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  • Knowledge is power when it comes to kidney health

    March 14, 2019

    Knowledge is power when it comes to kidney health Did you know that approximately 90% of people with kidney disease don’t even know they have it? The best treatment is early detection when kidney disease can be slowed or stopped. But, if you’ve already been diagnosed, Medicare is here to help you make informed decisions about your

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  • Make Healthy Choices—Medicare can help!

    March 07, 2019

    Make Healthy Choices—Medicare can help! People with diabetes may have heard that carbohydrates aren’t good for them. However, many carbohydrates provide vitamins, minerals, and nutrients for the body, and can be part of a healthful diet for people with or without diabetes. If you need help choosing foods that will support your health

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  • Become an informed Medicare consumer

    March 03, 2019

    Become an informed Medicare consumer Each day, you make important choices about your finances, health, privacy, and more. During National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), March 3–9, 2019, non-profit organizations and government agencies can help you take advantage of your rights and make better-informed choices. Here are some things

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  • 5 ways to help prevent colon cancer

    February 28, 2019

    5 ways to help prevent colon cancer Colorectal cancer is one of the leading cancer-related killers. It’s the third most common cancer in the U.S. and the second leading cause of death from cancer. Colorectal cancer affects all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people 50 and older. Colon cancer is generally

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  • Spring into action—practice prevention

    February 28, 2019

    Spring into action—practice prevention Spring is a welcome reminder of new beginnings. Longer hours of daylight, blooming flowers, and warmer weather all point to a new season, and a new reason, to practice preventive care. Preventive services are valuable to your wellbeing, because they can help you keep from getting sick and find

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  • Become a donor—save lives

    February 13, 2019

    Become a donor—save lives Every day, 20 people die while waiting for an organ transplant. Just one donor can save and heal up to 75 lives through organ and tissue donation. Today, there are more than 114,000 patients waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant and many more who need cornea, tissue, bone marrow, blood, and platelet

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  • Go red to support women fighting heart disease

    February 01, 2019

    Go red to support women fighting heart disease Every minute, heart disease takes the life of a woman in the United States, even though nearly 80% of cardiac events can be prevented. Heart disease doesn’t affect every woman in the same way, but there are signs to look for and ways to help prevent it. Medicare covers cardiovascular

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  • This Valentine’s Day, give your heart some love

    February 01, 2019

    This Valentine’s Day, give your heart some love Although love songs might tell you otherwise, a broken heart can’t kill you—but heart disease can. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women, taking about 610,000 lives each year. You might not be able to avoid Cupid’s arrow, but you can

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  • Get Medicare’s new “What’s covered” app!

    January 28, 2019

    Get Medicare’s new “What’s covered” app! Not sure if Medicare will cover your medical test or service? Medicare’s free “What’s covered” app delivers accurate cost and coverage information right on your smartphone. Now you can quickly see whether Medicare covers your service in the doctor’s office, the hospital, or anywhere else you

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