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New Alzheimer’s-Related Memory Disorder Identified

A multi-institutional study has defined and established criteria for a new neurological disease closely resembling Alzheimer’s disease called primary age-related tauopathy (PART). Patients with PART develop cognitive impairment that can be indistinguishable from Alzheimer’s disease, but they lack amyloid plaques. Awareness of this neurological disease will help doctors diagnose and develop more effective treatments for

Clark Memorial plans to join Norton Healthcare system

Clark Memorial Hospital officials have decided to pursue an acquisition by Norton Healthcare Inc. Clark Memorial said in a news release Tuesday that in light of challenges facing independent community hospitals, it has been evaluating a potential partnership with Norton for two years. The proposal must be approved by the Clark County Commissioners. Before that

New Alzheimer’s-Related Memory Disorder Identified

A multi-institutional study has defined and established criteria for a new neurological disease closely resembling Alzheimer’s disease called primary age-related tauopathy (PART). Patients with PART develop cognitive impairment that can be indistinguishable from Alzheimer’s disease, but they lack amyloid plaques. Awareness of this neurological disease will help doctors diagnose and develop more effective treatments for

Tax time: Getting your financial house in order

After the sticker shock that accompanied last year’s tax code regulations, many will be happy that 2014 is going out on a quieter note. However, there are still some changes and lingering questions about a number of extenders that could adversely impact your bottom line on both a personal and professional basis. Tony Jones, CPA,

Jan Gordon, left, and Treeva Frames-Baisas of Spencerian College

Spencerian College’s Treeva Frames-Baisas Named Instructor of the Year

Treeva Frames-Baisas of Spencerian College has received the Kentucky Association of Career Colleges and Schools (KACCS) 2014 Instructor of the Year award. Frames-Baisas joined the Spencerian College Louisville family in 2008 as a nursing clinical instructor. She is now teaching in both didactic and clinical classes and also serves as the college’s Clinical Coordinator staffing

Government Affairs

Guthrie Named Vice Chair of Health Subcommittee

Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) was named Vice Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee. “I’d like to thank Chairman Upton for appointing me to this new post and I look forward to hitting the ground running,” said Congressman Guthrie. “Next year, health care will be a central focus of the agenda and I’m

Cover story malpractice caps

Time for tort reform is now

It’s one of the most controversial terms in the halls of Frankfort: tort reform. Also known as medical malpractice or legal liability, the discussion has raged for years in committee rooms and on the floor of at least one legislative chamber for several years in the Capitol. But despite moving from full reforms, to partial reforms like medical review panels, to even limiting those panels,

Features

NAMI Advocacy Update

Leadership from the federal government is essential in addressing the overwhelming needs and making needed change in the mental health care system in this country. Below is a brief list of NAMI’s strategic priorities at the federal level. These items represent an ambitious agenda that we will be pursuing as 2015 continues to unfold. Mental

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