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What Cooking Oil Should I Use and Why?

The number of different cooking oils can be confusing. There are about seven different kinds of olive oil, alone! Does it matter if you’re cooking with canola oil or peanut oil, or are all oils interchangeable? The fact is, the oil you use can make a massive difference in the dish you’re making. Today, we’re […]

Medicareful Travel: Senior Trip to Rome

We love traveling at Medicareful Living. It can expand your perspective, keep you learning and active, and create memories that last a lifetime. However, a big journey can be daunting without help. We want to be that help, making sure you don’t miss a thing while you’re exploring this wide world we call home. Throughout […]

Is the Mediterranean Diet Healthy for You?

We’ve looked into and analyzed a few diets in the past. While none of them have been magic bullets for weight loss and health, they all have their benefits. Today, we’re looking at a less trendy, but surprisingly effective, diet — the Mediterranean diet. The Mediterranean diet promises to promote general health throughout your body, […]

What’s the Difference Between an HMO and a PPO?

When you use a Medicare plan finder tool like Medicareful or work with an insurance agent, you’ll often come across plans labeled HMOs or PPOs. But you thought you were looking at a Medicare Advantage plan? Don’t worry, you are, but going with one of these two types of Medicareful Advantage plans versus the other […]

Getting Creative with Comfort Food: Eid al-Adha

This Saturday evening, August 10, 2019, is the beginning of Eid al-Adha, or the festival of the sacrifice. The second of the two major Eids each year (the first is Eid al-Fitr), Eid al-Adha is one of the most important religious festivals on the Islamic calendar. It begins on the tenth day of Dhu‘l-Hijja, the […]

Is it Possible to Be Too Healthy?

To quote The Who, “too much of anything, is too much for me.” This is common sense for many things, but could it be true for your health? Are there instances when you can actually be too healthy? The truth is, yes, there are several ways you can take what would normally be considered healthy […]

Quick Home Remedies for Hiccups

Hiccups (or hiccoughs) can be annoying, especially persistent hiccups. You can hardly make it through a sentence before a weird spasm interrupts you. Even worse, some of the “cures” are just as bad as the hiccups. Suddenly, everyone wants to scare you! No thanks. Instead, we looked into a few home cures that can help […]

Cooking for Beginners: Frequently Asked Questions (& Their Answers!)

Whether you’re an experienced home cook or making your first batch of scrambled eggs, you probably have cooking-related questions. Here at Medicareful Living, we still have questions to this day, and roughly a fourth of our articles are about cooking! So, we figure there’s no better way to help our readers than by opening the […]

Why Tennis is a Great Sport for Seniors

Tennis is a very popular sport for many seniors, and for good reason. It can not only be extremely healthy, but it’s also a sport seniors can compete in and master. In fact, the International Tennis Federation has its own senior and Super-Seniors divisions! But, what makes tennis great for seniors? You may remember we […]

How Healthy is Coconut Milk for You?

For many people, the only time you’ve tasted coconut is on vacation with a delicious piña colada or fresh coconut water right from the tree. But, there’s a growing body of evidence that the many forms of coconut can actually offer you a lot of health benefits. Today, we’ll be looking at a few of […]