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The common area of the nursing home at Westminster Village North in Indianapolis, which has benefited from additional federal Medicaid funding. (Courtesy of Westminster Village North)

Chasing Millions in Medicaid Dollars, Hospitals Buy up Nursing Homes

Westminster Village North, a nursing home and retirement community in Indianapolis, recently added 25 beds and two kitchens to speed food delivery to residents.

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High-Intensity, HIIT, Workouts Send The Wrong Message

The allure of high-intensity interval training or HIIT is simple; go all-out for as little as one minute and reap the benefits of a 45 or 60-minute workout.

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Why Some Breast Cancer Patients Don’t Need Radiation

Recent clinical trials have shown that 90 percent of early stage breast cancer patients over age 70 do not benefit from radiation after breast-conserving surgery.

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How to Choose The Right Medicare Part D Plan

Choosing Medicare prescription drug coverage can be confusing, especially for the first time.

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Tips For Choosing The Medicare Plan That’s Right For You

Original Medicare pays for about 80 percent of the total costs of health care. The patient is responsible for the remaining 20 percent.

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Despite Social Security Boost, Rising Medicare Part B Premiums Create Bind

Millions of seniors will soon be notified that Medicare premiums for physicians’ services are rising and likely to consume most of the cost-of-living adjustment they’ll receive next year from Social Security.

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