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Clinical briefs for Wednesday, May 19

Heart patients gain significant benefits from taking stairs…Investigational drug may help patients with diabetes, heart failure… Patients undergoing dialysis maintained SARS-CoV-2 antibody levels six months after infection… Researchers identify proteins that may predict dementia risk… Dementia and blood pressure link different for men and women

Clinical briefs for Friday, April 2

New CDC data: Osteoporosis rates increase in women … Exposed to COVID? Study finds point-of-care antibody tests highly effective at detection … Ruined J&J coronavirus vaccine doses are not in circulation: NYT … FDA approves Quidel, Binax over-the-counter COVID antigen tests … Pfizer COVID shot protects against gene variant detected in S. Africa; company looks to full approval

Clinical briefs for Tuesday, Feb. 9

Vulnerable nursing home residents can mount a strong antibody defense to coronavirus, study finds … ‘Insufficient’ chewing ability tied to residents’ poor oral health and orofacial pain … Most VA nursing homes had at least 1 infection control deficiency in 5 years prior to pandemic … WHO to release AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine recommendations this week

We’re vaccinated. Now what?

Across the country, long-term care facilities are vaccinating their staff and residents, with approximately 3.1 million doses delivered as of last week and rates of COVID-19 infection in nursing home residents declining for the past four weeks.  This excellent news leads to questions about how the vaccination rollout will impact the daily lives of staff…

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