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Clinical briefs for Friday, Oct. 23

Remdesivir becomes first fully FDA-approved COVID-19 treatment in U.S. … Soy consumption may decrease key risk factor for dementia … COVID mortality rate widening between U.S. and peer countries … Total joint replacement tied to fewer falls, large study finds … CDC: Brief, frequent contact may contribute to COVID transmission

Clinical briefs for Friday, Oct. 16

Senators to FDA: Outline COVID vaccine safety plan for older adults … More states question reliability of point-of-care testing devices supplied by feds … New cannabinoid use by older adults linked to poor COPD outcomes … Plant-derived flu vaccine has potential, ‘milestone’ studies show … Standalone D-dimer test strategy may reduce need for DVT ultrasound…

Clinical briefs for Tuesday, Oct. 6

White House blocks new FDA coronavirus vaccine guidelines … U.S. COVID-19 deaths may be underestimated by 36% … COVID-19 vaccinations should prioritize LTC and senior living residents, national group says …  Daily aspirin may speed cancer growth in older adults … Phosphate binders not effective in nondialysis CKD patients … Medicaid expansion under ACA has…

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