Week in Review: November 12

The Week in Review provides an overview of the past week’s top health care content, including industry news and trends, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Laboratories news, and upcoming events.


Industry News

This newspaper is cutting back on print and training readers to use iPads instead. Will it work?

In 2018, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette had a big problem. The state’s largest newspaper, based in Little Rock, was projected to lose money for the first time in 25 years. Publisher and owner Walter Hussman considered his options. “Maybe we ought to cut back from being a statewide newspaper, maybe pull in our horns," he remembered thinking. But he just wasn’t ready to curtail the paper’s journalistic ambitions. Hussman’s alternative — eliminating the daily print newspaper to save on publishing and delivery costs — is one that an increasing number of local papers have attempted in an era of rapidly declining advertising revenue. But instead of simply telling readers to switch to the paper’s website, the Democrat-Gazette gave every single subscriber an iPad — and then sent out a fleet of tutors to show them, one-on-one, how to use the devices to read a digital replica of the newspaper. Via Washington Post

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U.S. lifts travel ban for vaccinated foreigners

The United States reopened its borders for fully vaccinated travelers from dozens of countries on Monday, ending more than 18 months of restrictions on international travel that left families separated from loved ones and cost the global travel industry hundreds of billions of dollars in tourism revenue. Via New York Times

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Nearly a million kids 5-11 on track for first week COVID vaccine

More than 900,000 children aged 5-11 will have received their first coronavirus vaccine dose by the end of Wednesday, according to the White House. Minnesota has set up 1,100 vaccination sites, including at the Mall of America, which can vaccinate 1,500 kids a day. Via Axios

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Mayo Clinic News

Daylight Saving Time has ended. Here's how to make the most of your time and combat seasonal mental health issues

You've turned back your clocks for Daylight Saving Time, but what now? Many people look forward to that extra hour of sleep, but it's not enough to erase chronic sleep debt, said Dr. Kannan Ramar, professor of medicine at the Center for Sleep Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. However, the additional hour of rest could have you waking up feeling more refreshed, which may motivate you to get more shut-eye, he said. This is a great time to implement healthy "sleep hygiene" practices, which will help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep, Ramar said. Via CNN

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What is Long COVID? Symptoms, Lasting Effects and What Else to Know

Older people and those with many serious medical conditions are the most likely to experience lingering effects from COVID-19, according to the Mayo Clinic. Young, otherwise healthy individuals can also feel unwell for weeks to months after getting infected. Via NBC 5 Chicago

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Where to get a COVID shot and a booster

 Mayo Clinic Health System is offering vaccination appointments. Please call 507-238-8500 to schedule an appointment. Patients may also choose to schedule an appointment via Patient Online Services, Mayo Clinic App. Via Faribault County Register

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Chantell Canfield (@chantellcanfield)

Chantell Canfield

Chantell Canfield is a web content coordinator for Mayo Clinic Laboratories. She began working for Mayo Clinic in 2021.