Top highlights this week include: More Americans living with epilepsy than ever before, fleas are testing positive for the plague in parts of Arizona, dementia trials to test lifestyle intervention, Mayo Clinic researchers discover new cause of treatment resistance in prostate cancer, and how Yemen’s cholera outbreak spread to a half-million people.
Justin Kreuter, M.D., Clinical Pathologist and Medical Director of the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center in Rochester, Minnesota, and Theresa Malin, an Education Specialist in Transfusion Medicine at Mayo Clinic, have launched "Transfusion Toons" as an innovative approach to teaching and learning transfusion medicine. View this post to see the new toon.
When construction crews broke ground on an expansion project for the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minnesota, in 2015, one of the earliest decisions they and the City of Rochester faced was deciding what to do with the iconic bronze statue of Drs. William and Charles Mayo. The Mayo brothers had stood outside the building’s entrance for years, welcoming visitors to Rochester (and, as it turns out, hiding a time capsule beneath their feet).
In this episode of "Chat With the Chair," William Morice, II, M.D., Ph.D., sits down with the new chair of the Mayo Clinic Division of Anatomic Pathology Amy Clayton, M.D., to discuss the role, leadership, and a shared history.
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case presents a specimen seen in a liquid culture of a skin biopsy using Tobie Sang Lapin (TSL) medium (Phase contrast, x1000 magnification). The specimen was first ground in a Dounce tissue grinder. What is the diagnosis?
Top highlights this week include: Trump signs bill helping vets get access to private medical care, high anxiety for insurers on Obamacare deadline, Trump is declaring a national emergency over the opioid epidemic, health insurers seek higher rates for Minnesota small businesses, and FDA addressing racial disparity in patients enrolled in clinical trials.