Medicare App Gives You Coverage Information You’re Looking For

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The Medicare app just introduced by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is an excellent way to know what’s covered. No reason to call their toll-free number and have to wait a loooooong time to get a customer rep to talk to you.         Medicare App: How It Works Here…

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Financing Future Medicare, Social Security Costs Still On Shaky Ground

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The financing for future Medicare and Social Security costs is still on very shaky ground, according to both departments.           Financing: Current Status The financial futures of Medicare and Social Security remain unchanged from last year. However, the 2019 trustees’ reports released earlier this week,  warn Congress that both programs face…

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Heart Disease Deaths Increasing For U.S. Adults And Seniors

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Heart disease rates for American adults and senior citizens are increasing for the first time in 10 years.   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the number of middle-aged Americans dying from cardiovascular disease is on the rise.  The CDC measured the two leading causes of death — heart disease and…

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My Alzheimer’s Story Project, A True Labor Of Love

My Alzheimer’s Story Project, will be a documentary film by two film makers, Peter Schankowitz and Zach Jordan, owners of Joe Digital Inc. They are traveling across America to interview individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. Their hope is that these testimonies could lead to new therapies.   “Our intent is to build a robust story platform…

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Retirement Savings Options Expanded With New House Bill

The good news is that retirement savings options for senior citizens are expanded with the passage of a House bill last week. The bill passed with near-unanimous passage. It now goes to the Senate for consideration.   The House legislation makes more retirement saving options available to more Americans.  As a result, more part-time workers…

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Effective Ways You Can Use To Stop Getting Robocalls

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There are effective ways you can use to stop getting annoying robocalls. These calls are annoying, disruptive, and the majority of them are scams and frauds.   Indeed, robocalls are the number one complaint to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), with about 500,000 complaints coming in every month.month.   However, help may be on the…

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Broccoli Sprouts May Be Effective In Treating Alzheimer’s

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Broccoli sprouts may turn out to be a cure for schizophrenia. It does appear to be an effective treatment in preliminary study results done at the Johns Hopkins University Medical Center. Currently, schizophrenia patients are treated with anti-psychotic drugs that come with unwanted side effects. However, researchers at Johns Hopkins found that a chemical called…

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Scheduling Exercise Times Is The Best Way Seniors Can Stay Healthy

Scheduling exercise at fixed times is the best way you, and especially senior citizens can stay healthy. There’s no question that scheduling a regular exercise program is one of the most difficult things to maintain. The most common excuse? No time. But the latest research may bring relief for the time-pressed. In the Journal of…

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Successful Scams On Seniors Possible Early Signs of Dementia

  Successful scams perpetrated against senior citizens might indicate they have early warning signs of dementia. This conclusion comes from a new study just published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.   The researchers found that older adults with low scam awareness had twice as much risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease as their less-susceptible peers.…

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Red Meats Eaten Every Day Triple Heart Disease Risk

Red meats eaten every day will triple your risk for developing heart disease, a study by Cleveland Clinic researchers shows.   Trimethyl-amine N-oxide (TMAO) is a dietary byproduct that is formed by gut bacteria during digestion. This chemical comes from nutrients that are plentiful in red meats. In fact, high saturated fat levels in red…

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