What You Need To Know About High Blood Pressure

In the United States, approximately 85 million people have high blood pressure – about 1 in every 3 adults over 20, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimate that about two-thirds of people over the age of 65 in the U.S. have high blood pressure. If left untreated or uncontrolled, high blood pressure can cause many health problems. These conditions include heart failure, vision loss, and kidney disease. Continue reading “What You Need To Know About High Blood Pressure” »

Unseen face of the opioid epidemic: drug abuse among the elderly grows

Unseen face of the opioid epidemic: drug abuse among the elderly grows

The face of the nation’s opioid epidemic increasingly is gray and wrinkled. But that face often is overlooked in a crisis that frequently focuses on the young. Consider this: While opioid abuse declined in younger groups between 2002 and 2014, even sharply am…

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Retirement Stats Every Baby Boomer Should Know

Worried about retirement? You’re not alone. A large number of workers nearing the end of their careers are learning the hard way that retirement is expensive and that most older Americans simply aren’t prepared. If you’re thinking of retiring in the not-so-distant future, here are a few facts you should be aware of.

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What Does Medicare Part D Cost and Cover in 2017?

A detailed review of how Medicare’s prescription-drug benefit works.

Millions of Medicare participants currently rely on Part D to help them pay for prescription drugs. However, it can be difficult to understand all the elements associated with this program, since it operates slightly different from most other parts of Medicare. Still, it’s important for all current and future recipients to know what Part D will cover and how much it cost. Continue reading “What Does Medicare Part D Cost and Cover in 2017?” »