Week in Review: February 10

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

Mayo Clinic Explores Use Of Artificial Intelligence. Is It Hype Or Help?

Artificial intelligence can now act as an artist or a writer. Does that mean AI is ready to play doctor? Many institutions, including Mayo Clinic, believe that AI is ready to become a useful tool. Source: Post-Bulletin

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USDA proposes new nutrition standards for school meals

The Biden administration and U.S. agriculture officials on Friday proposed new nutrition standards for school meals, including the first limits on added sugars — part of an effort to fight childhood obesity and other diet-related diseases. Source: AXIOS

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In State Of The Union, Biden Pitches Addiction, Mental Health Care Policies As Opportunities For Bipartisanship

The president, halfway through his term, pointed to a slew of populist policies he still hopes Congress could achieve, from battling the addiction crisis to improving mental health care access and bolstering support for at-home caregivers. Source: STAT

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Virtual care system designed for COVID-19 grows into a multiuse digital health tool

University Hospitals' chatbot now helps manage capacity in EDs and urgent care centers while improving care for patients with chronic conditions. Source: Healthcare IT News

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Chantell Canfield

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