Top highlights this week include: Diabetes pill might replace injection to control blood sugar, FDA approves second gene-altering treatment for cancer, excessive exercise may harm the heart, now is the time to protect yourself from the flu, and Mayo Clinic to use first clinical 7-Tesla MRI scanner in North America.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • October 20, 2017

Top highlights this week include: Gov. Dayton signs agreement for “reinsurance” program; end to health care subsidies puts Congress in a tight spot; the value of hospitals’ tax exemptions; hospital group warns Trump’s executive order could weaken insurance markets; and with ACA in limbo, insurers brace for drop in enrollment.

By Andy Tofilon • October 18, 2017

Top highlights this week include: The best (and worst) states for aging, nearly 4 in 10 U.S. adults now obese, men and breast cancer, alternative tests for diagnosing prostate cancer, and immune response to ovarian cancer may predict survival.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • October 13, 2017

Top highlights this week include: Many people paying full price for insurance, patients and health insurers challenge Iowa’s privatized Medicaid, White House plans order to expand health care options, Trump’s cuts to health law enrollment efforts, and Republicans privately admit defeat on Obamacare repeal.

By Andy Tofilon • October 11, 2017

Top highlights this week include: Doctors advise millennials to stay home when you have the flu; 40% of all cancer cases related to obesity; Mayo, Oxford form transatlantic partnership; talking value, culture, and CAR-T with the CMO of Mayo Medical Labs; and NIH renews Mayo Clinic’s Clinical and Translational Research Award.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • October 6, 2017

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By Andy Tofilon • October 4, 2017

Top highlights this week include: FDA chief says agency will take action to lower drug prices; premiums declining, steady for plans via MNsure; Hawaii has best health care in America; Trump preparing executive order to let Americans purchase health insurance across state lines; and health insurers stay in ACA despite fears of last-minute exits.

By Andy Tofilon • October 4, 2017

Top highlights this week include: 1 million people needed for studying genes, habits, and health; new STD cases in U.S. set record high in 2016; pregnant women should still get flu vaccine; Mayo Clinic researchers control hunger hormone; and FDA approves advanced cancer detection imaging at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • September 29, 2017

Top highlights this week include: Feds approve Minnesota program for lower premiums, studying 1 million people to end cookie-cutter health care, changes to Medicare could mean higher costs for patients, mental health specialists hard to find in networks, and America’s opioid epidemic.

By Andy Tofilon • September 27, 2017

Top highlights this week include: Global causes of death; parasite plagues world salmon industry; Amazon’s Alexa now offers first-aid information from Mayo; Mayo Clinic earns awards for quality, accountability; and Mayo Clinic develops clinical decision-support tool for help with ordering lab tests.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • September 22, 2017

Top highlights this week include: Republicans demand another vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Medicare will mail new cards to 60 million people, bill passed to build telehealth coverage into Medicare Advantage plans, Trump is making Obamacare premiums more expensive, and uninsured rate in Minnesota drops to 4.1%.

By Andy Tofilon • September 20, 2017

Top highlights this week include: Researchers find hint of a link between flu vaccine and miscarriage, flesh-eating parasite called “The Next Plague” could spread in U.S., sleeping with dogs can be both bad and good for our sleep and health, how 3-D printing is changing health care, and facts on the opioid epidemic.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • September 15, 2017

Top highlights this week include: What the Senate has in mind for the ACA’s “innovation waivers,” Senate GOP accepting defeat on Obamacare repeal, Senate panel eyes federal money and state flexibility to stabilize ACA, insurance regulators want Obamacare reinsurance funds, and uninsured rate fell in 2016 as more people aged into Medicare.

By Andy Tofilon • September 13, 2017