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In this episode of “Answers From the Lab,” host Bobbi Pritt, M.D., chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic, and Matthew Binnicker, Ph.D., director of the Clinical Virology Laboratory at Mayo Clinic, discuss why avian influenza has recently been in the news and lessons learned from managing COVID-19.
Since March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a lasting impact on the lives of millions of people around the world, including the many brave health care workers who risked their own health to provide lifesaving care to those infected by the virus. That care was made possible, in part, by the lasting impact that the pandemic has also had on laboratory testing.
In a post on Mayo Clinic’s News Network, Mayo Clinic’s director of Clinical Virology, Matthew Binnicker, Ph.D., explains the concern over a potential human-to-human outbreak of avian influenza and what’s being done at Mayo Clinic and elsewhere to mitigate that risk.
Today's Highlights Include: CDC adds COVID vaccine to routine immunization schedule for kids and adults, Governments target medical debt with COVID relief funds and Minnesota being the 1st state to screen all newborns for serious viral infection.
Today's Highlights Include: USDA proposes new nutrition standards for school meals, virtual care system designed for COVID-19 grows into a multiuse digital health tool, and Mayo Clinic explores use of artificial intelligence. Is It Hype Or Help?
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Topic highlights include: FDA considers major shift in COVID vaccine strategy, DNA from blood samples could help early cancer detection, Wisconsin researchers say, CDC informs staff of reorganization after pandemic criticisms
The New England Journal of Medicine recently published new findings on periprosthetic joint infection by Dr. Robin Patel.
Topic highlights include: Phoenix Children’s opens specialty clinic at Avondale campus, Moderna says RSV vaccine is effective in older adults, WHO questions severity of XBB.1.5 COVID subvariant as U.S. cases rise
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Topic highlights include: With attention to mpox fading, health officials fear infections will go undetected and unreported, As COVID surges in China, US begins testing more travelers, FDA approves Alzheimer's drug that appears to modestly slow disease