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Medicare won’t fund MRIs for patients with new MRI-safe pacemakers

February 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Thursday issued a memorandum saying Medicare still won’t pay for MRIs in patients who have pacemakers — including those with devices deemed MRI-safe. Continue Reading

Brain pacemakers may help block psychiatric disease

February 21, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Deep brain stimulation has proved a powerful way to block the tremors of Parkinson’s disease. Blocking mental illness isn’t nearly as easy a task. Continue Reading