Week in Review: April 21

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

Millions expected to lose dental care coverage after Medicaid review 

About 14 million people, or 28% of adults currently enrolled in Medicaid, will lose their dental health coverage now that the Covid public health emergency has ended. Source: NBC

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Overdose deaths of older Americans quadrupled in past 20 years

Overdose fatalities among older Americans climbed in recent years, with 6,702 U.S. residents 65 and older succumbing in 2021, according to research published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. Source: The Washington Post

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Health Department urges caution for Minnesota well owners as flood waters rise

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) issued a news release Wednesday cautioning against using water from private wells for drinking, cooking or brushing teeth due to potential health risks. Source: StarTribune

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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.