June is Men’s Health Month and it is a perfect time for you to take the steps you need to live a healthy life!
This event is the perfect time to raise awareness to the preventable health problems that many men face. It is also serves as a great opportunity to encourage early detection and treatment of diseases. Our personal health should always be top priority, but often times it takes a backseat when it comes to other issues in our lives.
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. According to the American Academy of Dermatology it is estimated that nearly 9,500 people a day are diagnosed with skin cancer. The risk of skin cancer rises as we age, likely because the older we are the more sun exposure we have endured in our lifetime.
Big news out of Washington is that The House of Representatives voted to approve the American Health Care Act (AHCA). This Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare could mean big changes for many Americans. The next step for this bill is to go through the Senate. Here are some things to know:
Our sleep needs change throughout our lifetime, and interestingly enough, some doctors recommend that as adults we need seven to nine hours of sleep to qualify as getting a healthy night of rest . While some can function with six or less hours of sleep a night without feeling dragging and drowsy the rest of the day, that is just not the case for everyone. Adequate sleep makes you feel better, although it goes way beyond just boosting your mood, sleep is a key part to a healthy lifestyle and can benefit your heart, weight and mind. If you wake up everyday feeling exhausted from lack of sleep, try some of these tips and tricks and hopefully they will help you catch some extra Zzz’s.
Over 50 years ago, in 1964, after seeing a need to bring attention and awareness to the cause of Heart Disease, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared the month of February to be Heart Health Month. The tradition of Heart Health month places great emphasis and raises awareness to the risk factors, symptoms and treatment that contribute to either heart disease and heart health. Heart Disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, with 1 in every 4 deaths being attributed to the disease.
As you move closer to your planned retirement age, you may find yourself with much on your mind, one of those hot topics being medical health insurance. Having comprehensive medical insurance is a critical part of your retirement planning, and will be just as important if not more important, than it ever has been before. Are you currently covered under your employer's group health plan? Will this coverage continue in the form of retiree coverage once you retire from the company? Will you need Medicare if you have retiree insurance? All great questions as there is so much to consider.
The Medicare Advantage Dis-enrollment Period (MADP) runs from January 1st to February 14th of each year. If you find that you are not satisfied with your Medicare Advantage Plan (MA), this is the time frame in which you can dis-enroll and switch back to Original Medicare. The Medicare Advantage Dis-enrollment Period also provides an opportunity to enroll in a Part D (drug) plan for those who had not already done so.