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  • Know your rights and protections
    Did you know that Medicare works hard to protect your rights? Knowing about these safeguards will go a long way to help keep you, your privacy, and your identity safe. It’s National Consumer Protection Week, so this is a great time to learn about y…
    - 19 days ago, 5 Mar 17, 5:01am -
  • 5 ways you can prevent colorectal cancer
    Did you know that colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among men and women in the United States? Make sure you’re doing everything you can to prevent it, including getting help from Medicare. Colorectal cancer affects peopl…
    - 23 days ago, 1 Mar 17, 5:03am -
  • Get smart about kidney disease
    Did you know that 1 in 3 American adults is at risk for kidney disease? Major risk factors for kidney disease include diabetes, high blood pressure, a family history of kidney failure and being 60 or older. The best way to fight kidney disease is to…
    - 23 days ago, 1 Mar 17, 5:02am -
  • Want a healthier lifestyle? Medicare can help.
    “Health is wealth,” the old saying goes. However, the wealth of food choices in the U.S. doesn’t always contribute to the health of Americans. In fact, 69% of adults are considered overweight or obese. Finding little time to exercise or prepare…
    - 23 days ago, 1 Mar 17, 5:01am -
  • Save lives—become a donor
    Right now, there are over 118,000 people waiting for life-saving organ transplants, and many more who need cornea, tissue, bone marrow, blood, and platelet donations. Registering as a donor means you can help save up to 8 lives through organ donation…
    - 38 days ago, 14 Feb 17, 5:01am -
  • This Valentine’s Day, give your heart the gift of love
    Although popular love songs might tell you otherwise, a broken heart can’t kill you—but heart disease can. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women, taking about 610,000 lives each year—that’s…
    - 51 days ago, 1 Feb 17, 5:01am -
  • 3 tips for people in the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary Program
    If you’re among the 7 million Americans enrolled in the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) Program, providers aren’t allowed to bill you for medical services and items that Medicare covers. This means you can’t be billed for Medicare deductib…
    - 64 days ago, 18 Jan 17, 5:00pm -
  • Keep an eye out for glaucoma
    Are you at a high risk of getting glaucoma? Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes loss of vision—usually side vision—by damaging the optic nerve, which sends information from your eyes to your brain. Fortunately, you can help prevent vision loss…
    - 68 days ago, 15 Jan 17, 5:01am -
  • Find cervical cancer early—get screened
    About 12,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer every year. All women are at risk, but it occurs most often in women over 30. Fortunately, it’s one of the easiest female cancers to prevent. There are 2 screening tests to…
    - 82 days ago, 1 Jan 17, 5:01am -
  • Stop the flu before it starts
    Flu season is back, which means it’s time to protect yourself and loved ones by getting a free flu shot. Flu viruses change from year to year, so it’s important to get a flu shot each flu season. It’s free for people with Medicare, once per flu…
    - 4 Dec 16, 5:01am -