Health & Wellness | Tue, Jun 26, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

5 Reasons Men Skip Doctor Visits, and Shouldn’t

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Men are 24 percent less likely than women to have visited a doctor within the past year, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The graphic below, created at Georgetown University, shows more shocking statistics. For example:

Health & Wellness | Tue, Jun 12, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

3 Health Concerns Top the List for Older Men

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Scan your doctor’s brochure rack or search “men’s health” on the internet. You will likely see common topics, such as heart disease and prostate cancer. These are important things to know about. But do they address your main health concerns?

Woman sitting on beach
Health & Wellness | Tue, May 29, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

3 Surprising Facts About Arthritis

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

About 50 million Americans have arthritis. If you are one of them or know someone who is, then you know how painful it can be. But there’s more to arthritis than you may know.

Health & Wellness | Tue, May 15, 2018 @ 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:

Senior man talking with doctor in office
Health & Wellness | Tue, Apr 17, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Getting a Knee Replaced? Here Are Four Things You Need to Know

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

If you need a knee replacement, you have plenty of company. Some 2.5 million Americans, including 3 percent of people over the age of 60, have a knee they weren’t born with.

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Health & Wellness | Tue, Mar 13, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Short of Breath During Allergy Season? You May Have Asthma

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Asthma is a chronic condition that causes inflammation and narrowing of the lung’s airways. This can make breathing difficult or even impossible. If left unmanaged or misdiagnosed, asthma can be deadly. About 3,300 people die from it every year.1

senior women working out in gym together
Health & Wellness | Tue, Feb 13, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Could High Cholesterol Be Harming Your Heart?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

High cholesterol may increase your risk for heart attack and stroke.

Retired couple hiking in the forest with their pet dog
Health & Wellness | Tue, Jan 30, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

A Pet May be Pawsitivley Fabulous for Your Health

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Oftentimes, people who have positive attitudes live longer and happier lives than people who have a pessimistic outlook on life. If you want to live a happier and healthier life, but know your attitude could use an adjustment, you may want to try getting a pet!

senior woman talking with healthcare professional
Health & Wellness | Tue, Dec 19, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Acid Reflux and GERD: Lifestyle Changes May be All That’s Needed

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Most of us have had a bout of acid reflux at some point in our lives. It’s unpleasant and may be painful. Some people may even have gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. Though many people often confuse one term for the other, these conditions are not interchangeable.

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Health & Wellness | Tue, Dec 12, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Could Your Alcohol Use be Putting You at Risk?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Some of us enjoy an alcoholic drink every once in awhile. Maybe it’s a glass of wine at dinner or a beer at the ball game. As long as you drink in moderation, you should be okay, right?