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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 […]

Safe Ways to Celebrate Halloween During the COVID Pandemic

Many aspects of our daily lives have been greatly affected by the COIVD-19 pandemic, and our annual holiday celebrations are no exception. Halloween is one of the most popular holidays in the United States, and many of the ways we enjoy it involve gathering with family and friends. As we know, big groups aren’t really […]

Safe Trick-Or-Treating During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Trick-or-treating is a central tradition of Halloween, to the extent that it’s hard to imagine the holiday without it. Unfortunately, we may have to do more than imagine it for Halloween 2020. We’ve previously covered the dieting dangers of trick-or-treating, but this year, there’s more to worry about, namely the scary COVID-19 virus. For many, […]

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Wearing a Mask

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the most consistent public health requests we’ve heard is for everyone to wear masks while out in public. Thankfully, many Americans are stepping up, according to recent polls. Unfortunately, wearing a mask incorrectly can completely undermine the protection everyone is seeking. Whether you’re still on the fence about wearing […]

CMS Expands Telehealth Coverage During COVID-19 Pandemic

On Thursday, April 30, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a slate of sweeping changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These changes were made at the direction of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act with the aim to make it easier for Medicare beneficiaries to receive health care […]

CMS Announces Expanded Telehealth Benefits for COVID-19 Outbreak

On March 17, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Trump Administration announced that they would be expanding Medicare’s coverage of telehealth services to ensure that beneficiaries could receive care in the comfort and safety of their own homes during the COVID-19 outbreak. This is coupled with the announcement week before […]

CMS & Insurers Announce Part C and D COVID-19 Coverage

News about the coronavirus — officially called the SARS-CoV02, 2019 Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19 — has been everywhere lately. As of writing this article (March 12, 2020), there are more than 124,000 cases confirmed worldwide and more than 4,600 deaths. The potential strain this may put on the health care system in the United States, […]