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The importance of being your own mental health advocate

May 5, 2022

According to the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry, 20% of people over 55 suffer from some type of mental health concern. As health care professionals increasingly take a holistic approach to health, mental health should be as prioritized as physical health. That’s why the Mental Health Foundation started National Mental Health Awareness Week. Celebrated in…

Symptoms of Melanoma

Understand the Symptoms of Melanoma

May 2, 2022

A holiday called “Melanoma Monday” might not sound like a ton of fun, but it might just save your life! Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer and it affects 1 in every 50 Americans. The American Academy of Dermatology established Melanoma Monday on the first Monday of every May to encourage melanoma prevention.…

National Vitamin C Day

National Vitamin C Day

April 4, 2022

April 4 is National Vitamin C Day! A special day designated to celebrate this incredible vitamin and encourage people to get more of it! Possible benefits of Vitamin C According to WebMD, science is still learning all the benefits of this powerful vitamin. So far, we’ve learned: Vitamin C helps us ward off colds and…

Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning Can Improve Your Mental Health

March 21, 2022

Do you often feel overwhelmed and stressed out while trying to relax at home? It might be your clutter’s fault. Studies show that our mental health can be directly affected by the space around us. So if you’re looking for ways to improve your health and overall well-being, it’s time to tackle your Spring Cleaning.…

sleep affects your health

How sleep affects your health

March 11, 2022

There’s no question: sleep affects your health. You can feel it every day you don’t get enough sleep. But besides just feeling groggy for a day, a poor sleep schedule can have long-term effects on your physical and mental health. In order to highlight the importance of good sleep habits, the National Sleep Foundation created…

American Heart Month

February: American Heart Month

February 1, 2022

February is American Heart Month! While your cardiovascular health is always important, this is a great reminder to evaluate your habits to stay happy and healthy! Nearly half of adults in the U.S. have hypertension (high blood pressure), but only 25% actually take steps to keep it under control. Hypertension drastically increases your chances of…

Healthy Tips for the New Year

Healthy Tips for the New Year

December 28, 2021

As the holidays wind down, people start considering their New Year’s resolutions. But rather than setting big goals, a smaller step-by-step approach is a much better way to approach your New Year’s resolutions. As you approach the age of retirement, you can really explore new (and old) goals for yourself. Resolutions to keep calm, commit…

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from UMA

December 21, 2021

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to our United Medicare Advisors clients! We are so thankful for you and proud to be your chosen Medicare resource this year and every year. Don’t forget, you get a complimentary Annual Policy Review every year to ensure your Medicare Supplement plan continues to be a good fit for…

When Does Medicare Coverage Start?

When Does Medicare Coverage Start?

January 21, 2021

While there are some instances where Medicare coverage can start earlier, the majority of Americans become eligible at age 65. Medicare enrollment starts with your Initial Enrollment Period, or IEP. This is the seven-month period around your 65th birthday. You can start the enrollment process three months before you turn 65. Example: If your birthday…

A Look at Men’s Health Over 65

June 8, 2020

Strategies for Men over 65 to understand health risks and stay healthy Numerous studies have shown that men avoid visiting their doctor and often ignore health issues. As we age these seemingly small issues that were previously overlooked start taking a toll. Understanding how aging affects your body can offer simple solutions to maintaining your…