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Health & Wellness | Thu, Mar 21, 2019 @ 08:00 AM

Heart Healthy Help from Medicare

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Heart disease kills an estimated 610,000 Americans each year. It’s the leading cause of death for both men and women.1

Health & Wellness | Tue, Feb 19, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

What Is a Transition Refill?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

The pharmacy counter is not the place where you want to learn that a drug you’ve been taking is not covered by your Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage plan. Yet it can happen. Fortunately, there may be a remedy.

Health & Wellness | Tue, Feb 12, 2019 @ 08:00 AM

What’s the Difference Between a Physical Exam and a Medicare Wellness Visit?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

The difference between a physical exam and a Medicare Wellness Visit is basically the difference between your doctor focusing on what’s wrong versus on what’s right. Each is important, depending on the situation.

Health & Wellness | Sat, Jan 26, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

How Often Should a Woman Over 65 Have a Pap Smear?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Women over 65 may hear conflicting medical advice about getting a Pap smear – the screening test for cervical cancer. Current medical guidelines say the test is not necessary after age 65 if your results have been normal for several years. Recent research suggests otherwise.

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Health & Wellness, Meditation 101 | Tue, Jul 24, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

How Meditation Changes Your Brain for the Better

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Scientists long believed that the human brain was finished with growth and development after twenty-five or thirty years of age. It seemed to be all downhill from there as the years took their toll. But it’s now thought that this decline may not be inevitable.

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?

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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:

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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.