Monday, November 25, 2013 4:00 pm
(BPT) - Seventy percent of people 64 and older say that selecting the right Medicare coverage impacts their ability to live a healthy life, according to a national survey of Medicare-eligible Americans conducted this year by Humana Inc., one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies. As a result, seniors are taking the plan-selection process very seriously – spending nearly a full day, an average of 22 hours, on their plan decision.
Thursday, November 14, 2013 3:44 am
(NAPSI)—According to the Caregiver Action Network, more than 65 million Americans care for loved ones with chronic illnesses, disabilities and frailty. Among their many responsibilities, caregivers are often tasked with helping their loved one understand Medicare and make coverage decisions. By following a few tips, caregivers can feel more confident about their ability to help their loved one navigate Medicare.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 5:00 pm
(BPT) - If you’re confused about health care reform and Medicare, you’re not alone. Medicare Part D open enrollment is underway and thousands of Americans are looking for answers.
Ask the pharmacist: Expert advice for navigating Medicare Part D enrollment
Thursday, October 3, 2013 4:44 am
(NAPSI)—As the Affordable Care Act is set to be fully implemented, there is still much confusion about how the law will affect you and your family. Here are 10 things to know about the health care law’s protections and benefits, courtesy of AARP:
Thursday, September 12, 2013 4:44 am
(NAPSI)—As we age, most of us come to depend on prescription drugs to help us live healthier, longer lives. But the very medications that we count on for better health could also land us in the hospital. Drug mishaps are especially common among older Americans, who generally take more medications to treat chronic conditions. Fortunately, with a little bit of caution, many incidents can be prevented.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 5:00 pm
(BPT) - Each year, Medicare open enrollment brings with it changes that can affect nearly 50 million people. The limited enrollment timeframe of just 54 days – Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 – gives all Medicare beneficiaries the opportunity to change their Medicare plans for the coming year to better match their needs and potentially save on health care costs. This includes anyone using original Medicare, Medicare Advantage or Part D prescription drug plans.
Monday, July 15, 2013 4:44 am
(NAPSI)—Ready or not, retirement is rapidly becoming a reality for a growing number of Americans. And, as many of the estimated 10,000 Americans who retire every day are finding out, a fulfilling and healthy retirement rarely happens by accident.
Monday, October 24, 2011 12:00 am
The Lodi Historical Society is holding its October program at 7
p.m. Wednesday at the Hutchins Street Square Senior Center. Marty
Weybret, publisher of the Lodi News-Sentinel, will speak on the
history and future of the Lodi News-Sentinel. Everyone is invited.
Refreshments will be served.
Saturday, October 22, 2011 12:00 am
On Thursday, University of the Pacific representatives will be
meeting with Lodi residents as part of the Medicare Part D
Community Outreach Program. It launched earlier this week.
Monday, October 17, 2011 12:00 am
Stockton’s Community Service Department is offering a five-week
beginner golf program from 9 to 10 a.m. every Saturday beginning
Oct. 22. PGA teaching professional Tony Troncale will teach the
fundamentals of golf. Classes are open to those age 13 and older
and will be held at Swenson Park Golf Course in Stockton. The cost
is $60 per person. Registration in advance is required by
Wednesday. For more information, call 601-3388.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011 12:00 am
Students from University of the Pacific's Thomas J. Long School
of Pharmacy and Health Sciences will conduct the first of numerous
workshops intended to assist Medicare beneficiaries who plan to
enroll in a new prescription drug plan beginning this month.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011 12:00 am
Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton: "I opposed
(Monday's) bill and will continue to advocate for fiscally
responsible policies that address our country's debt and protect
our economic recovery.
Monday, February 7, 2011 12:00 am
A Lodi woman had the time of her life when she hosted a
fundraiser for Ronald Reagan when he was running for president in
Thursday, December 9, 2010 12:00 am
There’s an old joke that goes something like this: “How can you
tell when a politician is telling a lie?”
Friday, November 5, 2010 6:10 am
University of the Pacific pharmacy students will host their
annual Medicare Part D outreach clinics at several locations in
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 12:00 am
August marks the 75th anniversary of Social Security. Isn't it
great that we can rely on the federal government to take care of us
in our old age?
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 12:00 am
OK, great — you got a tax refund. Now you get to decide how to
spend it. But what about the poor slob on the other end of the
scale who had to pay?
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 12:00 am
“I don’t think a lot will change.
Politicians seem to be talking out of the side of their necks. I’ve
been watching CNN a lot, and I still don’t understand the
Wednesday, September 9, 2009 10:00 pm
President Barack Obama summoned Congress to join in a "season
for action" on health care Wednesday night, urging lawmakers to set
aside partisan gamesmanship in favor of drafting legislation that
benefits millions who have insurance and many more without it.
Sunday, November 9, 2008 10:00 pm
Mark Walberg has been a pharmacist since 2006. He feels the
profession adds a good balance to his life.
Friday, June 6, 2008 10:00 pm
I stand on Sacramento Street in Lodi with my thumb outstretched,
trying to hitch a ride home. Two dozen cars pass me by. No one even
slows. One driver sticks his thumb right back at me.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008 10:00 pm
Making Highway 12 safer for drivers is the No. 1 priority for
Lodi and San Joaquin County officials when it comes to lobbying for
Thursday, November 29, 2007 10:00 pm
Eileen Phillips is retired from Adult Protective Services, where
she investigated abuse and neglect of the elderly and disabled.
Through that job she became familiar with many agencies dealing
with the elderly, one of which is the Health Insurance Counseling
and Advocacy Program (HICAP). This program helps seniors navigate
through their health insurance options in order to make an informed
Monday, November 5, 2007 10:00 pm
Local seniors will have their healthcare questions answered when
the Medicare bus rolls into town on Wednesday. Medicare's bus tour,
which is part of this fall's "Working Together for Better Health"
program will visit Lodi for the first time, said Jack Cheevers,
director of communications for the U.S. Centers for Medicare and