4 Questions About the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period You Need Answered Right Now

One of the most important times for healthcare coverage — and most dreaded — is upon us: the Medicare Annual Enrollment period. It started Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7. A recent poll conducted for ClearMatch™ Medicare, a brand dedicated to helping “de-complexify” Medicare, found that: 58% of Medicare members don’t look forward to …

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Beyond calcium: Tips for building strong and healthy bones

Experts have found better alternatives to increasing bone density than calcium alone. Approximately half of all adults aged 50 and older are at risk of breaking a bone, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Even seemingly safe activities like exercising and driving can become troublesome for individuals with osteoporosis. Debilitating fractures and long-term issues are …

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3 simple, dermatologist-approved steps for treating acne

New research shows that adults with acne report feelings of acne-related depression, social isolation and anxiety that span both their personal and professional lives. The study, published in the medical journal JAMA Dermatology, highlights the difficulties adult acne poses and also sheds light on the challenges that adults face in accessing proper care. Fifty female …

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3 helpful hints to enrich students’ virtual learning

While the majority of American students have returned to in-person learning, the shift to a more virtual way of life in schooling has changed for the foreseeable future with the increasing use and acceptance of virtual programming. More than ever, American adults, teens and kids alike are increasingly reliant on the internet and digital resources. …

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Cold weather eczema flareups? These top pediatrician tips provide relief for kids

With cooler weather here for many, it’s important to keep in mind that dropping temperatures and drier air can have an impact on your health, especially the health of your skin. People with eczema may experience additional irritation and flareups during the colder seasons. This can be particularly difficult for children, as the itchy red …

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School-year wellness: 5 ways to support children’s immune health

While staying healthy is a priority, your children’s health always rises to the top, particularly during the school season. However, it can be challenging to not only come up with nutritious and delicious meals for your children each day, but also to encourage them to incorporate healthy habits into their daily routines to help support …

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What Worked for Me: Musician Amber Woodhouse’s Journey with Crohn’s Disease

When Amber Woodhouse was first diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn’s disease – an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) – her whole life came into perspective. “As a child, I would have days where I would wake up before school and could not stop vomiting,” Amber says. “But back then, I thought I just had food …

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Looking for a Medicare plan? Try these 3 things to make the most of the process

People who qualify for Medicare often juggle a lot. From navigating retirement or complex health conditions to managing expenses, the last thing they need is additional stress, especially when it comes to picking a Medicare plan. With new tools and support, enrolling in a Medicare Advantage or prescription drug plan is easier than ever. Check …

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5 tips for staying healthy when you return to a ‘new normal’ routine

As work and school routines begin to shift again, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. After a long time avoiding social activity, everyone’s lives are being upended once more. Without knowing what the “new normal” really means, it’s harder than ever to keep your family’s wellness on the front burner. Beginning to re-enter society, going back …

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