Pneumococcal

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CDC renews call for pneumococcal shots

CDC renews call for pneumococcal shots

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Seniors should receive the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended.

Nursing homes trail hospitals in quality improvement, AHRQ report shows

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About 60% of nursing home quality measures have been showing significant year-to-year improvement, but hospitals have been improving more quickly, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.