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Health Insurance Agent vs. Navigator: What’s the Difference?

Shopping for health insurance can be a confusing process. You may need some assistance in choosing the right options, getting the subsidies you are entitled to receive, and enrolling in a health plan. You may be able to get the help you need through either a health insurance agent or a navigator. Although both agents and navigators can help you enroll in a health plan,...

5 Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

Ice, snow, and freezing temperatures can make life more challenging for seniors during the winter months. Slippery walkways and bone-chilling colds can lead to serious injuries and illnesses, particularly for older adults. These tips for winter can help keep seniors safe. Dress Warm to Prevent Hypothermia Hypothermia is a risk for older people living in regions with colder temperatures in winter. This condition occurs when...

9 Ways to Eat Healthy This Holiday Season

We all know that we should eat healthy food, but when the holidays arrive, all bets are off! The abundant treats associated with the holiday season can come with consequences. Using these tips so you can enjoy the season while watching your weight and staying healthy. Smaller Quantities If you eat generous portions, you will crave more food, and the spiral begins. Eat smaller portions...

Mental Health Care: Is It Covered by Medicare?

Medicare covers screening for depression, once a year, at no cost. Medicare also covers various other types of mental health services. A person on Medicare may feel depressed, particularly during the pandemic, when they have been less willing or able to engage in the usual social activities or spending time with loved ones. Symptoms of Depression Depression comes with a set of symptoms, which include:...

How to Avoid the Winter Blues

The “winter blues” are not imaginary. Millions of people feel depressed during the winter months due to the reduced sunlight, which is believed to increase more melatonin, the hormone that triggers sleep, creating feelings of fatigue, lethargy, and depression. Rather than living with the condition, you have options to help elevate your mood. The Science Behind the Winter Blues Your body’s internal clock is a...