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Clinical briefs for Monday, May 3

Feds push combo therapy treatments in LTC to combat new COVID variants … People connections buoyed elders during pandemic, investigators say … Task force pinpoints eldercare services that drive up Medicare costs while lacking health benefits … Screen elders for nonmedical cannabis use: Older patients unlikely to report it, study finds … ‘Discourage large-scale nursing homes’: Smaller facilities needed to stave off outbreaks, experts say … Key diabetes risk factors linked to severe COVID outcomes

Clinical briefs for Wednesday, April 14

NIH updates monoclonal antibody COVID treatment protocols … Surveyed community pharmacists say vaccine supply is bigger problem than patient reluctance … B.1.1.7 variant more transmissible but does not increase disease severity, two new studies suggest … The U.S. nears universal COVID vaccine eligibility for adults … CDC studies breakthrough COVID infections: The vaccines are protective, but not by 100% … Michigan warned to shut down again due to COVID surge

Clinical briefs for Friday, March 19

New HHS Secretary Becerra considered ‘friend of long-term care causes’ … U.K. nursing home staff passed B117 COVID variants to residents in early winter, study finds … 1 in 3 older thyroid disease patients take meds that interfere with thyroid function tests … Recommended osteoporosis treatment after hip fracture rarely followed, researchers say … Allergists update guidance to recommend screening prior to COVID vaccination

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