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Also in the News for Monday, April 9

Post-acute providers should provide targeted care for obese hip-fracture patients … LeadingAge, American Health Care Association seek compensation data for partner’s annual nursing home salaries study … Joint HHS/DOJ healthcare enforcement team recovers $2.6 in healthcare fraud payments

Maker of SimSleeves acquired

Pocket Nurse® will acquire Eriter Creations Inc., manufacturers of SimLeggings™, SimSleeves™, and SimObesity™ products for simulation.

FDA approves weight management drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Contrave as a treatment for chronic weight management. Contrave is a combination of two FDA-approved drugs, naltrexone and bupropion, in an extended-release formulation.

Mid-life obesity linked to risk of dementia

Those who receive an obesity diagnosis in mid-life have a higher chance of developing dementia in later life, a new study suggest. Researchers found that obese people between the ages of 30 to 39 had a 3.5 times higher chance of developing dementia.

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