Jenny McCann

Medicare PACE program
Medicare PACE program helps older adults The Medicaid and Medicare PACE program (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) provides a wide range of social and medical services at adult day health centers, inpatient facilities and at home. PACE participants are community-dwelling elderly individuals and are typically eligible for both […]

Medicare PACE program helps older adults

new 2020 Medicare plan
How to prepare for your new 2020 Medicare plan Now that Medicare open enrollment ended on December 7, it is time to prepare for your new 2020 Medicare plan. People wanting to disenroll from or switch Medicare Advantage plans can do so during the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (MA-OEP) that […]

How to prepare for your new 2020 Medicare plan

opioid epidemic cdc
Understanding the Opioid Epidemic The US is in the midst of an opioid overdose epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. The center estimates the total economic burden of opioid misuse in the United States to be […]

Understanding the Opioid Epidemic

Gum Disease and Alzheimer
Gum Disease Bacteria Found in Alzheimer’s Brains A new study published in Science Advances suggests a possible link between gum disease and Alzheimer’s. Scientists studied dead and living patients with diagnosed and suspected Alzheimer’s. What they found was a molecule called gingipain (produced by gum bacteria) in nerve cells in […]

Gum Disease Bacteria Found in Alzheimer’s Brains

Weather and Chronic Pain
Cloudy with a Chance of Pain According to a new study by The University of Manchester, approximately 75% of people with long-term pain believe weather affects pain. It is a long-held belief that cold weather worsens pain. Other sufferers also report warm, damp or rainy weather aggravates pain. Researchers set […]

New Study Shows Weather Affects Pain

Intermittent Fasting
A recent study published in Cell Metabolism found that Time Restricted Fasting is effective at reducing weight and blood pressure in overweight participants. Read the full study here -> Ten-Hour Time-Restricted Eating Reduces Weight, Blood Pressure, and Atherogenic Lipids in Patients with Metabolic Syndrome But first, what is Metabolic Syndrome? […]

Intermittent Fasting Reduces Weight, Study Finds

Antibiotic resistance cdc
CDC Superbug Report 2019 In 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the first report on Antibiotic-resistant “superbug” in the United States. This was a first-ever snapshot of the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant germs on human health. 2013 estimates showed there were more than 2.6 million antibiotic-resistant […]

CDC: Superbug Threat Increases

2020 Medicare Changes
There are many changes coming to Medicare benefits in 2020. The following are a few key takeaways: Part A Deductible – Increases from $1364 => to $1420 Part B Deductible – Increases from $185 => to $197 Part B Premium – Increases $135.50/mo => to $144.30/mo Social Security “cost of […]

2020 Medicare Changes At A Glance

Medicare Advantage Special Open Enrollment
CMS has established a special enrollment opportunity for individuals affected by a weather-related emergency or major disaster who need to enroll in, disenroll from or switch Medicare health or prescription drug plans and missed other enrollment periods. This opportunity will be available in areas for which the Federal Emergency Management […]

FEMA Special Enrollment Period for 2020

Baby Boomers guide to social security
What baby boomers need to know about Social Security After years of paying into the system, Baby Boomers (people born between 1946 and 1964) are either preparing to enroll or are now eligible to collect Social Security benefits. Starting the process of signing up for Social Security can be a […]

Baby Boomers Guide to Social Security