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Today's Highlights Include: Military doctors land in Minneapolis to take on hospital surge, hospital robots will save the lives of hundreds of premature babies, and Minnesotans reflect on the power of giving thanks before a meal.

By Chantell Canfield • November 26, 2021

Since being diagnosed with Graves’ disease, Ryan Black has come to know all too well the pain and discomfort of frequent blood draws. But rather than wallow in self-pity, the teen is spending her time trying to make blood draws easier and less painful for others like her. And she’s doing it with research from Mayo Clinic.

By Mayo Clinic Laboratories • November 24, 2021

Topic's Include: COVID-19 questions about natural immunity, boosters, breakthrough cases and the holidays, Mayo Clinic Minute: Fighting influenza, and navigating the holidays safely.

By Chantell Canfield • November 22, 2021

Today’s Highlights Include: Johnson & Johnson to split into 2, aim for faster growth, report: ‘whole of society’ effort must fight misinformation, and question's being answered about COVID-19 boosters with Dr. Abinash Virk.

By Chantell Canfield • November 19, 2021

Starting mid-November, you will notice enhancements to MayoClinicLabs.com. We are building a better website for you, our clients, to ensure the best experience possible. We’re moving toward a simpler, more intuitive and customized experience, making it easier to do business with us.

By Mayo Clinic Laboratories • November 18, 2021

Topic's Include: U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services visits Mayo Clinic to emphasize the importance of pediatric COVID-19 vaccinations, safety and side effects of COVID-19 vaccinations for kids, and Mayo Clinic Q and A: COVID-19 vaccines and boosters.

By Chantell Canfield • November 15, 2021

Today’s Highlights Include: Where to get a COVID shot and a booster, this newspaper is cutting back on print and training readers to use iPads instead-will it work, and the U.S. lifts travel ban for vaccinated foreigners.

By Chantell Canfield • November 12, 2021

Dr. Bobbi Pritt recently joined the Board of Governors of the College of American Pathologists — the world's largest organization of board-certified pathologists.

By Tracy Will • November 11, 2021

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday (recognized on Thursday, November 25), Mayo Clinic Laboratories' specimen pickup and delivery schedules will be altered. To ensure that your specimen vitality and turnaround times are not affected, plan ahead and note:

By Samantha Rossi • November 11, 2021

This week on the podcast, Elitza Theel, Ph.D., director of Mayo Clinic’s Infectious Diseases Serology Laboratory, joins "Answers From the Lab" with Bobbi Pritt, M.D. In this episode, Dr. Pritt and Dr. Theel discuss antibody testing for COVID-19, including why this testing is done and when it’s most useful.

By Suzanne Ferguson • November 11, 2021

Topic's Include: Vaccinations for kids 5-11 begin at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Building a wall of immunity against COVID-19, and tips to help make getting a COVID-19 vaccine less scary for kids.

By Chantell Canfield • November 8, 2021

Today's Highlights Include: Pfizer antiviral pill reduced risk of COVID hospitalization and death by 89 percent in high-risk people, company study shows, GOING VIRAL: Rochester woman shares positive experience during Mayo visit, thousands respond, and are your symptoms signs of a cold, allergies, Valley fever, West Nile Virus or COVID-19?

By Chantell Canfield • November 5, 2021

In November 2021, Mayo Clinic Laboratories announced thirty four new tests along with numerous reference value changes, obsolete tests, and algorithm changes.

By Chantell Canfield • November 4, 2021