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Clinical briefs for Wednesday, May 12

CMS’s new rule: LTC providers must report weekly COVID vaccine data in move that could affect assisted living, too … Mandate staff vaccines or promote them with a $1K bonus? Which one works best might surprise you … Wound evaluation needs upgrade to better serve older patients, study finds … New wound treatment material can protect against resistant bacteria … Ibuprofen, other NSAIDs won’t worsen illness or cause death in COVID patients, investigators say … Social isolation’s effect on physical function increases over time, aging experts say

Clinical briefs for Tuesday, May 11

Dementia diagnoses and mental health service use drop among elders during pandemic … Alzheimer’s patients’ depression scores rose after pandemic lockdown … Fully 71% of U.S. seniors now vaccinated against COVID; weekly cases fall … AHCA / NCAL’s National Skilled Nursing Care Week 2021 celebrating ‘light at end of the tunnel’ … Stem cell therapy for Alzheimer’s clears first clinical trial hurdle … Most people with COVID should have no lasting heart damage, researchers say

Clinical briefs for Monday, May 10

COVID vaccination reduces infection in healthcare workers, new studies show … An inside look at one state’s push to keep at least 90% of LTC residents vaccinated … Aerosol-generating procedures unlikely to pose high risk of COVID infection for staff, experts contend … 6-week COVID rehab program helps patients recover lung, exercise capacity, reduce fatigue … Hospital reduces pandemic-related pressure injury rate with organizational change

Clinical briefs for Friday, May 7

Post-acute provider adds pathogen-filtering system throughout facilities … Ankle exoskeletons may improve older adults’ walking speeds, researchers say … Rate of dementia increases as kidney function declines … Clock test improves on traditional cognitive tests for detecting early Alzheimer’s, Harvard study finds … Sardine consumption may prevent type 2 diabetes … Many with high blood pressure are taking meds that make it worse
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