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In a Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America white paper

SHEA Updates Guidance for Health Care Staff With Hepatitis, HIV

Career counseling recommended for those planning to conduct exposure-prone procedures
Adequate nursing resources during labor and birth aid maternal and infant health outcomes

Adequate Staffing During Labor, Delivery Boosts Outcomes

Findings link nursing care to skin-to-skin contact, breastfeeding, recovery care
More daytime noise exposure may increase the risk for poorer late-life cognition and risk for dementia

Daytime Noise Tied to Higher Dementia Risk

More daytime noise tied to 30 percent higher risk for mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer disease
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be safely performed in patients with non-MRI-conditional cardiac devices

MRI Safe for Those With Non-MRI-Conditional Cardiac Devices

MRI can be performed safely in patients with non-MRI-conditional devices, including pacemakers
For older adults

Objective Olfactory Dysfunction Linked to Mortality in Seniors

Link for adults aged ≥65 years persisted after further adjustment for cognitive assessment, depression
For patients with psoriasis

Survival From COVID-19 High in Patients With Psoriasis

Risk for hospitalization increased for patients using nonbiologic systemic therapy versus biologics
In an evidence-based clinical guideline

Guidelines Developed for Care of Adults With Down Syndrome

Strong recommendation advises screening for Alzheimer-type dementia starting at age 40 years
For patients with type 2 diabetes

Green Tea, Coffee Intake Linked to Reduced Mortality in T2DM

Higher levels of consumption of green tea and/or coffee may reduce mortality in those with T2DM
For women with breast cancer

Taking Lipid-Lowering Meds Tied to Lower Risk for Cancer Death

Adherence inversely linked to mortality related to breast cancer, CRC, melanoma in women
Flavan-3-ol intake is associated with lower systolic blood pressure

Flavan-3-ol Intake Appears to Lower Systolic Blood Pressure

Reduction comparable to adherence to Mediterranean diet or moderate reduction in salt