Week in Review

Top highlights this week include: Supplements won’t help prevent heart disease, breast cancer survivors do not receive recommended level of screening after surgery, can vaping cause serious lung disorders, hormone levels after menopause tied to heart risks, and updated guidelines for colorectal cancer screening.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • June 8, 2018

Top highlights this week include: People who sleep in on weekends may avoid dying young, high levels of screen time linked to cancer and heart disease, celiac-testing paradigm “underdetects” disease, is shingles contagious, and have fun but be safe in the sun.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • June 1, 2018

Top highlights this week include: Parasites and bacteria may be lurking in hotel pools, hot tubs, CDC warns; F.D.A. approves first drug designed to prevent migraines; Mayo Clinic kicks off massive “biobank” project to invigorate individualized medicine research; uptick in vector-borne illnesses in U.S. and what it means to you; and Mayo urologists study post-surgery opioid prescribing patterns to standardize practice.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • May 25, 2018

The Week in Review provides an overview of the past week’s top health care content, […]

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • May 18, 2018

Top highlights this week include: Thirdhand smoke is widespread and may be dangerous, new recommendations for prostate cancer screening, Mayo Clinic among nation’s top 20 employers in “Forbes'” 2018 list, genetic test criteria often miss breast cancer risk, and Mayo Clinic implements Epic electronic health record at its Rochester campus.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • May 11, 2018

Top highlights this week include: Study finds this very common morning drink linked to skin cancer, promising advances in multiple sclerosis, genetic data privacy, Mayo Clinic announces biobank will store samples from NIH All of Us research program, and the face of prescription opioid addiction.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • May 4, 2018

Top highlights this week include: First drug approved for most common inherited kidney disease, “E. coli” outbreak grows, 6 things you never knew about your HIV risk, TB testing, and increasing hepatitis infections.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • April 27, 2018

Top highlights this week include: The benefits of bright light for hospital patients; lung cancer patients live longer with immune therapy; Barbara Bush had a strong Mayo Clinic connection; when Alzheimer’s should be diagnosed; and transplanted livers help body defend against organ rejection, Mayo Clinic study finds.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • April 20, 2018

Top highlights this week include: Night owls have 10% higher mortality risk; exercise cuts heart risks; Mayo Clinic searching for answers as heart disease increases in younger women; Mayo Clinic, NBC launch show on personal health; and Lynch syndrome and genetic testing.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • April 13, 2018

Top highlights this week: Surgeon General urges more Americans to carry opioid antidote, eating pasta linked to weight loss in new study, St. Charles Health Care in Oregon picks Mayo Medical Laboratories as testing partner, many in U.S. take more calcium supplements than necessary, and Mayo Clinic orthopedic physicians see music as medicine.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • April 6, 2018

Top highlights this week: Newfound “organ” could be the biggest in your body, rising obesity blamed for 23,000 cancer cases every year, Mayo’s medical school ranked NO. 6 by U.S. News, gene testing moves cardiomyopathy analysis forward, and genetic testing to enhance multiple myeloma treatment.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • March 30, 2018

Top highlights this week: FDA moves ahead with historic plan to reduce nicotine in cigarettes, stem-cell transplant game changer for MS patients, safety of essential oils, colon cancer steadily decreasing, and why early clinical trial results may offer false hope.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • March 23, 2018

Top highlights this week include: A fatal disease is striking dentists, Minnesota begins universal spinal muscular atrophy screenings for newborns, molecular testing for thyroid cancer can reduce unnecessary surgeries, daytime drowsiness increases risk of Alzheimer’s in elderly, and the flu season never really ends.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • March 16, 2018