Week in Review: March 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

University of Minnesota, State health department launch scholarship for public health studies

Students pursuing careers in public health and health equity can get up to $30,000 to help cover the costs of a master's degree under a new Minnesota scholarship program. Source: StarTribune

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Can’t take statins? New pill cuts cholesterol, heart attacks

Drugs known as statins are the first-choice treatment for high cholesterol but millions of people who can’t or won’t take those pills because of side effects may have another option. In a major study, a different kind of cholesterol-lowering drug named Nexletol reduced the risk of heart attacks and some other cardiovascular problems in people who can’t tolerate statins, researchers reported Saturday. Source: AP

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U.S. to lift Covid testing requirements on travelers from China

U.S. officials are set to relax coronavirus testing requirements on travelers from China as soon as Friday, a decision that comes as cases decline in that country, according to three officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe the plan. Source: The Washington Post

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Diabetes and Obesity are on the rise in young adults, A study says

Diabetes and obesity — two risk factors for heart disease — are on the rise among young adults in the U.S., according to a newly published study of about 13,000 people ages 20 to 44 years old. Source: NPR

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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.