senior-women-dining-at-restaurant
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.

senior-woman-battling-depression
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.

family-record-keeper-for-seniors
Medicare Tips & Resources, NMEW, SmartOrganizer | Tue, Apr 11, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

5 Timeless Tips for Family Record Keepers

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

By Bill Bliesath, the Organizing Guy™

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Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Apr 04, 2017 @ 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.

medicare-doctors-for-preventative-screenings
Health & Wellness | Tue, Mar 28, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

One Preventive Screening Test You Don’t Want to Miss

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Perhaps no preventive screening test is put off more often—or for longer periods of time—than a colonoscopy. Common responses after finally having the test include: “I’m glad that’s over!” and “That wasn’t so bad.” Indeed, both may be true.

diabetes-treatment-for-senior-couple
Health & Wellness | Tue, Mar 21, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

6 Diabetes Myths Debunked

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Diabetes is a complicated disease that is often misunderstood. If you have diabetes or know someone who does, there’s a lot for you to learn—including sifting fact from fiction.

meditation-benefits-for-couple-sitting-on-beach
Health & Wellness | Tue, Mar 14, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Meditation 101: How Meditation Changes Your Brain

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

(Part 4 of a 4-part series)

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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Mar 07, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

What is a Medicare Medical Savings Account Plan?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

A Medicare Medical Savings Account plan (MSA) is a special type of Medicare Advantage plan (Part C). This type of plan may offer the freedom of choice for people who want more control over their health care dollars and decisions. And along with the freedom come some responsibilities.

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Health & Wellness | Tue, Feb 28, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Heart Healthy Help from Medicare

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease kills an estimated 630,000 Americans each year. It’s the leading cause of death for both men and women.1

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Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Feb 21, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Health, Meet Wealth

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Life expectancy is on the rise. Today, a 65-year-old man may expect to live to 84, and a 65-year-old woman to 86. One in every four 65-year-olds could live past 90. (Source: Social Security Administration, 2012)