The benefits of the shot — including reduced hospitalization, intensive care unit admission and death — outweigh the risk of contracting Guillain-Barre syndrome, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices decided on Thursday.
For the first time, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention has identified U.S. nursing home residents and hospital patients with candida auris yeast infections that resist all first-line antifungal treatments, the agency reported Friday.
In an email to employees on Thursday, Bill Gassen, president and CEO of Good Sam parent company Sanford Health, said that requiring Good Sam and other Sanford employees to get a “game-changing vaccine” is “the right thing to do.”
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The LTCF Simulation dashboard uses facility and community data — such as proposed test schedules, number of shift workers, vaccination rates and community case prevalence — to help LTC administrators build a strong infection prevention strategy, the developers say.
Vaccination protects personnel at work and in the community, and reduces the risk of unintentionally bringing the disease to work and transmitting it to patients and peers, AHA said.
A trial in six Michigan nursing homes that included chlorhexidine bathing significantly reduced the prevalence of drug-resistant organisms in the residents’ rooms when compared with control nursing homes, researchers say.
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Patients treated early in the disease with either one of two antibody therapies had similarly low rates of hospitalization within 28 days.
COVID-19 vaccine booster shots will not be necessary until mRNA vaccines become less effective, federal health officials say. But immunocompromised Americans are potential near-term recipients, they told U.S. senators Tuesday.
Women who experience cognitive decline may not only have faster bone loss than their peers, but have greater odds of fracturing a bone in the next 10 years — no matter the level of bone loss, investigators say.
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Certain physical and mental health problems persist for years in some hospitalized survivors of acute respiratory diseases, suggesting that disability may be permanent for some severely ill COVID-19 patients as well, investigators say.
Drugmaker Merck is encouraging the use of its new shot, Vaxneuvance, in older adults diagnosed with certain chronic medical conditions or who are immunocompromised.
The drug does not improve upon the current standard of care for Alzheimer’s disease, say advisers to the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review, a drug pricing watchdog.
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The second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine offers a serious boost to a part of the immune system that provides broad antiviral protection, according to a Stanford University School of Medicine study. This finding bolsters the view that the second shot should not be skipped.
Waiting for full federal approval of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is no reason to delay protection, the director of the National Institutes of Health said Monday, but those still holding out for the end of the emergency authorization period might have only weeks to go.
There are more younger people living with dementia in the world than previously thought, and that number is probably an underestimate. That is a conclusion of a systematic review of 95 studies that included millions of patients.
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