Happy Mother’s Day from Medicare Made Clear!Posted by Medicare Made Clear
In celebration of mothers everywhere, we at Medicare Made Clear wish you and yours a very Happy Mother’s Day.
One great way to celebrate Mother’s Day is to take care of your health, and help your mother take care of hers. To promote women’s health, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health created National Women’s Health Week. National Women’s Health Week kicks off each year on Mother’s Day, and runs May 13 – 19 in 2012. Communities, businesses, government, health organizations and other groups come together to support women in making their health a top priority.
In honor of Mother’s Day and National Women’s Health Week, here are some ways you can take care of you—or encourage your mom to take care of herself:
Call your doctor to schedule a preventive visit and recommended screenings.
Get active and eat healthfully.
Attend to your mental health.
If you smoke, quit.
Avoid unhealthy behaviors, like not wearing a seatbelt or bicycle helmet.
For more information contact the Medicare helpline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), TTY 1-877-486-2048. You can also contact UnitedHealthcare® Medicare Made Clear to learn more at 1-877-619-5582, TTY 711, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. local time, 7 days a week.Resources
National Women’s Health Week – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Your Guide to Medicare’s Preventive Services – Medicare.gov
Are You Caring for a Loved One Covered by Medicare? – MedicareMadeClear.com blog
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