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6 Habits That Support Strong Mental Health

Maintaining good mental health has become more challenging in recent times, with the global pandemic and other factors contributing to stress and anxiety. It is more important now than ever to develop healthy habits to improve your mood and help keep stress at bay. Cultivating the following habits will benefit not only your mental health, but your physical health, as well. Get Regular Exercise This...

Tips for Avoiding Medicare Fraud and Abuse

Medicare fraud is committed when someone knowingly deceives Medicare to get payment or a higher payment than the healthcare provider is entitled to receive. Medicare abuse occurs with practices resulting in unnecessary costs for Medicare. Examples include overcharging for supplies or services, misusing billing codes, or billing for unnecessary services.  Medicare fraud and abuse are more common than you may think. Fraud schemes can range...

How to Perform a Breast Self-Exam

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast self-examination is an important step in the early detection of breast cancer. Along with clinical breast exams and mammograms, it can help detect cancer in the early stages, when it is often treatable. Women should start performing regular breast exams at home in their 20s, as stated by the American Breast Cancer Foundation.  Three Ways to Perform a Breast...

Understanding Medicare Coverage for Stroke Survivors

World Stroke Day is Friday, October 29, 2021. This is the day to focus on stroke prevention, and on healthcare options for individuals who have survived a stroke. Major side effects of stroke include decreased mobility, problems with hearing, vision, or balance, and paralysis.  What Does Medicare Cover for Stroke Survivors? Every year, more than half a million people over the age of 65 suffer...

Finding Health Insurance After Leaving the Nest at Age 26

As a young adult, you can remain on your parents’ health insurance plan until you reach the age of 26. At that point, it is time to find coverage on your own. Below are some guidelines to help you navigate the process. When Coverage Stops Under Your Parent’s Health Insurance How long you have coverage under your parent’s policy after you turn 26 will depend...