Week in Review

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

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: 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

Top highlights this week include: 7 more substances classified as human carcinogens, C. diff infections are falling, link between Parkinson’s and melanoma runs both ways, Mayo investigator is developing a screening test for endometrial cancer, and slowing memory loss with age.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • July 7, 2017

Top highlights this week include: Skin patch may be the future of flu vaccines, doctors predict Lyme disease epidemic, new research finds three ways to reduce dementia risk, Mayo Clinic Children’s Center makes U.S. News and World Report’s best children’s hospitals list, and Mayo researchers to relocate to Discovery Square in Rochester.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • June 30, 2017

Top highlights this week include: Millennials are now America’s largest generation, modified viruses deliver death to antibiotic-resistant bacteria, many Americans taking too much vitamin D, who really needs to be gluten-free?, and underused blood test could improve cancer treatment for thousands.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • June 23, 2017

Top highlights this week include: Drones versus ambulances, more than 10% of world’s population is obese, study aims to identify the hefty cost of cancer treatment, healthy summer grilling hacks, and Mayo Clinic’s transplant program in Florida completes its 6,000th solid organ transplant.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • June 16, 2017

Top highlights this week include: 20 most “Googled” diseases, the millennial obsession with self-care, cutting chemo time in low-risk colon cancer, Minnesota ranks as healthiest state for seniors, and new international guidelines issued on dementia with Lewy bodies.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • June 9, 2017

Top highlights this week include: Lyme cases rise as ticks expand across Minnesota, U.S. death rate from Alzheimer’s rose dramatically over 15 years, earliest signs of brain damage in athletes, two types of skin cancer are skyrocketing, and Mayo Clinic and Baxter launch research and development collaboration to transform patient care.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • June 2, 2017

Top highlights this week include: Fitness trackers are largely inaccurate when counting calories, Instagram ranked worst for mental health, 5 nasty Minnesota bugs to watch out for this summer, Lyme disease is underreported in Wisconsin, and the ABCs of hepatitis.

By Gina Chiri-Osmond • May 26, 2017