Poll Finds Overwhelming Support For Medicare Paying For End-Of-Life Talks

The public overwhelmingly supports Medicare’s plan to pay for end-of-life discussions between doctors and patients, despite GOP objections that such chats would lead to rationed care for the elderly and ill, a poll released Wednesday finds. Eight of 10 people surveyed by the Kaiser Family Foundation supported the government or insurers paying for planning discussions… Read More Poll Finds Overwhelming Support For Medicare Paying For End-Of-Life Talks

Advocates Say Mental Health ‘Parity’ Law Is Not Fulfilling Its Promise

When Michael Kamins opened the letter from his insurer, he was enraged. His 20-year old son recently had been hospitalized twice with bipolar disorder and rescued from the brink of suicide, he said. Now, the insurer said he had improved and it was no longer medically necessary for the young man to see his psychiatrist… Read More Advocates Say Mental Health ‘Parity’ Law Is Not Fulfilling Its Promise

Multiple Lifestyle Interventions May Help Those at Risk for Alzheimer’s

Physical activity, nutritional guidance, cognitive training, social activities and management of heart health risk factors improved cognitive performance, according to Finnish researchers. Data from a two year clinical trial in Finland of a multi-component lifestyle intervention, known as the Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive Impairment and Disability (FINGER) Study showed both overall and in separate… Read More Multiple Lifestyle Interventions May Help Those at Risk for Alzheimer’s