Duckworth has performed more than 50 similar aneurysm repairs at Loyola, at the University of South Florida, where he trained and at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was a scholarship. Duckworth gave a presentation on the procedure at a recent meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons click here to read .
About 17.4 Drug Benefit Monthly premiums increase by 12 percent to $ 28 in 2009Acting CMS Administrator Kerry Weems said on Thursday that the average Medicare benefit prescription drug premiums would be $ 28 per month in 2009, was 12, an increase of percent from this year’s monthly premium, CQ HealthBeat reports. The increase corresponds to $ 3 a month. Federal analysts in 2003 estimated that the average monthly premium would be $ 44.12 in 2009 his . The new predicted premium is about 37 percent less than what CMS projected in 2006, when the drug benefit began, said Weems (Lamendola, South Florida Sun-Sentinel.