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Thousands Got Exactech Knee Or Hip Replacements. Then, Patients Say, The Parts Began To Fail

Ron Irby expected the artificial knee implanted in his right leg in September 2018 would last two decades, perhaps longer. Yet in just three years, the Optetrak implant manufactured by Exactech in Gainesville, Florida, had worn out and had to be replaced.

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Feds Rein In Use of Predictive Software That Limits Care For Medicare Advantage Patients

Judith Sullivan was recovering from major surgery at a Connecticut nursing home in March when she got surprising news from her Medicare Advantage plan: It would no longer pay for her care because she was well enough to go home.

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Both High And Low HDL Cholesterol Tied To Increased Risk Of Dementia

Having either high or low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, or “good” cholesterol, is tied to a small increased risk of dementia in older adults.

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Three Vaccines This Winter for Elders

On Sept 12, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a press release advising “everyone 6 months and older to get an updated COVID-19 vaccine to protect against the potentially serious outcomes of COVID-19 illness this fall and winter. ”

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Social Security Overpayments Draw Scrutiny And Outrage From Members of Congress

Several members of Congress are calling on the Social Security Administration to answer for issuing billions of dollars of payments it says beneficiaries weren’t entitled to receive and then demanding the money back.

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Mammograms Help Combat Breast Cancer

While researchers continue to make advancements in cancer detection and treatment for breast cancer, one of the best ways to tackle the disease is through early detection and screening with mammography.

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