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Clinical briefs for Tuesday, June 8

People who never wear masks are twice as likely to get COVID, poll shows … CDC: mRNA vaccines found to reduce COVID severity in breakthrough infections among vaccinated people … Knowledge of palliative care low in U.S. population, clinicians can help spread the word … iPhone 12’s charging system may interfere with cardiac implants

A pandemic in the internet age: The catalyst for lasting healthcare transformation?

Much has changed since the 1918 flu pandemic, when fewer than 35% of US households were connected by telephones. We have since evolved to be continuously connected, and our medical knowledge and abilities have grown to cure more often than palliate. Yet the mechanism of healthcare delivery — a physician examining a patient in an…

AliveCor’s ECG algorithm gets FDA nod

The Food and Drug Administration has given clearance to AliveCor’s next generation of interpretive ECG algorithms, used in personal cardiology devices to support telemedicine. AliveCor’s KardiaMobile and KardiaMobile 6L devices, along with the Kardia app, allow users to take a 30-second ECG and receive instant determinations of multiple cardiac conditions. The FDA clearance provides detail…

Clinical briefs for Wednesday, Aug. 26

CMS announces details of ‘unprecedented’ national nursing home training program for COVID-19 … Doctor casts doubt on coronavirus plasma treatment: ‘No breakthrough here’ … First COVID-19 reinfection documented in Hong Kong, researchers say … Over half of ‘sudden’ cardiac arrest victims request medical help in weeks preceding event

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