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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

Clinical Briefs for Wednesday, June 3

Study shows toxic tau protein spreads in brain of older Alzheimer’s patients … Uneven handgrip strength plus weakness may predict rapid cognitive decline … Eli Lilly begins first human tests of a COVID-19 antibody drug … CDC updates infection control guidance for assisted living

Clinical Daily Briefs for Thursday, May 28

One-time COVID-19 testing for assisted living would cost $232 million, AHCA / NCAL estimates … Tau inhibitor promising in rapidly progressing dementia type … CMS webinar: Establishing a nursing facility infection prevention program … Researchers studying similarities between COVID-19 and rheumatoid disease

Clinical Briefs for Tuesday, April 14

Gene variant staves off Alzheimer’s in some people, scientists find … Virtual training keeps assisted living med-techs certified during pandemic … Tips for contact lens and glasses-wearers during pandemic … Only 6% of at-home blood pressure monitors validated for accuracy: study

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