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Workplace Bullying is Destructive

 
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When we hear people discuss the topic of bullying, many of us assume it’s an issue that happens to children only. That’s not true. An adult can be bullied, too.

Shield Your Eyes from Sun Damage

 
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Just because we’re transitioning into winter doesn’t mean you can toss aside your shades. Whether you live in the mountains or near the coast, your eyes may still be at risk for sun damage.

Psoriasis in a Nutshell

 
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October 29 is World Psoriasis Day — a day dedicated to increasing awareness of psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis and to help improve health care access for the more than 125 million1 people worldwide who have them.

The Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep

 
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Sleep patterns tend to change with age. You may notice that it takes longer to fall asleep, you may wake up several times during the night, or you may wake up too early. When you get out of bed, you may not feel refreshed. You’re tired. You may even feel like you didn’t sleep a wink.

Follow Four Simple Steps to Protect Against Food Poisoning

 
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Each year, one in six Americans gets food poisoning by consuming contaminated foods or beverages.The symptoms of food poisoning range from mild to severe and can include abdominal cramps, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and dehydration to double vision, speech difficulty and death, depending on what type of food poisoning you have.

Understanding Medicare Can Help Lead to a Confident Retirement

 
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By Pat O’Connell, Executive Vice President at Ameriprise Financial

There are a few things that usually become easier as you age such as maximizing your talents, practicing patience and balancing priorities. However, some things don’t inherently become easier with age. Planning for retirement and understanding Medicare are two things that likely fall into the latter category, but there are actions you can take to make planning for the future less complex.

Caregivers Helping Loved Ones with Medicare Decisions

 
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By John Schall, CEO, Caregiver Action Network

On top of all the things family caregivers do for their loved ones – manage medications, arrange doctor appointments, handle the finances, etc. – sometimes they are called upon to help their elderly loved ones find a Medicare plan, too. But many of us under age 60 just don't want to think about Medicare yet, and if we do think about it, we may feel we have several years before we really need to figure it out.

Closing the Medicare Information Gap with NMEW

 
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By Sandy Markwood, CEO of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a)

Next year one of our nation’s most popular health benefit programs turns 50.  Medicare currently covers more than 52 million Americans, and with the unprecedented growth of the older adult population—about 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day—there will be a corresponding boom in the number of people eligible to receive Medicare benefits. 

Medicare Part D Enrollment: Your Neighborhood Pharmacist May be able to Help

 
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Guest post by Safeway, proud supporter of National Medicare Education Week.

When you become eligible for Medicare, you will have the opportunity to select a prescription drug plan, known as Part D, in addition to your standard Part A and Part B healthcare coverage. Your neighborhood pharmacist is a great community resource who may be able to help you understand your options and assist with the enrollment process.

Medicare Q&A: What Are Your Top Medicare Questions?

 
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About this time each year, you probably start to get a lot of mail and see a lot of ads about Medicare. As Open Enrollment gets closer—it starts October 15—this activity may only increase.

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