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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

Clinical Briefs for Thursday, January 30

Residents report improved health with weekly smartphone interaction … Lithium may halt Alzheimer’s disease progression, researchers claim … Some residents receive fewer prescriptions due to lack of Medicare coverage … Purell receives FDA warning over claims the product prevents ebola and flu

Clinical Briefs for Wednesday, January 15

‘Ageotypes’ study ties healthy behaviors to decrease in aging markers … Access to Medicare increases cancer detection, reduces cancer mortality rate … Psychiatric conditions linked to cognitive performance in Parkinson’s … Eli Lilly to launch half-priced versions of two more insulin products

Regenstrief Institute invests in startup to improve nursing home care

The Regenstrief Institute, an organization dedicated to technological innovation in healthcare, is partnering with Care Revolution, a medical startup focused on improving care at nursing facilities, controlling costs and reducing trips to the hospital. The new venture expands on an ongoing project funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Center for Innovation.  “Investing…

Trump’s proposed budget is an attack on Medicare

In March 2015, President Donald Trump, on Twitter, stated, “I was the first & only potential GOP candidate to state there will be no cuts to Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid.  Huckabee copied me.”  Looking for New Hampshire votes at the time, canvassing a state with the second-oldest population, Trump went on to win the Granite State’s…

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