Check it twice…

News you and your doctor can use – Here’s why you need to start asking your doctor to check your blood pressure twice – ABC News The truest blood pressure reading is taken after sitting quietly for at least five minutes, and that rarely happens in a doctor’s office. Usually, a blood pressure reading is […]

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United Healthcare Expects Robust Growth in Medicare Advantage Market

UnitedHealth Group grows first quarter profits driven by Medicare Advantage | Healthcare Finance News UnitedHealthcare expecting the 33 percent of seniors now in plans to grow to over 50 percent in the next 5-10 years.

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Study: Blood pressure control may hold off dementia

Source: Study: Blood pressure control may hold off dementia – UPI.com The study authors concluded that blood pressure reduction — not the medications themselves — is what lowers dementia risk. “Controlling blood pressure is important for lowering risk of heart attack, stroke and kidney disease,” Murray said. “We can now add prevention of dementia to […]

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Turning 65: New Medicare Cards & New Challenges

It starts this month! New, safer Medicare cards will begin being mailed to the 58 Medicare million beneficiaries. The Medicare number will no longer be your social security number with Turning 65: New Medicare Cards & New Challenges | Southern Idaho Local News | magicvalley.com Challenge: As patients, it is important to be vigilant. Watch […]

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Expect Significant 2019 Obamacare Premium Hikes

Yikes, more bad news for the individual insurance marketplace – Top insurance official warns of coming ObamaCare premium hikes | TheHill Insurers have warned that premiums could increase by nearly 30 percent for ObamaCare plans, although many people receive subsidies that shield them from those increases. The hardest-hit are people who make too much income […]

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Researchers find genetic cause for Alzheimer’s, possible method to reverse it

Faster please – Researchers find genetic cause for Alzheimer’s, possible method to reverse it Researchers at Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco identified the primary genetic risk factor for the disease, a gene called apoE4. They were able to create a harmless apoE3-like version by inserting a class of compounds into it. …. Lead author Dr. […]

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New Shingles Vaccination

Source: CDC Urges Everyone 50 and Older to Get New Vaccine It might be time to get vaccinated against shingles if you’re 50 or older. Folks in this age group — even people who are healthy — should get a new shingles vaccine sold under the name Shingrix, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC’s […]

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Why you need to do your doctor research before signing up for Medicare Advantage | PBS NewsHour

Beware the lure of low or even zero dollar premiums –  Why you need to do your doctor research before signing up for Medicare Advantage | PBS NewsHour Medicare Advantage plans generally only provide insurance coverage if you use doctors in their network, or may charge higher rates for out-of-network care. Boulder clients need look no […]

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Quote 2018 Health Plans and Estimate your Tax Credit

Connect for Health has enabled their plan finder tool for 2018. You can now see 2018 pricing with and without a tax credit (assuming you qualify) – Quick Cost and Plan Finder

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