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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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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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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.

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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, Meditation 101 | 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)