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Category: Your Health

Older Adults More at Risk for Dehydration

It’s been so hot lately! And with the heat rising, so does your chance of dehydration and heat-related illness. There’s no universally accepted rule for how much water each of us should drink. Experts say the ideal amount can vary widely depending on factors including your weight, health and activity level. But don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink water. By the time you feel thirsty,...

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Understanding and Avoiding Scams — So They Don’t Happen to You!

In 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reported more than 1.4 million cases of fraud, and a large number of these scams involved preying on Medicare or Social Security beneficiaries. According to the FTC, the various scams taking place in 2018 resulted in losses of $1.48 billion from victims. In order to protect your identity and money, it’s important to understand the types of scam...

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Category: Your Health

Summer Eye Health: Sunglasses and the Important Role They Play

Summer’s here, and you’re finally able to enjoy the outdoors. If you plan on spending time at the pool, beach, on hikes or at backyard get togethers, sunscreen isn’t the only line of protection you should be using. For very important reasons, you should also be wearing sunglasses. Contrary to popular belief, sunglasses are more than just fashion statements. The right ones have a lot to d...

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Category: Medicare

Does Original Medicare Cover Everything?

Medicare: the well-known healthcare plan that you’re eligible for at 65. While you might know that it’s a type of health insurance, you might not be aware of what it covers — or doesn’t cover — when it comes to your healthcare needs. At age 65 (and in special circumstances before 65), you can receive what is called Original Medicare coverage. It consists of Medicare Parts A (hospital ins...

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