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Budget cut-hungry GOP walks fine line, eyeing 2016 elections

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.

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Social Security numbers to be removed from Medicare beneficiary cards

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.

Peppers cooked in hooch lead to facility fire, evacuation

There's a lot that's unclear in an attempt to cook peppers in Everclear in an assisted living residence last week.

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Preserving Cognitive Status in Elderly Surgical Patients Requiring General Anesthesia

Preserving Cognitive Status in Elderly Surgical Patients Requiring General Anesthesia

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).

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