Monday, September 11, 2017

Medicare Advantaged Explained

Medicare Advantage: 20 years, 20 million people and 4 factors

elderly couple on ipad
In 1997, the federal government created the Medicare + Choice program — later renamed Medicare Advantage — to enhance consumer choice and more efficiently deliver Medicare benefits to older Americans.

You may have heard of Medicare Advantage, but maybe you don’t know exactly what it is, what it offers and how it can help you.

Today, Medicare Advantage serves almost 20 million people — a nearly 50 percent increase from even five years ago, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Here are four important factors in why people choose Medicare Advantage:



  1. Simplicity and convenience. Medicare Advantage plans combine all

Friday, September 8, 2017

Vitamins and Drug Interactions - Are Personalized Vitamins the Answer?

The key to personalized vitamins: Understanding medication and nutrient interactions

man swallowing vitamin
Technology, science and research are turning our world into a personalized powerhouse at our fingertips, including products made specifically for us delivered to our doorsteps. We wear personal fitness trackers to track our steps, sleep and heart rates. Personal trainers are commonplace to design fitness routines that are made just for us. Today, we understand that our family history, lifestyle choices and even genetics are predictive of our health needs and this information is integrated into our health care plans. With all of this personalization, our nutritional supplement options still deliver the same cookie-cutter solutions found in store aisles.

According to New Nutrition Business and its report “10 Key Trends in Food, Nutrition and Health 2017,” personalized nutrition is the next

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Staying In Touch With The Grandparents

Try these 5 ways to keep in touch with grandparents near and far

grandparents with granddaughter
There are laundry lists of reasons why grandparents are the best. They say yes when parents say no, they tell the best stories but make even better listeners, and often they’re the first people we call with news, both good and bad.

That’s why each September, we celebrate National Grandparents Day — a day of recognition for all the amazing “nanas” and “pop-pops” out there. But connecting with Grandma and Grandpa shouldn’t be just one day a year. Whether near or far, grandparents can keep connected to their family’s lives any day of the year with the following tips.

Make a daily photo album

When family members live far away it can be difficult to stay up-to-date on what’s new in their lives. It’s easy to forget to call one another and share