Week in Review: July 8

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

Hospitals in less competitive regions have higher price transparency compliance, study finds

Hospitals in less competitive hospital referral regions and hospital systems with greater market shares are more compliant with CMS' price transparency rules, a study published June 24 in JAMA Health Forum found. Source: Becker’s Hospital Review

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Twitter is the go-to social media site for U.S. journalists, but not for the public

More than nine-in-ten journalists in the United States (94%) use social media for their jobs, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey of reporters, editors and others working in the news industry. But the sites that journalists use most frequently differ from those that the public turns to for news. Source: Pew Research Center

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Many won’t rely on virtual options after COVID: AP-NORC poll

According to a new poll, many think it’s a good idea that virtual options which emerged during the pandemic remain available in the future, but don’t plan to rely on digital services. Almost half of adults surveyed said they are unlikely to receive virtual healthcare after the pandemic is over. Source: AP

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Mayo Clinic News

Health benefits of fun and play according to experts

Dr. Edward Laskowski breaks down the physical and mental benefits of having fun at any age. Source: TODAY

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Exercise can cut all sorts of health risks for seniors. Here’s how to get going.

Imagine a medicine that reduced the death rate of breast cancer and risk of recurrent breast cancer by 50%, lowered the risks of colon cancer and type 2 diabetes by two-thirds, and those of heart disease, hypertension and Alzheimer’s disease by 40%. On top of that it can be as effective as antidepressants or cognitive behavioral therapy in countering depression. Source: Barron's

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Mayo Clinic partnership aims to further healthcare technology growth

Mayo Clinic recently announced a partnership with Israeli-based Sheba Medical Center to create an environment that will accelerate and support healthcare technology developments in the United States and Israeli markets. Source: HIT Infrastructure

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Samantha Rossi

Samantha Rossi is a Digital Marketing Manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories. She supports marketing strategies for product management and specialty testing. Samantha has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2019.