200910.22
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Grandma’s Cobwebs

Here is a link to an e-book about Alzheimer’s Disease. It is written for children, but is a great read for all. http://www.alzheimershope.com/grandmas-cobwebs/flash_book.html Check out the main website http://www.alzheimershope.com/ for more great information about dealing with the disease that is so hard for so many.

200910.14
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CENTER FOR MEDICARE ADVOCACY LAUNCHES NEW PROJECT

The Center for Medicare Advocacy is launching a new advocacy and education initiative to eliminate the Medicare “Improvement Standard,” which requires that Medicare beneficiaries be able to improve in order to qualify for coverage. The insistence that people must be able to get better unfairly restricts access to Medicare coverage and necessary health care. Although…

200905.15
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Medicare Rights Center Secures Coverage for New York Woman’s Cancer Treatment

New York, NY – More than two years after it first filed an appeal, the Medicare Rights Center has secured coverage under the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit for a New York woman’s ovarian cancer treatment. As a result, Judith M. Layzer will obtain coverage from her Part D plan of Cetrotide, a hormone…

200902.26
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Knee Surgery OK for Octogenarians

Knee replacement surgery can improve the quality of life even for very elderly patients, according to a study presented at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). The study found that patients in their 80s can benefit both physically and socially from knee replacement surgery, also called total knee arthroplasty (TKA), once…

200807.17
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Governor Patrick Vetoes Nursing Home Admissions Criteria

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has vetoed language in the state’s 2009 Budget that would protect nursing home residents from discharge due to a change in MassHealth clinical criteria. Without this language in the budget, frail elderly residents are at risk of being inappropriately discharged or being denied admission to a nursing home. Currently MassHealth will…