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Medicare

Did Your Health Plan Rip Off Medicare?

Today, KHN has released details of 90 previously secret government audits that reveal millions of dollars in overpayments to Medicare Advantage health plans for seniors.

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Amazon

Amazon Launches A Subscription Prescription Drug Service

Amazon is adding a prescription drug discount program to its growing health care business. The retail giant said Tuesday that it will launch RxPass, a subscription service for customers who have Prime memberships.

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Paxlovid

What Older Americans Need to Know About Taking Paxlovid

A new coronavirus variant is circulating, the most transmissible one yet. Hospitalizations of infected patients are rising. And older adults represent nearly 90% of U.S. deaths from covid-19 in recent months, the largest portion since the start of the pandemic.

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Leqembi

Leqembi: New Drug Slows Alzheimer’s But Comes With Caveats

A new Alzheimer’s drug is hitting the market, the first with clear-cut evidence that it can slow, by several months, the mind-robbing disease.

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Cannabis

Cannabis-Related Emergency Room Visits Rising Among Older Adults

As a growing number of older adults are experimenting with cannabis to help alleviate chronic symptoms, a new study has identified a sharp increase in emergency department visits related to the drug.

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Noise

Lost Sleep and Jangled Nerves: The Rising Onslaught of Noise Harms Mind and Body

Mike Thomson’s friends refuse to stay over at his house anymore. Thomson lives about 50 yards from a busy freeway that bisects California’s capital city.

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