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.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • August 18, 2017

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.

By Andy Tofilon • August 16, 2017

Top highlights this week include: Brain activity higher in women than men, Mayo Clinic retains Number 1 ranking in U.S. News, gut bacteria may lead to multiple sclerosis treatment, gene test may help treat depression, and Mayo had $28B impact on U.S economy in 2015.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • August 11, 2017

Top highlights this week include: U.S. News announces 2017-18 best hospitals, health care gains 39,400 jobs in July, zip code important to health, under Trump, hospitals face same penalties embraced by Obama, and insurers think they’ve found the perfect patients for profits.

By Andy Tofilon • August 9, 2017

To coincide with American Red Cross recommendations, the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program has redefined eligibility guidelines for donors who have had a history of previous cancer diagnoses.

By April Josselyn • August 8, 2017

Top highlights this week include: Moderate, heavy drinkers more likely to reach age 85 without dementia, global blindness set to ‘triple by 2050’, the benefits of coconut water, DMC corporation board approves Discovery Square phase 1, and Mayo Clinic contributes $28 billion to U.S. economy, creates more than 167,000 jobs nationwide.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • August 4, 2017

Top highlights this week include: Court allows Democratic states to defend Obamacare payments, MNsure enrollees to get four extra weeks to sign up for 2018 health insurance, bipartisan group floats Obamacare fixes, Minnesota’s health insurance rates set to stabilize for 2018, and Trump’s FDA chief charts a policy shift beyond tobacco products.

By Andy Tofilon • August 2, 2017

Top highlights this week include: Hospitals face growing cybersecurity threats, first editing of human embryos carried out in U.S., simple urine test can identify potentially fatal preeclampsia up to ten weeks earlier than current method, genetics tests to improve prenatal screening, and how 3-D imaging helps doctors and patients.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • July 28, 2017

Top highlights this week include: Trump’s FDA chief takes wide aim at opioid addiction crisis, Obamacare repeal vote still too close to call, CBO says revised Senate plan would increase uninsured by 22 million, fraud and billing mistakes cost Medicare tens of billions last year, and Obamacare payments to continue.

By Andy Tofilon • July 26, 2017

A recent article in CAP Today discusses the pros and cons of hospital outreach programs, and whether or not a local laboratory should accept an offer to be purchased. Baystate Health, located in Springfield, Massachusetts, uses Mayo Medical Laboratories as its primary reference laboratory and discusses its unique partnership.

By Kelley Schreiber • July 25, 2017

Top highlights this week include: Low-calorie sweeteners don’t help with weight loss, interrupted sleep may lead to Alzheimer’s, Mayo Clinic launches new $1B electronic records system, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine welcomes first cohort of students in Scottsdale, and Rochester residents talk Discovery Square during open house.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • July 21, 2017

Top highlights this week include: How hospitals got richer off Obamacare, Trump administration says a new plan will cut drug prices, Medicare’s financial outlook slightly improved, health insurers try paying more up front to pay less later, and new GOP plan to repeal Obamacare meets fatal opposition.

By Andy Tofilon • July 19, 2017

Top highlights this week include: FDA panel recommends approval for gene-altering leukemia treatment, drinking more coffee leads to a longer life, chemotherapy before breast cancer surgery might fuel metastasis, robot performs first knee surgery at Mayo Clinic in Florida, and what women need to know about Zika.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • July 14, 2017