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Personal Protective Equipment

Clinical briefs for Wednesday, Feb. 17

Nursing home PPE shortages decline, but staff shortages remain unchanged: AARP … $450 million for infection control, strike teams for nursing homes in House bill that advances … ‘Low-value’ Medicare care use barely budges despite campaign: Rand Corp. … Hawaii dings drugmakers $834 million for failing to warn of Plavix risks … WHO formally authorizes AstraZeneca’s COVID vaccine

Clinical briefs for Monday, Jan. 25

Study confirms that gastrointestinal surgery can reverse type 2 diabetes … COVID-19 virus triggers antibodies from previous coronavirus infections … British prime minister: ‘Some evidence’ UK virus strain may cause higher mortality … Long-term PPE use affects healthcare workers’ well-being, performance, study finds … Full-dose blood thinners a boon for hospitalized COVID-19 patients

Clinical briefs for Monday, Nov. 2

State stockpiling orders hurting nursing homes on PPE quest … Aspirin use best for those with high coronary calcium, low risk of bleeding … Myocarditis linked to COVID-19 not as common as believed: study … Very high Vitamin D doses may delay frailty in old age … Munchies with disguised ingredients boost fruit and veggie intake among dementia patients.

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