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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 ……

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

Clinical briefs for Friday, June 18

‘Gold standard’ for dementia care focuses on person-centered practices: panel … Delta, now a ‘variant of concern,’ accounts for 10% of new U.S. COVID cases, CDC says … Vaccine effort turns into slog as infectious variant spreads … AMA adopts policies to tackle prior authorization burdens

Clinical briefs for Thursday, June 17

Chatbots for dementia still in their infancy, tech researchers find … What to know about new Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm, from scientist who led the trials … Advocacy group urges OIG to investigate FDA’s approval of new Alzheimer’s drug … First patient receives controversial Biogen Alzheimer’s drug at hospital … LTC care needs will double by 2065 … FDA approves Novartis’ drug for aggressive prostate cancer following positive trial results
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