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Does Medicare Cover Weight Loss Programs?

Losing weight is always a challenge, and support is available through your Medicare plan, depending on your coverage. If a weight loss treatment is deemed to be medically necessary by your doctor, a range of services is available to you. What Each Medicare Plan Covers for Weight Loss Medicare Part A Medicare Part A will cover the cost of hospitalization if the agency has determined...

6 Foods to Help Prevent Dehydration

Across the USA, many people live in communities that are experiencing hot, dry weather. Staying well hydrated is always important, and even more so during the hot summer months. Obviously, drinking plenty of water is vital, but there is more to staying hydrated than just consuming liquids. Electrolytes work to direct water and other nutrients to the cells. Many foods contain water, nutrients and electrolytes...

How to Find the Right Caregiver

If you have an elderly relative or a younger person with physical or mental limitations, you may need to find a caregiver. Every situation requires a specific level of training to provide the support your loved one needs. The caregiver becomes part of your family and choosing right could not be more important. What Type of Caregiver is Right for Your Loved One? Depending on...

How Much Sun Is Too Much Sun?

It is common knowledge that too much sun exposure is bad for your skin. Most people also know that we need sunlight to make vitamin D, a micronutrient that aids bone growth and absorption of calcium, controls cell growth, regulates immunity, and helps prevent inflammation. Unfortunately, it can be tricky balance between getting the sunshine we need to produce adequate vitamin D and risking overexposure...

Traveling Outside the U.S. with Medicare: What You Need to Know

Medicare will not pay for healthcare outside the U.S., except under specific rare circumstances. That means in most cases, you are not covered anywhere other than the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Island, and Guam. Under What Circumstances Will Medicare Pay for Healthcare Outside the U.S.? There are only three situations in which...