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Bob Moos: Everyone with Medicare has rights and protections

Bob Moos: Everyone with Medicare has rights and protections

Remember how you learned back in your high school civics class that you have certain rights as an American. As we all know, those individual rights make up the first 10 amendments to our Constitution. But now that you're older, you may not realize you also have certain rights as a Medicare beneficiary.

U.S. hospitals set record for fast heart attack care

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Marilynn Marchione

There's never been a better time to be treated for a heart attack. U.S. hospitals have set a record for how quickly they open blocked arteries, averaging under one hour for the first time since these results have been tracked.

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McConnell prods senators on health care bill, amid dim odds

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spurred Republican senators Thursday to resolve internal disputes that have pushed their marquee health care bill to the brink of oblivion. Yet the GOP's reeling effort to dismantle much of President Barack Obama's health care law may face even longer odds because of Sen. John McCain's jarring diagnosis of brain cancer.

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Brain scans may change care for some people with memory loss

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Lauran Neergaard

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Does it really take an expensive brain scan to diagnose Alzheimer's? Not everybody needs one but new research suggests that for a surprising number of patients whose memory problems are hard to pin down, PET scans may lead to changes in treatment.