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Long-term care pharmacies and clinicians have temporarily halted their use of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID vaccine while federal agencies review six cases of blood clots linked to the shots. Guidance is needed quickly in order to keep residents safe, they say. Pharmacy giants CVS Health and Walgreens, along with their LTC [...]
Wed, Apr 14, 2021
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Certified nursing assistants improved stress management and well‐being and found greater compassion toward residents after participating in self-compassion classes designed for healthcare workers, a new study has found. Investigators aimed to determine whether self-compassion training could have an effect on the high levels of stress known to be faced by these [...]
Wed, Apr 14, 2021
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Nursing home residents with severe impairment due to dementia had significant cognitive and physical skill improvement after training regularly on a motivating fitness game known as Exergame, according to researchers from ETH Zürich, in Switzerland. Previous studies in healthy elders without dementia have found that those who receive body and mind [...]
Wed, Apr 14, 2021
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NIH updates monoclonal antibody COVID treatment protocols … Surveyed community pharmacists say vaccine supply is bigger problem than patient reluctance …  B.1.1.7 variant more transmissible but does not increase disease severity, two new studies suggest … The U.S. nears universal COVID vaccine eligibility for adults … CDC studies breakthrough COVID [...]
Wed, Apr 14, 2021
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