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Visiting The Doctor From Your Sofa: Discovering Telemedicine

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Visiting The Doctor From Your Sofa: Discovering Telemedicine

Telemedicine allows doctors to interact with patients through video conferencing. Many believe the efficiencies of telehealth will persuade more people to choose it as their preferred method to access care now, and beyond the current pandemic. Learn how this innovation in patient care will benefit you.

The Couch Can Wait. Get Up and Work-Out From Home!

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Many people are adjusting daily routines to work from home to reduce the risk of COVID-19. But with gyms and fitness centers closed for the time being, all of us have to find ways to adapt to work-out from home. Maintaining an exercise routine right now is essential. Staying physically active is good for our physical health and our mental well-being. In these times, that latter half is especially...

Want To Reduce Stress? Reduce Your Stress-Eating.

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If ever there was a time for comfort food, this would be it. But if anxiety is causing you to reach for that pint of ice cream, you might want to reconsider. You’re probably all too familiar with sugar’s harmful effects on physical health and how reducing sugar can help lose weight and lower the risk of disease. While reducing sugar intake can result in a physically healthier you, sugar’s impact...

Finding a Long-Term Care Facility Shouldn’t Be a Nightmare

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The media coverage on nursing homes these days is disturbing to say the least. Directly or indirectly, the issue affects us all. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, more than half of Americans turning 65 will need long-term care and services. Whether it’s you or a family member who needs long-term care, it can be challenging to find the right facility. Discrepancies in...

Why You Should Keep Tailoring Your Health Coverage

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“The only sensible person is my tailor. He measures me anew each time he sees me.” —George Bernard Shaw Medical coverage is not one size fits all. Your age, state of health, lifestyle, geographic location and financial situation are some of the factors involved in deciding which supplemental policies you might need to fill in the gaps, since Medicare doesn’t pay for premiums...

Long-Term Care: A Lesson in Asking for Help

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While many of us are good at giving help, asking for it is another story. We think it’s uncool. We’re afraid we’ll appear weak, give up control, or be a burden. None of these assumptions, of course, is true. Here’s the reality: • Asking for help is an act of intelligence. It’s a win-win—for you and for the helpers who live to help people like you. • Control is an...

Don’t Make Assumptions, Especially About Medicare

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In The Four Agreements, the popular book by Don Miguel Ruiz, the third agreement is: Don’t make assumptions. “Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want,” he writes. “Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.” Let’s...

When It Comes to Medicare, Ignorance is Definitely Not Bliss.

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In a recent poll by Eligibility.com, about half of the respondents believed that Medicare is free when they turn 65. Not even close. Premiums, deductibles, and copays—with no out-of-pocket maximum—could put a big dent in your retirement savings. “I’d say a full third of people we talk to, who are just starting to do their research, are surprised—even flabbergasted—that they have to pay anything...

News Flash: You’re Not Invincible

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When you turn 65, you have a 70% chance of requiring long-term care at some point. The good news? A long-term care policy could save you hundreds of thousands of dollars, protecting your life savings and reducing the financial, mental and emotional stress on your children. And the sooner you enroll, the more you’ll save. Premiums decrease dramatically if you start early. For example, if you...

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