates rise again, but a few states are turning things around; and heart failure stem-cell trial to be paused after calls for retraction.

By Andy Tofilon • October 31, 2018

Top highlights include: obesity rate for Minnesota youth among lowest in the nation, FDA approves a fast-acting flu drug that is taken in a single dose, does eating organic food prevent cancer, Americans say they want alternatives to opioid prescription, and how the bugs inside us affect overall health.

By gmchiri • October 26, 2018

Top highlights include: overdose deaths have fallen for six months, measles outbreak raging in Europe could be brought to U.S., herpes may account for 50% of Alzheimer’s cases, researchers detect microplastics in human waste, and Mayo Clinic addresses opioid epidemic in national health checkup.

By Andy Tofilon • October 24, 2018

Mayo Clinic released a new DNA product with Helix, a personal genomics company, called “Mayo Clinic GeneGuide.” The DNA-powered product provides healthy individuals with genetic testing and insights with a focus on education.

By Mayo Clinic News Network • October 23, 2018

Top highlights include: how medical schools are battling stereotypes about elderly patients, five Mayo Clinic sites receive patient-care award, multiple myeloma subtypes linked to patients’ African ancestry, what to know about antibiotic resistance, and why you need your flu shot now.

By gmchiri • October 19, 2018

Top highlights include: growing number of U.S. children not vaccinated against any disease; how climate change will affect your health; rate of C-sections is rising at an alarming rate; breastfeeding moms who pump at work fear long-term career consequences; and CDC confirms 62 cases of polio-like illness, mostly affecting kids.

By Andy Tofilon • October 17, 2018

Five Mayo Clinic sites have received the Vizient 2018 Bernard A. Birnbaum, M.D., Quality Leadership Award for high-quality patient care. This award honors superior performance among academic medical centers and community hospitals nationwide for delivering safe, timely, effective, efficient, and equitable patient-centered care.

By Mayo Clinic News Network • October 17, 2018

Top highlights include: rate of new Ebola cases has doubled since September, rare paralysis cases in children are investigated in Minnesota, should you get a 3D mammogram, new diagnostic criteria for spontaneous spinal cord infarction, and Mayo Clinic researchers identify gene types driving racial disparities in myeloma.

By gmchiri • October 12, 2018

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