Woman and caregiver reviewing information online
Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Apr 24, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Part B Late Penalties Could Cost You Big Time

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

You’re turning 65 and it’s time to sign up for Medicare. Depending on your situation, there are parts of Medicare you may not need right away, like Part B if you are still working and have employer-sponsored coverage. However, if you don’t figure out your personal needs and miss your Initial Enrollment Period, you may have to pay penalties for as long as you have Medicare.

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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.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Feb 06, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Living with Chronic Heart Failure

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Hearing a doctor say “you have heart failure” can be frightening. The words sound so final. But heart failure doesn’t mean that the heart has stopped working.

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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Jan 23, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Social Security Gave You a Raise, But You May Not See It

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Raises have been scant or nonexistent in recent years for people taking social security. That’s why many were glad to hear about the 2 percent social security cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 2018. But some people on Medicare may be surprised. Here’s why.

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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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Medicare Coverage & Costs | Tue, Nov 28, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

2 Ways You Could Save on Blood Sugar Test Strips

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Blood sugar testing is a way to keep track of how well diabetes is being managed. Test results help to show how food, physical activity and diabetes medications affect blood sugar.

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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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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.

children-bowling-with-grandparents
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.

medicare-doctors-for-preventative-screenings
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.