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Creative arts help veterans reclaim their voice

(BPT) - For Angela Walker, music was her first love, her passion and her whole identity. “Once a singer, always a singer,” she often says. That was true even after she joined the U.S. Navy in 1985. But what happened next forever changed Walker’s perspective on what it means to have a voice.

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Wednesday 10/18/2017
Understanding how medications interact with vitamins
Updated: October 22, 2017 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Technology, science and research are offering a personalization powerhouse at our fingertips, including products made specifically for us delivered to our doorsteps. We wear personal fitness trackers to track our steps, sleep and heart rates. Personal trainers design fitness routines made just for us. We understand that our family history, lifestyle choices and even genetics are predictive of our health needs and this information is integrated into our health care plans. But with all of this personalization, nutritional supplement options still deliver the same cookie-cutter solutions.

Looking for a Medicare Part D plan? Consider these 3 things
Updated: October 22, 2017 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Many people are surprised to find out that Original Medicare doesn’t cover prescription drugs. For help with the cost of your medications, you can choose a standalone Part D plan or a Medicare Advantage plan with prescription coverage, but navigating your options can be complicated.

Tuesday 10/17/2017
Make the most of your brain as you age
Updated: October 22, 2017 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - It is important to remember the health of our most complex organ: our brain. While the brain constantly changes throughout our lives, it’s critical that we take steps to help us stay on top of our game as we age.

Thursday 10/12/2017
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing a Medicare Advantage Plan
Updated: October 12, 2017 - 1:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - The Medicare Annual Election Period takes place this fall from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. It's a time for people with Medicare to make important decisions about their health care.

Wednesday 10/11/2017
Fitness Program Keeps Older Adults Physically Active, Socially Engaged
Updated: October 11, 2017 - 1:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Joanne C. was 74 when she had a stroke in 2015 that left her paralyzed on the entire left side of her body. She refused to accept that she'd end up wheelchair-bound and began rehabilitation, determined to get her life and body back to where it was before her stroke.

Stopping at Nothing: A 69-Year-Old BMX Racer Overcomes Her Joint Pain
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 1:34 am

(BPT) - Ever since her 20s, Kittie Weston-Knauer had experienced osteoarthritis (OA) pain in her hips and knees, but it never stopped her from staying active. In her 40s, she even picked up a new, exciting hobby: BMX, or bicycle motocross racing. Gradually though, despite her active lifestyle, the joint pain increased to the point where, in her 60s, even every day activities, like getting out of bed became nearly impossible.

Tuesday 10/10/2017
Find Medicare Confusing? Start Here
Updated: October 18, 2017 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Navigating Medicare can be challenging. In fact, according to a 2017 UnitedHealthcare survey, nearly 40 percent of Medicare beneficiaries find the program confusing. Learning the basics can help you cut through the confusion and make an informed decision about which coverage option may be the right fit for you.

Friday 10/06/2017
Don't let the flu bug you this year
Updated: October 14, 2017 - 1:33 am

(BPT) - Flu season is upon us, and many healthcare facilities are urging you to start preparing now with vaccines. Ironically, one of the places where you need to be careful is at the doctor’s office or healthcare clinic.

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