Health news headlines today:
- Family makes effort to change how news of Down syndrome diagnosis is delivered
- U of M VP sends reassuring email about Ebola
- Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic test out HealthSpot telemedicine booth
A Minnesota family wasn’t expecting what doctors told them more than a year ago. Their soon-to-be son had Down syndrome. Now, a special basket is changing the conversation about the diagnosis.
When the Carroll family had their second pregnancy in two years, they were overjoyed. Read More…
Despite a low risk of a widespread outbreak of the Ebola virus, the University of Minnesota sent an email to students and members of the campus community on Monday reassuring them that the University is prepared in case the virus is found in the area.
In the email, Brooks Jackson, vice president of health sciences and dean on the Medical School, said the University has been “closely monitoring” reports on the outbreak and has been preparing since August to ensure the University is able to rapidly respond and communicate with the community if an Ebola case occurs in the area. Read More…
The Cleveland Clinic is the first hospital system to try out HealthSpot Inc.’s vision for placing its telemedicine booths in retail pharmacies for easy access to the public, and the Mayo Clinic is testing another target market of employer health.
Minnesota-based Mayo Clinic opened one HealthSpot unit last week for use by its own employees at one of its campuses in Austin, Minnesota, with plans to deploy HealthSpot with private employers next year… Read More…