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What You Need to Know About Medicare Part D for 2022 – October 2021

Prescription drug costs can be a significant problem for older adults. According to a 2019 report published by the CDC, more than 88% of adults 65+ take at least one prescription drug per month — and almost 42% take five or more prescription drugs monthly. If you’ll be at least 65 before 2023, it’s worth…

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The Flu Will Be Back. Here’s How to Be Prepared. – September 2021

One of the few pleasant health surprises of 2020 was the almost total absence of a flu season. Primarily due to safety precautions, such as masking, social distancing, and frequent hand-washing, the U.S. experienced a historic low in flu cases and deaths. The CDC usually reports somewhere between 21 to 45 million cases of flu…

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Answers to Four Common Immunization Questions – August 2021

Fall is a common time for people to start thinking about vaccinations. Children attending school will need to be up to date on immunizations. And September and October are prime time for flu shots for anyone six months or older. Before getting vaccinated, it is common to have questions — from wondering about possible side…

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Why You Need To Take Your Medications as Directed – July 2021

When it comes to your prescription medications, how and when to take them is written on the label. While it’s not uncommon to forget to take a dose, deliberately ignoring the label directions can put your health at real risk. While you may think there’s no harm in tinkering with doctor’s orders, these five mistakes…

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6 Tips for Starting Your Caregiving Journey – June 2021

At some point in our lives, we’re called on to provide care for those we love. The caregiving can be short term — such as after a hospital stay — or long term, such as caring for an aging parent or someone with a chronic illness. Regardless of the time frame, if you’re new to…

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What You Should Know About Anxiety – May 2021

We all worry from time to time. For some people, that worry can become overwhelming — even debilitating. This level of worry isn’t just simple concern or fear. It’s anxiety. And left untreated, it can interfere with your job, education, relationships and health. Here’s what you need to know about anxiety, how to take care…

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