Insurance fails the MS patient.

In a study called Health insurance affects the use of disease-modifying therapy in multiple sclerosis, published in the journal Neurology, researchers find the not surprising fact that drug costs and insurance coverage influence treatment for this manageable disease.  The article points out that the person with MS has health-care costs 4.7 times the cost of a healthy […]

Blood pressure intervention helps a little with dementia.

A recent trial done by researchers in The Netherlands called Effectiveness of a 6-year multidomain vascular care intervention to prevent dementia (preDIVA): a cluster-randomised controlled trial, looked at a group of subjects age 70-78 who were randomized to a 6-year program of multidomain cardiovascular intervention via frequent contact with study nurses versus typical care.  The idea […]