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Medicare Open Enrollment Period Oct. 15 – Dec. 7, 2012

Medicare’s 2012 Open Enrollment Period from October 15 through December 7 is a good time to review your coverage and benefits. Continue reading

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Becoming a Patient Navigator

Patient navigation and patient advocacy are dynamic and growing professions. This article explores the background and current landscape of patient navigation and advocacy. Continue reading

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Virtual Colonoscopy – Is It For You?

In a new study led by a physician at the Mayo Clinic’s facility in Phoenix and published in the journal Radiology, the investigators determined that the virtual technique was just as effective for patients over age 65 as those aged 50-65.

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A Different 1% of the Population

According to an analysis by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, about 1% of the privately insured population drives about 25% of overall health costs. Continue reading

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Long Term Care Insurance – Getting Paid Takes Work

Why do long-term care insurance providers make it so difficult to collect the benefits for which consumers have already paid thousands of dollars? Continue reading

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Hearing Loss Help Is Often Out of Reach

Approximately 17 percent (36 million) of American adults report some degree of hearing loss. Yet audiological services and hearing aids are rarely covered by insurance. Continue reading

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Holiday Grieving – My Tips for Survival

Many people experience depression during the holiday season. Now imagine trying to face it when you are grieving the loss of a loved one. It is very hard. It is painful. It is unbearably sad. Here are my own tips on how to get through the holidays if you are grieving.

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Medicare Open Season – Check on Your Seniors

Medicare Open Season lasts until December 31. If you are involved with elderly parents or other seniors, now is a good time to review their Medicare coverage, in particular their Part D Drug Coverage Plans. Continue reading

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When Should Seniors Stop Driving?

One of the central aspects of American culture is independence. When a person can no longer drive safely, he or she loses a huge degree of that independence. Proper preparation and discussion can help ease the process. Continue reading

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