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Seniors in Medicare's doughnut hole decrease use of meds

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 3 Beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Part D who reached a gap in health care coverage known as the "doughnut hole" were much less likely to use prescription drugs than those with an employer-based plan, according to a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health stud...

Look Before You Leap: Allsup Cautions Medicare Recipients about the Prescription Drug Donut Hole

Knowing prescription drug needs and options is essential for enrolling in the right Medicare plan Belleville, IL (PRWEB) December 5, 2008 -- Millions of people never hear of the Medicare prescription drug "donut hole" until they've fallen into debt trying to c...

Surgex(TM) Fuels 2008 San Luis Potosi Open Champion Russell Surber Through Grueling 36 Hole Final Day

Wins First Canadian Golf Tour Title While Wearing Surgex(TM) Branded Apparel BASKING RIDGE, N.J., May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Russell Surber overcame a virus and a late bogey to capture his first Canadian Tour title at the San Luis Potosi Open by two strok...

LabBits: A media tip sheet from the MBL in Woods Hole

MBL, WOODS HOLE, MASummer on Cape Cod is synonymous with a surge of tourists, but also a surge of scientists at the MBL (Marine Biological Laboratory). For more than a century, researchers have come to the MBL each summer from around the world to immerse themselves in biological discovery. Many ma...

Pelosi, Democratic Leaders Remarks Today at News Conference on Legislative Accomplishments

...s as the other side is doing when the AARP is supporting the legislation. Because if you are a senior, you are helped by the bill by closing the donut hole on prescription drugs and making Medicare more solvent and stronger. And if you are a small business, you will receive tax credits to provide coverage...

Breast CT Scanner Could Improve Cancer Screen Comfort

...ies on her stomach, face down on the table while the breast drops through a hole in the table; the CT scanner then rotates around the breast. The position i...she added. "In small-breasted women, not enough breast may come through the hole sufficiently [to treat]," she said. Cancer that is close to the chest wall ...

Governor Eliminates Funding to Domestic Violence Programs

...). "It is fiscally irresponsible to propose such cuts." The elimination of the Department of Maternal and Children's Services leaves a $200,000 hole in House of Ruth's budget, decreasing funding for the Children's Program, Prevention Programs and operating costs for the shelter. House of Ruth had ...

Valve Repair First in New England Done With Robotic Device

...e one of those heart-shaped pillows that they tell people to hold against their chest when they cough to keep from breaking open. I don't have the big hole in my chest that most patients do." As Holland was considering whether to choose this procedure, nurse advocates at Patient Advocates gathere...

Full Transcript of House Democrats' Press Conference on Introduction of Health Care Legislation

...of Medicaid, and losing the rebate that we used to get, that rebate will be reinstated and the money will be used to close -- to help close that donut hole that seniors face on their pharmaceuticals. And the last issue that's a major one of the changes is pertinent to your question, so I'm not co...

Full Transcript of Pelosi Press Conference on Health Care Reform

...ifically on what we call the Medicare Part D donut hole through which so many Americans are falling. It ke...at's unique to just me. Let me tell you, the donut hole is no treat for seniors. My generation likes to tell it like it is: The donut hole is a rip-off. You pay money, but get nothing in re...

Pelosi Remarks at Press Conference on Health Care Reform for the Middle Class

...Maryland. He is retired from the trucking industry and needs medications for high blood pressure and diabetes. Every year he falls into the doughnut hole in June and does not come out. Therefore, he pays $85 per month in premiums for half of the year and receives no benefits while paying 100% for his p...

The Max Cure Foundation Announces Its First Charity Benefit: The 'Roar for a Cure' Carnival to Be Held on Saturday, August 22, 2009

... place on Saturday, August 22, from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. (rain date: Sunday, August 23) on the grounds of the East Hampton Indoor Tennis Club, 175 Daniels hole Road, East Hampton, N.Y. The outdoor event will have fun-filled activities for adults and kids of all ages. Highlights include: games; inflatables; ...

Tiger Woods, Camilo Villegas & Mike Weir to Play at Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge to Benefit Native American Youth

... is a skins game format with a total purse of $500,000. A player who wins a hole outright wins the money or "skin" associated with that hole. The NB3 Founda...econd six $20,000, holes 13 through 17 are worth $50,000 each, and the 18th hole is worth $70,000. If no player wins the hole, the "skin" carries over to th...

With Medicare Plan, Drug Spending May Be Up

...oughnut hole' [and] went back to their old ways." The so-called doughnut hole is a gap in coverage that occurs when Medicare beneficiaries reach a limit ...its is the right thing to do for patients, but we shouldn't have a doughnut hole in our benefits," Baker added. "We can make it better and get more savings ...

Elsevier Launches SciVal Spotlight: New Tool Provides Multidisciplinary View of Research Performance

...nderstand which institutions are true competitors by revealing those that compete within the same research competencies. "The square peg, round hole nature of evaluating research performance based on the broad classifications of journals no longer captures the reality of today's multidisciplinary s...

AARP Launches Money-Saving Prescription Drug Resource

.../prnh/20070209/NYF043LOGO ) The AARP Doughnut hole Calculator, available at www.aarp.org/doughnutho...ple way to learn if they'll fall into the doughnut hole and find ways to avoid it by switching to safe, le... AARP is calling on Congress to close the doughnut hole and lower prescription drug prices so that no one ...

1st Class Kids Host Miniature Golf Tournament to Raise Money in Support of Continued Obesity Research

... DALLAS, June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by 1st Class Kids: WHAT: 36 hole Miniature Golf Tournament to raise money in support of continued obesity research and promoting awareness throughout North Texas. This event filled wi...

Center for Reproductive Rights Deeply Saddened by Murder of Dr. George Tiller

...r changed form and become more personal. B. Destruction of Private Property In 2007, Dr. Tiller's facility was attacked by vandals who cut a hole in the ceiling, inserted a garden hose, and flooded part of the facility with several inches of water. They also attempted to seal the gates of the pa...

Phase 3 Trial Initiated to Evaluate Combination Therapy of Nexavar(R) and Tarceva(R) in Patients with Liver Cancer

...e effects (including deaths) in patients taking Tarceva include liver and/or kidney problems; gastrointestinal (GI) perforations (the development of a hole in the stomach, small intestine, or large intestine); and severe blistering skin reactions including cases similar to Stevens-Johnson syndrome. Patien...

The Climate Project Brings Together Historic Gathering of World's Experts on Climate Change

...scussions on climate issues. Dr. George Woodwell, senior scientist at Woods hole Research Center, and Dr. Eric Steig, geochemist and University of Washingto...ign Manager --George Woodwell, Ph.D., ecologist, senior scientist at Woods hole Research Center --Eric Steig, Ph.D., geochemist, professor at University o...

Treating Untreatable Brain Tumors: FDA Approves New Laser Surgery

... to be for the treatment of otherwise inoperable brain tumors . The AutoLITT System uses an MRI-guided laser probe, passed through a small bur hole in the skull, to deliver laser interstitial thermal therapy ("LITT") to heat and coagulate the tumor from the inside. High-intensity laser energy is ...

Stopgap DNA repair needs a second step

...ere spelling mistake; it can cause gaps in the DNA, which prevent the DNA molecule from being copied when the cell divides, much like an ink blot or a hole on a book page interferes with reading. So dangerous are these gaps that the cell resorts to a sloppy but efficient repair technique to avoid them: It...

Energy-Saving LED Replacement for Popular Appliance and Display-Case Light Fixture Design Now Available

...the LED, lens, and electronics, and are rated for 50,000 hours. The modules are designed to flush mount through a standard 44.5mm (1.75-inch) mounting hole with three screws, and the flange and lens are only 4mm (0.16 inches) thick. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090415/SF98701LOGO )...

Dealing with Dwarfism

...patients later in life. For example, some patients with achondroplasia have: stenosis of the foramen magnum - a condition in which the hole in the base of the skull that allows the spinal cord to be connected to the brain, is too small. This compresses the brain and cord, cau...

Dealing with dwarfism

...r outcomes for patients later in life. For example, some patients with achondroplasia have: stenosis of the foramen magnum a condition in which the hole in the base of the skull that allows the spinal cord to be connected to the brain, is too small. This compresses the brain and cord, causing devel...

Chug a Chaga and Lighten Up!

...concerned with their waistlines and healthier eating by providing an array of new products." The debut of zero-calorie Sayan Chaga fills a gaping hole in the health beverage market. Troy Seeley, Sayan Health president, explains, "With the introduction of calorie-free Sayan Chaga, we are addressing an...

New Device Treats Common Heart Rhythm Disorder

...vein to guide the device into the heart; the device travels through the heart's right chamber and is deposited into the left atrium through a puncture hole between the two chambers of the heart, the researchers explained. Current treatment with warfarin is effective in preventing strokes caused by clot...

Singapore Gives New Sight to the Blind

...ning of the cheek onto the new eye surface. Next, we remove a canine tooth and some of the adjacent bone from the patient. We shave this down, drill a hole then fit it with an artificial cornea made of a medical-grade plastic optical cylinder. After this, we implant it into the patient's cheek to grow a n...

Freezing Kidney Cancers Shows Promise

...tional Radiology annual meeting in San Diego. Cryoablation uses high-tech imaging to locate tumors, along with small probes inserted through a tiny hole in the skin to direct freezing cold to the trouble spot. It is usually performed as a one-day outpatient treatment and is already widely available in ...

New edition of the Tobacco Atlas catalogues catastrophic toll of tobacco worldwide

...e volume of research and its accompanying website graphically display how tobacco is devastating both global health and economies. A $500 Billion hole in Global Economy According to The Tobacco Atlas, tobacco's estimated $500 billion drain on the world economy exceeds the total combined annual exp...

Ohio Patient Thanks India and WorldMed Assist For Heart Surgery Overseas; His Indian Surgeon Thanks U.S. for Superb Training

... Test results showed that Konczak's mitral valve needed to be replaced. "We'd both hoped it could be repaired, but because bacteria had eaten a hole in the valve, repair wasn't an option." "The surgery was a matter of a few small incisions--he didn't have to cut me open. I was out ...

Scientists Find Gene for Tooth Enamel

...It could be really cool -- a whole new approach to dental health." Many people have problems with eroded tooth enamel, and most cavities start as a hole in tooth enamel that allows decay to begin. More information The American Academy of Family Physicians has more about oral health . ...

Ugandan Children Receive Life-Saving Treatment For Heart Defects At Children's National Medical Center

...en his heart and lungs, was successfully treated using a cardiac catheterization balloon procedure by Michael Slack, MD . Allan, who had a very large hole in his heart, underwent successful open heart surgery by Richard Jonas, MD . The boys came to Children's National through a partnership with int...

Medicare Drug Plan 'Doughnut Hole' Could Impact Seniors' Health

...ate the coverage of generic drugs in the doughnut hole through a modest increase in initial prescription ...otect seniors, the team suggested. The doughnut hole in Medicare Part D begins when a person's annual i...ription drug plans (MA-PD) with either no doughnut hole coverage or generic coverage only. The other group...

New twist on old medical technology may prevent amputations

...chemical signaling responsible for the recycling of bone to preserve its strength, typically resulting in bone loss (osteolysis) that can be seen as a hole on X-rays. In the current study, researchers found that staph infection did indeed encourage bone breakdown, but were surprised to find that A. bauman...

OnPar(R) Redefines Golf Experience

...ddy at your fingertips. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090127/DA63020 ) OnPar is the first GPS rangefinder with a dynamic hole layout display and GPS positioning that provides instant distances to anywhere and remaining distance to the green, personalized club averages, and si...

Tiny capsules deliver

... that stuck together and clumped," says Velegol. "We also designed the tiny hole in the sphere for controlled delivery and that is a new development." Tar...s, however, while releasing material continuously, do so only from the tiny hole in their surface and not from the other 95 percent of the sphere's surface....

Allsup Outlines 10 Essential Questions People Need to Ask when Evaluating Medicare Plans

...ut if drug coverage is offered during the Medicare prescription drug donut hole . Find more information about the donut hole at Allsup.com. 5.   Does the plan cover medical equipmen...

AGA Medical Receives European CE Mark Approval for AMPLATZER(R) Cardiac Plug

...ided Nitinol mesh, the ACP is designed to provide occlusion with full cross-sectional coverage. The ACP self-orients to the cardiac wall, covering the hole of the structure to be occluded. It leverages the proven microscrew technology platform used in all AGA Medical devices to provide physicians with sim...

This Holiday Season EyeCare America Asks Seniors, 'Do you see what I see?'

...with an eye disease known as Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) the answer is always, "No." Picture this…. a large black hole in the center of your sight that robs you from seeing complete images and eats away at your vision from the inside out. That is what happens for the 1...
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