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New Habits of the “New Normal”

As more local families return to life after quarantine and new data shows a spike in COVID cases as more businesses reopen,  doctors are urging families to step out safely this summer by following new habits and new behaviors. After all, life as we know it has changed and when we go out in public, […]

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Got Medicare? Get a No-cost Test for COVID-19

If you have Medicare and want to be tested for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Trump Administration has good news. Medicare covers tests with no out-of-pocket costs. You can get tested in your home, doctor’s office, a local pharmacy or hospital, a nursing home, or a drive-through site. Medicare does not require a doctor’s order […]

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Getting Medical Care in Your Home During the Pandemic

At Medicare, we understand you may have concerns about going to your doctor’s office during the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Like so many Americans, our Medicare beneficiaries are rightly observing social distancing guidelines to protect themselves and others from possible infection. We also recognize that our beneficiaries still need checkups, prescription refills, or other […]

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A Look at Allergies and Heart Health, with Tips to Endure Pollen Season Amid Coronavirus Fears

Spring brings warmer temperatures, blooming flowers and, for millions of Americans, the arrival of allergy season. It also coincides this year with the arrival of COVID-19, which could make allergy sufferers hyperaware of every sneeze and sniffle. But there are key differences in symptoms. Seasonal allergies can cause sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes and cough. […]

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Go See a Dentist if You Need Treatment

Although the novel coronavirus outbreak has forced the public to remain in their residences and caused businesses to either close or severely curtail operations, it won’t stop people from seeing a doctor if necessary. The same should be said about needing a dentist — if it’s an emergency situation, do not forego an examination and […]