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Clinical Briefs for Wednesday, August 5

At-a-glance PPE shortages by state and COVID-19 positivity graphic released: AHCA … Uncontrolled hypertension found in a third of stroke survivors … Older LGBTQ adults have high rates of multimorbidity, mental illness, U.S. study finds … Record low global influenza rate likely due to social distancing

Clinical Briefs for Monday, March 9

Cognitive screening recommended for older adults in orthopedic rehab …  Prioritize senior living residents in COVID-19-related funding: ASHA … Asthma drug Singulair and generic to get ‘black box’ warning … LGBTQ+ elders are a socially isolated, vulnerable population, asserts the National Academies

Musings of a gay nursing home resident

I am a 70-year-old openly gay male who has been living at Central Island Healthcare in Plainview, NY for five years now. As we move through June, which is Gay Pride Month, I was hoping to share my personal experience as an openly gay nursing home resident.

LGBT residents deserve better: geriatric society

The American Geriatric Society on Wednesday issued a broad policy statement calling for long-term care health professionals to “pioneer” procedures and policies designed to more equitably and fairly treat lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.

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