Lyme Disease: The First Sign is Not Always a Rash

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by ticks, primarily from an infected deer tick. Lyme disease infects approximately 300,000 people each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, some experts believe that the number is much higher since fewer than half will develop the bull’s-eye rash that is the well-known early sign of the disease. Lyme disease is commonly misdiagnosed when there is no bull’s eye rash. When these patients go to their doctor for other symptoms, it can take months or even years for them to be diagnosed with Lyme disease.

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Insurance Coverage Information for Breast Implant Removal

First of all, the original reason for getting your breast implants matters to health insurance companies (as well as Medicare and Medicaid). If your implants were put in after a mastectomy and your doctor believes that removing your implants is “medically necessary,” then your health insurance is legally obligated to cover your breast implant removal. Click here to learn more about your rights under the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998 (WHCRA). If the original reason for getting breast implants was for augmentation of healthy breasts, then some health insurance companies will cover your explant surgery if they consider the services to be “medically necessary,” but others will not.

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Namenda only Works for Severe Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

None of the current treatments for dementia will radically improve patients’ memory or thinking, nor will they stop the progression of the disease. However, Namenda may help moderate or severe dementia, while Aricept, Razadyne, or Exelon may help patients with dementia ranging from mild to severe.

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