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Psychiatrist Thomas Uhde has treated celebrity actors, athletes and business executives for the kind of social anxiety and depression that tennis star Naomi Osaka suffers from.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A new $56,000-a-year Alzheimer’s drug would raise Medicare premiums broadly, and some patients who are prescribed the medication could face copayments of about $11,500 annually, according to a research report published Thursday.

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Federal regulators have approved the first new drug for Alzheimer’s disease in nearly 20 years, leaving patients waiting to see how insurers will handle the pricey new treatment.

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Answer: The Food and Drug Administration said it granted approval to a drug from Biogen based on clinical research results that seemed “reasonably likely” to benefit Alzheimer’s patients.

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Answer: They will likely request some documentation first that the patient needs the drug. Many plans will require doctors to submit records and other paperwork justifying the treatment before they agree to cover it.

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SERRANA, Brazil (AP) — Just one COVID-19 patient is in critical condition at the Dr. Geraldo Cesar Reis clinic in Serrana, a city of almost 46,000 in Sao Paulo state's countryside. The 63-year-old woman rejected the vaccine that was offered to every adult resident of Serrana as part of a trial.

FLORENCE, S.C. – HopeHealth was recently notified that CaptureRx, a third-party business associate provides certain pharmacy support services to many health care providers, experienced a data breach earlier this year that involved more than 1.6 million patients at more than 120 health care facilities nationwide.

FLORENCE, S.C. – Ashley Kirven, RN, a Staff Nurse on the Cardiology floor, recently was named the March DAISY Award Recipient for McLeod Regional Medical Center. Kirven was nominated by a patient for her extraordinary care and compassion.

A stroke is a "brain attack" cutting off blood oxygen to the brain cells that control everything we do – from speaking, to walking, even breathing. Most strokes occur when the arteries are blocked by blood clots or by the gradual build-up of plaque.

FLORENCE, S.C. – Looking back at events in her life, Katie Cieluch, a registered nurse working at MUSC Health-Florence Medical Center and McLeod Regional Medical Center, started to become a nurse long before being old enough to go to nursing school.

FLORENCE, S.C. – McLeod Registered Nurse Amy Norton Gainey chose a career in nursing because she has always been fascinated with the medical profession. In fact, for career day in third grade, she went to school as Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.

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