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Medicare and Diabetes

Diabetes is a national phenomenon and an epidemic by right. It is also a sweeping health issue among seniors in the US, with 25% of people ages 65 and older suffering from diabetes. This means that about 12 million seniors are suffering from this condition. This is not a disease to be taken lightly since the more aged a person with diabetes gets, the more prone they are to having complications from the illness. According to the World Health Organization,

Medicare Advantage: Is There A Catch?

Medicare Advantage plans have proven repeatedly that they are the answer to many of the healthcare needs that arise with Medicare beneficiaries. This is one of the reasons why many Medicare beneficiaries are on the hunt for the best Medicare advantage plan and the top-rated Medicare advantage plans in 2021. But don’t take my word for it, a quick database research will show that on average 32,600 Medicare beneficiaries search the internet for the best Medicare advantage plan daily. Medicare Advantage

9 Heart-Healthy Superfoods to Add to Your Diet

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, but we can do much to change that. What you put into your diet directly impacts your heart health, which means making a few changes in your diet could save your life. If you want to lower your blood sugar and bad cholesterol or help unblock your arteries, you will want to shop for these heart-smart foods that are commonly overlooked. Fruits are good

How to Accept the Limitations of Aging

Most people, including older adults, are afraid of what they don’t understand, which only worsens as the years go by. As we age, we go through more significant changes in life, including retirement, empty nests, deaths of our loved ones, and health and physical challenges. Learning to cope and grow from these experiences is key to healthy aging. As we get older, we have choices to make about our health care, lifestyle, personal goals, and our plans for the future.

Understanding Fibromyalgia: Symptoms, Risk Factors, and Treatment

Fibromyalgia is a medical condition that causes widespread pain all over the body, insomnia, fatigue, and mental and emotional distress. Over 4 million adults in the United States have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. The cause is unknown for fibromyalgia, but the good news is that it can be managed and treated effectively. Doctors usually diagnose fibromyalgia using the patient’s blood work analysis, history, X-rays, and a thorough physical examination. Common Symptoms of Fibromyalgia Widespread stiffness and painLethargy, tiredness, and fatigueAnxiety and

The Dangers of Falling: Understanding Risks and Preventive Measures

Every year, millions of people over the age of 65 fall, and many often don't tell their doctors which is unfortunate because studies say if you fall one time, your chances of falling again are doubled. Falls are costly and severe, with one out of five causing severe injuries such as broken hips, head injuries, and bone fractures. According to an article in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (2015), over 95% of broken hips are related to falling.

8 Tips Toward a Healthier Heart

Most of us are aware that our diets can impact the risk for heart disease and that changing the way we eat is easier said than done. Whether you want to eat healthier or you have years of poor eating habits, here are eighty heart-healthy nutrition tips. Control your portion size: The amount you eat is just as important as what you eat. Everything these days is supersized, extra-large, double this and double that! Going to a buffet and filling

Deciphering Medicare Open Enrollment: Understanding the AEP vs. MA-OEP

Most individuals have a feeling they should be doing something during the Medicare Open Enrollment (MA-OEP), but they are not quite sure what. The constant bombardment of television, internet, and radio ads can cause anxiety and confusion because they make people wonder if they should be changing something. We get many phone calls with people saying, "AEP just ended. What is the difference between AEP and MA-OEP?" The Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) is the time of year when you, as

Ending the Suffering from Cataracts: Symptoms, Coping Tips, and Surgery Guide

Cataracts enormously impact the quality of your life and your activities of daily living. Truthfully, cataracts can make your life frustrating. It can become difficult to enjoy doing the things you love while your eyesight gradually declines. It is a challenging reality to feel unsure of your eyesight and, therefore, yourself. Until you decide to have cataract surgery, you will need to learn to cope with the symptoms. Cataract surgery is not usually prescribed until your vision has become impaired by