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Top highlights this week include: A stressed life may mean a wider waistline, no drugs for back pain, lab-grown voice boxes, Plummer Building illuminated to spread awareness of encephalitis, miracle face transplant, and Mayo Clinic national health checkup.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • February 24, 2017

Top highlights this week include: Treasury not invited to Obamacare meeting, Obamacare effect on start-ups, Obamacare replacement, Republican health care proposal, and stabilizing Obamacare markets.

By Andy Tofilon • February 22, 2017

Top highlights this week include: Cooling caps fight chemo-induced hair loss, no drugs for back pain, dangers of ice fishing, taking all of your antibiotics may be misguided advice, and researchers identify new process to raise natural armies of cancer-targeting T lymphocytes outside the body.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • February 17, 2017

Top highlights this week include: Top priority for insurers, pilot program for home-based Medicare, Republicans aiming to kill Obamacare, GOP dilemma on health care taxes, and 12.2 million sign up for Obamacare.

By Andy Tofilon • February 15, 2017

Top highlights this week include: UnitedHealth, Aetna, Anthem near 50% value-based care spending; Mayo President and CEO Dr. Noseworthy talks veterans issues at White House; Mayo Clinic gives students a glimpse of careers in science; doctors push for flu immunizations as cases surge in the U.S.; and Mayo Clinic recognizes National Wear Red Day.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • February 10, 2017

Top highlights this week include: Obamacare repeal starts this spring, homeless worry about Obamacare coverage repeal, Obamacare replacement might take a year, drop in late Obamacare enrollment appears to be a Trump effect, and employers fear GOP health overhaul could damage job-based insurance.

By Andy Tofilon • February 8, 2017

Mayo Clinic researchers will host more than 200 area eighth through 12th grade students at the 17th Biennial Celebration of Research. The celebration, which will take place on Feb. 7, is a daylong conference for students interested in learning about careers in science.

By April Josselyn • February 3, 2017

Top highlights this week include: Football’s leaders make drastic changes to youth game; 1 in 4 Americans still use tobacco; Mayo seeks patent on non-invasive drug delivery for brain cancer, Alzheimer’s; hospitals feeling the early effects of Trump immigration ban; and new treatments to extend life for multiple myeloma patients.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • February 3, 2017

Top highlights this week include: Trump order on regulations could create hurdles for FDA, Cures Act; Obamacare anxiety grows for insurers; Obamacare repeal could threaten provisions that help older adults; medical supplies would be hit by Trump’s proposed 20% tax on Mexican imports; and Republicans have plans to replace Obamacare, but now they need to agree on one.

By Andy Tofilon • February 1, 2017

Top highlights this week include: Death rate from cancer down 20% since 1980, cervical cancer taking deadly toll in U.S., Mayo researchers identify mechanism of oncogene action in lung cancer, testing for Lynch syndrome, and assessment of comatose patients through telemedicine.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • January 27, 2017

Top highlights this week include: Price to face grilling on Trump’s order to weaken Obamacare, GOP senators debut health plan with state option to keep ACA exchanges, easing the burdens of Obamacare, how Trump can use Obamacare to kill Obamacare, and Trump’s health plan would convert Medicaid to block grants.

By Andy Tofilon • January 25, 2017

Top highlights this week include: How stress and heart attacks are linked, America’s $200 billion obesity problem, gluten-free movement, Mayo Clinic receives $1.6 million to fund Alzheimer’s research in Jacksonville, and Mayo researchers identify cancer-fighting drugs that help morbidly obese mice lose weight.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • January 20, 2017

Top highlights this week include: Trump, Price, and Hill GOP at odds on Obamacare; Trump promises “insurance for everybody” as health law replacement; what the public knows and does not know about Obamacare; waiting on House to repeal Obamacare; and nearly two-thirds say Obamacare replacement must happen with repeal.

By Andy Tofilon • January 18, 2017