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House and Senate Republican lawmakers began working on a budget this week that could propose slashing Medicare and Medicaid in an effort to work toward a balanced budget without fiddling with tax rates, according to published reports.
After more than 10 years of warnings by government investigators, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services now has a mandate to remove Social Security numbers from enrollees' cards — a practice identified as one of the top personal financial threats seniors face today.
There's a lot that's unclear in an attempt to cook peppers in Everclear in an assisted living residence last week.
Maintenance worker accused of stealing $17,000 from assisted living resident ... Medicare beneficiaries should sign end-of-life directives, Jeb Bush says ... Tylenol may hamper emotions, study finds
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Republican lawmakers are eager to make significant cuts to so-called entitlement programs.”
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The elderly brain is more vulnerable to the adverse effects of surgery and anesthesia compared with the younger brain. Both anecdotally and in clinical investigation, the elderly surgical population has been found to exhibit a significantly higher prevalence of postoperative cognitive decline. The most common manifestations of this decline are postoperative delirium (POD) and postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD).