Medicare & You

Medicare & You Of all the health insurance programs in the United States, the most well-known for retirees is Medicare, a comprehensive program run by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The federal health insurance program covers people 65 years old and older, people with End-Stage Renal Disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou … Continue reading “Medicare & You”

Spinach That Can Send Emails to Warn Us About Climate Change

Spinach That Can Send Emails to Warn Us About Climate Change Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are proving that spinach plants are more than just a good source of nutrients and something that gives salads a vibrant color. It may seem hard to believe, but the MIT researchers have discovered how to … Continue reading “Spinach That Can Send Emails to Warn Us About Climate Change”

Helping The Elderly MAR 2021

Helping The Elderly MAR 2021 What began as a request for holiday donations to nursing home residents turned into North Carolina elementary school students raising community awareness of the impact loneliness has on older adults. Elizabeth Foxworth, a teacher with Carteret County’s academically and intellectually gifted program, read a Facebook post from a nursing home … Continue reading “Helping The Elderly MAR 2021”

Why a COVID-19 Vaccine Could Further Imperil Deep-Sea Sharks

Why a COVID-19 Vaccine Could Further Imperil Deep-Sea Sharks Large sharks may be portrayed as the villains in thriller movies and feared by swimmers and surfers, but the predators are still vital to the ocean’s ecosystem. Marine conservationists and advocacy organizations worry that the decline in the carnivores’ population is upsetting the ecosystem. The groups … Continue reading “Why a COVID-19 Vaccine Could Further Imperil Deep-Sea Sharks”

Pfizer Vaccine Side Effects and Why Some Chose To Get Vaccinated

Pfizer Vaccine Side Effects and Why Some Chose To Get Vaccinated Dr. Katie Passaretti said she was the first person in North Carolina to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). As an infectious disease attending doctor at Atrium Health in Charlotte, the 44-year-old has seen first-hand how COVID-19 affects patients and … Continue reading “Pfizer Vaccine Side Effects and Why Some Chose To Get Vaccinated”

Helping the Elderly | Good Deeds From Good People

Helping the Elderly | Good Deeds From Good People Studies show that a growing number of seniors are deciding to stay in their homes because they value their independence. However, some seniors have trouble making home repairs, staying active, or remaining socially connected to their communities. Fortunately, compassionate neighbors are banding together to help older … Continue reading “Helping the Elderly | Good Deeds From Good People”

Elder Fraud | Part Two: Should You Trust That Trusted Advisor?

Fraud on the Elderly Alert: Should You Trust That Trusted Advisor? When most people think about elder fraud, they imagine internet phishing swindles, telemarketing scams, and other rip-offs coordinated by invisible strangers likely hundreds of miles away. But more and more, seniors are being victimized much closer to home, often at the hands of financial … Continue reading “Elder Fraud | Part Two: Should You Trust That Trusted Advisor?”

Higher Prescription Drug Costs To Hit Already Struggling Seniors

Higher Prescription Drug Costs To Hit Already Struggling Seniors Millions of seniors struggling to pay for pricey prescription drugs could find themselves paying even more next year. Elderly Prescription Drug Costs Rising Faster than Inflation According to a new analysis from AARP, prices for prescription drugs commonly used by elderly Americans increased faster than inflation … Continue reading “Higher Prescription Drug Costs To Hit Already Struggling Seniors”