Week in Review

Top highlights include: concussion-detection device developed by Minnesota doctor gets FDA OK, Alzheimer’s disease may develop differently in African-Americans, cervical cancer screenings lower than national data suggests, Mayo Clinic uses AI for new heart screening test, and flu cases on the rise.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • January 11, 2019

Top highlights include: Mediterranean diet named the best for 2019, another blood pressure medication recalled over trace amounts of cancer-causing chemical, Dr. Gianrico Farrugia, President and CEO of Mayo Clinic, what your headaches can tell you about your health, and Mayo Clinic discovers biological markers that could guide treatment for prostate cancer.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • January 4, 2019

Top highlights include: healthiest and least healthy states of 2018, predicting “C. difficile” with 5 key factors, migraines can cause altered speech, nonprofit launches trial to get therapies to multiple myeloma patients more efficiently, and treating the “stomach flu.”

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • December 28, 2018

Top highlights include: women with heart emergencies less likely to get proper care, managing diffuse large B-cell lymphoma after Richter’s transformation, Mayo re-creates historic Christmas decorations, which flu shot should you get?, and treating blood cancers with CAR-T cell therapy.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • December 21, 2018

Top highlights include: HIV research halted after NIH freezes acquisition of fetal tissue, genetic changes associated with physical activity reported, neurofilament light tied to cognitive decline, smoking linked to cognitive dysfunction in fibromyalgia.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • December 14, 2018

Top highlights include: the secret to good health may be a walk in the park, Minnesota adds Alzheimer’s as qualifying condition for medical marijuana, Asian longhorned tick spreading in U.S, 11 diseases that can start with your gut bacteria, and a link between migraines and gastrointestinal problems?

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • December 7, 2018

Top highlights include: dispelling deadly myths about the flu vaccine, coffee drinkers’ personality traits are different from non-coffee drinkers, when the body attacks the brain, scientists claim first genetically edited babies, and complications from the flu.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • November 30, 2018

Top highlights include: romaine lettuce is not safe to eat, CDC warns; scientists genetically modify virus to kill cancer cells; spinal implant breakthroughs are helping people with paraplegia walk again; which migraine patients should get specific drugs; and treating inflammatory bowel disease.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • November 23, 2018

Top highlights include: CDC investigating burst of possible new cases of polio-like paralysis, Mayo Clinic gets $200 million to train doctors of the future, Mayo Clinic names new leader for its growing Jacksonville medical center, info about migraine and heart problems, and Mayo Clinic receives National Cancer Institute grant to help cancer patients quit tobacco.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • November 16, 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 Gina Chiri-Osmond • November 9, 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 Gina Chiri-Osmond • November 2, 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 Gina Chiri-Osmond • October 26, 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 Gina Chiri-Osmond • October 19, 2018