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What is a Medicare MAC?

Like any modern health care program, Medicare has many moving parts that allow it to run as smoothly as possible. Most of these parts work behind the scenes so that beneficiaries can focus on enjoying the benefits of their coverage. One of these moving parts is a Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC). These often-unseen agents of […]

4 More Easy Ways to Cool Down on a Hot Day

As the temperatures begin to climb, so do the risks that come along with it. Perhaps the top health risk that comes with summertime is the danger of overheating and dehydrating. To combat dehydration, you can make sure you’re always drinking lots of fluids, but sometimes, the heat can sneak up on you. Previously, we […]

What You Should Know When Enrolling in Medicare

Doing anything for the first time can be daunting, especially if you’re unsure about what exactly you should be doing. If you’re one of the millions of Americans enrolling in Medicare each year, you may be bombarded by information about what you could or should be doing and it can all get a little crazy. […]

Does Medicare Cover Physical Therapy?

There are many reasons why you may need physical therapy at some point in your life. Whether that’s recovering from a health emergency like a stroke or heart attack or combatting age-related physical decline by improving flexibility and balance, physical therapy can have amazing effects on your personal well-being and quality of life. But, whatever […]

Know Before You Go: Hospital Stays

Know Before You Go: Hospital Stays Medicare’s coverage of hospital services can be confusing at times and may lead to some unexpected out-of-pocket costs. Here are a few tips you should know before you go! Inpatient vs. Outpatient Ask the hospital if your stay is considered inpatient or outpatient. Inpatient hospital stays are covered under […]

Go Outside, It’s Good for You

In today’s modern world, nature is often pushed to the peripheries as society grows. Many of us are more likely to see nature through a Netflix documentary or photos they found online. While modern society certainly has its benefits (thank you, modern medicine), getting back to nature can also make you healthier and happier in […]

Does Medicare Cover Gym Memberships?

Our fitness can influence many factors of our overall health. It can help us maintain a healthy bodyweight, strengthen muscles, and improve our balance. In fact, there’s a well-established link between fitness and living a longer life. Maintaining a healthy fitness level or regular exercise can even help you get sick less. In a sense, […]

Why Does Fat Taste Good?

Fat is an essential component of cooking and enjoying what you cook that has often been demonized in our journey toward healthier eating habits. Without fat, our diets would be extremely different to what we have today, and for good reason. Humans almost universally find fat (in its many forms) to be delicious. But why […]

Finding the Right Therapist for You

Mental health is an essential facet of our overall wellbeing. There are many mental maladies that we can suffer from, whether that’s depression, anxiety, PTSD, or stress, and there’s no shame in asking for help. If you do find yourself looking for professional help, like a therapist, getting the right help is as important as […]

Should I Wear Shoes Inside My House?

In some cultures, removing your shoes before entering a home is a point of tradition and common sense. For others, there’s a fierce debate over whether it’s necessary or not. Depending on who you ask, wearing your shoes inside the house is either no big deal at all or dirty and disgusting. Whichever camp you’re […]