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Be a good patient: 10 tips to avoid repeat hospital ER visits

Be a good patient: 10 tips to avoid repeat hospital ER visits

5-minute read

Wondering how to be a good patient after getting discharged from the emergency room? Do everything you can to avoid another ER visit. While not every repeat ER visit is preventable, many are. In this article, you’ll learn 10 ways to be a good patient after you’re discharged. 5 facts about repeat hospital ER visits […]

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  1. 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 9,200 people a year are […]

  2. Asthma vs. COPD: How can you tell the difference?

    Asthma vs. COPD: How can you tell the difference?

    5-minute read

    Have you found that you’re short of breath more often than normal? Maybe when doing simple things such climbing the stairs or walking from your car to the supermarket? You might have one of 2 common lung conditions: asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). They’re both conditions that affect how well your lungs function […]

  3. Can smoking cause chest pain?

    Can smoking cause chest pain?

    3-minute read

    If you’re a smoker, it’s important to know how it affects your body. Here’s what to know.   If you smoke, you increase your risk of disease, plain and simple. That includes heart disease, lung disease, diabetes and even certain eye diseases. In some cases, smoking can also cause chest pain. Chest pain from smoking […]

  4. 5 ways to treat sleep problems as you age

    5 ways to treat sleep problems as you age

    4-minute read

    HealthMarkets helps you figure out why you’re not getting enough shut-eye — and what you can do about it. Healthy sleep is important at any age. But as you get older, it may feel more challenging to fall asleep or stay asleep. You may even find that you’re drowsy during the day. However, sleep problems […]

  5. What is watsu? 13 surprising health benefits of aquatic therapy

    What is watsu? 13 surprising health benefits of aquatic therapy

    3-minute read

    What is watsu, and what can it do for you? Ever felt the discomfort of tight muscles, aching joints, or tension from stress in your life? Chances are pretty good you’ve looked for ways to find relief. You know… Deep breathing Exercise Meditation Massage And sometimes even medication But there’s at least one more way […]

  6. What you should know about home safety assessments

    What you should know about home safety assessments

    5-minute read

    HealthMarkets helps ease your worries about home safety with this guide to in-home evaluations, which may be covered by your insurance.  You may think of your home as a safe place. It’s also a source of pride, comfort and an endless supply of memories. And the last thing you want to do is leave it. […]

  7. Are antibiotics overused? The drug-resistant superbug challenge

    Are antibiotics overused? The drug-resistant superbug challenge

    4-minute read

    Are antibiotics overused?  Antibiotics are often used to treat the common cold, flu or certain types of infections. But they don’t always work. Frustrating, right? When you’re not feeling well or think you have an infection, you want to clear up the problem as soon as possible, right? So you visit the doctor. “What’s going […]

  8. Caffeine Addiction: 7 Healthy Ways to Curb the Craving

    Caffeine Addiction: 7 Healthy Ways to Curb the Craving

    4-minute read

    Ready to beat your caffeine addiction? If you’re used to starting the day with a cup of coffee, energy drink, tea or supplements loaded with caffeine, you’re not alone.  An estimated 80% of adults in the U.S. drink caffeine every day.1 Caffeine may offer a quick pick-me-up. Caffeine has some downsides, too. Ready to beat […]

  9. What are the benefits of health eating?

    What are the benefits of health eating?

    3-minute read

    If eating healthy was as easy as grabbing a quick bag of chips, we’d all do it. Even if it’s hard to start, the benefits of eating healthy can follow us for years to come. Not only that, setting up healthy habits in the home can be beneficial for your family too. Keep reading to […]

  10. How to slow down taste deterioration as you age

    How to slow down taste deterioration as you age

    2-minute read

    As the years go by, some may find themselves reaching for more salt, pepper, ketchup, hot sauce—anything to give your meal an extra kick. If this sounds familiar, you may have a bigger issue than bland food. More than 200,000 people see their doctors due to issue with their sense of taste or smell every […]

  11. Help maintain your health with regular physical exams

    Help maintain your health with regular physical exams

    2-minute read

    Did you know you’re supposed to see your doctor even when you’re healthy? Through regular checkups, your doctor can learn about your personal and family medical history, screen for potential or ongoing medical issues, and even help you determine your risk for future health problems. Establishing a relationship with a regular physician also makes it […]

  12. Why swimming has big benefits for seniors and women

    Why swimming has big benefits for seniors and women

    2-minute read

    Not only can swimming be fun and rewarding, it’s also an incredible aerobic and all-over-body exercise. Because of the resistance and support water-based exercises provide, swimming is accessible to people of various ages and physical ability. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of swimming for seniors and women. Benefits of swimming for seniors Swimming […]

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* Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplemental Insurance, and Part D options can be explored.

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, 1-800-MEDICARE, or your local State Health Insurance Program to get information on all of your options.

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.

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 nationwide except in MA. 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.

49075-HM-1022

© 2023 HealthMarkets Insurance Agency. All rights reserved.

* Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplemental Insurance, and Part D options can be explored.

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, 1-800-MEDICARE, or your local State Health Insurance Program to get information on all of your options.

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.

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 nationwide except in MA. 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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