An estimated six million people now go to health clinics each year in retail stores like CVS and Wal-Mart. But some doctors say relying too heavily on these convenient medical facilities can be risky. Guest host Susan Page and a panel of guests discuss the pros and cons of retail health clinics.
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The Department of Health and Human Services recently told Medicare carriers not to screen out patients with Alzheimer’s disease when awarding payments. A panel talks about why this coverage was in question and what treatments and services are now available to people with Alzheimer’s disease.
- Dr. Peter Rabins professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins and author of "The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for Persons with Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses, and Memory Loss in Later Life"
- Tom Scully administrator of the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services at the Department of Health and Human Services
- Judy Riggs acting vice president for public policy at the Alzheimer's Association
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