Mayo Clinic has again received a top score on the Disability Equality Index, or DEI, and designation as a 2018 Disability Equality Index Best Place to Work.

By Mayo Clinic News Network • July 17, 2018

Top highlights this week include: blood pressure linked to lesions, signs of Alzheimer’s in autopsied brains; multivitamins a waste of money for heart health; late-life high blood pressure may harm the brain; physician burnout and depression can lead to major medical errors; and the art of finding beauty in dreadful, wonderful parasites.

By gmchiri • July 13, 2018

Top highlights this week include: Patients with chronic pain feel caught in an opioid-prescribing debate, new facility will help first responders statewide with crisis intervention training, GE moves to spin off health care division, states expand telemedicine to allow prescribing of controlled substances, and a frightening new reason to worry about air pollution.

By Andy Tofilon • July 11, 2018

North Mississippi Medical Center has selected Mayo Medical Laboratories as its primary reference laboratory.

By gmchiri • July 10, 2018

Combining innovative Mayo Clinic laboratories with medical businesses and creative start-up companies will help Rochester—and benefit patients.

By Mayo Clinic Discovery's Edge • July 10, 2018

Top highlights this week include: a frightening new reason to worry about air pollution, coffee drinkers are more likely to live longer, pharmacogenomics advocates make case for wider use, comorbidities can help predict migraine progression, and precision genomics point the way to mutations associated with accelerated aging.

By gmchiri • July 6, 2018

Top highlights this week include: Amazon to buy online pharmacy PillPack, providers receive new guide to navigate infectious disease testing, U.S. hospitals grapple with prolonged injected opioid shortage, Mayo Clinic career immersion returns, and an uncommon form of heart attack needs a second look.

By Andy Tofilon • July 4, 2018

Top highlights this week include: modified polio vaccine helps fight deadly brain tumors, red meat allergies caused by tick bites are on the rise, researchers find herpes viruses in brains marked by Alzheimer’s disease, Mayo Clinic Children’s Center ranked among best, and avoid bug-borne diseases this summer.

By gmchiri • June 29, 2018

Top highlights this week include: new CDC director targets opioids, suicide, and pandemics; children’s genomics partnership to boost treatment; health care provider organizations seek digital tools to improve the patient experience; CVS adds home delivery with help from post office; and severe obesity rates surging in rural America.

By Andy Tofilon • June 27, 2018

Top highlights this week include: what drinking alcohol means for your cancer and death risk, smoking reaches all-time low with U.S. adults, Mayo Clinic researchers find genetic mutations that increase person’s risk for pancreatic cancer, demystifying the tick, and Mayo researchers identify method to diagnose pancreatic cancer in patients with early onset diabetes.

By gmchiri • June 22, 2018

Top highlights this week include: after opioid overdose, only 30% get medicine to treat addiction; FDA clears first generic film strip of addition drug suboxone; growth of telehealth improves continuity of care; and WHO classifies “gaming disorder” as mental health condition.

By Andy Tofilon • June 20, 2018

Top highlights this week include: errors trigger retraction of study on Mediterranean diet’s heart benefits, toddlers consuming too much added sugar, researchers develop bacteria that may treat constipation, mild thyroid dysfunction in childhood increases dyslipidemia risk, and Mayo Clinic’s best and brightest win funding fellowships from Eagles Cancer Telethon.

By gmchiri • June 15, 2018

Top highlights this week include: number of opioid prescriptions falls for fifth year in a row, Arizona launches first 24-hour opioid hotline in the nation, Mayo Biobank collaborates with company seeking to identify Alzheimer’s risk, alternative medicines for Alzheimer’s, and many breast cancer survivors not getting needed mammograms.

By Andy Tofilon • June 13, 2018