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Medicare limits coverage of $28,000-a-year Alzheimer's drug

Jan. 11, 2022 20:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare said Tuesday it will limit coverage of a $28,000-a-year Alzheimer’s drug whose benefits have been widely questioned, a major development in the nation’s tug-of-war over the fair value of new medicines that offer tantalizing possibilities but come with prohibitive...

Medicare to limit coverage for Aduhelm, an Alzheimer's drug with questionable benefits that triggered a jump in premiums

Jan. 11, 2022 17:17 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare to limit coverage for Aduhelm, an Alzheimer's drug with questionable benefits that triggered a jump in premiums.

Medicare told to reassess premium hike for Alzheimer's drug

Jan. 10, 2022 12:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health secretary Xavier Becerra on Monday ordered Medicare to reassess a big premium increase facing millions of enrollees this year, attributed in large part to a pricey new Alzheimer's drug with questionable benefits. Becerra's directive came days after...

Ivy Tech preps students for in-demand nursing assistant jobs

Jan. 09, 2022 00:05 AM EST

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — Leslie Neftzger has a degree in hospitality and operates a bed and breakfast in Logansport. But for eight weeks this fall, Neftzger was at Ivy Tech Kokomo learning to be a certified nursing assistant (CNA). It’s a high-in-demand job, and...

Family says former Cowboys player, NFL head coach Dan Reeves has died at the age of 77 of complications from dementia

Jan. 01, 2022 09:43 AM EST
ATLANTA (AP) — Family says former Cowboys player, NFL head coach Dan Reeves has died at the age of 77 of complications from dementia.

How to help your parents navigate health care in retirement

Dec. 29, 2021 07:03 AM EST

Many adults find themselves helping their aging parents sign up for Medicare, a complex process with many steps and considerations. There are penalties for delaying enrollment, and not everyone understands their options. “You can’t go into it thinking it’s really easy,” says...

Paraplegic real estate agent tackles housing accessibility

Dec. 25, 2021 09:03 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — William Sweeney began hatching an idea nearly 10 years ago after waking up from a medically-induced coma and learning he was a paraplegic. After various operations and months in rehabilitation, Sweeney needed a place to live that was wheelchair accessible...

Widow honors husband lost to Alzheimer’s with purple lights

Dec. 25, 2021 00:06 AM EST

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Mamie Whitaker calls Alzheimer’s the longest of goodbyes. Her husband, David, died from the disease July 13, and, at first, Mamie didn’t know what to do this Christmas. “I knew he wasn’t going to be here for Christmas, so I had to do...

Omicron has spread across much of Missouri, new data shows

Dec. 24, 2021 16:34 PM EST

The highly contagious omicron coronavirus variant has spread across much of Missouri, wastewater testing data released Friday shows. The variant has now been detected at low levels in 15 of the 63 test locations, including in St Louis, Kansas City, Jefferson City, Columbia, Branson,...

State employees aiding troubled Philly elder abuse nonprofit

Dec. 22, 2021 17:11 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration has taken the extraordinary step of marshaling state employees to handle investigations for a Philadelphia nonprofit struggling to hire enough caseworkers to field allegations of the neglect or abuse of older people. Secretary...