Docs Flee Medicare

Are Georgia doctor’s leaving Medicare? Quite a few will not accept ANY Medicare Advantage patients while others will only participate in one or maybe two plans. If you have original Medicare + Medigap your odds of having a doctor treat you improve dramatically. As in years past, Congress is slow of foot to do anything […]

5 Food Choices That Lower Blood Sugar Levels

Many diabetics choose to take tablets starting from low dose and increasing gradually with no concern to diet choices and exercise. If thought well, it can be bad if right diet and exercise are given least consideration. Here, the main concern of this article is to lead you to the right channel to lower blood […]

Are Scooters Sinking Medicare?

Medicare will spend almost $1 billion on scooters for Medicare beneficiaries but more than half those dollars are wasted on people who don’t need a motorized chair. According to a report by the OIG (Office of Inspector General for Health and Human Services), many who got the scooters didn’t need one over 60% of the […]

Health Care Directive

  FEBRUARY 28, 2011, 5:21 PM ET Leaving All Your Big Medical Decisions to Your Family Isn’t Very Nice     The point of naming a medical surrogate is to have someone around to express your preferences about care when you can’t. But not providing surrogates with enough information ahead of time can cause them […]

Denture Dementia

Does wearing dentures lead to dementia? It is believed that overall poor health can lead to heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and diabetes but dementia? The folks at Consumer Reports have this to say. Could ill-fitting dentures lead to dementia? Not likely—at least not on their own. But older people who have multiple signs […]

GERD – Acid Reflux Diet Cure

What Is The Best Diet For GERD Patient? Author: Cindy Heller When you are stressed with what to eat when you are experiencing GERD, you ought to be prepared to assume that there is no easy answer. Evidently, many people have GERD, and yet lots of them still living with it just fine. But the […]

Glucose Test Strip Recall

February 18, 2011 FDA upgrades recall of Abbott glucose test strips This week the Food and Drug Administration upgraded theDecember recall on 359 lots of Abbott glucose test strips toClass I because of potentially false low glucose readings. Class I is the agency's most serious type of recall and an indication that the product will cause serious health problems […]

Compare Georgia Hospitals

How good are hospitals in Georgia? Is your heart attack treatment better at one hospital and cancer outcomes better at another? Are chances of survival better at some hospitals? Medicare has a hospital compare tool that allows you compare how well hospitals care for patients with certain medical conditions or surgical procedures. Using surveys by […]

Now Hear This

March 1, 2011 New thinking on when to get a hearing test       Should you be tested for hearing loss? The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is wondering the same thing. The government-supported group, which develops recommendations on preventive health care, hasn’t issued new hearing-test recommendations since 1996, when it said that all […]

Social Security Trust Fund

The Social Security Trust Fund is a hoax. Everyone knows that the U.S. budget is being devoured by entitlements. Everyone also knows that of the Big Three Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security Social Security is the most solvable. Back-of-an-envelope solvable: Raise the retirement age, tweak the indexing formula (from wage inflation to price inflation) and […]