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Is Wine Healthy for You?

Wine has come to symbolize some of the finer things in life — it pairs nicely with good food and good friends. And when we enjoy those things, it’s not uncommon to start the celebrations off with a toast to everyone’s health. If you’re enjoying wine during that toast, it may be more accurate than […]

Limiting Charges and Excess Charges in Medicare

One of the benefits of being enrolled in Medicare is that most costs are set by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for anyone that uses Medicare. That means there is generally a maximum amount that a doctor who accepts Medicare can charge for a service. This isn’t always the case, though. There […]

Different Medicare Notices

When you’re enrolled in Medicare, there’s a good chance you’ll be receiving plenty of paperwork in the mail. It may seem annoying, but it’s truly a good thing because it means you’re being kept in the loop with your Medicare coverage. Many of these will be notices about how you’re using your Medicare. For example, […]

The Truth About MSG

Monosodium glutamate is a controversial food additive that is often used to give the flavor of a dish a boost. If you’re drawing a blank on what we’re talking about, you may recognize its common name — MSG. Those three letters have caused a lot of headaches over the years, and it may not be […]


Relax, Boost Your Health & Be Happier

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COVID Vaccine Myths & Facts

The COVID-19 vaccines are a controversial subject — that much is clear. There are many people with different reasons for feeling skeptical about the vaccines, from those who are hesitant to receive the vaccination to those who are outright anti-vaccination. Combined with the popularity of social media and the politicization of the vaccination campaign, vaccine […]

Where to Turn for Medicare Help

While Medicare helps to cover the medical needs of millions of seniors in the United States, it’s not always the easiest subject to understand. Trust us, we understand entirely. When you’re confused about a certain program or have coverage questions, it can also be difficult to know where to turn for answers. Luckily, there are […]

The Health Benefits of Lemon

We’ve discussed the value of using lemon in your cooking — how it can add brightness to a dish or balance out the fattiness. But the benefits of lemon to our health are deeper than just helping to make dinner taste nice. In fact, lemon is rich in vitamins and nutrients that can impact a […]

FDA Approves First Alzheimer’s Drug Since 2003

Have you heard the news? The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new drug called Aduhelm (or aducanumab) to combat the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. This is the first drug to receive an approval of any form for Alzheimer’s since 2003. Alzheimer’s is one of the most debilitating and deadly diseases facing Americans. […]

At-Home Vaccination Efforts Receive Payment Boost for Medicare Beneficiaries

As the United States continues to strive toward herd immunity in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has made a change to help Medicare beneficiaries who are struggling to get the vaccine get access to it. This latest announcement increases payments to health care providers who administer […]