August 25, 2019

Create your personal Medicare account

Would you like for a family member or caregiver to be able to call Medicare on your behalf?

Would you like a way to store all your health records in one place online, so you can quickly share them with a new doctor or other healthcare provider?

How about an easy way to print a new Medicare card if you lose yours? Or a quick way to see what preventive health services, like cancer screenings and vaccinations, are available to you?

You can do all that and more by creating a free, secure account.

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Mom’s been lonely since your father passed away last year. But ever since she met Ed, who is also a widower, she’s seemed much happier. You suspect Mom and Ed are becoming more than just friends and may be dating, but your mother seems reluctant to share details, which concerns you. How do you know when to let mom be or when you might need to dig a little deeper into her private life?

Dental treatment concerns with patients taking blood thinners

Medications that prevent the formation of blood clots are commonly called blood thinners.  Blood-thinners do not actually thin the blood, but they prevent the blood from clotting.  These types of medications are given to people with an increased tendency for thrombosis (blood clot formation) inside blood vessels or to prevent the formation of further clots in those who have had them before.  Blood clots that break free can travel through the bloodstream and then lodge in a vessel blocking blood flow. When a blockage occurs in a vessel to the brain, a stroke occurs.  Blockage to the heart causes a heart attack. Blood thinners help prevent the serious risk of heart attack and stroke that internal clotting poses.