Two studies look at high blood pressure

Study links high blood pressure with aging of brain Neurologists at UC Davis measured the affect that high blood pressure had on the brains of 579 participants and concluded that even a little bit higher than normal blood pressure can lead to damage to the structural integrity of the brain that is evident by age…

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Planning ahead-the power of attorney

Joseph Roy, a thin, dapper English ex-pat with a love for everything with a motor was the power of attorney for a long-time friend, May Rogers.  May’s mind was still sharp as a tack but because of osteoporosis, her body could no longer safely make trips outside her home.  Though they argued over everything from…

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Details emerging about Medicare settlement

Additional details have been released about the proposed settlement to end the Medicare requirement of showing improvement in order to receive coverage of skilled care and therapy services.   Medicare recipients can expect to see changes in Medicare & You so that the sections which currently cite a patient’s need to show improvement will instead cite…

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