Recognizing the Signs of Heat-Related Illness and How to Respond

One of the joys of summer is being able to get outside and enjoy the warm sunshine and fresh air. It can be a wonderful time to picnic in the park, take a walk, go to a festival, or watch the grand kids play soccer or baseball. But as the temperature rises, this can also … Continue reading Recognizing the Signs of Heat-Related Illness and How to Respond

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Tis the Season to Watch out for Medicare Fraud

As soon as the Medicare open enrollment period starts, scammers begin their efforts to steal your identity. The National Council on Aging (July 17, 2015) offers five tips to avoid the most common Medicare scams. Know how identity theft works. Someone pretending to work for Medicare may contact you and tell you they need your personal information to … Continue reading Tis the Season to Watch out for Medicare Fraud

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Take Steps to Digitally Measure Your Health

When Michael, 61, received a Fitbit for his birthday, he wasn’t sure what to make of the fitness wristband that measures your steps, how many calories you burn and how many times you wake up during the night. Although he didn’t think “you could teach an old dog new tricks,” after several months of using … Continue reading Take Steps to Digitally Measure Your Health

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Plan Ahead for a Happy Retirement

While many people spend years trying to ensure that their financial future is secure after they retire, few make plans for their new leisure time. When you are in a 9-to-5 work grind with never enough time for household chores, let alone for fun activities, the idea of unlimited time—sleeping late, getting up when you … Continue reading Plan Ahead for a Happy Retirement

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Don’t Fall in Love with a Romance Scammer

They present in many forms, and it’s important to recognize and understand the differences. One of the most common referrals seen in primary are is for cognitive evaluation of older persons, whose families are concerned about cognitive decline. Often, the referral is bypassed completely and a primary care provider (PCP) will simply enter a diagnosis … Continue reading Don’t Fall in Love with a Romance Scammer

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