Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine once again in top 10 U.S. News & World Report ‘Best Medical School’ rankings

ROCHESTER, Minn. — U.S. News & World Report released its 2021 “Best Graduate Schools” rankings on Tuesday, March 17. Featured in the “Top 10 Best Medical Schools” for the third consecutive year is Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. The school is ranked No. 6 nationally, coming in at a five-way tie with other medical […]

Mayo Clinic offers apology for sending medical school acceptances by mistake

ROCHESTER, Minn. ― On Thurs., Feb. 13, 2020, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine erroneously emailed 364 letters of acceptance to talented, engaging individuals seeking an appointment at the medical school. Soon after the emails were sent, a technical error was discovered and the letters of acceptance were withdrawn via email. All affected applicants have […]

Mayo medical student jump-starts school curriculum to identify victims of human trafficking

PHOENIX — Human trafficking is a growing international public health concern. An estimated 400,000 people in the U.S. are affected, with as many as 88% of victims having seen a health care professional while they were being trafficked. As human trafficking evolves as a health concern, medical schools are starting to include the topic in […]

Making Mayo’s Recipes: Pancakes for busy school mornings

If your children are running off to school without sitting down for breakfast, try these make-ahead whole-wheat pumpkin pancakes or banana oatmeal pancakes. Freeze individual pancakes, so kids can reheat them in the microwave or toaster and top with fruit. You can also refrigerate these batters overnight and cook pancakes in the morning — that’s […]

Schooling your kids on hand washing: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

One of the easiest ways to help children stay healthy in the classroom begins at home. Studies have shown that illnesses and absenteeism in schools go down when kids are taught to wash their hands often. Just 20 seconds of scrubbing with soap and warm water can help kill germs that spread disease. In this Mayo […]

Children should have MMR vaccine for first day of school: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

As families around the country get ready to send their children off to school — some for the first time — it’s important to ensure their vaccinations are up to date. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr.  Robert Jacobson, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician, explains why the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine is so important […]

Sharing Mayo Clinic: Spine surgery puts school bus driver back behind the wheel

Mike Ramsey dealt with lower back pain for years. For a while, he used ibuprofen to ease the discomfort. But the pain, caused by a progressive curvature of his spine, got worse over time. In 2007, Mike began receiving spinal injections to reduce the pain, and his primary care doctor in Des Moines, Iowa, prescribed hydrocodone for […]

Infectious Diseases A–Z: When to keep your sick child home from school

Many parents and caregivers may be faced with the difficult task of deciding when to keep their children out of day care or school when they are not feeling well. “From a parent’s perspective, the important things to know are how the child is doing overall,” says Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases specialist at Mayo […]

Mayo Clinic Minute: 3 health tips for heading back to school

Shopping for school supplies is often a regular ritual for many students. But parents also need to make sure that their children are healthy before the first school bell rings. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0:55) is in the downloads at the end of the post. Please “Courtesy: Mayo Clinic News Network.” […]

Housecall: Are immunizations on your back-to-school list?

THIS WEEK’S TOP TOPICSVaccines: Keep your child’s shots on trackAlong with new pencils and notebooks, your children or grandchildren may need certain shots before heading back to school. Childhood vaccines offer protection from serious or potentially fatal diseases. But it can be challenging to understand which vaccines your child needs and when. Here’s what you […]

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