- Take charge, take the test for HIV
Did you know that 1 in 7 of the more than 1.1 million Americans living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) don’t know they have it? Getting medical care, support, and maintaining safe behaviors can help improve the health and lives of people living with HIV. Medicare can help. Medicare covers HIV screenings for people with […]
- Planning a summer vacation? Pack your health coverage!
If you’re planning a vacation abroad this summer, you already know that there’s a lot to do before you leave. There are suitcases to pack, an itinerary to plan, and perhaps a passport to renew. We want you to have the most relaxing vacation possible, so before you go don’t forget to: Look into Medicare […]
- Healthy men need health screenings, too
Have you ever put off doing something and later wished you’d just gotten it over with? If you’re a man with Medicare, now’s the time to talk with your doctor about getting screened for prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, or both. Screening tests can find cancer early, when treatment works best. Don’t put off screenings if you’re […]
- Include tobacco in your spring cleaning!
This year include tobacco in your annual spring cleaning, and haul away those cigarette butts for good! Why? Because tobacco use is the second leading cause of death worldwide, responsible for 1 in every 10 adult deaths. If you or someone you love is ready, Medicare can help you quit smoking. Medicare Part B covers […]
- Not getting quality care? Let us know.
Did you know that if you’re unhappy with your medical care, there are ways to let us know? You have the right to get high-quality care, and if you think you haven’t, you can file a complaint. If you disagree with a coverage or payment decision made by Medicare, your Medicare health plan, or Medicare Prescription Drug Plan, you […]
- Stroke Awareness—Know the Signs
Linda was excited for her monthly appointment with her massage therapist Janine. Linda gets massage therapy to help ease chronic pain. Toward the end of her session, something strange began to happen—Linda’s entire body went numb and she couldn’t move. When she tried to speak, she couldn’t. Janine saw Linda’s mouth drooping on her left […]
- Protect yourself from hepatitis with Medicare
Did you know that hepatitis kills close to 1.4 million people every year? Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver caused by a virus, resulting in acute and chronic liver disease. Hepatitis is contagious. For example, the Hepatitis B virus spreads through contact with the blood or other body fluids of an infected person. People […]
- Don’t let brittle bones shatter your life
Every year, more Americans are diagnosed with osteoporosis—a disease that causes bones to weaken and become more likely to break. You may not know that you have this “silent” disease until your bones are so weak that a sudden strain, bump, or fall causes your wrist to break or your hip to fracture. Learn the […]
- Over 65? Age Out Loud!
Today’s older Americans are living longer and better lives. May is Older Americans Month, and it’s the perfect time to celebrate what getting older looks like today. When we come together to celebrate this year’s theme of “Age Out Loud,” we give aging a new voice—one that reflects what you have to say. How can […]
- When’s the last time you checked your blood pressure?
Now’s the time to take a quick and easy test to see if your blood pressure is too high. High blood pressure usually has no signs or symptoms, but it can lead to a higher risk of heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure. It’s important for you to know your blood pressure numbers, even when […]