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Alzheimer’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Care Facilities

If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it is important to start planning early for suitable housing to meet care needs as the disease and its symptoms progress. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, everyone... Read more

Can I know the cost of a medical service in advance?

The cost of medical care can have a significant—and unwelcomed—impact on your budget. While managing your health and the cost of care can be challenging, the good news is that Medicare will help pay some of the cost for covered medical care. In addition,... Read more

Guide to Cancer Diagnosis: What to do Next

If you’ve just received a cancer diagnosis, you’re not alone. According to the National Cancer Institute (NIH), in 2016 an estimated 1.7 million new cases of cancer were diagnosed in the United States. More than 1/3 of men and women will receive a cancer... 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

Finding a Medicare Primary Care Physician near You

Are you wondering how to find a primary care physician (PCP) near you? Whether you need a primary care doctor may depend on the type of Medicare coverage you have. If you have Original Medicare (Medicare Part A and B), then you don't need to choose a... Read more

I’m almost 65: How do I change from health insurance marketplace to Medicare?

As you approach your 65th birthday, you have decisions to make about your health care and health insurance coverage. If you currently have coverage through the health insurance marketplace and want to enroll in Medicare, here's what you need to know about... Read more

How Do I Choose Between Medicare and Employer Coverage?

Nearly 20% of Americans age 65 and over are still working (whether or not they have retired from their careers), according to a 2013 study by the Associated Press. If you're one of them, you may have questions about whether to enroll in Original Medicare... Read more

What Is Zostavax?

Zostavax is the brand name of a vaccine used to prevent herpes zoster, also called shingles, in adults ages 50 and older, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The National Institutes of Health (NIH) states that this single-dose Zostavax... Read more

Changes in Medicare When Moving to Another State

Are you moving to another state, or did you move recently? It's probably a busy time for you, but you may need to complete a few tasks to make sure your Medicare and Social Security benefits continue smoothly. This article shows you how to proceed when you... Read more

Safety Tips for Seniors Traveling Abroad

When you travel abroad, there a few safety considerations you might not think about when you travel in the United States. Here are some international travel tips that may help you have a safe trip. Travel abroad: diseases and vaccines According to the... Read more

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