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.
Everything that helps Dr. George Veldstra physically fit and healthy is found in an almond orchard.
It's the telephone call no woman wants to receive - you need to come back for additional tests after you've had your annual mammogram. It happens more often than you would think - one in 10 women will be asked to come back because the doctor spotted a potential area of concern. Before you panic, you should know that usually the area of concern does not turn out to be cancer. Here are some facts to help you get through the experience of a callback.
It's probably the most commonly made new year's resolution: lose weight and get into shape. In early January, the gyms are full, the sports stores run out of equipment, and the streets are teeming with new joggers. Many of us promise ourselves to lose weight to start the new year, and usually, within a month or two, we have given up.
Whether you're resolving to eat healthy, begin an exercise routine, save money or update your wardrobe, many of these resolutions are easier said than done, as people aren't sure where to start or how to get motivated to make these important life changes.
Dry eye affects up to 40 million Americans, has many causes, and a variety of symptoms. Those who suffer from dry eye know one thing: that it can be very uncomfortable. Common dry eye symptoms include scratchiness or grittiness, the feeling of a foreign particle in the eye, redness and even excessive reflex watering.
When the flu hits, manners may not be the first thing that comes to mind. Yet, good "flu etiquette" and hygiene can go a long way in helping to prevent the spread of influenza. While most Americans recognize that the flu virus spreads easily, they admit to sometimes forgetting their manners when they have the flu: a 2011 survey of more than 1,000 Americans found that three out of four Americans (75%) would go to ...
Cold and flu season is on its way, often marking its arrival with that first throat tickle, before exploding into a hacking cough.
Protecting your skin from the sun is a 365 day-a-year job. Summer is officially over, but all the sun exposure from sunny days at a beach, playing outdoor sports or soaking up the rays may have damaged your skin, forming dark brown spots that make your skin look dull and lackluster. Even sun exposure during the winter months can harm your skin. UVA rays, called the rays of aging, are everywhere and can penetrate even ...
Hearing aids - those two words alone may conjure up images of unattractive, beige devices that your father or grandmother once wore before finally throwing them in a drawer, never to be seen again. And who could blame them? In the past, hearing aids were big, bulky and fragile - incapable of getting wet or dirty. But hearing aids have come a very long way. Here are five things you may not know about today's digital hearing aids:
Winter brings cooler temperatures but that doesn't stop sports buffs from hitting the pavement .
A breast cancer diagnosis at any stage can be devastating.
Trust - like love - is a word easily used in our everyday lives. True love and deep seated trust are rare indeed. Most of us are fortunate to have just one person we truly love or trust deeply.