Shingles in the Elderly: Signs & Prevention

Kelsey Davis Fitness & Health

Shingles in the Elderly: Signs & Prevention According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one-third of people in the United States will develop shingles at some point in their life. The risk of developing shingles increases as you age and is more likely in those who have had the chickenpox (Varicella) virus. Prepare yourself now by learning …

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Vitamin D for Seniors and Medicare Eligibles

Kelsey Davis Fitness & Health

Vitamin D for Seniors and Medicare Eligibles Vitamin D, also known as the “sunshine vitamin,” is essential. It helps absorb calcium, which is necessary for bone health and strength. Over an extended period of time, vitamin D deficiency can result in obesity, diabetes, hypertension, depression, Osteoporosis, and more. Vitamin D for seniors and Medicare eligibles becomes increasingly important with age, …

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Dental Care for Seniors and Medicare Eligibles

Kelsey Davis Fitness & Health, Medicare Advantage

Dental Care for Seniors and Medicare Eligibles According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, most people over the age of 65 are missing an average of 13 teeth. In fact, it is estimated that 27% have no remaining teeth at all. Dental problems are among the most common health issues for older adults. Proper dental care for …

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Guide to Winter Wellness for Seniors and Medicare Eligibles

Kelsey Davis Fitness & Health

Guide to Winter Wellness for Seniors and Medicare Eligibles Winter often consists of lower temperatures, less sunlight, and more time indoors. The same weather that is bothersome to most can prove to be dangerous for others. Seniors and Medicare eligibles face several dangers including falling on ice or snow, frostbite, and hypothermia. Our guide to winter wellness can help ensure …

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Does Medicare cover genetic testing for cancer?

Kelsey Davis Fitness & Health, Medicare

Does Medicare cover genetic testing for cancer? Cancer is the leading cause of death worldwide and impacts millions of patients and families each year. Fortunately, genetic testing for cancer, which is growing in popularity, can be a great tool for understanding your risk of developing cancer. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services …

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Fall Prevention: Tips, Tricks, and Exercises

Kelsey Davis Fitness & Health

Fall Prevention: Tips, Tricks, and Exercises According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the leading cause of injury and death in older adults. Falls can occur at any time and can range in severity. Seniors and Medicare eligibles can suffer from significant injuries or pain. These injuries can generate yearly costs exceeding $50 billion. Fall prevention …

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Does Medicare cover flu shots?

Kelsey Davis Fitness & Health, Medicare

Does Medicare cover flu shots? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year, there are over 31.4 million outpatient doctor visits due to the flu virus in the United States. Anyone can get the flu, even the healthiest of people, which is why it’s important to take the necessary preventive measures. Getting an annual flu shot …

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Yoga for Seniors and Medicare Eligibles

Kelsey Davis Fitness & Health

Yoga for Seniors and Medicare Eligibles Yoga for seniors and Medicare eligibles is an effective way to improve your mental and physical wellness. Yoga can be intimidating. Many seniors and Medicare eligibles may even say the complex poses and intricate twists are simply unattainable. However, yoga doesn’t have to be intimidating or unattainable. Yoga for seniors and Medicare eligibles has …

Do Your Doctors Follow The 8-Minute Rule | MedicarePlanFinder

Do Your Doctors Follow The 8-Minute Rule?

Anastasia Iliou Fitness & Health, General, Medicare

Do Your Doctors Follow The 8-Minute Rule? Medicare has certain rules and regulations in place to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse.  Here’s one you may not have heard of – the 8-minute rule. Providers must treat patients for at least eight minutes to receive Medicare reimbursement. With this rule, your doctors can’t rush from patient to patient. You can get the quality …

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Silver Sneakers and Silver & Fit: Medicare Fitness Programs

Anastasia Iliou Fitness & Health

Silver Sneakers and Silver & Fit: Medicare Fitness Programs Wishing you could afford a gym membership or a yoga class? You might be able to get the coverage you need with a Medicare fitness program. Chronic disease prevention is one of the requirements for all Medicare plans, which is why a Medicare fitness program supports fall prevention, hypertension, diabetes, and …