Week in Review

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: 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: 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

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: 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: 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: Testing probe to help cancer surgeons, PSA screening for prostate cancer saves lives, Alzheimer’s blood test could help efforts to diagnose disease early, Mayo Clinic laboratory directors take aim at biotin interference in immunoassays, and Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus completes 300th heart transplant.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • September 8, 2017

Top highlights this week include: Large diet study suggests it’s carbs, not fats, that are bad for your health; researchers track an unlikely culprit in weight gain; gut bacteria may play role in fighting MS; why Mayo employs a holistic approach to pain management; and mothers with history of pre-eclampsia may encounter cardiovascular challenges later in life.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • September 1, 2017

Top highlights this week include: Alcohol consumption again tied to lower death risk, scientists report progress on liquid biopsies for cancer screening, new prostate cancer biomarkers can improve precision therapy, super-early detection of Alzheimer’s made possible by brain scans, and hope for patients with a genetic neurological disease.

By Kelley Schreiber • August 25, 2017

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: 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: 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: 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