Top highlights this week include: The most germ-ridden places in your office, excessive alcohol use linked to early-onset dementia risk, Mayo Clinic CEO on why he's stepping down, you may have selfitis, and state grants boost Alzheimer’s research on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus.
Each year, Mayo Clinic's In the Loop blog looks back and shares some favorite stories of the year gone by. Here is the second of 17 stories from 2017, featuring angel gowns.
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case presents a worm that was removed from the eye of a Nigerian man, and was noted to still be moving after removal. What is the identification?
Top highlights this week include: Amazon as a major hospital supplier, F.D.A. approves first blood test to detect concussions, F.D.A. opens new path for Alzheimer's treatments, measles rates soared in Europe in 2017, and Minnesota sees big jump in people without health insurance.
A recent article in HealthDay News reported on a case of an avid 26-year-old outdoorswoman from Oregon who became the first human ever infected by a type of eye worm previously seen only in cattle. Audrey Schuetz, M.D., Senior Associate Consultant in the Division of Clinical Microbiology in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic, comments on the eye worm.