Results for Medicare
  • In Home Diabetes Care: The Importance of Moving

    February 8, 2024
    Diabetes management is about more than food and medication. It's important to stay physically active, too. When you exercise, your muscles use sugar for energy. This helps reduce glucose levels without added insulin. A study by Mayo Clinic found...
  • Nurseline: Get Your Questions Answered

    February 8, 2024
    Health issues don’t always follow a 9-to-5 schedule. Sometimes, problems and questions come up at the worst possible times (like 8 o’clock on a Friday night, or when you’re on your way to a family reunion). It's tempting to hop on t...
  • Tips for Using Your HMO

    February 7, 2024
    There’s a better way to use your health maintenance organization (HMO) plan. Start with your primary care provider (PCP). Your PCP knows how to help you get the health care you need. It’s an important relationshi...
  • Fending Off the Flu Bug

    February 7, 2024
    It’s flu season. No one wants to suffer through the aches, pains and general misery of being down and out with the flu virus. So what’s your plan to avoid it? You could stay home and avoid contact with all other humans. You could tr...
  • Spotting the Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

    November 17, 2023
    Forgetfulness is a normal part of aging. Whether it’s misplacing the house keys or not remembering the name of your next door neighbor, memory loss is not uncommon for older adults. Still, there are differences between typical memory loss and e....
  • In Home Diabetes Care: Make the Most of Your Medication

    November 14, 2023
    Medication, diet and exercise play a big role in managing of your diabetes. So does working closely with your doctor and diabetes team. In fact, the number one thing you can do to manage your disease is talk openly and honestly with your care provide...
  • Lifestyle Changes and Diabetes

    November 13, 2023
    There’s a safe way to get a handle on your diabetes: Create an exercise and diet plan. With exercise, you can help your blood sugar stay in your target range. By making better food choices, you help manage your blood sugar levels and lower your...
  • Eat Whole Grains for a Healthier You

    October 6, 2023
    Adding more whole grains to your diet is an easy way to get more health benefits from the foods you eat. If you picture a slice of dry wheat bread when you hear “whole grains,” don't worry. There are a lot of tasty whole grains waiti...
  • Before the Fall: Take These Steps to Stay Safe

    October 5, 2023
    You’ve heard the old saying: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” It may not apply to everything, but when it comes to avoiding a fall, a little prevention goes a long way. Each year, more than one in four people over ...
  • Check Up on Your Health with Annual Health Exam

    October 3, 2023
    Whether it’s your annual wellness visit or having your cholesterol checked, you need to keep up with your health screenings. They play a big role in catching small health problems before they become big ones. Add them to your to-do list to&nbsp....
  • Be Mindful of Your Lung Health

    October 3, 2023
    Breath is life. Anyone who has ever had trouble breathing knows how frightening the experience can be. Sometimes people think breathing issues are just part of growing older. A nagging cough or slight wheeze could just be caused by a cold, but it...
  • Diabetes: If You Can’t Prevent It, You May Be Able to Delay It

    October 2, 2023
    When it comes to diabetes, small changes in your diet and lifestyle can have a big payoff. In fact, they may be able to help you prevent the disease or delay its onset. How? Many people don't know they have prediabetes. With prediabetes, blood...
  • Stay Active and Healthy with Workout to Go

    August 4, 2023
    Do you want to start exercising? Are you looking for a new workout routine? We’ve got just the tools to make it simple. The NIH National Institute on Aging has a handy Workout to Go booklet that you can download. You'll find e...
  • Avoiding Vision Loss from Diabetes

    July 25, 2023
    For older adults with diabetes , vision loss can be a serious worry. Left untreated, diabetes can lead to blurry vision, even to blindness. Fortunately, with timely treatment, careful control of blood sugar and regular follow-ups, the risk for vision...
  • Medicare and Planning for Your Family

    July 24, 2023
    Do you plan on clocking out when you turn 65? Sailing to exotic shores? Launching your own business or just kicking back in an easy chair? It’s time to think about your Medicare options. And if you have others covered by your plan, you&rs...