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CDC Panel Urges Seniors to Get New, More Potent Flu Shot This Fall

Agency urges all Americans aged 6 months and older to get a flu shot every season

Financial Altruism May Indicate Cognitive Decline in Seniors

Financial altruism negatively associated with performance on cognitive measures known to be sensitive to early Alzheimer disease

Primary Care Outreach Boosts COVID-19 Vaccination Rates

Electronic and mail messages from primary care providers increased COVID-19 vaccination rates among Black and Latino older adults

Uncontrolled Diabetes Tied to Heart Failure Progression

Patients with preclinical heart failure and uncontrolled diabetes have increased risk for progression of heart failure

Cardiometabolic Diseases Accelerate Cognitive Decline, Dementia

Dose-dependent response seen with increasing number of cardiometabolic diseases and cognitive decline

Atrial Fibrillation Tied to Worse Noncardiac Surgery Outcomes

Findings seen for older adults across sex, race, surgery type, and cardiac risk levels

Most Common Allergies Not Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis

Some allergic conditions such as animal dander allergy and atopic dermatitis are associated with increased RA risk

U.S. SARS-CoV-2 Seroprevalence High Based on Blood Donations

By December 2021, combined seroprevalence from infection or vaccination estimated to be 94.7 percent

Medicare Could Have Saved $3.6 Billion on Generic Drugs in 2020

Authors say Medicare could have saved up to $3.6 billion by purchasing generics at Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company prices

Medicaid Expansion Buffered Health Coverage Loss During Pandemic

Workers who lived in Medicaid expansion states were 5.4 percent more likely to enroll in Medicaid after job loss during pandemic