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DON’T SIGN UP LATE FOR MEDICARE PART B – Monday, April 26
Many baby boomers are unclear about singing up for Medicare Part B, which covers outpatient medical care, including most doctor visits – and failure to sign up on schedule can trigger penalties. Los Angeles Times

BRAIN PLAQUE TARGETED IN NEW ALZHEIMER'S DRUG - Friday, April 24
Drug maker Biogen has created international buzz after clinical trials show promising results. Fortune

THE STIGMA OF MENTAL ILLNESS -
Thursday, April 23
In a new study, nine out of ten respondents felt they faced discrimination and prejudice instead of care and sympathy.  Medical Daily

BLUE BELL PRODUCT RECALL
- Wednesday, April 22
Ten illnesses and several deaths are linked to listeria in some ice cream products. Fox News

REVAMP FOR SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS
-Tuesday, April 21
After years of delays and problems with identify theft, social security cards will no longer display individual account numbers.  The New York Times

HOSPITAL 'OBSERVATION' RULE COSTLY FOR SENIORS -
Monday, April 20
Medicare patients pay thousands when hospitals use "observation" instead of admitting patients.  McKnight's Long-Term Care News

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