What is the best time to sign up for Medicare coverage?

Most people I know are looking forward to signing up for Medicare just as soon as they can.

When you’re first eligible for Medicare, you have a seven-month Initial Enrollment Period to sign up for Medicare’s Part A and/or Part B benefits and services. Part A covers hospitalization and Part B covers doctor visits, outpatient care, and other medical goods and... Read More

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Don’t worry, there’ll always be a ‘next time’
By Steven Campbell

We now know that our own self-talk has far more of an affect on how we see ourselves (which psychologists call our self-images,) than what others say to us. 

This is especially true when... Read More

Removing home hazards lowers hospitilazation risk
By Julie Ann Anderson

Falls, accidents and mobility issues are among the higher risks for seniors when looking to prevent hospitalizations.

Making older adults’ homes free of hazards is one of the top action items families can take... Read More

U.S. Army medicine leads in infectious disease research

In 2004, U.S. Army Col. Jerome Kim, an infectious disease physician, flew to Bangkok to oversee a massive HIV vaccine study. 

It was the opportunity of a lifetime—and the stakes were high.

If successful,... Read More

Point of the Week
By Gigi Shames

Welcome back to a special edition of Point of the Week for your baby or small child. This point, known to acupuncturists as Small Intestine 3, is located on the lateral side of your... Read More