A pair of Clostridium difficile patients were cured through introduction of a super-probiotic synthetic stool called RePOOPulate, leading researchers to express hope that the treatment can be adopted on a more widespread basis.
Therapy can improve language function and general cognition for seniors who have had aphasia for years, according to a recently published study.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is asking providers to help figure out a way to make demands from Medicare Administrative Contractors less burdensome.
Men taking beta blockers to treat high blood pressure may also be benefiting from an unintended side effect: a reduced chance of brain changes associated with Alzheimer's disease.
A one-time change in Medicare payment rates for skilled nursing facilities contributed to a 6.2% expansion of the Medicare program in 2011, according to figures recently released by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.