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Mayo Clinic Laboratories employees showed their support for heart disease awareness on National Wear Red Day. As the number-one killer of women in the United States, National Wear Red Day was established by the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to raise awareness of this critical issue.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • February 12, 2019

Jane Hermansen, Outreach and Network Manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester, Minnesota, recently authored an article featured in MedicalLab Management on outreach as a laboratory service line.

By Kelley Luedke • February 8, 2019

After Daniel Grossman, M.D., was paralyzed in a biking accident, he needed to learn how to do everything — including care for patients — in a new way.

By In the Loop • February 7, 2019

Brad Karon, M.D., Ph.D., Co-Director of Laboratory Services for the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, authored an article on causes and prevention of pseudohyperkalemia in MedicalLab Management.

By Kelley Luedke • February 6, 2019

Allan Jaffe, M.D., Consultant and Chair of Mayo Clinic’s Division of Clinical Core Laboratory Services, with a joint appointment in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, will be presenting a webinar on the implementation of a high-sensitivity troponin I assay. The webinar will be held February 13 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. eastern.

By Kelley Luedke • February 1, 2019

After Chris Norton was injured during a college football game in 2010, doctors gave him just a 3 percent chance of regaining any movement below his neck. In the years since, he’s devoted himself to that 3 percent. This year, he got married — and walked his bride, Emily Summers, down the aisle after saying “I do.”

By In the Loop • January 31, 2019

There are different blood types. Do you know yours? You could be one of the people whose blood type is in short supply and high demand at hospitals nationwide. Dr. Justin Kreuter, director of Mayo Clinic’s Blood Donor Program, talks about what blood type is needed most.

By Mayo Clinic News Network • January 25, 2019

It had been more than 30 years since one Mayo patient had seen snow, and she wondered aloud what it would be like to see a snow angel. Patient care assistant Kirby Rosenberg was happy to oblige.

By In the Loop • January 24, 2019

Julie Pinsinski, MLS(ASCP), Clinical Laboratory Technologist at Mayo Clinic, authored an article in MedicalLab Management about the challenge of distinguishing between training-related performance problems and those that are discipline-related in the laboratory.

By Kelley Luedke • January 24, 2019

In the winter months, it’s common for blood donations to drop due to bad weather in many areas of the country and the flu. That’s why January is National Blood Donor Month, a time when eligible donors are urged to consider giving. The average blood donation takes about one hour per session. If you’ve wondered what happens to your blood after it’s been collected, Dr. Justin Kreuter, director of Mayo Clinic’s Blood Donor Program, has some answers.

By Mayo Clinic News Network • January 18, 2019

Orthopedic surgeon William Shaughnessy, M.D., watched the 21-plane “Missing Man” flyover with pride knowing his son Mike was one of the Navy pilots honoring the late President George H.W. Bush.

By In the Loop • January 17, 2019

Monica Kendall, PA(ASCP), Pathologists’ Assistant and Death Investigator Supervisor in the Division of Anatomic Pathology at Mayo Clinic, was elected to the Society of Medicolegal Death Investigators Board of Directors.

By Suzanne R. Ferguson • January 14, 2019

On the January 5 broadcast of Mayo Clinic Radio, Justin Kreuter, M.D., Medical Director of Mayo’s Blood Donor Program, discussed the continuous need for blood donors. National Blood Donor Month takes place each January to signify the importance of blood donation.

By Kelley Luedke • January 11, 2019