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Amy Goyer outlines survey results about financial & work stress for caregivers.
Caring for family or friends is not just a matter of love and time, it’s also a matter of dollars and cents.
medicare-pill
A congressman is expressing confidence that a bill he sponsored - to fix a problem faced by many Medicare patients who are left without coverage for skilled nursing care - will pass this year.
medicare-pill
Last week the Obama administration started publishing comparative  data on what more than 3,000 hospitals across the nation charge for services - information that has long been hidden from consumers. And the results were pretty shocking.
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I am not the hypochondriac sort; I don't assume that every symptom means something is desperately wrong. That said, I am a Google-er of symptoms both big and small; it's good to have all the info on your bod, right?
tinnitus
Lately, I've heard a lot talk in my group of friends about tinnitus (a constant hissing or ringing sound in the ear). A dear friend's husband has it, and he's found no medical relief. Another friend told me last week she's had it for a few years, and wonders if she'll return to a good night of sleep again.
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Every other Thursday, we have Trish Vradenburg as our special guest blogger covering Alzh e imer's issues. Trish is a playwright, author, television writer, and Alzheimer's disease advocate. She and her husband, George, founded UsAgainstAlzheimer's with the goal of finding a cure or treatment for Al zheimer's by the year 2020. She brings her legendary humor and wit to the devastating realities of Alzheimer's, and we're excited to have her share with us here.
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Great news - no one died today from Alzheimer's... or yesterday... or this whole week... or even the whole month.  In fact, Alzheimer's must have been cured.  At least, that is what you would think if you were an obit reader.  I'm one of those.  I learned it from my Dad.  He used to say that every morning he would wake up and look at the newspaper obits.  If his name wasn't there, he'd go to work.
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Every other Thursday, we have Trish Vradenburg as our special guest blogger covering Alzh e imer's issues. Trish is a playwright, author, television writer, and Alzheimer's disease advocate. She and her husband, George, founded UsAgainstAlzheimer's with the goal of finding a cure or treatment for Al zheimer's by the year 2020. She brings her legendary humor and wit to the devastating realities of Alzheimer's, and we're excited to have her share with us here.
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Oddly enough, I've never wanted to be friends with a rodent. Not cuddly enough.  Not fun to play with. I may have been the only person to dislike the Disney movie "Ratatouille," about Remy, a rat, who dreams of becoming a chef in Paree. With the help of his rat pal, Linguini (spoiler alert!), he makes his dream come true. All I could think about was a RAT preparing my meal.  Yuck!  Would I find little pieces of my brie and crackers mysteriously missing? Would the cheese in my quiche have little teeth marks? Would my apple flambé show signs of whiskers? Would all his helpers be the new members of The Rat Pack?
I have been to some Congressional hearings and might I sum most of them up right now: yawn.
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