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Everything You Need to Know About Medicare Advantage

Medicare Advantage, or Medicare Part C, is Medicare coverage offered through private insurance companies that are approved and regulated by Medicare. Under Medicare Advantage, you still have all the coverage you have under Original Medicare (Part A and Part B), and some plans also offer Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage. Rising popularity Enrollment in Medicare Advantage has grown over three times ...

Top 3 Medicare Open Enrollment Myths

Medicare Open Enrollment is quickly approaching, so we thought that it was time that we set the record straight on some Medicare myths! Medicare can be complicated, but with the right tools, you can find the best coverage for you. First, be sure to access your FREE Medicare quote today. Secondly, let’s talk about some common Medicare myths that end up costing ...

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Arthritis Symptoms, Causes, and 7 Treatments to Know About

Joint pain can occur for a myriad of reasons, but one main cause of recurring joint pain is arthritis, especially in aging populations. There are over 100 different subtypes of arthritis, but they generally fall into one of two main categories: inflammatory arthritis and osteoarthritis. Inflammatory arthritis Inflammatory arthritis is an autoimmune disorder in which the mechanisms that would normally protect your body attack ...

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Medicare and Dental Care: How to Get Coverage

Are you worried about how you’ll pay for expensive dental procedures that aren’t covered by Original Medicare (Part A and Part B)? The full cost of checkups, cleanings, fillings, extractions, and dentures could rest solely on you if you don’t have any sort of dental coverage. Seniors are especially susceptible to oral hygiene neglect due to issues like decreased nerve sensitivity and ...

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Fatigue: How Chronic Pain Causes It and Ways to Alleviate It

Those who experience chronic pain often experience fatigue as well. Both of these symptoms feed off of one another, making it hard to manage and improve your health. For those with diabetes, this is even more complicated because pain and fatigue both interfere with the ability to self-regulate blood sugar levels. Medicare helps cover ways to alleviate pain and energize the body. ...

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COVID Anxiety: These Tips Will Help You Feel Better Fast

Older adults everywhere are experiencing the mental whiplash of heading back into a new COVID outbreak. Just when things were returning to normal, the Delta variant arrived, and now virus transmission is higher than it's ever been. “The pandemic has led to a considerable amount of collective trauma, and the emotional ‘whiplash’ of returning to a stage of restrictions can trigger many of the ...

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Prevent Falls With These Safety Tips For Seniors

Staying safe around the house is important for everyone, but especially for seniors who may be facing health problems and limited mobility. As the American population continues to age, in-home safety will continue to be of vital importance. About 1/3 of older Americans (those 65 and up) will suffer a fall this year; the sooner the person is found, the greater the ...

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10 Health Tips that Help Older Adults Thrive

l Even when you are covered by Medicare for your various healthcare needs, there's always a risk of developing serious illnesses. Prevention is key. In addition to the undergoing preventive screenings offered under Medicare Part B, there are other steps you can take to ensure a healthy life. According to Arthur Hayward, MD, a geriatrician and clinical lead physician for Kaiser Permanente, ...

Medicare Fraud Scam Offers Free Back or Knee Braces

Have you been offered a free knee brace from Medicare? Beware of this rampant scam that’s been going on. The scammers claim to be from Medicare or a medical warehouse, and some even say they were referred by your doctor or a caregiver. They ask for your Medicare number, and callers are pushy in trying to get your personal information. Some telemarketers will ...

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National Grief Awareness Day: How to Support Grieving Loved Ones

As we age, grief becomes something we experience more often, mourning the loss of the people closest to us. It can be an arduous process. In honor of National Grief Awareness Day on August 30, we offer some insights and tips for handling grief, whether it’s you or a loved one who’s suffering. When we lose a loved one we are losing a part ...

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MRI Scans: Costs and Coverage with Medicare

MRI scans are pricey, but an MRI might be necessary to detect and diagnose certain medical conditions.  What is an MRI? A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan produces three-dimensional images of your body to detect certain abnormalities. Unlike x-rays and CT scans, this type of machine does not use radiation and instead relies upon powerful magnetic waves. This specialized scan allows doctors to differentiate ...

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Liposuction: Does Medicare Cover it?

Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure used to break up fat deposits and reshape certain areas of the body. It is commonly used on hips, thighs, abdomen, neck, buttocks, back, or upper arms. It’s considered plastic surgery and sometimes paired with a tummy tuck or breast reduction. However, it’s not a treatment for obesity and cannot replace a healthy diet and exercise. The ...

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New Bill Aims to Keep Social Security Recipients Out of Poverty

A new bill called the Social Security Enhancement and Protection Act introduced by Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wisc.) aims to improve benefits for senior citizens and keep them from dipping into poverty. The bill would improve benefits by: Updating the special minimum benefitApplying childcare credits toward future program eligibilityIncreasing monthly checks by 5 percent once retired for 20 years “My proposal would help us ensure ...

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Biden Admin to Make Boosters Shots Ready in September

Booster shots are no longer just for the immunocompromised. Starting the week of September 20, boosters will be available for everyone who got the Pfizer or Moderna shot. Experts are still working on the plan for a Johnson & Johnson booster shot, as they are waiting on more data. Vaccine protection weakens over time New data has revealed that the vaccine efficacy does wane ...

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4 Insulin Assistance Programs for Medicare Beneficiaries

Many people with diabetes were struggling to afford insulin and oral medications long before the COVID-19 pandemic began. But now, amid a global health crisis that’s led to a record-breaking unemployment rate in the United States, there’s a chance you’ve found yourself in this predicament for the first time. As a last resort, you may be considering taking advantage of a patient ...