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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

Top highlights this week include: How stress can affect your heart, new hope in stem-cell research, Mayo Clinic leaders called by President-Elect Trump to help VA, new potential breast cancer treatment, and influenza approaches epidemic status.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • January 13, 2017

Top highlights this week include: The need for ACA replacement; doctors warn against loss of coverage with Obamacare repeal; House GOP plans to send Obamacare repeal to Oval Office in February; Obamacare repeal without replacement; and for some patients in marketplace plans, access to cancer centers is elusive.

By Andy Tofilon • January 11, 2017

January is a difficult month for blood centers to collect blood donations, so this month has been designated as National Blood Donor Month to encourage donors to give blood in the New Year.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • January 9, 2017

Top highlights this week include: Alzheimer’s treatment, peanut allergy prevention guidelines, scientists discover new organ in digestive system, benefits of fish oil, and Mayo Clinic Diet named best commercial diet by U.S. News & World Report.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • January 6, 2017

Top highlights this week include: After Obama, some health reforms may prove lasting, why Obamacare is unlikely to die a swift death, Obamacare is first item on Congress’ chopping block, Obamacare doesn’t mean higher prices for many, and the U.S. spends more on health care than any other country.

By Andy Tofilon • January 4, 2017

Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) has selected Mayo Medical Laboratories as its exclusive reference laboratory. The agreement provides YRMC physicians and staff with access to Mayo Clinic’s extensive menu of more than 3,000 laboratory tests in every subspecialty of medicine.

By Kelley Schreiber • January 2, 2017

Top highlights this week include: CAR-T therapy for brain cancer, new Ebola vaccine gives 100% protection, heart attacks in young women, stem-cell therapy for arthritis, and the link between diabetes and pancreatic cancer.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • December 30, 2016

Top highlights this week include: Obamacare recipients go to court to protect funding, fewer people skipping doctor visits under Obamacare, researchers race to copy Obamacare data, HHS reports record ACA sign-ups, and GOP considers holding off on repealing Obamacare taxes.

By Andy Tofilon • December 28, 2016

Top highlights this week include: New anti-aging process shows success in mice, doubts on sugar guidelines, tackling burnout on medicine, Mayo Clinic identifies enzyme linked to DNA repair that may be used in cancer treatments, and new discoveries about chronic liver disease.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • December 23, 2016

Top highlights this week include: Obamacare sign-ups close to last year, Democrats open to replacing Obamacare, replacing health care law with universal access, Republicans could keep parts of Obamacare for up to four years, and health insurance sign-ups hit new record.

By Andy Tofilon • December 21, 2016

Top highlights this week include: 4 in 10 babies born after Zika infection may have brain defects, only 40% of Americans have gotten their flu shot this season, rise in C-sections, giving blood this holiday season, and a less invasive cancer treatment.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • December 16, 2016

Top highlights this week include: 52M with pre-existing conditions could be denied coverage without Obamacare, Republicans face dilemma on timing of health-law replacement, length of Obamacare transition still undetermined, chaos under ACA repeal, and Trump vows to lower drug prices.

By Andy Tofilon • December 14, 2016