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Think ‘Medicare For All’ Is The Only Democratic Health Plan? National Volunteer Care Group Offers Peace Corps Of Caregivers There’s More Time To Dote On Libby, The Perfect Dog Readmissions: New Round of Medicare Penalties Hits Hospitals Medicare Dental: Time To Fill In The Gaps The 3 ‘D’s of Determining Your Medicare Part D Plan Alabama Gulf Coast Offers Beach, Nature, history Researchers Rethink Alzheimer’s, Diversifying The Drug Search
 
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Think ‘Medicare For All’ Is The Only Democratic Health Plan?

If you tuned in for the first five nights of the Democratic presidential debates, you might think “Medicare for All” and providing universal care are the only health care ideas Democrats have.

National Volunteer Care Corps

National Volunteer Care Group Offers Peace Corps Of Caregivers

Imagine a government program that would mobilize volunteers to help older adults across the nation age in place.

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There’s More Time To Dote On Libby, The Perfect Dog

Maybe you’re contemplating getting a dog. If that’s true, let me recount how Libby makes life better, with one small exception.

Readmissions

Readmissions: New Round of Medicare Penalties Hits Hospitals

Medicare cut payments to 2,583 hospitals Tuesday, continuing the Affordable Care Act’s eight-year campaign to financially pressure hospitals into reducing the number of patients who return for a second stay within a month.

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Medicare Dental: Time To Fill In The Gaps

If you look in your Medicare & You Handbook for 2020 on page 49 you’ll find this admission: “Medicare Doesn’t Cover Everything.”

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The 3 ‘D’s of Determining Your Medicare Part D Plan

Medicare Part D plans help people save on the costs of prescriptions and knowing these three Ds will help you maximize those savings in 2020.

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Alabama Gulf Coast Offers Beach, Nature, history

My first thought was that I must have taken a wrong turn. Surely this couldn’t be the destination known as Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, perched on the Gulf coast of Alabama.

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Researchers Rethink Alzheimer’s, Diversifying The Drug Search

When researchers at the University of Kentucky compare brains donated from people who died with dementia, very rarely do they find one that bears only Alzheimer’s trademark plaques and tangles — no other damage.

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Elderly Use Virtual Reality For Travel, Health Issues

15 October 2019

Joy Golliver recently visited the Washington state community where she and her late husband lived for more than 20 years.

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What Will Long-Term Care Cost You?

14 October 2019

Most people over 65 eventually will need help with daily living tasks, such as bathing, eating or dressing.

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Optimism Linked To Lower Risk Of Heart Problems, Early Death

13 October 2019

Those who were optimistic had a 35 percent reduction in risk of cardiovascular events, heart attack, stroke, and cardiac death, when compared to the pessimistic subjects in the study.

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Chicken Soup And Other Ways To Fight Colds

12 October 2019

Welcome to another cold season. Most adults will likely have two to four colds this year.

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Medicare Enrollment: Price Comparison Tool Missing

10 October 2019

Many risk wasting money and even jeopardizing their health care due to changes in Medicare’s plan finder, its most popular website.

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Antidepressant Use Soars Among People Over 65

09 October 2019

Despite a rise in antidepressant use, there was little change in the number of older people diagnosed with depression.

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