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In a month that is traditionally known for celebrating love and all things heart related, February also marks the month in which we are reminded to take care of our own hearts.
American Heart Month:
This is a great time to commit yourself to a healthy lifestyle and to start making the small changes that will lead to a lifetime of heart health. While heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S., it is also one of the most preventable.
Medicare Special Needs Plans, also called SNPs, are similar to Medicare Advantage plans. However, they are only open to people who satisfy for the specific criteria of the plan. The idea behind these plans is that they are tailored for Medicare beneficiaries with specific issues, so these plans may serve people with those unique needs better.
Among the elderly, it’s common for depression to mask itself as physical ailments. It can be related to physical illnesses like thyroid disorders, Parkinson’s disease, heart disease or cancer. It’s important to consider mental health issues when other illnesses are present. Depression can be just as serious as other illnesses. Suicide is more common in older individuals than any other age group in the U.S.
What can cause depression in seniors?
Article courtesy of The Medicare Blog.
Do you or a loved one have cataracts? A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens that affects vision. According to the National Eye Institute, by age 80, more than half of all Americans will either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery.
Medicare can help.
(Article courtesy of The Medicare Blog ) Did you know colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States among cancers that affect both men and women?? If everyone 50 or older got screened regularly, as many as 60% of deaths from this cancer could be avoided.