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Wow! I Just Got Notice of My Social Security Cost Of Living Increase for 2017!

Wikimedia CommonsI just received the notice for amount of my Social Security increase for 2017. I got a 0.03% cost of living raise for 2017! I feel like I won the lottery! Wait a minute. The total increase was wiped out by the increase in the Part B...
by Steveso Thinks on Dec 7, 2016

SALON REPORTS TRUMP IS CLASHING WITH GOP IDEALS – WE TOLD THEM SO!

SALON REPORTS TRUMP IS CLASHING WITH GOP IDEALS – WE TOLD THEM SO! TUESDAY, DEC 6, 2016 10:58 AM EST GOP’s Trump coalition shows its first cracks: Disputes on health care and trade threaten glorious new order Paul Ryan’s zeal to slash M...
by The Politics of Everything on Dec 6, 2016

TRUMP NOT FILES - Tom Price vs 'Obamacare'

"Will Tom Price take a 'surgical approach' to revising Obamacare?" PBS NewsHour 11/29/2016WARNING:  Price and the GOP will be using a meat cleaver for their 'surgical approach.'  You will be paying more or getting less.  Their plan (as...
by Mage Soapbox on Dec 5, 2016

MRI Use in the Detection of Prostate Cancer

As men live longer the likelihood of them developing prostate cancer increases. Some experts estimate that if we biopsied the prostate of every male 80 years old or older, we probably would find prostate cancer present in almost all of them. The PSA...
by Boca Raton Concierge Doctor on Aug 19, 2016

Antibiotic Associated Colitis Increases Risk

At least a half dozen times per week patient’s call with symptoms of a viral upper respiratory tract infection or present to the office for a visit with symptoms and signs of a cold.  These illnesses are caused by small viral particles which do no...
by Boca Raton Concierge Doctor on May 12, 2016

Comprehensive Primary Care Plus – Medicare Doubles Down

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Comprehensive Primary Care Plus – Medicare Doubles Down

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Comprehensive Primary Care Plus – Medicare Doubles Down

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Help Paying for Dentures

There are many people that need help paying for dentures, because the procedure is pretty expensive. Some might think that there are some grants for dentures available from foundations or even from the government, but sadly it is merely a rumor in th...
by Start Grants on Apr 18, 2016

Medicare State Mutual Insurance and Its Easy Handling Features

Originally during 17th century in England, Mutual Insurance Company was formed in order to protect policy holders against the losses that occur due to fire accidents. This was the company completely owned by policy holders. There is no place for stoc...

How Much of Yourself Can You Give to Others?

I have been practicing general internal medicine for over 35 years in the same community. I have many patients who started with me in 1979 and are now in their late eighties to early nineties.  Predictably and sadly they are failing.  Not a week go...
by Boca Raton Concierge Doctor on Apr 14, 2016

Changes Coming to Medicare Soon

CMS (Center for Medicare Services) is determined to eliminate fee for service medicine. Fee for service medicine is the system where patients see a physician or “provider” for a visit or service and the “physician or provider” bills the patie...
by Boca Raton Concierge Doctor on Apr 8, 2016

Medicare Will Not Pay For Bone Marrow or Umbilical Cord Blood Transplants

Treatment of blood disorders, leukemia and lymphomas today includes the use of life saving transplants of bone marrow from genetically similar donors and use of newborn childrens’ umbilical cord blood containing stem cells.  The National Marrow Do...
by Boca Raton Concierge Doctor on Mar 28, 2016

Low Cost Dentures for seniors

I always find it a bit ironic when the dental coverage is often diminished after someone is entering the retirement age. However, that is our current reality. Seniors often have to rely on free or low cost dental care, such as low cost dentures for s...
by Start Grants on Feb 10, 2016

Future Outlook: Medicare Advantage Plans & Risk Adjustment

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Future Outlook: Medicare Advantage Plans & Risk Adjustment

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ELECTION YEAR – One Person’s Struggle with Heart and Mind

They say a person should follow their heart. Continue reading →...
by Second Wind Publishing on Feb 1, 2016

JFK AND NATIONAL HEALTH CARE FOR SENIORS

JFK+50:  Volume 6, No. 1840JFK PROPOSES NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE FOR SENIORSWashington, D.C. (JFK+50) Fifty-six years ago today, January 26, 1960, Senator John F. Kennedy (D- Massachusetts) introduced  a bill which would hav...
by JFK+50 on Jan 26, 2016

Cardiac Issues Associated with High-Dose Drug Trial

Last week, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and Active Biotech AB announced they were ending the higher-dose portions of two multiple-sclerosis medication studies. The decision came after eight patients suffered nonfatal... Read More The...
by Zintro Blog on Jan 21, 2016

Compare Nursing Homes

Is a loved one in need of a nursing home? Did you know the U.S. Government’s Medicare website offers a free nursing home comparison tool? The site notes, “Nursing Home Compare allows consumers to compare information about nursing homes. I...
by Leading Hands on Jan 20, 2016


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