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Clinical briefs for Wednesday, April 7

Remote cardiology visits tied to decrease in diagnostic tests, medications … Despite pandemic, less than half of older adults have recorded end-of-life wishes … U.S. COVID case counts continue to rise … Precision LTC Pharmacy acquires Prime Care Pharmacy Services, Inc. … Sing for Hope nursing home arts initiative offers new digital programming targeted to seniors

Clinical briefs for Tuesday, April 6

COVID outbreak among vaccinated assisted living residents under investigation … FDA rejects bid to approve Nuplazid for treatment of dementia-related psychosis … J&J betting $780M on long-acting antiviral that wipes out all flu viruses … 20% of healthcare workers say they’ve considered leaving job due to pandemic-related worries: survey … Parkinson’s disease symptoms tied to distinct brain pathways … 13 new Alzheimer’s genes identified in first-of-its-kind human genome study

Clinical briefs for Monday, April 5

LTC provider cites ‘moral and ethical duty’ to residents in mandating employee coronavirus vaccination … CDC expands list of COVID high-risk conditions, including dementia and stroke … New CMS training: Resident Mood Interview for the Skilled Nursing Facility Setting Video Tutorial (scroll down) … Vaccine uptake continues to lag among senior living staff members … Regular screening for melanoma in people from at-risk families pays off: study … COVID surge pattern study finds U.S. deaths rise almost 23% in 2020

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