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This Disease Is A Top Killer And Now States Must Pay For Its Costly Treatment

By Michael Ollove A series of recent court rulings and settlements, including one last week in Indiana, have found that states cannot withhold potentially life-saving but expensive medications from Medicaid beneficiaries and prison inmates who have chronic hepatitis C. Hepatitis C kills far more Americans than any other infectious disease. But when new antiviral drugs […]

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Alzheimer's Disease: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Overview Alzheimer's disease is a progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions. At first, someone with Alzheimer's disease may notice mild confusion and difficulty remembering. Eventually, people with the disease may even forget important people in their lives and undergo dramatic personality changes. Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia—a […]

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Why Are So Many More Children Being Diagnosed With ADHD Today?

ADHD, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, is one of the most common mental health conditions among children in the U.S. And the diagnosis rate of this brain disorder—characterized by a difficulty focusing attention, restlessness, and impulsive behaviors—appears to have increased over the past 20 years, according to a new study published in JAMA. The study is based […]