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Safe Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving During the COVID Pandemic

Sadly, dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic is becoming a year-long event and something that will continue to affect our holiday traditions. We’ve dealt with it for Halloween and trick-or-treating, but it’s almost time for another important family holiday in the United States — Thanksgiving. More than Halloween, Thanksgiving is a holiday when we gather our […]

The Coverage Rules for Medicare Part D Plans

If you have Original Medicare and want prescription drug coverage, you’ll want to look into a Medicare Part D plan. These federally approved private plans can cover many of the prescription drug needs you may have. We’ve discussed many of the complexities of Part D coverage, from formularies to coverage determinations to catastrophic coverage, in […]

Home Improvements for Seniors Aging in Place

Home is where we spend the most time, and where we should feel the most at ease and safe. But, in order to stay safe at home, seniors may need to make some house modifications to accommodate their changing needs as they age. These senior-friendly home improvements tend to focus on preventing falls, but can […]

How to Speed Up a Cold Recovery

Having a cold can be miserable, but during cold season, it’s pretty hard to avoid getting sick. So, what are your options if you do catch a cold? Is it possible to actually shorten a cold? While there’s conflicting evidence on this, we’ll look at a few ways you can recover quicker. Ultimately, these suggestions […]

Is the Intermittent Fasting Diet Healthy, Effective, and Safe?

Many people are familiar with the concept of fasting. Whether it’s for religious reasons or to lose weight, humans have been fasting for hundreds of years. In the last decade, a new(ish) weight loss method has been making waves in the dieting community. Intermittent dieting, as it’s called, has been hailed by its supporters as […]

What the Color of Your Mucus Means

Today’s article may gross some people out, but the functions of our bodies can often be gross. With that said, we’re going to talk about mucus — specifically, how the color of your mucus can give you an idea of your health. There can be value in taking note of this often-overlooked health sign. We’re […]

Here’s What Medicare Costs in 2021

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the 2021 costs of Medicare Parts A and B, also known as Original Medicare. Each year, this announcement is made around the time of the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) so that Medicare beneficiaries or prospective enrollees can gather a sense of what options fits their […]

How Can a Diagnosis-Related Group Determine Your Care?

Did you know that whenever you receive inpatient care at the hospital, you’re given a designation? This designation takes in several factors and can influence the care you receive during your stay. Today, we’re going to look at diagnosis-related groups, how they’re used by Medicare and hospitals, and how they can influence your care without […]

Dishes to Impress Your Friends: Risotto

Risotto is an Italian rice dish that takes a little time to make but uses every minute of preparation to create a deliciously balanced and cohesive meal. It’s also an excellent recipe for dinner parties or guests because risotto easily makes large, easily shareable portions. Whether used as the main course of a meal or […]

The Difference Between the Flu and a Cold

Flu season generally runs from fall into the winter, though it can go as late as May. It coincides with what is considered to be the common cold season, which tends to run from September to April. This means there are two common, infectious respiratory illnesses at their peak at the same time. With the […]