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Diabetes Patients Can Now Get Medicare Nutrition Benefit

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Diabetes and kidney patients can now get a valuable Medicare nutrition benefit as part of their Medicare coverage.   The estimated 15 million Medicare enrollees with diabetes or chronic kidney disease are eligible for the benefit. But Medicare for seniors aged 65 and older, only paid for 100,000 recipients to get this counseling in 2017, the…

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Functionally Impaired Adults At Higher Risk For Nursing Homes In Old Age

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Functionally impaired middle-age adults who can’t perform activities of daily living, show higher risk for winding up in nursing homes in their old age. This data comes from a recent National Institute of Aging (NIA) study. The question is, how can these mid-aged adults be helped so as to either prevent or delay these outcomes?…

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Can Vitamins Prevent You From Getting Dementia, Alzheimer’s?

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Vitamins have long been promoted as an excellent way to prevent seniors from getting dementia and alzheimer’s disease. Consequently, billions of dollars are spent each year on vitamin supplements to ward off these fatal diseases. The question, however, is, do these supplements actually work?   The answer is an emphatic no as reported by the…

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Poll Shows 50% Of Seniors Fear Getting Dementia, Memory Loss

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A recent poll reports that almost half of people ages 50 to 64 are concerned about developing memory loss and dementia.   Researchers also found that while 75 percent of those surveyed were taking supplements or solving puzzles to maintain brain health, most others have done nothing to prevent their cognitive decline.      …

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Generic Drug Accessibility, Pricing Made Easier With House Passed Bill

Generic drug accessibility and lower prices for these drugs is improved with recent passage of a House legislation.   The legislation, approved 234 to 183, stops big pharmaceutical companies (Big Pharma) from preventing generic manufacturers to create lower-priced versions of their products.           Generic Drug Accessibility: Lower Prices Necessary The House…

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New Dementia Disease Discovered In Seniors, Given The Name “LATE”

A new dementia disease called ‘Late’ has been discovered in senior citizens. This breaking news was published earlier this month in the medical journal Brain.   This dementia disease, named LATE, hits senior citizens aged 80 years and older. The researchers believe that at least 50 percent of diagnosed LATE cases in this age group…

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Senior Citizens Scammed: Aged Lose Milions To Telephone Fraudsters

Senior citizens scammed, lose millions reads the headline. It’s true, seniors, one of our most vulnerable populations, lose millions to telephone fraudsters every year. Instead of living out their years in peace and tranquility, many aged see their life savings gone.           Senior Citizens Scammed: How It Works The government is…

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President Trump Gives Seniors Good News On Prescription Drug Prices

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President Trump today proposed proposed capping out-of-pocket prescription drug prices for seniors covered by Medicare. This position is supported by both the pharmaceutical companies as well as congressional Democrats.   The popular proposal is included within President Trump’s 2020 draft budget proposal.  On the other hand, the 2020 budget draft also proposes a $5.5 billion…

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Medicare Ambulance Pilot Program Paying For Seniors’ To Doctor Offices

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Medicare ambulance services for senior citizens may very well be expanded based on a current pilot study. It is currently testing the efficacy of covering the costs for trips to seniors’ urgent care centers and doctors’ offices. Medicare is looking to give seniors more options with their besides the current trip to the hospital emergency…

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Chart Assist New Artificial Intelligence App Helps Doctors Avoid Burnout

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Chart Assist is a new artificial intelligence (AI) application that is helping doctors avoid burnout. It is manufactured by Cerner, a leading developer of AI workflows for the medical electronic health records sector.           Chart Assist: Helping Doctors, Skilled Nurses Avoid Burnout Chart Assist is a new AI-enabled workflow, which now…

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