Week in Review

Top highlights include: study finds more donor hearts are from opioid overdoses, invasive ticks are here to stay, and hospitals are looking to reduce opioid use.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • June 14, 2019

Top highlights include: a new study shows white meat may be bad for cholesterol level, Mayo Clinic receives gift to boost research and companies are reporting progress on cancer blood tests.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • June 7, 2019

Top highlights include: hospitals must fix medicare addresses in order to be paid, US diabetes rates decline as obesity rates rise, and new study shows ADHD medication side effects.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • May 31, 2019

Top highlights include: Blue Cross is opening primary care clinics, an update on the Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase joint venture and how cancer patients are now being matched to clinical trials.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • May 24, 2019

Top highlights include: study shows low-dose aspirin increases bleeding in the skull, judge blocks new liver transplant policy, and ‘zombie cells’ may play role in aging.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • May 17, 2019

Top highlights include: pharma companies must reveal drug prices in TV ads, measles infect record high number in Europe, and Mayo Clinic launches publishing imprint.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • May 10, 2019

Top highlights include: FDA approves first vaccine for dengue fever, UBiome under FBI investigation, and there’s a new Mayo Clinic CEO in Arizona.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • May 3, 2019

Top highlights include: FDA reviewing surgical staples. U.S. measles outbreak continues, and Mayo Clinic considered a top place to work by Becker’s Hospital Review.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • April 26, 2019

Top highlights include: FDA halts the sales of vaginal mesh, NASA twins show the effects of space flight, and Forbes names Mayo Clinic as one of America’s best employers.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • April 19, 2019

Top highlights include: measles cases continue to climb, study finds telemedicine linked to more antibiotics, and Mayo Clinic looks at the promise of patient-generated data.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • April 12, 2019

Top highlights include: study finds bad diets are worse than smoking; Amazon Alexa is now HIPAA-compliant; Mayo collaboration researching the possibility of using blood, saliva and urine to detect cancer; artificial intelligence may be able to detect coronary-artery disease just by listening to your voice.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • April 5, 2019

Top highlights include: Duke whistleblower gets settlement in research fraud case, Centene purchasing WellCare to create a large ACA insurer, and a new study shows the removal of ‘zombie’ cells in mice reduces the severity of diabetes.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • March 29, 2019

Top highlights include: Daily low-dose aspirin no longer recommended, new Mayo Clinic ad campaign introduced and Newsweek releases their list for the 10 best hospitals.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • March 22, 2019