Health & Wellness | Thu, Mar 26, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Keeping Weight Off: 3 Steps to Success

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Weight loss and weight management are drilled into the lives of people with type 2 diabetes and those at high risk for developing the disease. If losing weight was easy, we wouldn’t have a nationwide obesity problem.

Health & Wellness | Tue, Mar 24, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Fiber Does Your Tummy Good. And Maybe Your Heart, Too.

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Most of us have heard that dietary fiber is good for us, yet many of us still don’t eat enough of it. Dietary fiber is found in plant foods like nuts, fruits and vegetables. Generally, there are two types of dietary fiber.

Medicare Tips & Resources | Thu, Mar 19, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

What to Keep in a Safe Deposit Box

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Storing paper in a metal bank box may seem old-fashioned in the era of digital files and cloud computing. But it may still make sense for some people.

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Health & Wellness | Tue, Mar 17, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Men are Different from Women. So are Their Health Care Needs.

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

A man’s health risk factors and health needs are different from that of a woman. And because of this, men require a different set of preventive health screening tests. These preventive tests are meant to find potential health problems before they turn into disease or to find disease in its early stages when it’s usually easier to treat.

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Medicare Tips & Resources | Thu, Mar 12, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Tips to Help You Quit Smoking for Good

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Are you one of the more than 70 percent of smokers who want to quit?1 Here’s some good news — more than half of all adult smokers have quit — and you can, too.2 But knowing you should quit may not be enough motivation to quit for good. Many successful quitters had to reach a point where they wanted to quit so badly that they were willing to tolerate the unpleasant and uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms and cravings that usually come with quitting smoking.

Health & Wellness | Tue, Mar 10, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Do You Really Need That Mammogram?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Mammograms may rival colonoscopies for the least-favorite screening test among women. A colonoscopy, at least, is usually only once a decade. Mammograms are generally every 1 – 2 years, depending on a woman’s risk factors.

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Uncategorized | Thu, Mar 05, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Colon Cancer Screening Tests Without the Ouch

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum. Of cancers affecting both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States1. It doesn’t have to be.

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Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Mar 03, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Get Proof of Your Social Security or Medicare Benefits

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Do you need proof you have Medicare or receive Social Security benefits? Or, maybe you need proof you aren’t receiving any benefits at all. Request a Benefit Verification Letter to get the proof you need for either situation. You can select the information you want included in, or left out of, your benefit verification letter.

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Medicare Tips & Resources | Thu, Feb 26, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Here’s What’s New for Medicare in 2015

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

A new year usually means new changes. That applies to Medicare insurance as well. Here are the highlights for 2015.

Uncategorized | Wed, Feb 25, 2015 @ 11:08 AM

Can you hear me now? No? Why won’t you wear your hearing aids?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Slowly over time, the television was turned up so loud it drowned out everything in the room. You found yourself making sure you had eye contact with your loved one before you started speaking. Simple questions turned into frustrating arguments. These are common examples of problems between caregivers and loved ones experiencing hearing loss.