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Clinical Briefs for Tuesday, April 7

Surgical masks appropriate for most COVID-19 treatment, finds study … Coronavirus is aerosolized through talking, exhalation … Fiber consumption linked to lower breast cancer risk … African Americans more likely to die from coronavirus illness, early data shows

Clinical Briefs for Wednesday, February 26

A weak heart can affect the brain and contribute to cognitive decline … Annual breast cancer screening not beneficial for women over age 75 … Adults don’t need tetanus, diphtheria boosters if fully vaccinated as children, study claims … Wearable sensor predicts worsening heart failure days before hospitalization

Clinical Briefs for Monday, January 27

Aging breast cancer survivors suffer greater decline in physical function … Living near major roads linked to risk of dementia, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and MS … Black nursing home residents don’t have higher rates of inappropriate antipsychotic use … Improving nursing home-to-ER transitions: an analysis by ER docs

Clinical Briefs for Tuesday, January 7

Nursing homes in 11 states may see reduction in transportation rates for portable X-ray suppliers … Many older adults use online reviews to choose doctor – with caution, poll finds … Nonconforming breast cancer treatment in elderly women may not worsen outcomes … Unorthodox Alzheimer’s researcher Robert Moir dies at 58

Clinical Briefs for Tuesday, September 24

Long-term study of nurses links nut consumption with improved health … Alzheimer’s vaccine performs well in phase 2 trial … Gum disease linked to higher risk of hypertension … Simple lifestyle changes key to lowering breast cancer risk in post-menopausal women

Clinical Briefs for Tuesday, September 3

Similar odds of dementia-type brain lesions found in heart failure, stroke patients … It’s never too late to start statins for clogged leg arteries … New brain cells play an underappreciated role in Alzheimer’s disease … Risk of breast cancer persists after hormone therapy treatment

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