Many cases can be managed by primary care providers, federal health officials say. A lack of lab or imaging abnormalities does not invalidate the existence or severity of a patient’s symptoms or conditions, they emphasize.
Workers who had more physical activity on their down time were less likely to report feelings of exhaustion, investigators say.
The results are promising for vulnerable COVID-19 patients who can’t mount their own immune response to the disease, the study revealed. The findings also may ease uncertainty about the value of antiviral therapies in late-stage COVID-19, investigators say.
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Long-term care providers should keep a lookout — and potentially test for — a common respiratory virus that is spreading off-season in the southern United States, according to a CDC health alert. Staff members with symptoms should stay home, even if they test negative for COVID-19, the agency says.
The CDC has relaxed rules for wearing respirators in healthcare settings, but a team of Harvard doctors is encouraging workers to keep an eye on local COVID-19 rates. The superior fit and filtration of an N95 mask can provide extra protection when local incidence climbs, they say.
Despite the medical complexity and advanced age of study participants, cognitive behavioral therapy reduced insomnia severity, improved sleep efficacy, and decreased the time it took to fall asleep, geriatrician-researchers report.
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Assisted living residents had 17% higher rates of overall mortality in 2020 compared with the year prior, CMS data show. That’s in line with the experience of nursing homes, and is likely an underestimate, investigators say.
Clinicians’ responses to the controversial approval of Aduhelm range between excitement and disapproval, with questions abounding on how to advise patients on treatment and the cost to patients and Medicare.
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The virus remains a threat, with more than 10,000 residents and staff members contracting the disease and 800 dying from it each month in federally certified facilities, according to a new analysis of federal data.
In total, 17.2 million adult vaccine doses were missed in 2020. And immunizations continue to lag well behind 2019 levels, reports GlaxoSmithKline.
Trouble falling or staying asleep is linked to 87% greater odds of death from any cause over the next nine years in people with diabetes, a new study finds. A simple question can help clinicians identify patients who may need additional support to lower their risk, investigators say.
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Reinvigorating the use of first-line therapies such as statins, metformin, ACE inhibitors or ARB is key to getting care and outcomes back on track, investigators say.
The amount of time study participants experienced dyskinesia was reduced by 75%, and use of levodopa was reduced by 51% — long after deep brain stimulation devices were implanted.
A dramatic racial and ethnic gap exists in influenza vaccination rates among short-stay and long-stay nursing homes residents, a new study has found.