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5 Diabetic-Friendly Dinner Ideas for Thanksgiving

Let’s face it – the Thanksgiving holiday revolves around food. It’s all about getting together with family or friends to enjoy an indulgent meal. Traditional Thanksgiving dishes, like cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie, are chock full of carbs and sugar, which can wreak havoc on a diabetic’s blood sugar levels. Here are some ideas that make it easier for diabetics to enjoy Thanksgiving...

Medicare 101: Terms You Should Know When Reviewing Your Plan

When you enroll in Medicare, it is something like learning a new language. There are a number of terms you will need to learn to understand the process of enrollment and how your plan works. The following are some Medicare terms you will need to know when you review your plan. Part A: Medicare hospital insurance Part B:Medicare doctor and outpatient insurance Part C: Medicare...

How to Stay Protected This Flu Season

Influenza is commonly known as the flu. It is an infectious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. The two main types of flu viruses, A and B, spreading from person to person, are responsible for seasonal flu epidemics every year, as stated by CDC. Young children, older adults, and people with health conditions have a higher risk of serious complications from the flu. What Can...

Should I Apply for Medicare if I have Veterans Affairs Coverage?

The Veterans Administration (VA) encourages veterans to enroll in Medicare Parts A and B at age 65, during the initial enrollment period. This gives you more options for the care you may need in the future. VA health care will cover care you receive in VA clinics and hospitals, but it does not generally cover care provided by other doctors and facilities. Even if you...

What to Look For When Choosing a Primary Doctor

Your primary doctor is the professional who has the responsibility to care for you over the years. The ideal situation is a primary care doctor who knows you, is familiar with your medical history, any conditions, allergies, lifestyle, and personality. Ideally, your primary care doctor is more than just a doctor, but over time, becomes a friend you trust for guidance and support throughout the...