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Clinical briefs for Thursday, July 8

New CMS Medicare chief was health system exec, former HHS health reform director … More falls may occur in SNFs after admitting residents with existing cognitive decline: study … New health benefits emerging for glucose-lowering drugs used in diabetes type 2 … Heart drugs not linked to poor COVID-19 outcomes … Delta coronavirus variant now dominates in U.S.

Clinical briefs for Tuesday, June 29

Telehealth used in only 13% of Medicare clinician visits during pandemic … House leaders to investigate FDA approval and price of Biogen’s Alzheimer’s drug … Early study of mRNA flu vaccine prompted by COVID shots’ success … Arkansas beats neighboring states in LTC resident, staff vaccinations … Cognitive dysfunction better predicts residents’ post-acute outcomes than dementia diagnosis … Common antacids may improve glycemic control but don’t prevent diabetes onset

President Biden, tear down this wall

“Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.” Thomas Sowell “It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.” Thomas Sowell…

Also in the News for Friday, May 28

GOP’s infrastructure alternative would eliminate long-term care component that focuses on workforce … Some Florida nursing homes limit visits, halt admissions due to hiring challenges … CVS sweepstakes offer prizes to staff, residents, others vaccinated through company’s LTC program … Another monoclonal antibody treatment approved for high-risk patients … Broad Democratic coalition pushes for Biden to expand Medicare, including for all Americans 60-plus

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