Tom Petty died Monday at age 66 in Los Angeles after going into cardiac arrest.
A form of heart disease — which kills around 630,000 Americans every year according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — cardiac arrest occurs suddenly and often without notice.
“Cardiac arrest occurs when your heart abruptly stops beating due to a malfunction in the body’s electrical system,” says George Welch, M.D., a cardiologist with Manhattan Cardiolo [...]
Soon your body ink could detect medical emergencies.
Color-changing “smart tattoos” that can detect dehydration and blood sugar levels have been developed by researchers at Harvard and MIT.
The special ink, called Dermal Abyss, is enhanced with colorimetric and fluorescent biosensors that change color based on the chemistry of the pH, sodium, glucose, and hydrogen ions present in the interstitial fluid of our bodies.
Testing was done using segme [...]
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Nearly 90% of people enrolled in Medicare don’t take advantage of the opportunity to make changes to their health coverage without paying a penalty during the program’s annual open enrollment period of Oct. 15 to Dec. 7.
In fact, only about one in 10 of the 58 million current Medicare beneficiaries opt to switch up their coverage, according to the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, a non-profit organization that analyzes health policy.
The downside of no [...]
To make smart decisions about your health insurance coverage, it’s important to know the several plans and key terms associated with Medicare. Here are the essentials:
Premium: A fee for coverage, usually paid monthly.
Deductible: An amount of the expenses you need to cover before Medicare kicks in.
Co-pay/Co-insurance: The portion of the cost that you’ll have to cover for each service or drug.
Part A: This insurance helps p [...]
When seniors choose their prescription drug coverage each year, they often have one thing on their minds: saving money.
It seems simple enough — look at your Part D plan options or Medicare Advantage plan with drug coverage, and go with the lowest cost.
The problem is that there are a number of pitfalls when taking this high-level look. Choosing prescription drug coverage is a little more complicated and you need to examine the details.
Some seniors like to take advantage of the Medicare program.
An increasing number of people are opting to enroll in Medicare Advantage plans — and that figure is only expected to grow in the coming years, according to projections from the Congressional Budget Office and the Medicare Trustees, which analyze and report on health care trends.
Right now, nearly a third of all beneficiaries sign up for bundled coverage that combines the different portions of tr [...]