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  1. Lpath to cut jobs as eye drug fails mid-stage study

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    Wed, 20 May 2015

    May 20 (Reuters) - Lpath Inc said it would reduce its workforce and cut costs as its experimental drug failed a mid-stage study in patients with wet age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness in the elderly .

  2. BRIEF-Bluelinea to collaborate with Qualcomm Life

    Headlines

    Wed, 20 May 2015

    * Collaboration concerns the remote monitoring of patients with chronic illnesses and the elderly

  3. Why Boomers’ Grim Outlook?

    Headlines

    Fri, 15 May 2015

    to $91,250, a survey by insurer Genworth found. Meanwhile, the outlay for an assisted living facility (which lets elderly people live independently but with some help) has climbed 2.5% over five years, to $43,200. Those with dementia or

  4. The Wall of Un-Worry

    Headlines

    Tue, 5 May 2015

    will alter contracts every year in an attempt to pass more costs on to policyholders. Just because a plan is touted by a senior citizens organization does not mean the plan is best for you based on your unique health care needs and drug formularies. Last year

  5. Is Your Estate Plan Obsolete?

    Headlines

    Tue, 5 May 2015

    lawyers still favor bypass trusts for their nontax virtues--protecting assets from creditors, from those who prey on the elderly , and from a new spouse if a widow or widower remarries. A bypass trust can also shelter assets from state estate tax. Fourteen

  6. UPDATE 1-U.S. Medicare test program saved hundreds of million of dollars-study

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    Mon, 4 May 2015

    Reuters) - A U.S. government test program with doctors and hospitals slowed healthcare spending in Medicare coverage for the elderly and disabled by hundreds of millions of dollars in 2012 and 2013 but savings were less in the second year, a study released

  7. U.S. Medicare test program saved hundreds of million of dollars-study

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    Mon, 4 May 2015

    Reuters) - A U.S. government test program with doctors and hospitals slowed healthcare spending in Medicare coverage for the elderly and disabled by hundreds of millions of dollars in 2012 and 2013 but savings were less in the second year, a study released

  8. Pope tells elderly and sick he, too, is old and ailing

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    Sun, 3 May 2015

    ROME, May 3 (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Sunday asked a group of elderly and sick members of Rome's seaside parish to pray for him because he, too, had grown old and was ailing.

  9. Love-in for health service looms large in British election

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    Sun, 3 May 2015

    LONDON, May 3 (Reuters) - "Oh, you girls are lovely. I wouldn't do your job for all the money in the world," says the elderly orthopaedic patient as two nurses help her off a bedpan.

  10. UPDATE 2-Cigna sees no change in medical use in 1st qtr, unlike Humana

    Headlines

    Thu, 30 Apr 2015

    April 30 (Reuters) - Cigna Corp said on Thursday that medical services use did not change among customers in its Medicare Advantage health plans for elderly people and the disabled, a contrast to comments from competitor Humana Inc.

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