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Clinical briefs for Thursday, June 10

Operator changes plans, will wait for full FDA approval to enforce COVID vaccination deadline among staff … Colorado drops mask mandate for assisted living communities … FDA panel member resigns over Alzheimer’s drug approval … Trouble falling asleep may predict cognitive decline 14 years later … Comprehensive interventions may help psychotropic meds reduction in nursing homes, review shows … U.S. purchases Merck’s investigational COVID antiviral medicine

Clinical briefs for Tuesday, May 25

State ALA argues for continuing the broadened scope of nursing practices after pandemic … Pulmonary rehab not easily accessible for many older adults with COPD … ‘Complete revision’ of body mass index cutoffs needed for diabetes prevention, researchers contend … NIH webinar to explain new monoclonal antibody COVID treatment guidelines … Osteoporosis tied to risk of hearing loss; bisphosphonate drugs not a contributor, study finds … History of neurological disorders predicts COVID rehospitalization

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 Friday, March 12

It’s time to appoint medical directors in assisted living, panel says … UK COVID variant 64% more deadly … Thousands of bottles of Lipitor generic pulled over impurity fears … Scientists detect Parkinson’s in skin swab with 85% accuracy … CDC: Virus was 3rd leading cause of death in 2020, deadliest in U.S. history … First subjects receive Moderna vaccine altered to fight S. Africa variant … FDA-approved antibody therapy cuts COVID risks by 87%, new trial data show

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