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What Happens to my Regular Health Insurance When I get Medicare?

When you reach age 65, you gain an advantage – you are eligible for Medicare. If you already have health insurance through your employer, through your spouse, or purchased as an individual, it can help to know how Medicare will affect that health insurance.  When you sign up with Medicare, it is advised that you get assistance from a local insurance agent, as the process...

8 Tips to Finding a Good Doctor

We all want to ensure we have the best primary care physician available, but how do you find a good doctor? You may have to choose a physician in your health insurance network. All health insurance providers list the providers in their network – this is your starting point. Your primary care doctor is the gateway to specialists, testing, yearly physical exams, and treatments. Building...

8 Tips to Staying Healthy When Your Family is Sick

When your family has come down with a “bug,” you want to avoid catching it. At least one person in the household needs to be healthy so they can care for others! You can reduce the risk of coming down with the flu or another virus. Follow these home healthcare rules if a family member is ill: Wash Your Hands Frequently. Washing your hands may...

How Much Sodium is Too Much?

Sodium, or salt, brings out the flavor in all foods, from savory to sweet. But too much sodium can have a detrimental effect on your health. Has your doctor told you to lower your sodium intake? How much is too much? The Symptoms of Too Much Sodium in Your Diet If you experience any of these symptoms, it may be the result of consuming too...

Making Healthy Restaurant Choices

Dining out is a national pastime, and most of us rely on local restaurants to serve us on holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, or everyday meals. If you dine out often, you want to ensure the menu items you choose do not negatively impact your health. Armed with a little knowledge, you can enjoy delicious restaurant meals without negatively affecting your health or weight.  How to Choose...