How To Avoid Knee Pain, Ouch!!

How To Avoid Knee Pain, Ouch!!

To Keep Knee from Hurting

To keep your knees healthy, follow these simple tips. Dos for Healthy Knees: Always see a doctor if you experience knee pain that is not relieved by several days of rest, ice, massage, and elevation. Back off from activities such as walking hills or knee-bending exercises that cause you pain.

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For people on Medicare, there are some changes to be aware of for 2018

 

For people on Medicare, there are some changes to be aware of for 2018

SOCIAL SECURITY

“Medicare is going to replace everyone’s Medicare card starting in April 2018 through April 2019. The cards will be replaced on a scheduled basis. Everyone will get a new card that will have the Social Security number removed and replaced with a unique ID number. It will look different. Nobody needs to initiate anything.”

SCAMS

“There are a lot of scams. There are people calling Medicare beneficiaries, saying they need to pay $35 for these new cards. But Medicare will never call to verify a Medicare number,” or ask for money.

For people on Medicare, there are some changes to be aware of for 2018.

The open enrollment period for Part D prescription drug plans and Part C Medicare Advantage plans is Oct. 15 through Dec. 7.

Prescription drug plans, known as Part D, are advisable for people on Medicare if you are not enrolled in an HMO with drug coverage.

In the past, Medicare allowed companies to merge their enrollees with existing plans,”  we have not heard if that is still true.

It’s important to read the annual notice of change from your company. “If people choose not to renew, they have extra time to find other coverage, but it’s important to pay attention to the dates.”

You shouldn’t risk a coverage gap. If this particular plan ends Dec. 31, you have until Feb. 28 to renew. But that leaves two months uncovered — you don’t want to do that.

People who have prescription drug coverage from a retiree plan do not need to enroll in a Part D plan. You don’t need to do anything. If you have credible coverage from a former employer or the Veterans Administration, you don’t need to enroll. Continue reading “For people on Medicare, there are some changes to be aware of for 2018”

Loneliness Can Be Cause Of Obesity And Your Premature Death

Loneliness Can Be Cause Of Obesity And Your Premature Death

Social Isolation

  • As humans we have evolved and survived because of our ability to connect with others.
  • We grouped together into tribes to survive the elements.
  • Social isolation from our tribe was an extreme form of punishment in human development.

In today’s modern world social isolation is causing obesity, many other health problems and early death.

Chronic Loneliness

  • We are marrying later in life.
  • More of us live alone than in prior generations.
  • Divorce and smaller family sizes have reduced the number of people in our lives.
  • We are isolated by the use of our electronic devices.
  • A recent loneliness study estimated that up to 42.6 million people over age 45 are suffering from chronic loneliness.

Chronic loneliness is a worldwide problem causing premature death across the world.

Case Studies

  • A recent research report involving over 300,000 people showed that those with greater social connection reduced early death by 50 percent.
  • Another worldwide report studied the effects on mortality caused by social isolation and loneliness.

The effects of loneliness can exceed other health risk factors like obesity and drug abuse. Continue reading “Loneliness Can Be Cause Of Obesity And Your Premature Death”

HFCS Hidden In Plain Sight – What you didn’t know!

 

HFCS Hidden In Plain Sight

What you didn’t know!

Exposed!! The Ugly Truth About High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)

The corn crop in the United States is heavily subsidized, high-fructose corn syrup is also cheap.

As a result, it’s now used in so many foods, from crackers to soft drinks, that it has become one of the biggest sources of calories in the American diet. Continue reading “HFCS Hidden In Plain Sight – What you didn’t know!”

Insomnia & Sleep Apnea Effect On Seniors

Insomnia & Sleep Apnea

Poor Quality Sleep

  • Researchers at University Of California recently reported that the quality of sleep especially among the elderly can cause brain deterioration and substantial memory loss.
  • In the area of the brain where long term memory is stored called the prefrontal cortex receives transferred brain wave memories from the hippocampus which are produced during sleep.

Poor quality of sleep in seniors triggers memories to be trapped in the area called hippocampus and not go to the prefrontal cortex. Causing difficulty remembering names and forgetfulness.

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FREE! Newburgh Swing Dance 1st Thursday Of The Month

FREE! Newburgh Swing Dance 1st Thursday Of The Month-Swing dancing with lesson & live music. Every 1st Thursday of the month at the Newburgh Brewery at 88 Golden Street, Newburgh, NY.

Swing dancing can enrich your life! Make new friends and expand your world! No partner or experience needed!!

Benefits Of Coffee: New Research

Health Benefits Of Coffee: New Research

Heart & Strokes

•       It is being reported that drinking a cup of coffee a day can reduce the occurrence of strokes by up to 25%.

•       In Portugal research is showing that 3 to 4 cups of coffee daily reduces the risk of heart disease.

Heart related illnesses have been linked to low consumption of coffee a report from Harvard found.

The Brain

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5 Habits You Need To Change!

5 Habits You Need To Change!

Many people are searching for ways to live healthier. Most know that this can easily be achieved through proper nutrition and regular exercise. However, there are also other factors that have an effect on your health, and some are maybe easily overlooked. Here are 5 risky behaviors that can harm your health.

Smoking

It’s no secret that smoking kills. Despite the fact that people are aware of all the health risks associated with smoking, many still do it. It is without a doubt one of the unhealthiest habits in today’s society. This habit can literally cost you your life. Continue reading “5 Habits You Need To Change!”

Like A Heart Attack, But Worst!

Like A Heart Attack, But Worst!

I thought I was having a heart attack but it was worst I had dehydrated myself with the foods I was eating to lose weight.

Excess salt causes your body to retain fluid, which will not only leaving you feeling bloated, but can also lead to high blood pressure. Look for low-sodium options or, better yet, cook your own meals from scratch. Continue reading “Like A Heart Attack, But Worst!”

Smart Online Shopping Tips For Health Services

Smart Online Shopping Tips For Health Services

“Know Who You’re Dealing with” 

Do Your Research

  • Know Who You’re Dealing With
  • Before you give out any personal or financial information online, whether it’s to buy an item or get more information, remember that anyone can set up shop online. If you’re thinking about buying a heath-related product from an unfamiliar company or website, do some research.
  • Confirm the online seller’s physical address (not just a P.O. Box) and phone number, so you know you can reach someone if you need to.
  • Do a search for the company name and website, and be sure to look beyond the first page of results. If you find a lot of negative reviews, you are better off taking your business elsewhere.
  • Look for indicators the site is secure, like a URL that begins with https (the “s” is for secure). But that’s not foolproof: security icons can be forged. Avoid sites that ask you to send personal or financial information by email, or ask you to wire cash through a money transfer service. 

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