Week in Review: October 14

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

FDA clears updated COVID boosters for kids as young as 5

The FDA authorized updated COVID-19 boosters today for kids as young as five. The Pfizer bivalent booster was approved for those aged five and up and Moderna’s was approved for kids as young as six. Source: AP

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Hospitals have been slow to bring on addiction specialists

Most hospitals do not have specialists to treat addiction, an oversight which is becoming more apparent and problematic as U.S. overdose deaths are at record highs. Source: KHN

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Healthcare employment returns to February 2020 level; 60K jobs added

The U.S. healthcare industry gained 60,100 jobs in September to bring staffing levels back to that of February 2020, and ambulatory healthcare services saw the biggest hiring increase. Source: Becker's

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Mayo Clinic News

Mayo Clinic celebrates impressive milestone

The Mayo Clinic has now completed 10,000 blood and bone marrow transplants in Minnesota and celebrate by reuniting pioneering physicians and patients. Source: KARE

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Mayo Clinic to support Hurricane Ian disaster relief

Mayo Clinic is contributing $250,000 to the American Red Cross Fund designated for Hurricane Ian disaster relief. Source: Austin Daily Herald

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Early jump in RSV hospitalizations concerns Minnesota experts

The respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is less predictable since the COVID-19 pandemic began and can sometimes be severe in infants and young children. Currently, in Minnesota, the RSV hospitalization numbers are rivaling what is usually seen during the peak times of December through March. Source: KARE

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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.