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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

Clinical daily briefs for Wednesday, Sept. 30

Digital stethoscope helps avert resident ER visits: McKnight’s Tech Awards winner … Vaccinate nursing home and assisted living residents and staff first, AHCA/NCAL urges states … National study to gauge impact of COVID-19 on senior housing and care settings … Finger-tapping model may help to determine correct levodopa dosages … White House plans to send…

McKnight’s 40 for 40: James Balda

With a background including leadership roles at the National Restaurant Association and America’s Health Insurance Plans, James Balda may not have been the most obvious choice to lead an association representing operators of independent living, assisted living, memory care and continuing care retirement communities.

Clinical briefs for Friday, Aug. 14

Assisted living prevalence makes Florida attractive for CDC’s COVID vaccine pilot program … National Institute on Aging grant aims to create roadmap for COVID-19 trials in nursing homes … PHI suggests improvements for Biden’s national caregiving plan … Dr. Anthony Fauci doubts Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective … UCSF scientists create an anti-COVID-19 nasal spray … CDC director warns of possible “worst fall” ever if COVID-19 guidelines aren’t followed

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