Starting on January 1, 2011, Medicare patients can plan to see a primary care physician every year for a physical, with no concern about payment. If you are new to Medicare, you will be covered with a one-time “Welcome of Medicare” exam.
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Excessive GPS use can shrink your hippocampus, part of the brain that helps with spatial navigation. The hippocampus is one of the first brain areas to be affected by Alzheimer’s disease, causing problems with memory and spatial orientation.
A recent report by the Families and Work Institute and Boston College’s Sloan Center on Aging and Work stated that a growing number of older Americans not only feel they need to work after retirement – for additional income – but are looking for work to because it makes them feel good.
Part of the solution to keeping infections down is making hospitals more efficient. By automating patient information, medical centers and hospitals reduce the chances that patients have to catch a bug.
Since health care and prescription changes to Medicare can be confusing, an organization called State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) offers one-on-one counseling and assistance to families on Medicare.
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These judicial acrobats add to the pressures the administration is already facing from health care industry lobbyists who want to reduce the impact of the law.