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Just when you thought you understood Medicare!

May 6, 2012

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Are You a Hospital Inpatient or Outpatient? If You Have Medicare – Ask! Did you know that even if you stay in the hospital overnight, you might still be considered an “outpatient”? Your hospital status (whether the hospital considers you an “inpatient” or “outpatient”) affects how much you pay for hospital services (like X-rays, drugs, and lab tests) […]

How do you take your Meds?

May 6, 2012

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How do you take your meds? Medications are a blessing and a curse simply because there are thousands of medications out there, each one having it’s own list of things to avoid and rules on how to take it. Sadly, many of us take them incorrectly, or do not know what to avoid when taking […]

What questions isn’t your Doctor asking you and why you should care.

May 6, 2012

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Has your doctor reviewed reviewed your prescription medications with you in the past 12 months?  Have you been asked about your mood, if you feel depressed?  Have you been asked if you have experienced a fall? If not, you are not alone and yes, it is a problem – read on. (Reuters) – When older […]

Making Alzheimer’s Moms Happy With Just a One-Minute Call a Day

May 6, 2012

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A good read for Mother’s day and I know this also goes for Fathers suffering from Alzheimer’s as well.  It doesn’t seem like much, a minute a day, to give to someone else.  Sometimes we look at the big picture and try to see the big things we can do when it is the little […]