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    In case you missed it: This week’s Top 5 stories on social media

Check out a few of the most popular News Network stories on @mayoclinic social media this past week.

Mayo Clinic Minute: Does intermittent fasting increase heart disease risk?

Intermittent fasting is generally safe, but some studies suggest that time-restricted eating could cause heart problems. Dr. Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, says this type of dieting isn't for everyone.

3D bioprinting: Transforming medical images into human tissue

Mayo Clinic researchers are using technology to produce tissue models of different body parts to study damaged or diseased tissues and organs. They envision a day when a 3D bioprinter could mold living cells into a therapy or cure for complex disorders.

Mayo Clinic Minute: Ticks and the diseases they carry

In many regions of the U.S. and the world, enjoying the great outdoors comes with a hidden risk: ticks and the diseases they carry. Dr. Bobbi Pritt, director of the Clinical Parasitology Laboratory at Mayo Clinic, says reported cases of tickborne infections are on the rise, and she offers practical tips to prevent bites.

Mayo Clinic Minute: What is inflammatory bowel disease?

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic condition that causes inflammation in the digestive tract, but it can also affect other areas of the body. Dr. Victor Chedid, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, explains further what IBD is and how symptoms can be managed.

Today, we are doctors and scientists

This week, Mayo Clinic celebrated the graduation of the next generation of physicians and scientists in Florida, Arizona and Minnesota. The students will move on to residencies at Mayo Clinic and across the country, helping ease the physician shortage and becoming future healthcare leaders.⁠