Jenny McCann


Senior Financial Isolation
When the COVID-19 pandemic began in March, no one could not have imagined senior financial isolation would be one its side effects. But that is exactly what life insurance company, AIG, warns is happening. Older adults are at risk for severe illness from COVID-19, so the CDC urged anyone aged […]

Senior Financial Isolation Worsens During Covid


Long Term Care
Long-Term Care Probability Think you won’t need long-term care? Think again. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Long-Term Care (LTC) is something the majority of us will need. Approximately 70% of people over 65 will require chronic care later in life, and 20% of those individuals […]

Long-Term Care Probability


Humana Medicare Telehealth
Humana Expanding Telehealth for Medicare Advantage Members Humana is investing $100 million in Heal, a startup telehealth company, to bring in-person primary care to the home through house calls and telemedicine appointments. Through an easy-to-use app and website, patients can schedule a telemedicine appointment or an in-home visit from a […]

Humana Expanding Telehealth for Medicare Advantage Members



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How To File A Medicare Advantage Appeal If you have a Medicare Advantage plan then you are already aware that it covers all of Part A and Part B services. In addition, most Medicare Advantage plans offer prescription drug coverage (also known as Part D), along with vision, hearing, and dental […]

How To File A Medicare Advantage Appeal


Medicare Advantage waive copay
Medicare Advantage Insurers Waiving Cost-Sharing In response to the COVID-19 emergency, many Medicare Advantage (the private-plan alternative to traditional Medicare) insurers are voluntarily waiving cost-sharing requirements for COVID-19 treatment. This cost-share waiver applies to copays, coinsurance, and deductibles. UnitedHealthcare, for example, has a $0 copy for covered primary care provider […]

Medicare Advantage Insurers Waiving Cost-Sharing


$1.6 Billion to Expedite COVID Vaccine
U.S. Commits $1.6 Billion to Expedite COVID Vaccine The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) along with the Department of Defense (DoD) announced it will be investing $1.6 billion to expedite a COVID vaccine. According to their Press Release the pharmaceutical company, a late-stage biotechnology company developing next-generation […]

U.S. Commits $1.6 Billion to Expedite COVID Vaccine



How Covid-19 Attacks the Lungs
How Covid-19 Attacks the Lungs In a recent New York Times video a detailed animation shows how coronavirus attacks the lungs. In the video, chest scans from a generally healthy 59-year-old man with coronavirus are analyzed. Just days before the scans were taken this patient was asymptomatic. The scans show […]

How Covid-19 Attacks the Lungs


benefits of walking
Need a Brain Boost? Take a walk. After gyms closed during COVID-19, neighborhoods came alive with people getting reacquainted with the benefits of walking – a form of exercise that requires no membership, no special gear, and no athletic ability. Research indicates the benefits of walking go far beyond burning […]

Need a Brain Boost? Take a walk.


eight-hour sleep myth
The eight-hour sleep myth According to a study by the CDC, one-third of American adults do not get enough sleep on a regular basis. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research officially recommends that “adults aged 18-60 years old sleep at least seven hours each night to […]

The eight-hour sleep myth



Coronavirus Outbreak Spikes In Texas
Coronavirus Outbreak Spikes In Texas Texas has a “massive outbreak” of coronavirus cases across the state after reopening, Governor Abbott acknowledged. On Wednesday, June 24, the state reported a record-breaking 5,551 new cases of Covid-19 in one day. This follows 13 consecutive days of record-high hospitalizations. These figures represent an […]

Coronavirus Outbreak Spikes In Texas