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Clinical briefs for Friday, Sept. 17

Skilled nursing facilities invited to participate in flu management study with geriatrician leaders … Use of religious vaccination exemptions could grow after judge blocks mandate … Rapid tests key to getting pandemic under control, top scientists contend … Moderna says data on COVID breakthrough cases makes a case for booster shots … Exposure to sunlight, vitamin D may be protective against severe COVID illness: study … COVID vaccinations declining in South and Central regions of the U.S.

Clinical briefs for Thursday, Sept. 16

U.S. to limit states’ access to COVID antibody treatments as demand rises … Aggressively reducing Alzheimer’s risk factors could mean 1.2 million fewer cases in 2050: experts … NIH launches nationwide study of long-term COVID effects … Not enough elders screened for abdominal aortic aneurysm, investigators say … Outdated rule raises Medicare’s generic drug costs by $26 billion a year … Use of opioids before hip and knee surgery skyrocketed during pandemic, UK study shows

Clinical briefs for Wednesday, Sept. 15

Survey: Most seniors approve of healthcare worker vaccinations … Depression levels rose among older adults during pandemic, survey shows … Alzheimer’s advocates urge HHS to adopt ‘aggressive’ dementia risk reduction goal … Antioxidant treatment does not slow Parkinson’s progression, trial finds … CMS may kill Trump-era ‘breakthrough’ medical device payment program … Independent pharmacies group launches ad campaign urging Congress to ‘reign in’ pharmacy benefit managers
Senior Vaccinations

FDA, WHO officials warn against rush to COVID boosters

A booster vaccination campaign that is rolled out without solid scientific justification could lower public confidence in vaccines and undermine messaging about the value of primary vaccination, say two departing FDA leaders and their colleagues.

Clinical briefs for Tuesday, Sept. 14

​​CDC: Moderna’s shot most effective among the three COVID vaccines in latest real-world study … Merck foresees possible U.S. authorization for its COVID antiviral pill by end of 2021 … LTC pharmacy giant Omnicare to require vaccination of all employees … Once-daily hepatitis C treatment effective and well tolerated by older adults in veterans study … Medicaid expansion linked to improved blood pressure, blood sugar control … Surgeon General: Delta variant’s effect is behind Biden’s expansion of vaccine mandates

Clinical briefs for Monday, Sept. 13

Same-day discharge for hip and knee replacement surgery safe and feasible in high-risk patients, study suggests … Weekly telehealth services improve medication adherence and quality of life among homebound older adults … Chewing gum after heart surgery may help patients be discharged sooner … Eating yogurt can help older adults lower their blood pressure … Peanut consumption may help reduce stroke risk
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