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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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Health & Wellness | Tue, Feb 07, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

COPD and Medicare

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a disease that makes it hard to breathe. It includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Most people who have COPD have both of these conditions.

strength-exercise-ball-to-prevent-falls
Health & Wellness | Tue, Jan 17, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

There’s No Place Like Home for Preventing Falls

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Falling is a real danger for older adults. Here are a few facts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)1:

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Health & Wellness, Medicare Tips & Resources | Thu, Dec 29, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Winter Driving Tips That May Help Make It Less Scary

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Depending on where you live, winter driving can be hazardous for both you and your car. Cold temperatures can reduce the effectiveness of your vehicle’s battery by at least 50 percent1 and thicken your car’s lubricants, making the engine work harder. Extreme winter weather can also threaten your life. If you live in a northern climate or a mountainous state, you need to take extra precautions to help ensure your safety.

senior-woman-risk-of-anxiety
Health & Wellness | Tue, Dec 27, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Anxiety Disorder May Be Missed in Older Adults

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Are you a worrywart? Worrying is common and natural. But it can become…well…worrisome when it gets out of hand.