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Senior Healthcare: Having Both Medicare and Medi-Cal Can Be Detrimental Senior Healthcare: Having Both Medicare and Medi-Cal Can Be Detrimental

When it comes to healthcare, more often than not people are comfortable with having more coverage than they need. However, is there a point when having too much coverage is…

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Medicare & California Seniors: 2013 Part D Plan Changes and Updates Medicare & California Seniors: 2013 Part D Plan Changes and Updates

In 2013, California will have 32 Part D prescription drug plans (PDPs) available. Premiums of 2013 PDP range from $15.00 to $118.60. Twenty-six of the plans are renewing plans and…

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Seniors & Medicare: What’s New in Part D for 2013? Seniors & Medicare: What’s New in Part D for 2013?

Starting January 1, 2013, beneficiaries who reach the Part D coverage gap, or donut hole, will continue to see their costs decrease. Next year beneficiaries will pay 47.5% of the…

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The Elderly and Depression The Elderly and Depression

Unfortunately, depression in the elderly seems to be on the rise.  In the past, many doctors missed depression in elderly patients because it didn’t always look the way it did…

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Healthcare Reform and Medical Bills Healthcare Reform and Medical Bills

Did you know there is a provision of the health care reform law could help some people avoid staggering medical bills, liens on their homes and debt collection calls? In…

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Affordable Health Care Act Decision Affordable Health Care Act Decision

The Supreme Court’s decision last Thursday to uphold the Affordable Care Act means that the predictions about how it will affect Americans remain in place. The court did rule that…

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Get the Real Facts About Alzheimer’s Disease Get the Real Facts About Alzheimer’s Disease

Whether you’re dealing with Alzheimer’s in your family now or you’re just starting to understand the disease, there is an abundance of information available to you. However, some of that…

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Attention Women Over 50: You Have Specific Health Needs! Attention Women Over 50: You Have Specific Health Needs!

As a woman, you’ve been keenly aware of specific health issues that you’ve been taught to monitor through your child-bearing years. But, what about specific health concerns beyond age 55?…

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Your Brain Needs Exercise Too Your Brain Needs Exercise Too

As we get older, many of us are concerned with staying healthy. We eat right, watch our weight and try to get enough sleep.  But, what are we doing for…

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