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Clinical briefs for Friday, Sept. 17

Skilled nursing facilities invited to participate in flu management study with geriatrician leaders … Use of religious vaccination exemptions could grow after judge blocks mandate … Rapid tests key to getting pandemic under control, top scientists contend … Moderna says data on COVID breakthrough cases makes a case for booster shots … Exposure to sunlight, vitamin D may be protective against severe COVID illness: study … COVID vaccinations declining in South and Central regions of the U.S.

Clinical briefs for Thursday, Sept. 16

U.S. to limit states’ access to COVID antibody treatments as demand rises … Aggressively reducing Alzheimer’s risk factors could mean 1.2 million fewer cases in 2050: experts … NIH launches nationwide study of long-term COVID effects … Not enough elders screened for abdominal aortic aneurysm, investigators say … Outdated rule raises Medicare’s generic drug costs by $26 billion a year … Use of opioids before hip and knee surgery skyrocketed during pandemic, UK study shows

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