Month: June 2017

Keep Your Balance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that one in three people age 65 and older fall every year. The results can be severe from bone fractures to brain injury. Why do we fall more as we age? Hearing or eyesight problems can cause balance issues. Inactivity can affect muscle strength and flexibility. Some […]

Changing Medicare Insurance Plans

If you want to change to a different Medicare plan or go to Original Medicare for next year, you can do it from October 15th, 2017 to December 7th, 2017. It’s called “Open Enrollment” for Medicare plans. The change will take effect on January 1st, 2018. In certain situations, changes are allowed at other times […]

Medicare Misconceptions

When I speak with Medicare patients, I often hear some confusion about what Medicare plan they have and what that plan covers. First, Medicare Plan A generally helps cover services provided by hospitals (inpatient services), skilled nursing facilities or home health agencies. The Medicare Part B plan helps cover most other services (such as physician’s […]

Deal of the Month – June 2017

Compression Stockings and Diabetic Socks Buy 1 pair get the second pair half off! Compression socks apply ‘graduated’ pressure. These help in a range of circulatory problems including varicose veins, edema, thrombosis or just leg cramps and discomfort. Athletes may wear compression socks as a way to give themselves additional support for their activities that […]