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Does Medicare Cover MRI Scans?

If you're wondering how much an MRI costs for you as a Medicare beneficiary, the answer is that it depends on your situation. However, Medicare may cover your MRI scan; read below to learn about these scans and what portion of the costs you can expect to... Read more


Do UnitedHealthcare Medicare Plans Include Routine Dental Coverage?

UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans offer you an alternative way to get your Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) benefits. By law, all Medicare Advantage plans must cover, at a minimum, everything Original Medicare covers (except hospice benefits,... Read more


What are the Risks of Cancer Surgery?

Cancer surgery is a standard treatment for many different types of masses and tumors. It's understandable to have questions about the risks involved if your doctor has recommended cancer surgery as part of your treatment. Although the risks and potential... Read more


Caregiving and Ambiguous Loss: When Your Loved One Is Mentally Absent

Are you a caregiver for a family member who suffers from dementia or another health condition that affects memory, cognitive abilities, or personality? Along with the many challenges of caregiving, including emotional or financial factors, you and other... Read more


Medicare and Darvocet-N 100

Darvocet-N is a strong opioid prescription pain medication, according to the FDA. Do you take the prescription medication Darvocet-N 100 or the generic equivalent, propoxyphene napsylate and acetaminophen, and wonder whether Medicare covers your prescription?... Read more


What Is Hepatitis B?

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the word "hepatitis" means "inflammation of the liver.” Hepatitis can be caused by many things, including alcohol abuse, drug toxicity, and certain viral infections. Hepatitis B--along with hepatitis A... Read more


Does Medicare Cover Nitrogard?

Does Medicare cover Nitrogard? Nitrogard is the brand-name of nitroglycerine, a medication used to prevent and treat chest pain, according to National Institutes of Health (NIH). Original Medicare Part A and Part B won't generally cover prescriptions like... Read more


How to Prevent Diabetes

Diabetes occurs when your body has trouble metabolizing insulin or can't produce enough. Roughly 90 to 95% of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; this form occurs when your body can't use... Read more


Understanding a Silent Heart Attack

What is a silent heart attack? A heart attack occurs when blood flow carrying oxygen to the heart is severely reduced or cut off completely, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). Every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. has a heart attack. A... Read more


Does Medicare Cover Hyzaar?

Hyzaar is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and reduce the risk of stroke, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. In most cases, Medicare does not cover Hyzaar, unless you have stand-alone Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage... Read more



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