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May 21, 2020

Concerned about your blood pressure? Medicare can help.

It’s difficult to detect high blood pressure. High blood pressure (also called “hypertension”) usually doesn’t have any warning signs until it causes more serious health issues, like heart attack and…
May 19, 2020

Medicare helps protect you from viral hepatitis

Complications from hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver caused by a virus, kill nearly 1.4 million people worldwide every year. Hepatitis is contagious. The…
May 15, 2020

3 tips for people in the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary Program

If you’re among the 7.5 million people in the Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) Program, Medicare providers aren’t allowed to bill you for services and items Medicare covers, including deductibles…
May 12, 2020

Stroke Awareness: What are the signs?

More than 800,000 strokes happen each year in the United States. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. and is a major cause of serious disability…