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Clinical Briefs for Tuesday, April 14

Gene variant staves off Alzheimer’s in some people, scientists find … Virtual training keeps assisted living med-techs certified during pandemic … Tips for contact lens and glasses-wearers during pandemic … Only 6% of at-home blood pressure monitors validated for accuracy: study

Clinical Briefs for Wednesday, February 12

EMR records may be enough to predict dementia risk: study … New bill seeks additional oversight of Medicare hospice providers … Build-up of brain proteins affects genes in Alzheimer’s disease … Bill would strip nursing home operators of ability to sign death certificates

Researchers identify five Alzheimer’s genes

Two new studies — which examined 50,000 subjects worldwide — have identified five new genes that are definitively associated with Alzheimer’s, according to a study published in the journal Nature Genetics.

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