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Parkinson’s Disease

Clinical briefs for Tuesday, April 27

Frailty and cognitive impairment not reasons to withhold anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation, docs say … Parkinson’s patients’ treatment goals reflect disease progression … Study looks at how nurses view touch as a form of care … Tendency toward neuroticism linked to Parkinson’s risk … CDC study tracks COVID symptoms to six months beyond diagnosis

Clinical briefs for Monday, April 26

Long-term care COVID cases and deaths at all-time low, report finds… Kinless elders require expanded LTC services at end-of-life, researchers contend … Amgen tests souped-up remote heart monitoring platform to tackle chronic heart failure … People with Parkinson’s disease show preference for high-motion artworks … FDA OKs marketing of device that promotes post-stroke muscle re-training

Clinical briefs for Wednesday, April 21

CDC holds off on easing COVID guidelines for senior living communities … Genesis HealthCare announces millionth point-of-care COVID-19 test … Men may have higher odds of Parkinson’s if they sleepwalk … Older adults with hearing loss need added encouragement to be active: study … COVID hospitalizations plunge 46% among Florida seniors as immunity takes hold … Gum disease could give coronavirus easy access to the lungs, scientists say … Over-the-counter COVID tests, including BinaxNOW, head to chain retailers this week

Clinical briefs for Thursday, April 15

Census Bureau’s new tracker follows COVID vaccine rates and hesitancy trends … Exercise may help slow cognitive decline for some with Parkinson’s disease … France says it will continue giving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to seniors … COPD meds delivered early in COVID reduce severity and time to recovery: study

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