April 22, 2017, is the 47th anniversary of Earth Day, a worldwide celebration of events held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. The mission and efforts of Earth Day are significant to Mayo Clinic, where environmental sustainability is at the forefront in its practice of medicine.
Top highlights this week include: Up to 50,000 cases of cholera expected in Somalia by this summer, Texas mumps cases hit 20-year high, value-based model for IBD improves outcomes, lowers costs, Mayo plans ‘training and command center’, and Mayo researchers refine genes responsible for breast cancer development.
Weather always seems to be at the forefront of people’s minds and discussions—especially in Minnesota. We are always commenting on needing more rain, that it’s too cold, or that a blizzard is on its way. Weather, however, is no trivial matter when it comes to safety. Pat Hlavka, CSP, Safety Coordinator in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic, discusses how a laboratory can be safe and prepared during severe weather.
Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, is one day when most folks pay particularly close attention to protecting the environment. This year, we’re finding inspiration in the Sisters of Saint Francis who helped raise money for the Poverello Fund by recycling aluminum cans.
The Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences 10-week Phlebotomy Program is awarding full scholarships for students who are accepted into the August program. The scholarship deadline has been extended to June 5.