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Biogen Offering Free Alzheimer’s Drug Aduhelm to Patients

Biogen is providing its new Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm free to some patients because of slow reviews by Medicare. There is a division among doctors about whether Aduhelm, also known as aducanumab, the $56,000-a-year drug helps patients. There is also uncertainty about reimbursement from Medicare. Aduhelm was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) …

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Booster Needed for Delta and Lambda Variants

Scientists may have underestimated the coronavirus. In the beginning, they said mutated versions shouldn’t be much of a problem—until Alpha spiked last fall. Then, Beta made young people sicker. And Gamma reinfected people. Some epidemiologists were cautiously optimistic that the rapid vaccine rollout would tame the variants… until the Delta variant appeared. Delta was first …

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Unraveling the Mysterious Mutations That Make Delta the Most Transmissible Covid Virus Yet

By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News Upon first inspection, the mutations in the highly contagious delta covid variant don’t look that worrisome. For starters, delta has fewer genetic changes than earlier versions of the coronavirus. “When people saw that the epidemic in India was driven by delta, they did not suspect it would be so …

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First Florida Patient to Receive Biogen Aducanumab Infusion

Jeff Gelblum, MD, a board-certified neurologist with First Choice Neurology, the nation’s largest neurology practice, is scheduled to treat the first patient in Florida with Biogen’s Aducanumab (Aduhelm), a monthly infusion treatment for early-stage Alzheimer’s patients. The drug works to decrease amyloid plaque in the brain, which is a marker for Alzheimer’s disease. According to Dr. …

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Lumbar Puncture for Cerebrospinal Fluid is a Vital Tool to Assess Amyloid Build Up in Alzheimer’s

In recent years, research has shown that tests of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) can be a valuable tool for the detection of hallmark proteins that are involved in diseases that cause dementia. For example, amyloid and tau proteins build up in Alzheimer’s disease, and their levels can be measured in CSF. These abnormalities contribute to the …

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Medicare Sees a Growing Demand for Cognitive Assessment with Patients Suffering from Memory Disorders

Dr. Jeff Gelblum, a board-certified Neurologist with First Choice Neurology, makes great use of the cognitive assessment in his daily practice. Gelblum states, “this activity enables me to determine the specific daily impact of dementia on my patients and allows me to implement a meaningful treatment plan. This plan can include medication as well as …

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FDA Approves Promising Alzheimer’s Treatment

Leading Florida Neurologists Available to Speak about Biogen Aducanumab Treatment Alzheimer’s patients and their families, as well as the medical community, are celebrating today’s decision by the FDA to approve Biogen’s Aducanumab, a promising infusion treatment for Alzheimer’s patients. Dr. Jeffrey Gelblum, MD, a board-certified neurologist with First Choice Neurology, the nation’s largest neurology practice, …

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