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When you think about your health, don’t forget your eyes

I vividly remember that late Friday afternoon when my eye pressure spiked and I staggered on foot to my ophthalmologist’s office as the rapidly thickening fog in my field of vision shrouded passing cars and traffic lights.

Understanding ‘Warning Strokes’: What to expect if you experience stroke symptoms, even if they disappear

(Family Features) Diagnosing a transient ischemic attack (TIA), sometimes called a “warning stroke,” can be challenging because symptoms often disappear within an hour. However,...

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Highly Rated Diets to Support Heart Health

(Family Features) Eating healthy is an important goal for people looking to maintain or improve their physical health, particularly as it relates to the...

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The Connection Between Your Heart and Kidneys

While people may think about heart disease and kidney disease as two different health problems, there are many links between them. Kidney disease affects roughly...

Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on Cardiovascular Disease

Now, more than three years from the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the impacts can be seen more clearly. For example, the rise in the...

More older adults use patient portals, but attitudes vary widely

Three-quarters of people age 50-80 use at least one portal, but use and confidence are lower in those with lower incomes or lower levels of physical or mental health
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Federal audits reveal millions in Medicare Advantage overcharges

By Fred Schulte and Holly Hacker, Kaiser Health News  Newly released federal audits reveal widespread overcharges and other errors in payments to Medicare Advantage health...

Medicare Plan Finder likely won’t note new $35 cap on out-of-pocket insulin costs

Susan Jaffe  Kaiser Health News A big cut in prescription drug prices for some Medicare beneficiaries kicks in next year, but finding those savings isn’t...

New Jersey seniors can save money when enrolling for Medicare by comparing plans

Medicare Open Enrollment is your chance to compare your choices for the year ahead and to see if you could save money in 2023...

Majority of Americans concerned healthcare system is unprepared to care for aging population, new study finds

Understanding American attitudes about illness, death, and the healthcare system is critical to developing programs, policies, and services to support the country's aging population....

If it seems too good to be true, it’s probably a scam: What to watch out for when looking for health insurance during open...

By Bram Sable-Smith  Kaiser Health News It took nearly a year for Kelly Macauley to realize the health plan she bought while shopping for insurance...

Living with diabetes? Why you need to pay attention to your feet

(StatePoint) Diabetes can impact the body in a number of ways, especially creating potentially serious complications for your feet. “Foot care is a central component...

Haven’t seen your primary doctor for several years? You may need to find a new one

By Michelle Andrews  Kaiser Health News When Claudia Siegel got a stomach bug earlier this year, she reached out to her primary care doctor to...

Six Essential Terms Every Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiver Needs to Know

During National Family Caregivers and National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month in November, the Alzheimer's Association is highlighting six essential terms that are important for...

Medical tests in the comfort of your own home: Poll shows high interest, uneven use by older adults

Kitchen counters and bathroom sinks across America turned into miniature medical testing labs over the past year, as millions of people swabbed their noses...

SilverSneakers to offer Apple Fitness+ in 2023

SilverSneakers® by Tivity Health®, the nation's leading fitness program for older adults, will offer members an Apple Fitness+™ subscription at no additional cost starting in...

After Congress fails to add dental coverage, Medicare weighs limited benefit expansion

By Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News Proposed changes in Medicare rules could soon pave the way for a significant expansion in Medicare-covered dental services, while...

Say what? Hearing aids now available over-the-counter for as low as $199, and without a prescription

By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News As of yesterday, consumers can now buy hearing aids directly off store shelves and at dramatically lower prices...