Medicare's drug premium to increase by $1

  Medicare’s basic prescription drug plan is projected to remain at an estimated $31 per month for 2014.  This is the fourth year that the plan’s rates have remained nearly flat (there was no increase for the last three years) and that’s at least partially attributed to seniors shopping around and preventing the prices from…

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This week's Alzheimer's news

  A recent study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that patients whose physical impairments were still so mild as to not yet be noticeable without testing also had such mild cognitive issues associated with Alzheimer’s that they were not clinically detectable. 

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BMI and mortality rates in old age

  In 1997, the World Health Organization (WHO) drew up recommendations for developing public health policies and programs for the prevention and management of obesity in response to a growing health threat in both developed and developing countries all over the world. 

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