Heart Health Can Help Predict Brain Health: Study

By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) — What’s good for the heart is probably also good for the brain, suggests new research. People with the highest cardiac output for their body size (cardiac index), meaning those with the greatest blood flow from their heart, tended to have more brain volume, which […]

Medicare Saves $33 Billion through Generic Drugs

According to a Congressional Budget Office report, generic drugs saved both the government and beneficiaries roughly $33 billion in 2007. Businessweek reports the trade group Pharmaceutical Care Management Association expects an additional $14 billion in savings over the next few years due to new generics entering the market through 2012.

Possible Scam Targeting Medicare Seniors

Police said someone is targeting senior citizens trying to milk them out of their savings. One woman in Robertson County said she refused to become a victim when scammers threatened her medicare. Sarah Davenport lives in the middle of nowhere, but somehow scammers found her number, address, and the fact that she has medicare. You […]

How does Medicare work with my employer health plan?

It is very important to understand how your two health insurances work together to cover your health care. If you’re eligible for Medicare because you have a disability and you also have health insurance through a current employer, who pays first depends on how many people work for that employer. The employer coverage may be […]

Should you consider Medicare Advantage for 2011?

If you have thought about enrolling in a Medicare Advantage plan, this is the time to assess your options. Carriers that are approved to offer Medicare Advantage plans can begin marketing 2011 plans October 1. The Annual Enrollment Period begins November 15 and ends December 31. It is during this time that you can submit […]