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New Biotech May Reduce the Cost of Treating Chronic Disease

New Biotech May Reduce the Cost of Treating Chronic Disease

For many chronic conditions such as cystic fibrosis, the drugs to battle them are very high in cost, leading to high heath care expenses for patients. However, a new, experimental breakthrough originating from the Netherlands may be an answer for patients and doctors seeking to save money when combating these conditions. This breakthrough is known
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Exercises for People With COPD

Exercises for People With COPD

Exercise is important for a healthy body. In the cases of people with conditions such as COPD this is doubly so. Fortunately, there are a variety of exercises available for those who have this challenge in their lives. For many, exercises can help make the daily lives of those who have COPD easier. The simplest
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New Medicare Cards are Coming

New Medicare Cards are Coming

In a move aimed at preventing fraud and identity theft, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will issue new Medicare cards next year. Social Security numbers on the current cards will be replaced with a unique, randomly-assigned number called a Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI). “We’re taking this step to protect our seniors from
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This is Your Brain on Cholesterol

This is Your Brain on Cholesterol

A study led by Dr. Roelof Smit, a researcher at Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands, found that changes in LDL cholesterol levels may be especially damaging to cognitive functions—your memory, attention, language, and ability to reason. His study, published in the peer-review journal Circulation, followed more than 4000 people between the ages of
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Nearly Half the People Who Have Had Heart Attacks Don’t Even Know It

Nearly Half the People Who Have Had Heart Attacks Don’t Even Know It

The term “silent heart attack” refers to when a person has a heart attack, but didn’t know. Surprisingly, a study published recently in Circulation, the Journal of the American Heart Association, found that 45% of heart attacks happen without people being fully aware. The problem is that silent heart attacks cause just as much damage
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