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The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology would like to take the opportunity to welcome the new residents and fellows to the department.

By April Josselyn • July 21, 2017

Mayo Clinic cardiologist Gurpreet Sandhu, M.D., Ph.D., is on a one-man mission to restore interest in American and Indian history by bringing World War II Jeeps back to life.

By Alyssa Frank • July 20, 2017

Once confined to the southern part of the U.S., the lone star tick is now being found further north and west, and so are reports of allergic reactions to meat following a tick bite. Bobbi Pritt, M.D., Medical Director of the Clinical Parasitology Laboratory and Co-Director of Vector-Borne Diseases Laboratory Services at Mayo Clinic, weighs in.

By Mayo Clinic News Network • July 19, 2017

There are more Mayo Clinic contributors in the sixth edition of the “Tietz Textbook of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics” than from any other institution—a noteworthy accomplishment.

By April Josselyn • July 18, 2017

For Jennifer Quam, an Associate Project Manager in Mayo Validation Support Services, donating blood is the same as going to work every day—it’s just something she does. Quam has been a blood donor at Mayo Clinic in Rochester for as long as she has been an employee—more than 14 years.

By April Josselyn • July 14, 2017

In May, we wrote about the Mayo Clinic Peregrine Falcon Program’s 30th anniversary. As of June 26, all three chicks have been named and have fledged. View this post to see the photos of little Generose, Epic, and Lucky Lindy.

By Alyssa Frank • July 13, 2017

Bobbi Pritt, M.D., Director of the Clinical Parasitology Laboratory and Co-Director of Mayo’s Vector-Borne Diseases Laboratory Services, shares her insights about the official naming process for a new bacterial species. View the post to listen to the podcast.

By Bobbi Pritt, M.D. • July 13, 2017

Steve Day experiences balance issues, sleeping problems, and irregular blood pressure stem from a rare, unusual neurodegenerative disease—multiple system atrophy. Read his story.

By Kelley Schreiber • July 11, 2017

Bobbi Pritt, M.D., Medical Director of the Clinical Parasitology Laboratory and Co-Director of Vector-Borne Diseases Laboratory Services at Mayo Clinic, discusses why the role of the white-footed mouse is so important in spreading tick-borne diseases.

By Kelley Schreiber • July 10, 2017

This story was told by Gary and Virginia Chalberg of Kingman, Arizona, who were visiting family at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. While there, Gary, 84, asked if he could share the story of his dad’s first patient experience at Mayo Clinic in 1939.

By Alyssa Frank • July 6, 2017

Despite what you may have been told when you were younger, smothering or burning ticks is not a good idea. The correct removal method is even easier. Watch this video to learn how from Bobbi Pritt, M.D., a Mayo Clinic parasitic diseases expert.

By Mayo Clinic News Network • July 6, 2017

Whether you’re camping, hiking, or just playing near woods this summer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says tick bites should be top of mind. Bobbi Pritt, M.D., a Mayo Clinic parasitic diseases expert, weighs in on ways to avoid ticks.

By Mayo Clinic News Network • July 4, 2017

Kate Lynch Bix, Mayo Medical Laboratories (MML) Regional Manager, says goodbye after 29 years of dedicated service. When Kate joined MML in 1988, she joined the team of only eight sales staff responsible for covering the entire United States. Read her story.

By April Josselyn • July 3, 2017