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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.

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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.

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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.

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Medicare Tips & Resources, NMEW | Tue, Aug 29, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

National Medicare Education Week is Sept. 15-21

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

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Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Aug 22, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

4 Questions to Ask Before Making the Move to a Retirement Community

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

by Colin Milner, CEO, International Council on Active Aging

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Medicare Tips & Resources | Tue, Jul 18, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

10 Tips for Choosing a Primary Care Doctor

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Who knows you best? Your spouse? Son or daughter? Best friend? If your primary care doctor doesn’t make the list, you could be missing out on one of the most important relationships when it comes to your health and well-being.

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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.

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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: