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Questions to ask your doctor and other ways to make the most of your visit

Questions to ask your doctor and other ways to make the most of your visit

3-minute read

Whether you’re seeing your primary care provider or a specialist, your appointment is the time and place to ask questions and address your concerns. Here are a few ways to make sure you get what you need out of your next medical appointment. Write down questions to ask your doctor Even though you often wait […]

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  1. 5 Ways Your Home Can Increase Your Fall Risk (and How to Make It Safer)

    5 Ways Your Home Can Increase Your Fall Risk (and How to Make It Safer)

    5-minute read

    Falling down might sound like a minor mishap, but for older adults (age 65 and up), it can be serious—or even fatal. It’s also common: More than 1 in 4 older adults report falling each year—and more than half of these falls occur at home. In fact, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

  2. Hand calluses hurt? 5 smart tips to treat and prevent calluses

    Hand calluses hurt? 5 smart tips to treat and prevent calluses

    3-minute read

    Hand calluses hurt? If you lift weights, play guitar, or work with your hands (doing things like gardening, farming, or construction), you may have calluses. It’s your skin’s way of toughening up to withstand the kind of work you put your hands through every day. And if you’ve ever said “my hand calluses hurt,” you’re […]

  3. Exercises for Limited Mobility: 7 Easy Ways to Stay Active

    Exercises for Limited Mobility: 7 Easy Ways to Stay Active

    5-minute read

    Staying active can be difficult if you experience limited mobility. In this article, we’ll talk about the importance of regular exercise and show you 7 exercises you can do if you’re older, have limited mobility, or both. Exercise helps prevent health problems like: Type 2 diabetes Heart disease Certain types of cancer Depression Anxiety Dementia […]

  4. Heat Stroke And Heat Exhaustion: Hot-Weather Tips to Stay Safe

    Heat Stroke And Heat Exhaustion: Hot-Weather Tips to Stay Safe

    5-minute read

    Warm-summer days, lots of sun, and outdoor activities can be fun. But when the temperature rises, so do cases of heat stroke and heat exhaustion. A day at the beach, working outside, or confined indoors without a fan or air conditioning on a hot day could be dangerous. An estimated 28,000 people a year are […]

  5. Summer Safety: 8 Kid-Friendly Tips for Warmer Weather

    Summer Safety: 8 Kid-Friendly Tips for Warmer Weather

    3-minute read

    Got a summer safety plan for your kids? When warm weather arrives, chances are pretty good you and your kids will spend more time in the sun. The beach, pool, or lake might be part of your summer plans, too. But before you pack lunches, snacks, and water toys, you need a summer safety plan, […]

  6. Do These 10 Hand Exercises for Arthritis Daily to Ease The Pain

    Do These 10 Hand Exercises for Arthritis Daily to Ease The Pain

    4-minute read

    Are there hand exercises for arthritis that can ease the pain? Yes! In this article, we’re going to show you 10 simple hand exercises for arthritis. Doing these exercises a little every day could help lower pain and improve movement in your hands.  Get the facts about arthritis How much do you know about arthritis? […]

  7. Sick With a Cold, Flu, or Allergies? Symptoms + Tips to Get Well

    Sick With a Cold, Flu, or Allergies? Symptoms + Tips to Get Well

    4-minute read

    Is it a cold, flu, or allergies? You’re feeling pretty lousy. You’ve got sniffles, sneezing and a sore throat. Maybe you’ve got a fever, muscle aches, feel tired, or other symptoms. Not to mention that the common cold, flu, seasonal allergies, as well as COVID-19 can affect your upper respiratory system. Been there, done that? […]

  8. Get in Shape Faster: 3 Exercises to Improve Your Health

    Get in Shape Faster: 3 Exercises to Improve Your Health

    4-minute read

    Ready to get in shape, but you’re short on time? Chances are pretty good you’re busy. Spending hours in the gym probably isn’t realistic. Right? The truth: only 23% of adults exercise at least 20–30 minutes a day.1 If you want to get in shape, lose weight, get stronger, and improve your health, exercise will […]

  9. How To Be An Alzheimer’s Caregiver: 5 Things You Need To Know

    How To Be An Alzheimer’s Caregiver: 5 Things You Need To Know

    4-minute read

    Are you an Alzheimer’s caregiver for a spouse, family member, or friend? You’re not alone. More than 16 million adults in the U.S. perform this critical role for someone they know.1 What is Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s is a brain illness that impairs a person’s memory and thinking abilities. The disease can also affect behavior and […]

  10. Take Charge of Your Hearing

    Take Charge of Your Hearing

    9-minute read

    Let’s say you’re at one of your dearest friend’s retirement parties, and your mutual friend gives a speech. Everyone ends up in tears … except you. Because you couldn’t hear what the speaker was saying. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), 1 in 8 Americans—or 30 million people—ages 12 […]

  11. How to Avoid Potentially Dangerous Chemicals in Your Home

    How to Avoid Potentially Dangerous Chemicals in Your Home

    < 1-minute read

    Two chemicals that are found in many types of plastic wrap, cosmetics, soap, and processed food containers may increase the risk of high blood pressure and diabetes in children and teens, according to two studies from researchers at Langone Medical Center at New York University. The two chemicals (known as phthalates) have been used more […]

  12. Five Tips to Help You Maintain Your Cognitive Health

    Five Tips to Help You Maintain Your Cognitive Health

    2-minute read

    Do you do your crosswords in pen or in pencil? If your answer was “neither,” it might be time to take stock of your daily habits and add a thing or two. Contrary to popular belief, aging doesn’t have to mean the end of your mental gymnastics. Many interventions can help keep your thinking cap […]

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To send a complaint to Medicare, call 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY users should call 1- 877-486-2048), 24 hours a day/7 days a week). If your complaint involves a broker or agent, be sure to include the name of the person when filing your grievance.

We do not offer every plan available in your area. Any information we provide is limited to those plans we do offer in your area. Please contact Medicare.gov or 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY users should call 1- 844-704-7357), 24 hours a day/7 days a week, to get information on all of your options.

Attention: This website is operated by HealthMarkets Insurance Agency, Inc. and is not the Health Insurance Marketplace® website. HealthMarkets Insurance Agency, Inc. is licensed as an insurance agency in all 50 states and DC. Not all agents are licensed to sell all products. Service and product availability varies by state. Sales agents may be compensated based on a consumer’s enrollment in an insurance plan. No obligation to enroll. Agent cannot provide tax or legal advice. Contact your tax or legal professional to discuss details regarding your individual business circumstances. Our quoting tool is provided for your information only. All quotes are estimates and are not final until consumer is enrolled. Medicare has neither reviewed nor endorsed this information.

HealthMarkets Insurance Agency offers the opportunity to enroll in either QHPs or off-Marketplace coverage. Please visit HealthCare.gov for information on the benefits of enrolling in a QHP. Off-Marketplace coverage is not eligible for the cost savings offered for coverage through the Marketplaces.

This information is not a complete description of benefits. Call the Plan’s customer service phone number for more information.

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To send a complaint to Medicare, call 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY users should call 1- 877-486-2048), 24 hours a day/7 days a week). If your complaint involves a broker or agent, be sure to include the name of the person when filing your grievance.

We do not offer every plan available in your area. Any information we provide is limited to those plans we do offer in your area. Please contact Medicare.gov or 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY users should call 1- 844-704-7357), 24 hours a day/7 days a week, to get information on all of your options.

Attention: This website is operated by HealthMarkets Insurance Agency, Inc. and is not the Health Insurance Marketplace® website. HealthMarkets Insurance Agency, Inc. is licensed as an insurance agency in all 50 states and DC. Not all agents are licensed to sell all products. Service and product availability varies by state. Sales agents may be compensated based on a consumer’s enrollment in an insurance plan. No obligation to enroll. Agent cannot provide tax or legal advice. Contact your tax or legal professional to discuss details regarding your individual business circumstances. Our quoting tool is provided for your information only. All quotes are estimates and are not final until consumer is enrolled. Medicare has neither reviewed nor endorsed this information.

HealthMarkets Insurance Agency offers the opportunity to enroll in either QHPs or off-Marketplace coverage. Please visit HealthCare.gov for information on the benefits of enrolling in a QHP. Off-Marketplace coverage is not eligible for the cost savings offered for coverage through the Marketplaces.

This information is not a complete description of benefits. Call the Plan’s customer service phone number for more information.

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