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  • Is It Medicare (Dis)Advantage?

    That’s not covered. The estimate is that about 28 million older Americans have opted out of traditional Medicare and for what are called Medicare Advantage plans.  They are not just Medigap which came about soon after Medicare was enacted...

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  • HDL Graduates from “Good” to Better

    You may have had the conversation with your physician about your cholesterol levels during your annual physical; there are three of these they follow.  Your LDL, the one that can gum up arteries, is the more worrisome, but it...

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  • Heavy Drinking Helps?

    Let’s take a short quiz.  Question:      Who prefers coffee…and who prefers tea?  Which is healthier for you? Answer:        Both together are better for your cardiovascular health than either alone. We see a continuous stream of nutritional information about...

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  • When That Doesn’t Stink…

    There are a lot of tests and exams we all know that are important to catching a condition early on or in some cases even before it appears.  We know at what age and how frequently to have a...

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  • Respect and Inclusion

    I was very pleased this past weekend that my son and his wife invited my husband and me along to look at an apartment they’re considering as their family grows – oh, and did I mention that we learned...

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  • Consult Your Lifestyle Physician

    You, or your older loved one, have a consistent pain in your hip, and you finally get a referral to an orthopedic surgeon…a hip specialist, no less.  …or have had shortness of breath and your primary care provider recommends...

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  • Gaining More than Birthdays

    We’ve all heard someone explain…typically referring to that paunch around our middle…that their “metabolism has slowed” from what it was when they were younger.  There are changes that accompany everyone’s journey from teens to middle years and beyond, but...

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  • When the IRS Calls…

    How about a show of hands regarding the Internal Revue Service (IRS)… Have you ever filed a tax return with the IRS? Have you ever been audited by the IRS? Do you know what you should do if the...

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