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COVID-19 Update

With the current situation surrounding the CoronaVirus (COVID-19), many people have questions in regards to how they may be covered by their health insurance. For high risk groups such as seniors it is important to know what is available to you through Medicare. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) has decided that Medicare will […]

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How to Zoom (Video Conferencing for everyone)

What Is Zoom? Zoom is a Cloud-based video conferencing platform that can be used for video conferencing meetings, audio conferencing, webinars, meeting recordings, and live chat.  ​​​​​​​A Zoom meeting is a meeting that’s hosted using Zoom. Attendees can join the meeting via webcam, video conferencing camera, or phone. How to Get Started With Zoom Choose the right plan for […]

What Does Medicare Cover for Diabetics?

If you have diabetes, you know it’s a day-to-day reality that needs to be attended to. It can feel like a full-time job, but you don’t have to do it alone. Medicare covers diabetes medications, supplies and services to help treat diabetes and keep blood glucose in a healthy range. Medicare Part B covers blood glucose testing […]

Do All Doctors Accept Medicare Assignment?

Medicare assignment is an agreement that your health care provider (doctor) has made to be paid by Medicare for the services they deliver. An important part of this agreement is that your provider won’t charge you anything more than a Medicare deductible and coinsurance. This can keep your out-of-pocket costs lower and ensure that your […]

How to Tell If You’re Dehydrated

During the summer, the hotter temperatures can lead dehydration to become one of the greatest threats facing many seniors. In fact, the heat and temptation to enjoy the outdoors can put anyone at risk for dehydration and heat-related illnesses. Becoming overheated or severely dehydrated can be deadly. Without healthy hydration, many of the primary functions […]

Seniors and Student Debt: A Growing Issue

  • Posted on: June 3, 2019
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The student debt crisis is often one considered to only be facing millennials, but they aren’t alone. While the majority certainly are young adults, a growing number of seniors are being crippled by student debt as well. The college debt crisis has ballooned to over $1.5 trillion and continues to grow. This increase is despite […]

Dishes to Impress Your Friends: Carciofi alla Giudia

  • Posted on: June 3, 2019
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At Medicareful Living, we believe everybody should have at least one good showstopping dish. It’s that recipe you can bring out for dinner parties or to prove to your friends, “Hey, I can cook, too!” Trying a new dish is also a great excuse to test and expand your cooking skills. The more recipes you […]

Two Truths and a Lie: Popular Health Hacks

  • Posted on: June 3, 2019
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Many of you may be familiar with the game Two Truths and a Lie, where somebody says three things about themselves, and two of the facts are true while one is a lie. It’s up to you to guess which fact is the lie. This game is perfect for a health and wellness site like […]

Who is Dickie Borthwick: Senior Soccer Star?

  • Posted on: June 3, 2019
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Dickie Borthwick is a famous soccer (or “football”) player in England, but not for the reason you’d expect. He’s not one of the best players in the world, and he doesn’t make millions of pounds a month challenging for the Champions League (the biggest club tournament in Europe). No, Dickie Borthwick has become an icon […]

The Health Benefits of Garlic

Garlic isn’t only supposedly good for keeping away vampires. No, this essential ingredient for many popular dishes is also packed with health benefits. In fact, it’s easy to consider it a superfood with every way garlic can help you get healthier. This may seem funny to us today — with garlic bread or garlic butter […]