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Clinical briefs for Wednesday, July 21

Providers face legal backlash from vaccine mandates for employees … Large number of U.S. Latinx immigrants have COVID-19-related immigration concerns about testing, treatment … Michigan State developing new wound dressing that doesn’t require changing … HHS offers providers access to $103 million for employee mental health programming … Better ventilation, air quality needed to keep COVID-19 in check, experts say … HHS renews pandemic public health emergency

Clinical briefs for Wednesday, July 7

One year of aerobic exercise may stave off decline in mild cognitive impairment … Benefits of mRNA vaccine outweigh adverse heart event risks, CDC researchers conclude … Alzheimer’s Association pushes to increase dementia awareness in hard-hit Hispanic demographic … Op-ed tackles high price tag of new controversial Alzheimer’s drug … Senior living provider to give away $100K in cash, prizes to increase COVID-19 vaccination among staff

Clinical briefs for Tuesday, July 6

FluGen gets federal backing to study nasal spray H3N2 flu vaccine in older adults … Aspirin linked to 20% reduction in cancer deaths, large review suggests … Vanco-resistant Staph infections triple globally: North America third in prevalence … New York nursing homes confused by governor’s post-COVID safety protocol … Blood test distinguishes dementia type from other disorders … Lottery-based vaccine incentive was not effective, study finds

Vaccine hesitancy? Or vaccine denial?

Spring has sprung and I am finally seeing my neighbors in their yards again. We’re washing cars,  watering seedlings, rototilling and playing with our dogs. I have a neighbor who is a very smart and enterprising nurse who works in a local emergency room. We recently finally got a chance to talk after all these…

Gary Tetz

A silver lining to vaccine hesitancy

One of many puzzling memories from my childhood is witnessing my father’s failed attempt late one dark Canadian night to convince an unwilling horse to walk up a rickety ramp into the back of our pickup truck. Tugging from the front didn’t work. Prodding from the back was equally ineffective. Multiple people pulling and pushing…

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