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Category: Your Health

Better Living Through Better Nutrition

Ready to take your health into your own hands? Start with what you put on your plate. Nutrient deficiencies are among the biggest factors in age-related health issues. Eating a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and lean meats gives you a better chance of keeping medical concerns at bay. Proper nutrition might even let you scale back on medication by lowering cholesterol, improving cardi...

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Category: Your Health

Start Now to Protect Yourself from the Flu

The best way to protect yourself from the flu is to get the flu shot each year. Fall is here and it’s time to start preparing for flu season, if you haven’t already. Flu season typically runs from October through March. But it’s best to get the shot before flu begins spreading in your community. That’s why many choose to get the shot in September. Good health habits can help stop the spr...

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Category: Medicare

Signing Up for Medicare Advantage Plans: Is Original Medicare Required?

Medicare Advantage plans (also known as Medicare Part C) are an easy way to get all the health coverage you need from one company. But, in order to sign up for a Medicare Advantage plan, you must first enroll in Medicare Parts A (hospital) and B (medical), which are known as Original Medicare. If you’re already receiving Social Security or Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) benefits when yo...

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Category: Medicare

Your Medicare Journey: An Easy Timeline for Enrolling When You’re 65

Are you planning to join Medicare when you’re 65? There’s an easy timeline of what to do and when to do it so that you’re prepared when it’s time to enroll. If you start familiarizing yourself with your Medicare options when you turn 64, you’ll have plenty of time to learn what you need in a plan and how to get it.   Your 64th birthday Now’s the time to start learning the basics of Medic...

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