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  • Celebrate Earth Day—Medicare style!

    April 21, 2019

    Celebrate Earth Day—Medicare style! More than 190 countries celebrate Earth Day on April 22—a day for encouraging awareness and action to help protect our environment. How can you make your voice heard this year? Let Medicare help! Sign up for a MyMedicare.gov account and take advantage of Medicare’s electronic resources to help you

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  • Think before you drink

    April 08, 2019

    Think before you drink As you get older, alcohol may start to effect you differently. You may become more sensitive to it, and your regular drinking habits could become a problem. Alcohol can also cause dangerous interactions when mixed with prescription or over-the-counter medications. Drinking too much can cause falls and fractures

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  • Using opioids safely

    March 27, 2019

    Using opioids safely Doctors may prescribe opioids, a class of drugs used to treat pain, after surgery or an injury. Although opioids can be an important part of treatment, they have serious risks like addiction, abuse, and overdose, especially if used continuously. That’s why Medicare is working with doctors and pharmacists to

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  • Know your diabetes risk—take this quick test!

    March 25, 2019

    Know your diabetes risk—take this quick test! One in three Americans is at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, a serious disease that can lead to complications like kidney disease, blindness, and amputations. But type 2 diabetes doesn’t have to be permanent– you can delay or even prevent it with healthy lifestyle changes. Many people

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  • Need help with your Medicare costs?

    March 21, 2019

    Need help with your Medicare costs? If you have Medicare and you’re facing challenges with paying for health care, you may qualify for programs that can help you save money on medical and drug costs. People with limited income and resources may qualify for Medicaid, a joint federal and state program that helps with medical

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