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Happy Seniors Practice Yoga Regularly

Yoga might sound fancy and difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. Yoga for beginners is all about learning the basics. You can practice yoga in the comfort of your own home, outside in the backyard, or in a yoga studio. There are many benefits to practicing yoga, but hip health is one of the bigger ones for seniors.  Strength and flexibility exercises can ...

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Healthcare Savings for Seniors the Government Doesn’t Want You to Know About

High prescription drug costs are becoming an increasingly large burden on seniors. More than 66 percent of all U.S. adults take prescription drugs, and according to SingleCare, a health services company, the average American spends approximately $1,200 annually on prescription drugs. Do you find yourself spending an arm and a leg on prescriptions? Here are a few easy ways the government doesn't ...

Crazy New Weight Loss Pill: Keeping the Pounds Off for Good

Are you or a loved one someone who has struggled with their weight as long as you can remember? Have you or they tried every diet and medication out there to help lose the weight? Health experts say that the latest weight loss pill Wegovy (semaglutide) is a ‘game changer.’  "The data is pretty impressive,” says Jennifer L. Kirby, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor in ...

Philips Recalls Sleep Apnea CPAP Machines Due to Toxic Foam

Medical technology equipment giant Philips has issued a voluntary recall for millions of the brand’s sleep apnea machines and ventilators. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) noted that the purpose of the recall was to “mitigate potential health risks related to the sound abatement foam component” of the devices. The reason for recall The biggest factor in this decision was the discovery of ...

Schumer Backs Bernie’s Medicare Expansion: Dental, Vision, Hearing Coverage

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) announced his support for adding dental, vision, and hearing coverage to Medicare. This Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) led bill continues to collect more backing. Schumer said on Sunday, “With the current Medicare platform, those three things are just left out, like it’s no big deal. But it is a big deal and we should fix it.” Many Medicare ...

How Depression in Women Differs From Men

Did you know that women are almost twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with depression. Why is that? Health experts have come up with several explanations, such as women's hormonal differences and the fact that women are generally more willing to seek help. The good news is that once depression is diagnosed, it can be treated.  Ways depression in women differs from ...

Is Original Medicare Coverage Enough for Dad?

According to Gallup’s latest 2019 annual healthcare poll, 79 percent of people report their personal healthcare coverage to be “excellent” or “good.” But for that 21 percent of people who voted their healthcare coverage quality to be “poor,” their lack of understanding of Medicare could have played a large part in their experience.  For Robert McNair, Medicare World was able to step in and ...

The ‘Delta’ Variant: Health Experts Urge Seniors to Fully Vaccinate

Are you fully vaccinated? Health experts are advising adults, particularly seniors, to be on top of getting fully vaccinated as new variants of coronavirus continue to be discovered.  "I'm worried about those who are unvaccinated," said US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, after he warned about the Delta variant “rapidly increasing” in the US.  The most recent variant, 'Delta' The CDC has determined the Delta ...

Seniors: Do You Have These Essentials in Your Medicine Cabinet?

We all know that with aging, comes bodily changes. At a certain point, our bodies just aren’t what they used to be. What if there were natural and cost-effective ways to keep your body feeling great? It’s time to clean out your medicine cabinet and stock up on these essentials to help keep you feeling your best! A strategically stocked medicine cabinet can make ...

$11,500 Price Tag for New Drug Leaves Seniors Reeling

Since being approved by the FDA earlier this week, the latest development in the fight against Alzheimer’s has been said to come with a large price tag. Biogen’s new Alzheimer’s drug, Aduhelm, could cost Medicare billions of dollars a year along with a copay of $11,500, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF). Here is what you need to know. Alzheimer’s disease is estimated ...

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Medicare and Dental Care: Seniors Receive Huge Dental Bills

The New York Times reports that Medicare beneficiaries are experiencing huge dental bills. Unfortunately, Original Medicare does not cover dental, vision, or hearing beyond small services that are deemed medically necessary.  Joe Biden’s new economic proposal will hopefully include more coverage under Medicare. But will it happen? Medicare Advantage plans pay for some dental care, but not to the extent of major surgeries and ...

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Seniors: Why Not to Buy or Sell Fake COVID-19 Vaccine Cards

Vaccination cards have become yet another target for scamming. This week an Amazon vendor was caught selling COVID-19 vaccination cards. While a 10-pack for only $12.99 sounds like a deal, it is illegal. Plus, you can get a free vaccine card with your COVID-19 vaccination. The FBI has begun cracking down on forging vaccination cards. Here is what you need to know.  Fake vaccine ...

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20 Superfoods for Healthy Aging

When it comes to nutrition, Medicare only covers specific treatments, supplies, and equipment. Medical nutrition therapy (MNT) is covered by Medicare Part B when the services are provided by a dietitian or nutritionist that meets requirements under Medicare. This includes an initial assessment, individual counseling with an approved nutritionist, and follow-up visits. Those who have diabetes or kidney disease, as well as ...

5 Reasons to Take Control of Your Blood Pressure

It is easy to skip over the importance of checking your blood pressure, but now more than ever, you should be aware of your health in a pandemic.  Heart disease continues to be the world's leading killer. High blood pressure, or hyperextension, is one of the most common health conditions for American adults. There are more than 500,000 deaths in the U.S. each year ...

Aging in Place: The Technology You Need

With exponential advances in technology every day, living at home is much easier today than it was in the past. For example, architects at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are currently developing a home “chassis” that will be the basis for mass customizing your complete home, kind of like Legos. With this new technology, in the near future, a smart home can be ...

Controversial Alzheimer’s Drug FDA Approved

Having been nearly two decades since the Food and Drug Administration approved an Alzheimer’s treatment, Biogen’s Alzheimer’s disease drug, aducanumab, has been approved. Marketed under the name “Aduhelm,” it becomes the first medication cleared by U.S. regulators to slow cognitive decline in people living with Alzheimer’s.  The FDA’s decision was highly anticipated. The drug, which is marketed under the name Aduhelm, is also expected ...