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Late-life depression associated with prevalent mild cognitive impairment, increased risk of dementia
Depression in a group of Medicare recipients ages 65 years and older appears to be associated with prevalent mild cognitive impairment and an increased risk of dementia, according to a report published Online First by Archives of ...
Neuroscience Dec 31, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 1 |
(AP)—Higher Medicare premiums are probably in store for many seniors if there's a budget deal between President Barack Obama and Republicans in Congress.
Health Dec 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
By all accounts, a combination of colon cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure can be a recipe for medical disaster. Now, a new study led by a surgical oncologist and researcher at Temple University School of Medicine and ...
Cancer Dec 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A new report says Medicare has been paying more than $900 for a standard-type back brace you can find on the Internet for $250 or less.
Health Dec 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The American College of Physicians (ACP) today urged Congress to pass legislation that will "create a permanent solution to the endless cycle of Medicare physician payment cuts." Three-page letters were sent to U.S. House ...
Other Dec 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
There is no difference between proton radiotherapy (PRT) and intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) when comparing the toxicity among Medicare beneficiary patients with prostate cancer at 12 months post-treatment according ...
Cancer Dec 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Older people often worry about dementia and while some risks are known, for example alcoholism or stroke, the effects of illness are less clear. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Critical Care looks ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Dec 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A highly touted new system designed to stop fraudulent Medicare payments before they are paid has saved about $115 million and spurred more than 500 investigations since it was launched in 2011.
Health Dec 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Prostate cancer patients receiving the costly treatment known as proton radiotherapy experienced minimal relief from side effects such as incontinence and erectile dysfunction, compared to patients undergoing a standard radiation ...
Cancer Dec 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(AP)—One of President Barack Obama's Senate allies said Thursday that an increase in the Medicare eligibility age is "no longer one of the items being considered by the White House" in negotiations with top Republicans ...
Health Dec 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—About 7 to 8 percent of Medicare beneficiaries who undergo elective spine surgery for degenerative conditions are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days, according to a study published in ...
Surgery Dec 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Savings on prescription drugs related to the Affordable Care Act have reached $5.1 billion, according to a Dec. 3 news release from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Health Dec 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—Americans are living longer, and Republicans want to raise the Medicare eligibility age to help reduce the government's huge deficits.
Health Dec 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—Healthpoint Ltd. and DFB Pharmaceuticals will pay up to $48 million to settle allegations that Healthpoint marketed a prescription skin ointment without approval from federal regulators.
Medications Dec 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
In the first national survey of enrollment policies at hospices, researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Yale University have found that the vast majority of hospices in the United States have at least one enrollment ...
Health Dec 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0