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4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Choosing a Medicare Plan

As you research your different Medicare coverage options, be sure to ask yourself these four questions before deciding on a plan: 1. How often do I visit specialists? Keep in mind that with Original Medicare, you pay 20 percent of the fee your doctor charges for each visit. If you visit specialists on a regular basis, those fees can add up quickly. With a Medicare supplement (also called...

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Category: Your Health

Can You Prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis?

The short answer is no. Right now, there’s no intervention that can prevent rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This is because no one knows exactly why some people develop it. The disease seems to have several triggers. But if you arm yourself with the knowledge of what can trigger it, then you can hopefully work toward avoiding it or manage the symptoms better. What is RA? Rheumatoid arthritis ...

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Category: Medicare

Do You Understand the Basics of Medicare?

Medicare can be complex, so it’s important to learn as much as you can as you begin thinking about enrolling in Medicare health insurance. This quiz can help you see how much you know about Medicare and determine what areas you need to research more. Q: What does Original Medicare cover? A: Original Medicare covers Part A (hospital insurance) and Part B (medical insurance). However, it o...

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Category: Your Health

Key to Curing Colon Cancer is Early Detection

A colonoscopy may not exactly be a walk in the park, but it’s not even close to the dreadful experience it’s often thought to be. Fear and anxiety cause far too many of those at risk to avoid this valuable screening that saves lives. Let’s take a look at some statistics. -The American Cancer Society reports that each year around 50,000 people in the United States die from colon (or color...

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