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Clinical briefs for Wednesday, Aug. 25

Training not enough to reduce hospitalization, ED visits in end-of-life care … Breakthrough infections may be less transmissible, study in healthcare workers suggests … Wider vaccine approvals on the way; COVID may be under control by 2022, Fauci predicts … Good hydration may prevent heart failure, federal researchers find … COVID transmission risk greatest 2 to 3 days around symptoms onset … Five-minute cognitive assessment has promising results in validity study, developer says

Clinical briefs for Friday, July 2

Finalists for the 2021 McKnight’s Tech Awards named for Skilled Nursing, Senior Living and Home Care … Leaders expect more providers to follow suit after first Massachusetts operator enacts vaccine mandate … COVID vaccine reduces severity, length, viral load in breakthrough infections … Immanuel gives employees 23% pay increase, other benefits … 21st century may be record-breaker for longest lifespans … Aduhelm only ‘worth’ 15% of its price tag, drug cost watchdog says … Diet with more fish fats, less vegetable oils relieves migraine headaches

Clinical briefs for Friday, June 4

Dental prostheses reduce weight loss risk by 37% in elders with tooth loss … Exercise helps lower dementia risk, even for those with family history: study … Infections may inflame brain, cause memory loss following acute illness in older adults … Alzheimer’s raises risk of severe COVID threefold in hospitalized patients, no matter their age … FDA alert: Halt Medtronic HVAD heart failure device implants … CDC: More than 7,000 “excess deaths” in U.S. kidney patients occurred in early pandemic

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