Health Matters


A question was submitted asking me to make a recommendation of how to handle the feeling of loneliness. 

Feeling alone is not unique to any age. When we are children, we often feel that other children do not like us or want to be around us. We feel rejected. We feel sad. We feel helpless. We feel alone.


New Medicare cards offer greater protection to more than 57.7 million Americans

New cards will no longer contain Social Security numbers, to combat fraud and illegal use  

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is readying a fraud prevention initiative that removes Social Security numbers from Medicare cards to help combat identity theft, and safeguard taxpayer dollars.


Allergy season is in full swing. If the itchy, watery and burning eyes, along with cough, dry mouth, foggy head and fatigue are getting overwhelming, keep in mind the latter three are usually due to anti-histamines. When looking for alternatives to allergy pills, here are some simple and helpful tips that can help mitigate symptoms.


I received a question from a parent who has bought a new home in a different city. The home will be ready for the family to move into this month. There is concern about whether it is best for the children, in elementary school, to be transferred into a new school in May or to wait until the end of the school year. 

It is understandable that one might want a child to finish a school year before moving. It seems to provide a sense of closure.  


If you have Medicare, there’s a good chance you have two or more chronic conditions such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease or dementia.

Two-thirds of the 57 million Americans with Medicare have two or more chronic illnesses. Having multiple chronic conditions increases the risk of death and functional limitations, decreases quality of life and leads to higher health care spending.