Week in Review

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

By gmchiri • 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 gmchiri • 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 gmchiri • 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 gmchiri • 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 gmchiri • 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 gmchiri • 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 gmchiri • 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 gmchiri • 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 gmchiri • 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 gmchiri • March 16, 2018

Top highlights this week include: Teens who use e-cigarettes exposed to toxic chemicals; why Apple, Amazon, and Google are making big health care moves; Type 1 diabetes is no longer just for kids; study finds cancer survivors are at higher risk for heart failure; and is it a cold or allergies?

By gmchiri • March 9, 2018

Top highlights this week include: Scientists work to find new flu vaccine, pediatricians call for universal depression screening for teens, bad genes don’t mean you are doomed to heart disease and early death, why the flu makes you feel so miserable, and heart failure more likely for some breast cancer and lymphoma survivors.

By gmchiri • March 2, 2018

Top highlights this week include: The most germ-ridden places in your office, excessive alcohol use linked to early-onset dementia risk, Mayo Clinic CEO on why he’s stepping down, you may have “self-itis,” and state grants boost Alzheimer’s research on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus.

By gmchiri • February 23, 2018