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.

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)

Health & Wellness | Tue, Feb 28, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Heart Healthy Help from Medicare

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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

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.

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:

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.

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.

Health & Wellness | Thu, Dec 22, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

20 Healthy Tips for the Holidays

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Now that we’re smack dab in the middle of the holidays, it’s time to party! But just because it’s a season of celebration doesn’t mean you should throw all sensibilities out the window and eat, drink and be as merry as you wish. You can still enjoy your favorite holiday treats, but do so in moderation.

Health & Wellness | Thu, Dec 08, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Shingles or a Shot: Which Would You Rather Have?

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

If you’re age 60 or over, you may want to get the shingles shot. Nearly one out of every three people in the United States will develop shingles in their lifetime.1 Anyone who has ever had chickenpox is at risk of getting the disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 99 percent of Americans ages 40 and older have had chickenpox.2 So if you’re 40 or older, you’ve probably had chickenpox and you may be at risk for getting shingles.

Health & Wellness | Thu, Nov 24, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Proper Foot Care for People with Diabetes

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

People who have diabetes are usually at greater risk of developing foot problems than people who don’t have it.  Even a seemingly minor problem on the foot of person with diabetes should be dealt with because it can quickly turn into a serious infection. It is important that you see your doctor right away if you notice something on the foot that doesn’t seem quite right. There are several causes of foot problems in people with diabetes.