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  • Rethink drinking April 9, 2018
    As you get older, alcohol may start to effect you differently. You may become more sensitive to it, and your regular drinking habits could become a problem. Drinking too much alcohol can cause falls and fractures. Alcohol can also cause dangerous interactions when mixed with prescription or over-the-counter medications. Over a long time, it can […] […]
  • New Medicare cards have started to mail! April 2, 2018
    Medicare has started sending new cards with new Medicare Numbers to people with Medicare. Your new Medicare card will include a new number unique to you, instead of your current Social Security-based number. This will help to protect you against fraud. Starting this month, people who are enrolling in Medicare for the first time will […] […]
  • At risk for diabetes? Take this quick test. March 27, 2018
    Diabetes affects over 30 million people in the U.S.—are you one of them? Tuesday, March 27 is American Diabetes Association Alert Day, and it’s a great time to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if you’re at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, a disease where blood glucose levels are higher than normal. […] […]
  • Need help with your Medicare costs? March 22, 2018
    If you have Medicare and you’re facing challenges with paying for health care, you may be eligible for programs that can help you save money on medical and drug costs. People with limited income and resources may qualify for Medicaid—a joint federal and state program that helps with medical costs. Even if you don’t qualify […] […]
  • Medicare helps you get smart about kidney disease March 15, 2018
    Did you know that 1 in 3 American adults is at risk for kidney disease? Major risk factors for kidney disease include diabetes, high blood pressure, a family history of kidney failure and being 60 or older. The best way to fight kidney disease is to find it before trouble starts. But, if you’ve already […] […]
  • Healthy Eating Solutions – Medicare can help! March 8, 2018
    As American lifestyles have gotten busier, the demand for food that can be purchased and eaten quickly—known as fast food–has gained speed, too. With today’s hectic schedules, it can be hard to find time to prepare a healthy meal or exercise. If you need an eating and activity plan that will work for you, Medicare […] […]
  • 5 ways to become an informed Medicare consumer March 4, 2018
    Each day, you make important choices about your finances, health, privacy, and more. During National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), March 4–8, 2018, non-profit organizations and government agencies can help you take advantage of your rights and make better-informed choices. Here are 5 things you can do to become an informed Medicare consumer: Know your rig […]
  • 5 ways to lower your risk of colon cancer March 1, 2018
    Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the U.S. and the second leading cause of death from cancer. Colorectal cancer affects all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people 50 and older. The best way to prevent colorectal cancer is to get screened regularly starting at age 50. There […] […]
  • Spring into action with an ounce of prevention March 1, 2018
    Spring is a season of new beginnings and growth, bringing us longer hours of daylight, sprouting tulips, and warmer weather. It’s the perfect time to renew your commitment to better health, and practice preventive care. Preventive services are valuable to your wellbeing, because they can help you keep from getting sick and find health problems […] […]
  • Donors save lives February 14, 2018
    Each year, about 8,000 people die waiting for an organ transplant, and just one donor can save and heal up to 75 lives through organ and tissue donation. Today, there are more than 120,000 patients waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant and many more who need cornea, tissue, bone marrow, blood, and platelet donations. There […] […]