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New CDC Mask Advisory: What You Should Know

The CDC has made new masking guidelines in light of the quickly spreading Delta variant, which accounts for 80 percent of new COVID-19 cases in the U.S. Here’s what you need to know about when to wear a mask: What to Know About the New CDC Mask Guidelines The CDC now recommends that vaccinated Americans wear masks in indoor public spaces in areas with ...

seniors, medicare, muscle loss, sarcopenia

What is Sarcopenia, and How Can You Prevent It?

Sarcopenia refers to muscle loss as you age, and it affects more than 10 percent of adults over 50 and as many as 50 percent of adults 80 and older.   Sarcopenia on its own causes fatigue and difficulty with daily tasks, but it's also linked to more serious issues such as:  increased falling riskinjuryloss of independencediabeteshigh blood pressureobesityosteoporosisdisabilityshortened life expectancy If ...

long COVID, Biden, disability

Biden: Long COVID Could Be Considered a Disability

The Biden administration announced today that long-COVID could qualify as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act.  An assessment is needed to determine whether an individual’s case is deemed a disability in that it "substantially limits a major life activity.” This announcement occurred on Monday morning, as President Biden and Vice President Harris celebrated with 31st anniversary of the Americans with ...

meditation, seniors

Meditation for Seniors: A Guide for Beginners

Mindfulness meditation has been proven to help seniors and people of all ages reclaim peace and centeredness in their lives. Meditation is especially beneficial for older adults in that it can increase brain function and reduce feelings of loneliness and depression. Here are some of the incredible things meditation can do for older adults:  Regulate blood pressureReduce stressIncrease libidoImprove cognitive functionEnhance the brain’s ability ...

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Hearing Test: What Does Medicare Cover?

Medicare does not cover hearing aids, but let's find out whether it covers routine hearing tests. Hearing loss as you age is not something to be ignored. Over time, hearing loss can lead to cognitive problems, safety issues, stress, and poor health. Getting help with your hearing will improve your life and your overall wellbeing. It can sometimes seem confusing trying to ...

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COVID-19 Update: To Wear or Not to Wear a Mask??

A recent poll found that more than half of vaccinated people are still wearing masks. And in light of the new Delta variant surge, mask mandates are returning in areas such as Kentucky, St. Louis, and Los Angeles after a proliferation of new cases. With all the conflicting information, making the decision of whether to mask up can be a hard one. Health experts ...

Medicare deals, Medicare World Plus Membership

5 Reasons to Join Medicare World Plus Today!

Medicare World has a new thing! You may notice a few changes to our website. We’re now featuring a new membership called Medicare World Plus, where you have access to free Medicare plan evaluations and quotes, and also exclusive deals and discounts. Start saving on everyday purchases -- become a member today! Our new membership features deals on prescription drugs, dental, vision, hearing, and ...

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FDA Adds New Warning to Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

Warning: The FDA released a warning this week on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. In rare cases, the vaccine could be linked to Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS). GBS is a neurological disorder in which the immune system attacks the body’s nervous system.  The cases of someone getting GBS after the vaccine are rare -- 100 in over 12 million people thus far. Most of those ...

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Key Medicare Dates to Make a Note of Now

Mark your calendars! The Medicare Open Enrollment Period is approaching, and we wanted to prepare you with some important dates to save.  Starting in September, you will hear from your Medicare plan about any changes that are taking place within your coverage. Once you receive that information, you should be able to make a better decision on changing your coverage.  Make a ...

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5 Free Services Medicare Offers to Take Advantage of Today

Medicare offers many free preventive services to help you live a healthier life. These included perks will help you remain healthy and strong as you age, provided you take advantage of them! Here are five free Medicare services that you should start using today: Annual Wellness Exam – Medicare Part B covers a yearly check-up if you’ve had Part B for longer ...

medicare drug prices, costco

Medicare Could Have Saved $2.6 Billion on Drugs the Costco Way

According to a new letter published in JAMA Internal Medicine on July 6, Medicare could have saved billions on generic drugs had they done things more like Costco. Medicare plans spent more than Costco by 13 percent in 2017 and 21 percent in 2018. USC researchers also found that Medicare plans overpaid 43 percent of the time for 30- and 90-day prescription fills. "Total ...

cheer up brain, seniors, lifestyle

4 Tips to Cheer Up Your Brain with Neuroscience

Need a mood boost? Some of these are tried-and-true methods, some may be new to you. What do they have in common? They are all backed up by the latest neuroscience, according to a recent article by Robby Berman on Bigthink.com. 1. Ask, "What am I grateful for?" According to UCLA neuroscientist Alex Korb, heaping shame and guilt upon yourself can actually ...

delta variant, coronavirus, COVID-19

Delta Variant Surge in the U.S.: What You Need to Know

“Our fight against this virus is not over,” President Biden remarked this week in light of the new delta variant that is spreading in certain parts of the U.S. As of Monday, 67 percent of American adults had received at least one dose of the vaccine. But there is still a ways to go. How concerned should we be about this new ...

books, beach reads, summer, seniors

7 Must-Read Books for Seniors This Summer

It’s summertime! This is the best time for you to relax with a good book. We’ve compiled a list of seven of the best books for you to dip into this summer. Whether you’re taking a vacation or taking a quick break at home, these choices are sure to keep you turning the pages! The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah From the bestselling author ...

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Medicare Manipulation Exposed! See How You Can Save More on Healthcare

With so many options in Medicare, it’s difficult to know if you’re getting the most out of your benefits and if they're working the best for you. Here’s how to access those benefits and get the most out of your Medicare. Whether you think you might need to make a plan change or you’re signing up for Medicare for the first time, these seven ...

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5 Medicare Surprises That Could Cost You Thousands!

Seniors beware. While Medicare is a priceless benefit that Americans enjoy, there are a few surprises that can creep up that come with a price tag! Here’s what you need to know and how to avoid these Medicare pitfalls.  Higher premiums based on old income. There is a standard Part B premium set each year, but if you’re above a certain income ...