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Clinical Briefs for Friday, August 9

Lonely seniors may soon have emotionally intelligent AI companion … Low vitamin D tied to non-motor Parkinson’s symptoms … Study illuminates quality of life for seniors with knee osteoarthritis … 24-hour blood pressure measure best predicts cardiovascular disease

Clinical Briefs for Thursday, June 13

Alzheimer’s vaccine shows promise in study … Vitamin D and estradiol guard against metabolic syndrome … Cause and possible treatment for hardened arteries found … Education, intelligence protect cognition, but don’t prevent Alzheimer’s

Also in the News for Wednesday, Jan. 3

Report: VA hospitals improving ratings by taking fewer complex patients … Medicaid pays patients’ acupuncture for pain management … Vitamin D, calcium supplements don’t prevent fractures in older adults

Also in the News for Friday, March 27

Documentation the biggest challenge to providers, survey shows … Middle-age hip replacements nearly doublefrom 2002-2011 … Even LTC insurers think product is too expensive … Exercise, but not Vitamin D, cuts injuries from falls

Also in the News for Wednesday, March 18

Novartis to pay $12.6M to settle Medicare fraud charges … Indiana to have three-year nursing home construction ban .. Recommendations for Vitamin D are far too low, researchers say

Also in the news for August 8, 2014 . . .

Severe Vitamin D deficiency increases dementia risk by 125%, historically large study shows … Stress helps wound healing? … Government approves new MRSA drug

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