Week in Review: February 24

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

Rochester public schools gets $1.9M for mental health scholarships

$1.9 million federal dollars have been awarded to Rochester Public Schools (RPS) for a School Based Mental Health Scholars program. A collaborative effort with Winona State University, the program is aimed at addressing student mental health needs and the lack of qualified providers to meet those needs. Source: KIMT3

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Flu vaccine worked well in season that faded fast, CDC Says

Early estimates suggest the flu vaccine performed well in a U.S. winter flu season that has already dissipated. Source: AP

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Ozempic runs low for diabetes patients as weight-loss use surges

Drugs like Ozempic have become so popular among people seeking to lose weight that they are now in short supply for patients with diabetes who depend on the medicines. Source: The Wall Street Journal

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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.