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COVID-19 boosters for seniors; exercise and skin health; chief wellness officers – Morning Medical Update


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Another COIVD-19 booster shot

Patients aged 65 years and older should get another dose of the 2023-2024 formula COVID-19 vaccine, according to a vote this week by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Sweatin’ for good skin

Exercise is good for cardiovascular and muscular health of both patients and physicians. It turns out that moving your body and pumping iron can have good effects on skin as well. Dermatology Times, a sister publication to Medical Economics, reports.

Psychiatry and wellness

Hospitals and health care systems are creating positions such as chief wellness officers to address work conditions that lead to burnout among physicians and other clinicians. How would a psychiatrist handle that job? A psychiatrist explores that question starting here.

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