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How Can I Stay Independent as Long as Possible?

According to a report by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Policy Development and Research, the overwhelming majority of seniors want to live independently in their homes as they age and 93% Medicare enrollees over age 65 are... Read more

Seniors: How Much Do You Need to Retire Comfortably?

How much money you need to retire depends on many factors, according to CNN Money, part of the Cable News Network. Some of these factors are hard to predict, such as guessing how long you'll live. Others are easier, such as how much money you have already... 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

Public Benefits for Medicare Beneficiaries

Seniors on a fixed income may sometimes have trouble paying for health-care coverage and related medical costs. If you have a chronic health condition that requires ongoing treatment or frequent doctor visits, you know that copayment and coinsurance costs can... 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

Volunteer Opportunities for Seniors

Volunteer opportunities for seniors may be plentiful in your community. According to the National Institutes of Health, volunteering can Keep you active and engaged Help you make new friends Make you feel good to be helping out How can volunteer... 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

What Does Inpatient Versus Outpatient Mean for Medicare?

From your perspective as a patient, the terms "inpatient" versus "outpatient," or even "under observation," may not matter very much regarding your care. But if you're covered by Medicare, the terms matter a lot. Under Original Medicare (Part A and Part... Read more

How to Get the Most out of a Doctor Visit

Has this ever happened to you? You have a mental list in your head of all the things you want to ask your health care provider at your next doctor visit, but when you get there, you forget them—and go home with many unanswered questions. This type... 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

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