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Even the best, multimodal treatment strategies may be only 30% effective, say the authors of a new review and pain management guide.

The risk of receiving a positive COVID-19 test result was the same among healthcare workers who wore either type of mask, investigators say. In contrast, their non-mask-wearing colleagues had significantly higher odds of becoming infected.

High vaccine efficacy in the United States means that “every death due to COVID-19 is particularly tragic because nearly every death, especially among adults ... [is] entirely preventable," said Rochelle Walensky, M.D., at a White House coronavirus briefing.

TV ads linked to increased prescription drug use in older adults … ‘High-cost drugs with little clinical value’: Employers plead for drug pricing controls after Aduhelm approval … Key clinical staff have quit in more than half of nursing homes and assisted living communities, new report finds … Released FDA documents reveal agency’s unprecedented path to approving Aduhelm … Birthday gatherings ‘an important source’ of COVID transmission, study finds

Challenges associated with hiring and retaining long-term care workers has gotten worse for about three-quarters of nursing homes this year, according to a new survey from the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living.

New York nursing homes will soon be required to meet minimum staffing requirements Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed two measures that set statewide mandates for nursing homes and hospitals.

Not just opioids: Multidimensional pain requires multipronged treatment, study finds

Nursing homes need to change how they manage and treat chronic pain, shifting from an approach that favors immediate prescribing of opioids to a multi-pronged team approach, according to a new study.

Company exec believes controversial Alzheimer’s medication won’t overwhelm Medicare … New Mexico loosens visitation, PPE restrictions for vaccinated residents, staffers … Medicaid enrollment reaches new high during pandemic

Marquis provides program and operational services to nursing homes in New England, the Mid-Atlantic and Florida, and its employees this year turned to an original song to encourage the staff and residents of facilities it supports.

Nursing home death rate soared 32 percent in 2020

The coronavirus pandemic’s “devastating impact” on nursing homes led to a 32% spike in overall mortality rate among Medicare residents during 2020, according to a new report by the Office of Inspector General.

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