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PMMA set to follow CMS guidance for infection control, prevention of COVID-19

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued revised guidelines March 9 for infection control and prevention of the novel Coronavirus 2019. These guidelines call on providers to limit – and in some cases restrict – in-person visitor access to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in senior health care communities.The guidelines call for communities to screen and limit visitor access to senior health care communities. The restrictions for communities in areas where there are active COVID-19 case...
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March 12, 2020

The Basics About Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) causes deterioration of the macula, the part of the eye that provides sharp, clear, straight-ahead vision. As many as 11 million people in the United States have some form of AMD, and that number is expected to increase to nearly 22 million by 2050, according to the BrightFocus Foundation, a nonprofit that supports research to end AMD, glaucoma and Alzheimer’s disease.
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May 21, 2019

Should All People 65+ Get Cognitive Assessments?

A special section in the recently released Alzheimer’s Association’s 2019 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report focuses on the role primary care physicians can play in early detection of the disease. The association says all people 65 and older should receive some kind of assessment of their thinking and memory functions and that the primary care setting is the best place to do it. It should be a part of routine exams, said Joanne Pike, the association’s chief program officer.
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May 15, 2019
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