Helping Mentally Retarded Children And Adolescents: Support From Families And Health Care Professionals Have Significant Impact

The costs associated with mental retardation (MR) for persons born in 2000 will total over 51 billion dollars. While direct health and educational costs are significant, lifetime indirect costs due to productivity losses are much greater. Better efforts to understand…

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Impact On Patients Of NHS Dentistry Changes Must Be Thoroughly Reviewed, Dentists Tell PM, UK

Comments by the Prime Minister about the new contract for dentists have prompted a strong warning from the profession’s leadership about the future of NHS dentistry. Susie Sanderson, Chair of the British Dental Association’s Executive Committee, has written to Tony…

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Private Psychiatrists Key To Better Mental Health Care, Australian Medical Association

Australian Medical Association (AMA) Vice President, Dr Choong-Siew Yong, today strongly defended private psychiatrists against claims of being ‘failures’ under Medicare, saying they provide the specialised expertise that builds quality into the mental health system and holds it together. Dr…

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AHCA & NCAL Backing U.S. Rep. Peter King’s Effort To Ensure Nation’s Most Vulnerable Seniors Protected During DRA Implementation Period

The American Health Care Association (AHCA) and the National Center For Assisted Living (NCAL) today praised the effort by U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-NY) to protect the nation’s most vulnerable frail, elderly and disabled seniors as the Centers for Medicare…

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Some Health Insurance Agents Might Be Violating Medicare Rules By Aggressively Marketing Fee-for-Service Plans

Health care advocates say that some insurance agents might have violated Medicare rules by soliciting fee-for-service plans to businesses door-to-door and that some agents are targeting beneficiaries with cognitive problems or limited English skills, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. According…

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