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Review Your Medicare Coverage Each Year (Infographic)

For many beneficiaries, after you first enroll in a private Medicare insurance plan such as a Medicare Advantage plan or a stand-alone Medicare Prescription Drug Plan, you may not think about it again. If you're happy with the benefits, you might ignore the... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Reglan?

Original Medicare, which includes Part A and Part B, may only cover Reglan under very specific circumstances listed below. In general, you need to sign up for a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan that includes Reglan in its formulary in order to get this... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Geodon?

Generally, Geodon, the brand-name formulation of the generic drug ziprasidone, is not covered by Medicare, unless you are enrolled in a Medicare plan that includes prescription drug coverage. Geodon is used to treat schizophrenia and certain other... Read more

Skin Care Tips for Seniors

Your skin changes as you age. According to the Mayo Clinic, the natural process of aging combined with sun exposure and even genetics can contribute to thinning skin. The National Institute on Aging (NIA) says fragile skin needs special attention to prevent... 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

Does Medicare Cover Broken Heart Syndrome?

Broken heart syndrome might sound like an emotional condition, not a medical condition – but it's real, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Let's explore Medicare coverage and broken heart syndrome. What is broken heart... Read more

Tips for the Long Distance Caregiver

According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), if you live more than an hour from a person who needs care, you are engaged in long distance caregiving. Long distance caregiving takes many forms. Some caregivers simply manage their loved one's personal... Read more

What is My Target Heart Rate During Exercise?

According to the Mayo Clinic, exercise heart rate offers an objective look at exercise intensity, more than just how you feel. Heart rate and pulse are the same thing and are the number of times your heart beats in one minute. Achieving your target heart rate... Read more

Urinary Tract Infections: Causes and Prevention

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the second most common type of infection in the body, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Women get urinary tract infections about four times as often as men. Up to 60% of women will develop urinary tract... Read more

Medicare Advantage vs. Medicare Supplement: How to Choose

After enrolling in the Medicare program, beneficiaries must decide how they want to receive their Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, benefits and whether they need additional coverage. This means that they will have to decide if a Medicare Advantage plan... Read more

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