Putting Herself First – Part 2

Earlier this Spring I wrote about my friend and colleague Sara Block as she took part in a 12-week heart health program called the BetterU Challenge. At the time, she was halfway through the program and finding the experience very rewarding. Now I’m checking back to see how she made out on the rest of her journey. Read about the first half here.

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Medicare Advantage 101

 

What is a Medicare Advantage Plan?

A Medicare Advantage plan, sometimes called a Part C plan, is a health plan offered by a private insurer like CDPHP® to provide Medicare Part A coverage (inpatient hospital visits, skilled nursing facility stays, home health care visits, hospice care) and Part B coverage (doctor visits, outpatient services, preventive care, some home health visits). continue reading →

The Realities of Single Payer

Yet another legislative session is coming to a close in Albany. The idea of a single payer health care system was much discussed this session, and will likely continue as a health care topic when the legislature reconvenes in 2020. When the debate resumes, let’s hope everyone takes a moment to examine the Realities of Single Payer, as outlined in this informational video.

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The Health Benefits of Being Outside

Sometime around 2002, as a college student at McGill University, I had an epiphany that I carry with me to this day. As a full-time student who never quite mastered effective time-management skills, I was feeling incredibly stressed and overwhelmed. Luckily, at some point, I realized that when I spent more time outside, everything suddenly became more manageable. I attributed this to the fact that I was an “outdoorsy person” who had had been inside studying more than I was accustomed to. As it turns out, spending time outdoors can be good for everyone.

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