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.

senior couple in car smiling while driving
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?

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Health & Wellness | Thu, Nov 16, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Smoking Still Kills, 50 Years Later

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

You probably already know the many reasons to quit smoking. We’ve had 50 years of public health education about it since the 1964 Surgeon General’s Report first linked smoking to lung cancer. So rather than rehash what you may have heard many times before, we’re going to give it to you straight from the horse’s mouth.

senior woman gardening
Health & Wellness | Tue, Oct 03, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

What if We Talked about Depression?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Some people live in silence about their struggle with depression. And we have a right to talk about our physical and mental health or not. But opening up about depression could be the first step toward finding relief. It could also help inspire others to share their own stories or to seek help.

grandma and grandchild cutting veggies in kitchen
Health & Wellness | Tue, Sep 05, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

What to Feed Your Brain

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Your brain needs food, and not just the intellectual kind like brain games to keep you sharp. Your brain functions best when it gets the proper nutrition, just like the rest of your body does.

Health & Wellness | Tue, Jun 27, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

5 Tips for Staying Safe in the Summer Heat

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Summer brings sunny days that beckon us outside to play and enjoy. It can also bring periods of high temperatures and high humidity, sending the heat index into dangerous territory. The danger increases with exercise or overexertion. Even a walk, a bike ride or gardening can be risky for some people when it’s too hot.

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.