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Does Medicare Cover STIs?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in five Americans have a sexually transmitted infection (STI) of some kind. These infections can range from herpes and cold sores to HIV and AIDs. That same study estimates that the total lifetime medical costs of STIs acquired in 2018 alone would amount to […]

The Different Types of Potatoes & When to Use Them

With so many varieties of potatoes available at the supermarket, it may be difficult to figure out which kind you need. The type and texture of a potato can greatly alter what it can, and should be, used for when you’re cooking dinner. Our goal is to give you a brief overview of the different […]

Does Medicare Cover HIV Screenings and Treatment?

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) attacks the immune system, opening those living with it to other infections and diseases. The late stages of this condition, when the immune system is badly damaged, is called acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). There are currently over 1.2 million Americans living with HIV in the United States. While more than 700,000 […]

Gun Safety Rules for Seniors

For many gun owners, responsible ownership is a cornerstone to respecting their firearm, whether they own it as a hobby, a collectible, or to protect their family. As safe ownership becomes routine, it’s easy to fall into bad habits if you’re not regularly checking yourself and keeping up with standard safety guidelines. If following these […]

3 Surprising Ways to Feel Better When You’re Sad

There are times in everyone’s life where they just feel sad, or even simply not great. It doesn’t have to necessarily grow to the status of depression to still be mildly unpleasant; it could be ennui, a general sense of malaise, or you just feel like you’re in a bit of a funk. When this […]

Can Your Knee Really Predict the Weather?

Many of us have a family member who claims their “trick knee” knows when it’s about to storm. The funny thing is, they’re often correct with their guess. Now, they could be playing a trick on you by checking the weather reports and pretending it’s their knee or they just get extremely lucky, but what […]

What are Federally Qualified Health Centers?

Health care can be expensive, especially if you don’t have a lot of provider options around you. If your financial and health care options are strained, there are plenty of solutions out there for you, but the trouble can be finding them. Not only can you rely on Medicare to help with health care costs […]

Does Medicare Cover Incontinence Treatment?

Incontinence is an embarrassing but common condition for many people, with over half of seniors experiencing incontinence at some level of severity. It makes sense that it would be common because there are so many unique conditions that can cause incontinence that most people are likely to live with one at some point in their […]

The Health Benefits of Cumin

Cumin is one of the most underrated spices for many home cooks in the United States, destined to get lost in the back of the spice cabinet. For us at Medicareful Living, we find it incredibly useful! Cumin adds depth and complexity to almost any dish, but the culinary benefits of this spice aren’t the […]

How to Make Dried Herbs at Home

Drying herbs have long been a way to preserve an ingredient and widen the window of time you have to use them before they go bad. Today, you can walk into a grocery store and have a variety of spices at your fingertips. People were using dried herbs long before grocery stores were a thing, […]