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Flu Vaccines

Clinical Briefs for Monday, February 24

This season’s flu vaccines are 45% effective: CDC … ER patients may care less about a clinician’s race and gender than previously thought … New group of antibiotics hold promise in fight against resistant staph bugs … Eating olive oil is a life-extender – when added to other lifestyle habits, say scientists

Clinical Briefs for Thursday, December 19

Sound sleep may counter genetic risk of heart disease and stroke … Healthy diet could save $50 billion in cardiometabolic health care costs … Partnership aims to identify flu vaccines for elderly nursing home residents … Electronic health record scan can predict Alzheimer’s up to 8 years in advance

Clinical Briefs for Wednesday, October 2

Brain protein could put the brakes on Alzheimer’s … FDA approves canagliflozin (Invokana) to treat diabetic kidney disease, heart failure … More than 80% of seniors have at least one concern about telehealth … Two of this season’s four flu vaccines may be off the mark

Also in the news for June 18, 2014 . . .

FDA licenses cell-culture flu vaccines to make U.S. “pandemic ready” … Short-term, post-acute care in SNFs has not been studied well, analysis finds … Fecal transplants cure C. diff by doing more than supplying missing “bug”

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