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Clinical briefs for Friday, March 19

New HHS Secretary Becerra considered ‘friend of long-term care causes’ … U.K. nursing home staff passed B117 COVID variants to residents in early winter, study finds … 1 in 3 older thyroid disease patients take meds that interfere with thyroid function tests … Recommended osteoporosis treatment after hip fracture rarely followed, researchers say … Allergists update guidance to recommend screening prior to COVID vaccination

Also in the News for Friday, March 19

LTC enforcement proponent Xavier Becerra confirmed as HHS secretary … Watchdog knocks HHS — again — for failure to adopt and track key nursing home reform strategies … COVID-19 reinfection more common in people over 65, Lancet study finds … Nursing home nurse may have deliberately removed oxygen mask from COVID-19 patient who died

Time to pick your fantasy teams for … funding

Now that we know there will be an NFL season, fantasy football leagues are roaring into shape around the land. I would have loved to be in the “war room” to hear the give-and-take for drafting teams of another kind recently. That would be the Democrat and Republican teams for the Deficit Reduction Super Committee Bowl, er, negotiations. They’re going to decide what is to be sacrificed on the way to $1.2 trillion or more in funding cuts over the next decade.

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