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The National Association of Accountable Care Organizations is hosting its fall 2021 conference Sept. 29 – Oct. 1 in Washington, D.C. — and online. The event will be held at the Marriott Marquis for vaccinated individuals. Both vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals are invited to take part via online offerings. “Out of [...]
Fri, Sep 17, 2021
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Two-thirds of neurologists surveyed early this month said that they expect to have some patients started on the new Alzheimer’s disease drug aducanumab (Aduhelm) by March 2022. The outlook for the use of the drug is looking up, according to surveyor Spherix Global Insight. There are small increases in the number [...]
Fri, Sep 17, 2021
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The leading cause of healthcare-associated gastroenteritis outbreaks is a scourge to long-term care facilities and requires stepped up prevention efforts, a new study finds. Norovirus is a highly contagious virus that can cause vomiting and diarrhea. To track outbreaks in nursing homes, assisted living communities and other long-term care facilities, investigators [...]
Fri, Sep 17, 2021
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The rising trend of obesity among Americans will continue to pose increased clinical challenges for nursing home operators, experts say. Since 2018, the number of states with 35% or more obese citizens has nearly doubled, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday. And the growing prevalence of obesity among [...]
Fri, Sep 17, 2021
Source: McKnights