Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Challenging assumptions on the economic costs of dementia

Increasingly severe cognitive, behavioral, or motor symptoms due to the dysfunction and death of the brain's nerve cells are the hallmarks of the diseases that cause dementia. There is no cure and, therefore, patients with ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Dementia diagnosis often comes as part of costly crisis

Getting diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or another kind of dementia is never pleasant—but a new study shows that when and how someone's cognitive issues come to light can also make a big difference in their health care ...


Family size may influence cognitive functioning in later life

A new study at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and the Robert Butler Columbia Aging Center and Université Paris-Dauphine—PSL, found that having three or more versus two children has a negative effect ...

Medical economics

Transitional care practice reduces costs

A transitional care practice at Northwestern Memorial Hospital helped reduce healthcare costs compared to traditional discharge services, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in the Journal of General Internal ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Annual costs estimated for wart treatment in the U.S. for 2015-2017

The estimated annual costs were $846 million for cutaneous warts for 2019 in the United States, and costs for anogenital warts were $127 million, according to a research letter published online April 27 in JAMA Dermatology.

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