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Clinical briefs for Tuesday, June 22

Elderly patients face no increased risk of serious infections with new disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs … Older Americans leading in U.S. vaccination rates … Osteoporosis may contribute to aging-related hearing loss … Short breaks may help brain learn new skills, study says … Personalized medicine, not x-rays, should guide forearm fracture treatment in older adults … New SARS-CoV-2 variants have higher transmission but not higher disease severity

Clinical briefs for Monday, June 21

New material could remove respiratory droplets from air … New clues point to the origin of Alzheimer’s disease … Advocating reimbursement parity for nurse practitioners … System helped hospital avoid long COVID-19-related lockdowns and saved lives, study says … Advanced age alone should not affect eligibility criteria for heart transplantation, analysis reports … UK to mandate COVID vaccines for nursing homes

Bipartisan legislation encourages early assessment, diagnosis of Alzheimer’s

Bipartisan legislation encourages better utilization of the initial Welcome to Medicare exam and Medicare annual wellness visits to screen, detect, and diagnose Alzheimer’s and related dementias in the earliest stages. The CHANGE Act, also known as the Concentrating on High-Value Alzheimer’s Needs to Get to an End Act, also would establish payment measures to incentivize…

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