There are likely to be notable gaps in Medicaid coverage through the nation when major parts of the Affordable Care Act go into effect on the first day of 2014, according to a New England Journal of Medicine study released Wednesday.
The experimental drug Eliquis prevented blood clots in the legs and lungs and kept them from recurring, according to a new study. Patients who took the medicine were 81% less likely to have symptoms of a clot or die than those who received a placebo, according to findings published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Taking nursing home residents with dementia off of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal might do more harm than good, according to new research.
Rates for five of the top 15 causes of death have fallen significantly over the past year, though overall lifespan has stayed the same, a government analysis found.
States that have expanded their Medicaid enrollment in recent years saw a significant decline in mortality rates among older adults, new research finds. Such findings could influence whether states opt to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act, researchers note.
Alzheimer's medications typically used only in early stages of the disease can be more useful in later, more severe stages of dementia than previously thought, a new study suggests.
Deep brain stimulation, a procedure used to treat Parkinson's, epilepsy and chronic pain, enhanced the memory of epilepsy patients with memory problems, a small study has found. Neurologists say this result "breaks new ground" in exploratory treatments for Alzheimer's and dementia.
Frequent bone density tests for senior women may not be needed, according to a new study.
The 2% across-the-board Medicare cuts that would be triggered by a deficit-reduction committee failure to agree on an acceptable budget are preferable to the likely alternatives, a leading healthcare advisor has suggested.
Long-term daily doses of the antibiotic azithromycin helped prevent life-threatening flare-ups of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a new study finds.
A new study shows those over 65 should continue with diet and exercise, dispelling a traditional belief that weight loss can cause the elderly to lose muscle and bone mass.