Beating cancer with attitude

October 4, 2017 0

Shirley Schultz and Kathleen Messinger have never met yet march to the same drum. They both feel that the best way to beat cancer is with a lot of attitude— positive attitude, that is. These breast cancer survivors are too busy living life to the fullest to waste time or [ . . . ]

Cold War workers may qualify for benefits

October 4, 2017 0

They may not have been soldiers, but men and women who worked in the nuclear weapons industry are still suffering the long-term effects of the Cold War. And they may not know they’re entitled to government benefits if their illnesses can be traced directly to their employment in the nuclear [ . . . ]

Get ready for the new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier cards

October 4, 2017 0

Beginning in April 2018, new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) cards will no longer contain Social Security numbers in an effort to combat fraud and illegal use. Issuance will not change the benefits a Medicare beneficiary receives. In some areas of the country, scam artists are already calling people, posing as [ . . . ]

Medicare Monday: Learn about 2018 changes

October 4, 2017 0

Open enrollment for Medicare beneficiaries begins on October 15 and ends December 7. This is the time of the year when Medicare beneficiaries need to review their current health insurance coverage primarily for prescription drugs through Medicare Part D. For those individuals who are currently enrolled in a Medicare Advantage [ . . . ]

A women’s group for cancer patients, survivors

October 4, 2017 0

A cancer diagnosis is life changing, knocking “normal life” on its ear. So many difficult decisions loom, followed by months of treatment like chemo, radiation and surgery. The goal? Recovery. But when treatment is finished and patients get the word that they are cancer-free, what then? For many, this is [ . . . ]

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