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How to Prevent Hearing Loss

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A lot can be said about our ears. These amazing organs are a key part of our lives: they allow us to easily communicate, can alert us to danger, and even bring us joy. Anyone lucky enough to have hearing should do everything they can to preserve it. Understanding Hearing…

National Senior Health and Fitness Day

National Senior Health and Fitness Day

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National Senior Health and Fitness Day is celebrated each year on the last Wednesday of May. Advocated by multiple organizations, this holiday encourages older Americans to start and keep healthy habits. National Senior Health and Fitness Day is celebrated in over 1200 locations across the country, including senior centers, recreation…

Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Day

Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Day

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May 21 is Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Day! These power foods are rich in nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and fibers. It’s recommended that older adults eat 1 1/2 to 2 cups of fruit and 2-3 cups of vegetables a day, but the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) found…

mental health

The importance of being your own mental health advocate

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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…

Symptoms of Melanoma

Understand the Symptoms of Melanoma

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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…

Can My Children Receive Medicare?

Can My Children Receive Medicare?

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Most of the time, Medicare is for individuals who are 65 years of age or older. However, there are exceptions to this rule. Sometimes, even children can qualify for Medicare. Learn more about Medicare for children so you can find out if anyone in your family fits the criteria for…

tobacco use & Medicare

4 Facts About Tobacco Use & Medicare

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Do you use tobacco products? Though it’s only one check box in a line of health questions, your answer can greatly affect your Medicare Supplement premiums. Typically, carriers are looking at tobacco use in the 12 months prior to application for coverage. Please note that tobacco use does not affect…

file a Medicare claim

How to file a Medicare claim step-by-step

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Most Americans never need to file a Medicare claim. Usually, Medicare providers send claims directly to Medicare so their members don’t need to do a thing. However, in some rare cases, people in Original Medicare may need to file their own claims. Follow these steps to make sure you file…

National Vitamin C Day

National Vitamin C Day

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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…

Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning Can Improve Your Mental Health

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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…

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