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To Do: Get Reliable Medicare Information. Check!

 
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Medicare can be confusing, whether you’re exploring different plans during Open Enrollment (Oct. 15 – Dec. 7) or getting ready to enroll for the first time. The good news is that there is plenty of information available from a number of sources. The bad news is that efforts to sift through it all may result in information overload and frustration.

Physical Activity: Getting Started

 
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Health problems due to aging are not inevitable. You may be able to help prevent or lessen some types of illness with physical activity. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, if you’re age 65 or older, generally fit, and have no limiting health conditions, you should try to get at least two and a half hours (150 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity, such as brisk walking, every week; and muscle-strengthening activities that work all the major muscle groups at least twice a week.1

Frustrated With a Medicare Coverage Decision? NMEW Can Help!

 
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You already did the research back when you first became eligible for Medicare, and you selected a Medicare plan that you felt met your needs. It’s worked okay so far. Why go through all that hassle again during Medicare Open Enrollment?

Sudden Onset Dizziness or Vertigo

 
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Have you ever moved your head slightly and felt a sudden jolt of dizziness or a sensation like the room was spinning out of control? It may be an inner ear problem that’s causing havoc on your balance.

How Old is Too Old? Safety Tips for Drivers Ages 65+

 
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Have you been told, “You’re too old to drive” by a family member, a friend, your doctor, or even a complete stranger? Just how old is “too old” to drive?

Does A Healthy Mouth Equal A Healthy Body?

 
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A healthy mouth is more than just having a pretty smile. It’s also about having overall physical health.

Ask a Pharmacist: Generic vs. Brand-Name Drugs

 
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Information about your medications from UnitedHealthcare Medicare and Retirement Chief Pharmacy Officer Mike Anderson, Pharm.D.

Question: I’ve heard that it may not be a good idea to choose generic drugs over brand-name drugs. Is that true?

If You Suffer From Urinary Incontinence, You’re Not Alone.

 
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If you’ve ever leaked urine during a sneeze or had a sudden urge to urinate, you may have urinary incontinence. Although people of all ages can be affected by incontinence, it does tend to be more common in older adults.

National Medicare Education Week is Sept. 15-21

 
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National Medicare Education Week (Sept. 15-21) is dedicated to helping baby boomers, Medicare beneficiaries, their families and caregivers learn more about Medicare. It begins exactly one month before the start of Medicare Open Enrollment, which runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 each year.

Decode Your Explanation of Benefits (EOB)

 
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You’ve seen it. Your Explanation of Benefits (EOB). It usually comes in the mail a few weeks after you fill a prescription or receive health care services from a doctor, hospital or other health care providers. Some people file it away without ever looking at it because they don’t know what they’re looking for. An EOB is not a medical bill. It’s a summary of services received.  When you receive the EOB, it’s important to check it to make sure the information is correct. 

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