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What is Original Medicare?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Part A and Part B are often referred to as “Original Medicare.” Original Medicare is one of your health coverage choices as part of the Medicare Program. You will be in Original Medicare unless you ch ...

Allowing A Loved One To Act On Your Behalf? A Medicare Beneficiary's Guide

Thursday, October 09, 2014
Medicare beneficiaries have important decisions to make regarding their health care coverage, financial security, and retirement goals. A caregiver or loved one’s assistance and advice may be invaluab ...

Diabetes

Thursday, October 09, 2014
Diabetes mellitus (MEL-ih-tus), or simply, diabetes, is a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels that result from defects in the body's ability to produce and/or use insulin.  In ...

Family and Friendships

Thursday, October 09, 2014
Most of us know from experience that good friends can make our lives richer, but research now shows that our friends may also increase our longevity.  The same isn’t true for our families! In a 10-yea ...

February Is All About Hearts – Let’s Take Care of Yours

Thursday, October 09, 2014
You can’t walk past a store at the mall without being assaulted by the pink and red explosion of hearts, flowers, and assorted gifts on display for Valentine’s Day. If these trinkets remind us to pay ...

Taking Control & Organizing For 2014

Thursday, October 09, 2014
Many of us have already let go of those pesky resolutions we made last month. Instead of making a list of over-the-top goals that we have already given up, there may be a better way to prepare for 201 ...

Your Medicare Coverage - What’s New in 2014

Thursday, October 09, 2014
If you are new to Medicare, helping a family member review their Medicare coverage, or perhaps reviewing your own options during Medicare’s Annual Election Period (AEP), you may be wondering what new ...

Medications and Aging

Thursday, October 09, 2014
If you’re over 60, you’re probably taking more medications than ever before. In fact, people between the ages of 55 and 64 are prescribed an average of eight different prescription medications a year. ...

Sleep and Aging

Thursday, October 09, 2014
It’s a myth that older people need less sleep. All adults – regardless of age – need between seven and nine hours of sleep each night. Seniors just have more trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. ...

About health care reform

Thursday, October 09, 2014
If you’re thinking that the new health care reform laws will affect you, you’re right! In fact, you may be seeing some of those changes already. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passed b ...
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