Health Matters

Do You Need Medicare Part B?

Dec 17,2015

Part B is medical insurance. It covers professional fees for doctors and other health-care providers, outpatient treatment, durable medical equipment, home health services, and preventive care like flu shots and screenings for cancer and heart disease.

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Courtesy photo  The benefits of massage are clear to those who have experienced them

How Massage Benefits Us

Dec 17,2015

The most common reason individuals seek to receive a massage is they desire relaxation. Whether they are experiencing mental, emotional or physical stress, massage therapy is a great way to initiate or aid in the healing process. 

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Finding Your Way Back Outside

Dec 17,2015

If you haven’t been outside to play, explore, or just be, for a long time it can seem a little daunting. Where do I go? What do I need to take? What will I do? These are all very legitimate questions. 

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Find Your Way to the Great Outdoors

Dec 10,2015

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Get outside with the Alameda Free Library’s Library Outside program. The typical day for an American adult is a whirlwind of tasks.

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Reporting Medicare Fraud

Nov 19,2015

When you get health care services, record the dates on a calendar and save the receipts and statements you get from providers to check for mistakes.

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How You Can Fight Medicare Fraud

Nov 19,2015

It’s an unfortunate truth, but health care fraud drives up costs for everyone in the health care system. Fraud schemes often depend on identity thieves getting hold of people’s Medicare numbers. So guard your Medicare number. Treat it as you would a credit card. 

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Get Help Paying Medicare Costs

Feb 19,2015

Did you know that you may be able to get help from your state paying your Medicare premiums? State-based Medicare Savings Programs also may pay Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) and Part B (medical insurance) deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments.

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