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Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Sep 01, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Replacing Your Medicare Card Just Got a Whole Lot Easier

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

The Social Security Administration just made it a whole lot easier for Medicare beneficiaries to replace their Medicare identification cards.

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Health & Wellness, Medicare Tips & Resources | Thu, Aug 27, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

5 Steps to Choosing a New Doctor

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Choosing a doctor is an important decision. Your doctor can affect your health and quality of life. Unfortunately, knowing what to look for in a doctor is no easy task.

diabetes
Medicare Coverage & Costs, Medicare Tips & Resources | Wed, Aug 26, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Have Diabetes? Medicare Parts B and D Have You Covered

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

If you have diabetes, you know it’s a day-to-day reality that needs to be attended to. Making wise food choices, eating at regular times and testing your blood glucose are just a few of the self-care behaviors you may need to master.

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Health & Wellness | Tue, Aug 25, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Low Vision: Make the Most of What You Have

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

When it comes to vision, many people think you either have it or you don’t. Not so. Many people fall somewhere in the middle. This middle area is called low vision.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Thu, Aug 20, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Medicare Part B May Not Cover a Hearing Aid, But Part C Might

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

One question many Medicare beneficiaries ask is, “Will Medicare pay for my hearing aid?” The short answer is “No.” Original Medicare does not cover routine hearing exams, hearing aids or hearing aid fittings. Medicare Part B (medical insurance) does cover diagnostic hearing and balance exams if your doctor or other health care provider orders these tests to see if you need medical treatment for a recent injury or illness, such as vertigo or other balance problems.

actinic-keratosis
Health & Wellness | Wed, Aug 19, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Are You at Risk of Skin Cancer?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Anyone can get skin cancer, but some people are at greater risk than others. Not all risk factors are the same for every type of cancer. However, many skin cancer risks do fall into five common categories.

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Medicare Tips & Resources, NMEW, SmartOrganizer | Tue, Aug 18, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

5 Tips for Organizing Your Health and Medicare Records

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

By Bill Bliesath, the Organizing Guy™

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Medicare Tips & Resources, NMEW | Mon, Aug 17, 2015 @ 03:00 PM

National Medicare Education Week is Sept. 15-21

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Did you know? According to a 2013 UnitedHealthcare survey, most adults can’t identify what Medicare Parts A, B, C and D cover. Also, 70% of baby boomers describe their understanding of Medicare as “fair” or “poor.”

Health & Wellness | Thu, Aug 13, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Nutrition and Eye Health Go Hand-in-Hand

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Did you know that eating the right foods may help reduce the risk of eye diseases like glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and cataracts? That’s because certain foods contain large amounts of the nutrients essential to eye health. These nutrients include:

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Medicare Tips & Resources | Wed, Aug 12, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Medical Professionals Say Pricey Shingles Vaccine is Worth the Cost

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

You might expect a big bill when it comes to replacing shingles on your roof, but you may be surprised by the cost to protect against another kind of shingles.