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Flu Vaccine

Now is the time to correct course on flu shots

As a possible flu season looms in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the health and lives of older adults living in long-term care facilities face a potential double threat, making flu vaccination more important than ever.  Influenza places a heavy burden on long-term care facilities every year, but the COVID-19 pandemic has brought the…

Clinical briefs for Monday, Dec. 14

COVID-19 can induce seizures and movement disorders, even in moderate cases … CDC reports record flu vaccine distribution in a so-far mild season … FDA OKs first non-prescription, at-home COVID test … Metformin tied to fewer COVID deaths in hospitalized women with diabetes, obesity … Severe coronavirus 7 times more likely in UK essential workers than non-essential workers.

Clinical Briefs for Wednesday, November 13

Flu shot may protect heart bypass patients during recovery … New device can “spray paint” drug-imbued fiber bandages on wounds … Less affluent patients more likely to be discharged to SNF after hip replacement … Project that fulfills end-of-life wishes found to be affordable, sustainable

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