Osteoporosis
Health & Wellness | Tue, May 24, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

No Bones about It: Osteoporosis is Serious

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

You can’t feel your bones becoming weaker. But that’s exactly what’s happening when you have osteoporosis.

medicare-part-a
Medicare Coverage & Costs | Thu, May 19, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Medicare Part A: The Basics

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Many people new to Medicare don’t know a lot about it. We’re here to help you learn the basics from the beginning—with Part A.

weight-loss-after-menopause
Health & Wellness, Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, May 17, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

What Women Should Know About Losing Weight After 50

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

A woman can eat right, get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy weight her entire life. But she may start to gain weight and extra fat after age 50, especially around her belly. She may also find that losing weight is harder now than it was when she was younger.

Urinary Incontinence
Health & Wellness | Thu, May 12, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

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

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

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.

frailty
Health & Wellness | Tue, May 10, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

How to Fight Frailty for More Life in Your Years

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Frailty is a clinical condition first defined in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences in 2001.1 Frailty may be present if a person experiences three or more of the following:

breast-cancer
Health & Wellness | Thu, May 05, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Breast Cancer: We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

It wasn’t so long ago that a breast cancer diagnosis often meant major surgery, months of radiation and a dubious prognosis. In fact, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) reports that the overall 5-year survival rate for breast cancer was 75% in 1997. By 2007, it had increased to 90% mainly due to advances in detection and treatment.

Uncategorized | Tue, May 03, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Could Your Alcohol Use be Putting You at Risk?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

dizziness
Health & Wellness | Thu, Apr 28, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Sudden Onset Dizziness or Vertigo

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

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.

coverage-gap
Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Apr 26, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

The Medicare Part D Donut Hole: Going…Going…Not Quite Gone

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

The prescription drug donut hole is a gap in Medicare Part D’s prescription drug coverage.

non-working-spouse
Medicare Eligibility & Enrollment, Medicare Tips & Resources | Thu, Apr 21, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Medicare Coverage for Non-Working Spouses

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Medicare isn’t just for people who retire after many years of working. In fact anyone can get Medicare, as long as he or she is a U.S. citizen or a legal resident for at least five years and meets one or more of these eligibility requirements: