The Part B Medicare registration deadline is on the horizon. If there have been any changes in their classifications, Dec. 7 is when the two-month enrollment period will end.
With so many options based on where you live and what prescriptions you need, selecting a Medicare Part D Plan can be complicated and time consuming. However, every American 65 and older or Medicare disabled who wishes to enroll must enroll in a plan for 2013 no later than Dec. 7, 2012.
It's not always easy to understand if you're getting all the essential nutrients needed to meet daily requirements such as those recommended by the National Health Institute's (NIH) Institute of Medicine and Office of Dietary Supplements. Nutritional needs and goals vary based on factors such as sex, activity level, lifestyle and age, making it difficult for an individual to determine what may be best for him/her. With an infinite selection of supplements available, it can ...
The beginning of the New Year always seems like a good time to start something new, especially when it comes to health and fitness. Sometimes you may not know where to start or what will really work. There are several different diets to choose from and different methods to lose weight and get healthy. The idea is to find something designed for your specific needs and body type.
Cringing at bumps, falls, trips and nudges is a common response among parents of young athletes. Seventy-two percent of parents of children ages 6 to 17 report that they are highly concerned about their child experiencing a head injury on the sports field, according to a recent survey conducted by NMI Research and DSM Nutritional Products, and their concern is not unwarranted. In fact, data indicates that emergency room visits of school-age athletes for serious ...
By VINCE REMBULAT 209 Health & Wellness The holidays are right around the corner. For some folks, the expectations of Thanksgiving, Christmas and even New Years' may be running at an all-time high, while the bills and other personal woes continue to stockpile. Worse yet are those having to deal with the loss of a loved one. "The holidays are when you miss them the most," said Carrie Lane, who is the manager of bereavement ...
A broken leg means a trip to the emergency room. Chronic back pain leads to a battery of tests and time off work. Even a virus will get you some words of sympathy. But if you say you have depression, there's a good chance you'll get a quizzical look and dumb silence.
Whether it's a few extra hairs in the sink or a completely bare scalp, baldness is a common issue for many people - not just men. Balding generally refers to hair loss from your scalp, usually caused by genetics, environment, various medications or an underlying medical condition. It is often characterized with a receding hairline and thinning crown near the temples and mid-anterior scalp.
The gift of health and wellness is a great gift indeed. Since one can't bestow such a gift on a person with a magic wand, items have to be purchased with dollars and "sense" to help the recipient with meeting, maintaining, or surpassing health and wellness goals for themselves. When it comes to gift giving, it's important not to send the wrong message. The spirit in which the gift is given needs to come through ...
Obesity impacts more than just the waistbands of Americans - life expectancy, health, medical spending and productivity are all affected by the weight of the nation. If recent trends continue, experts predict all adults will be overweight or obese by 2048. The statistics are equally as startling when it comes to youth - one in every three youth are overweight or obese. Overweight adolescents have a 70 percent chance of becoming overweight or obese adults.
Known to residents and tourists passing through the city along Highway 120, Oakdale Cheese and Specialties offers award winning cheeses made "the old fashioned way" by four family generations of cheese making by Dutch immigrant Walter Bulk.
1 can of whole plum tomatoes (The Ripon Roadhouse uses Stanislaus Food Products' Alta Cucina, available at restaurants only)
Making tamales is an old Spanish holiday tradition. A tamale is a Mexican dish which, in its basic form, consists of seasoned meat wrapped in cornmeal dough and then cooked – either steamed or baked in corn husks. Most families only make this tasty dish on holidays, said Perry & Sons marketing specialist Marlene Champlin who has learned "a new twist" on the age-old scrumptious holiday feast. That "new twist" comes in the form of ...
Health care reform is a hot topic, and not just for candidates running for political office. The cost of health care impacts the financial well-being of most Americans. Even though you may have heard a lot about health care reform, you may be wondering what it all means - or at least what it means for you and your family.
You might think that by the time the holidays arrive, allergy season is long gone. However, for millions of allergy sufferers, the reality is that allergens still abound. From pet dander to volatile organic compounds, indoor allergens can cause discomfort and health issues as bothersome as when pollen is in season.
Want to walk in a place that has plenty of security, is shielded against the heat of the summer or the cold of the winter, and is restroom accessible? Well, put on your walking shoes and head out to the Vintage Faire Mall in Modesto before all the stores open.
Before Bobby Ismail became the CEO of Golden Bear Physical Therapy Centers, he was a patient with a devastating injury that crippled his health and self-esteem.
Last week I cried as I listened to a patient. In the past 20 years as a doctor, me crying in the exam room has only happened a few times before. This person's grief and frustration crumbled my well-constructed walls of medical-professional-emotional boundaries and laid my soul open to her anguish.
Herbs are one of the easiest things to grow and the simplest and healthiest way to flavor dishes, but they are very expensive when purchased in the store! You can grow herbs in your own yard for better eating that is so much cheaper!
Many women cite a number of external factors that can trigger sensitive skin flare-ups, including harsh ingredients, weather and makeup. What they may not know is that lifestyle choices can also influence the health and appearance of their skin.
It's easy to understand why we all love flip-flops: They're cute and comfy, keep your feet cool in warm weather, and are great for showing off that fab pedicure you just got. But no matter how much you adore your flip-flops, they shouldn't be all-occasion footwear. Sometimes, they can lead to sore feet or even severe injury.
Next year – 2014 – will be year three of Baby Boomers "coming of age" into Medicare eligibility. But these are not your father's oldsters. No, today's seniors are much active and engaged than before, rightly feeling they have a lot of life yet to live, and a lot of time to do it.
Healthy living begins in the kitchen yet remodeling your kitchen can add a lot of undue stress in your life. It's a big project to undertake and there are many elements to consider; budgeting, the design process, hiring subcontractors, choosing appliances and the biggest one…agreeing with your spouse along the way.
Working out; the ever important activity that many dread.
Take a little drive out in the country and you may just end up at the VanderHelm U-Pick Blueberry Farm.
If you're just entering retirement, chances are you have many years of good health and independence ahead. But the normal aging process still brings limitations that we all need to prepare for - such as slower reaction times and declining vision - which can lead to accidents and injuries.
When it comes to startling health statistics, here are several you may not have heard: 36 million American have a hearing loss, yet only one out of every four people who could benefit from a hearing aid actually wears one, according to the National Institutes of Health's National Information Center on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. Millions of Americans "miss or misunderstand" much of everyday conversation.
When Escalon Unified School District teacher Nabby Casteel first got the idea for The Marathon Club, she just wanted to make being at school a little more fun, to give students something to look forward to other than reading, writing and arithmetic.
For most people spring means warmer temperatures, sunshine and the chance to put those winter coats back into the closet.
Therapeutic water and "Young at Heart" exercise programs are offered by Ripon's Bethany Home weekly in an effort to keep the community's senior citizens in good physical shape throughout the year.