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Behavioral telemedicine can improve geriatric mental health

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, skilled-nursing facilities have focused – rightly so – almost entirely on infection control and maintaining the health and safety of residents and staff. These facilities acted quickly to restrict visitor access and limit resident activities. With these actions, however, came increased loneliness, depression and isolation for elderly residents.…

Clinical Briefs for Friday, November 8

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