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Health & Wellness, Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Jun 20, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Should All Men Have Routine PSA Tests for Prostate Cancer?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Ask ten doctors about the PSA test, and you might get ten different viewpoints. The test can help detect prostate cancer in men, but opinions vary as to who should have it and when.

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Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Jun 13, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Down-to-earth Technology Solutions for Safety at Home

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Most people know about personal emergency response systems (PERS), like Life Alert®. Once a PERS is set up, generally all you have to do is push a “call” button to alert medical and other first responders if you need help at home. These systems may offer peace of mind for older adults or people with disabilities, their families and their caregivers.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs, Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Jun 06, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

5 Savvy-Shopper Tips to Help You Get the Most from Medicare

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Do you spend your Sunday mornings scouring the newspaper inserts for coupons at the local grocery store? Make it a point to confirm you get all possible discounts when booking hotel reservations? Love getting the senior discount at the movie theater?

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Health & Wellness | Tue, May 30, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Shingles: Should I Get Vaccinated?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Shingles, also referred to as herpes zoster, is an infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus. This is the same virus that causes chickenpox. Even after the chickenpox is gone, the virus stays inside the body and can “wake up” years later and cause shingles.

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Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, May 23, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Moving and Medicare Parts C & D: Act Fast for a Smooth Transition

Posted by Medicare Made Clear
  • Enroll in or change your Medicare Advantage plan
  • Enroll in or change your Part D drug plan
  • Drop your existing Medicare Advantage plan and return to Original Medicare

How to Enroll in a New Plan

To make changes to your Medicare Advantage plan or Part D plan, you’ll need to find out what your plan options are in your new area. You can get information about these plans from the Medicare website or the online Medicare Plan Finder tool. You can also learn about a specific plan by calling the customer service number at the private company that offers it.

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Health & Wellness | Tue, May 16, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Women’s Health: 5 Tips for Preventing 3 Top Diseases

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Some diseases don’t fight fair. Why do we say that? Well, some diseases affect women at a higher rate than men. Take, for example, these three:

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Health & Wellness, Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, May 09, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Medicare Increases Coverage for Mental Health Care

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 15.8% of adults age 50 and older had a mental illness in 2012. Yet historically, Medicare has paid a smaller share of the cost for mental health visits than for other medical services.

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Health & Wellness | Tue, May 02, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Could Playing With Your Grandkids Help Prevent Breast Cancer?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

It’s hard to imagine anything better for your health than being physically active. The list of positive paybacks seems to hit every major body system, from your heart to your bones to your brain. Even your breasts can benefit.

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Health & Wellness | Tue, Apr 25, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Understanding Hearing Loss

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Hearing loss is a common problem in older adults, especially in men. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an estimated one-third of people in the United States between the ages of 65 and 74, and close to one-half of those 75 and older have some degree of hearing loss.

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Health & Wellness | Tue, Apr 18, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Is It Depression or Dementia?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

If you or a loved one is experiencing lapses of memory, don’t rush to assume that it’s due to dementia. It could be depression.