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Clinical briefs for Thursday, July 29

Some Florida nursing homes limit visitation as COVID-19 cases triple … More LTC operators require vaccination for staff as new coronavirus variants raise infections rates … CDC’s indoor mask mandate for all applies in COVID-19 hot zones … Federal employees soon to be required to vaccinate or submit to testing … CDC: For some seniors, new technology not a cure for hearing loss … Lowering Medicare age to 60 would reduce racial, ethnic healthcare disparities, Yale study finds

Clinical briefs for Monday, June 28

To save itself, Medicare could deny coverage of controversial new Alzheimer’s drug, expert predicts … Aduhelm most appropriate for early dementia, MCI, experts say … Eli Lilly to seek early approval for its Alzheimer’s drug donanemab … Elders’ life expectancy shouldn’t top list of cancer screening priorities: study … Overlooked question on new Alzheimer’s drug: When should patients stop taking it? … Workers at 12 PA nursing homes cite sick time rules as part of vote to strike … NIH studying COVID immunity in vaccinated pregnant women and their infants … Leading clinician groups affirm COVID vaccine safety after heart inflammation findings

Clinical briefs for Tuesday, June 15

CMS issues reprieve for 2,500 nursing homes yet to report COVID vaccination rates … Former CMS administrator says nursing homes will remain key test sites for COVID therapies, other treatments … Philips recalls CPAP machines over cancer concerns … Gene treatment could slow Alzheimer’s without targeting brain plaques, new study shows … Jury trial set for maker of Alzheimer’s drug Namenda; company allegedly kept generic off the market

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