New Alzheimer's treatment Aduhelm may be too costly for many seniors, deepening inequities
The price tag of $56,000 per year for Biogen's new Alzheimer's treatment could come with a bitter pill for some Medicare beneficiaries: out-of-pocket costs of up to $11,500. That financial hit is troubling to consumer advocates, because it raises the prospect of an even more divided health system: Many seniors will be unable to afford this drug. "The current price would make the drug out of reach for many that could potentially benefit. This would also further deepen the issues of inequity in healthcare that already exist," said Kristina Fransel, executive director, Alzheimer's Association Del...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Derrick Rose says crowd’s treatment of Trae Young was tame compared to his experiences: ‘The league got so soft’
NEW YORK — Derrick Rose has been around long enough to remember crowds and atmospheres like Game 1 being the norm. Specifically, as a member of the Bulls who ventured into hostile environments like Boston and Cleveland, Rose recalled the trash-talking, the heckling, even beer spilled on family members. And he’s fine with it. “The league got so soft,” Rose said. “That’s basketball.” Rose was speaking in the context of Trae Young’s treatment in Sunday’s Game 1 and his response at Madison Square Garden, where the Hawks guard became the subject of an expletive chant before shutting down the noise ...
New York Daily News
Sideline Chatter: At least he smart enough not to insult his mom
Here’s a hot stock tip: Don’t ask the guy who picked Derrick Lewis’ car to break into. Lewis, you see, is a UFC heavyweight title contender. And he caught the perp in the act, so you can guess the rest. “Mr. Lewis says he went over to the suspect, struck him, placed him onto the ground until the police arrived,” Houston Police spokeswoman Jodi Silva told MMAFighting.com. “That’s the nicest way to put it.” Headlines— At TheOnion.com: “Jordan’s game-used tongue sold for $1.38 million at auction.” — At Fark.com: “Jaguars officially sign Tim Tebow. ESPN explodes with delight.” Got a shoehorn?Wideo...
The Seattle Times
Person to Person: Why it pays to grant mercy to others
Are you someone who gives others the benefit of the doubt? Do you cut them some slack, knowing anyone can be a victim of circumstances? That’s a good way to behave. Lots of stressful issues can be impacting the person in front of you. Try to use a little mercy instead of judgment. It’s easy to feel angry when someone owes us money. Or we might gossip about a person who looks a little disheveled. “I’ve been a landlord for 29 years,” says a Boston businessman we’ll call Alan. “I’ve met every type of person on the planet. I’ve been generous, and I’ve had to take some people to court. But it pays ...
Tribune News Service
Erika Ettin: Clients seek answers to dating dilemmas
Every so often, I get a truly great dating question or two from a client that I want to share with my readers. This week, I’ll be sharing two of these, one from a man and a woman, respectively, along with my responses: Q: I went out with a woman a month ago for coffee (outdoors!). Then I went out of town, so we just got together again this past week. I ended the date with a hug since I didn't want to rush things. I'm going to see if she wants to get together again this weekend. She's really nice, and I think this could grow into something, but I didn't want to rush into anything. At the same t...
Tribune News Service
Motormouth: Repaint your car? Try this instead
Q: I recently bought a new 2021 Mazda SUV. The color is white, and at the time I thought that was what I wanted. But now I am not so sure. I am going to keep the vehicle but feel that I would like it to be a different color. Is it OK to repaint a new car? Would the paint job work, or would there be a problem? Any insight you could give me would be helpful. M.B., Las Vegas A: Sure, you can paint a new car, but there is an alternative. Get it wrapped. 3M makes a paint wrap film specifically designed to wrap cars and trucks that is not permanent. Hate the new look? Change it. It won’t damage the ...
Tribune News Service
Nationwide Restaurant Spending Is Only Down 1%
Restaurant spending only down 1% in 2020, according to new data study Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more 2020 has been an incredibly trying time for restaurants with all of the shutdowns, but recent data from a study done by TOP Data and Zenreach shows it’s not as bad as people may think. Overall nationwide restaurant spending is only down 1% from where it was in January 2020. In fact, many states have seen an increase in restaurant spending since the pandemic started. Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more The States Where Restaurant Spending Has IncreasedHere’s the to...