Wednesday, September 17, 2014 1:30 pm
A prestigious national institute is urging reforms to improve care for dying people, saying that political controversy has derailed discussion of a subject profoundly important to the well-being of all Americans.
Sunday, August 3, 2014 10:00 pm
(BPT) - Cada año, durante el Período de Inscripción Abierta de Medicare (del 15 de oct. al 7 de dic.), los beneficiarios de Medicare tienen la oportunidad de hacer cambios en su cobertura de salud y de medicamentos de venta con receta. Sin embargo, según una encuesta de UnitedHealthcare del 2013, más del 60 por ciento afirma nunca haber comparado opciones para encontrar la cobertura que pueda adaptarse mejor a sus necesidades. Esto es lamentable, porque Medicare no es un programa que solamente ofrece una opción para todos los casos, y pueden cambiar muchas cosas en un año en relación con su estado de salud y presupuesto. Los planes que están disponibles también pueden cambiar todos los años.
Sunday, August 3, 2014 10:00 pm
(BPT) - Each year during the Medicare Open Enrollment Period (Oct. 15-Dec. 7), Medicare beneficiaries have a chance to make changes to their health and prescription drug coverage. Yet according to a 2013 survey by UnitedHealthcare, more than 60 percent say they have never shopped around to find coverage that may better suit their needs. That’s unfortunate because Medicare is not a one-size-fits-all program, and a lot can change in a year in terms of your health status and budget. The plans that are available can change every year, too.
Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 pm
(NewsUSA) - Ray Territ, 75, was playing golf when his feet started feeling abnormally heavy. After his legs started to hurt, Territ made an appointment with his Kaiser Permanente family physician, Lisa Tran, M.D., in Southern California.
Sunday, May 18, 2014 10:00 pm
(BPT) - One hundred years ago, the average American’s life expectancy was between 50 and 60 years, and so the estimated 53,000 centenarians in the United States today have lived much longer than most of their contemporaries. Perhaps that is why a new survey shows that these 100-year-olds feel “blessed” (36 percent), “happy” (31 percent) and “surprised” (12 percent) to have lived so long. Not one reports feeling sad or burdened; only 3 percent say they feel lonely.
Sunday, May 18, 2014 10:00 pm
(BPT) - Hace cien años, la expectativa de vida promedio del estadounidense oscilaba entre 50 y 60 años, por lo que los cerca de 53,000 centenarios que se reportan actualmente en los Estados Unidos han vivido mucho más que la mayoría de sus contemporáneos. Tal vez esa sea la razón por la cual una nueva encuesta revela que estos centenarios se sienten “bendecidos” (36 por ciento), “felices” (31 por ciento) y “sorprendidos” (12 por ciento) de lograr una existencia tan prolongada. Además, ninguno reveló tristeza ni tribulación, y solo el 3 por ciento afirmó sentir soledad.
Monday, March 31, 2014 10:00 pm
(BPT) - Baby boomers facing the big decision of when to take Social Security retirement shouldn’t overlook the importance of signing up for Medicare at age 65.
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
Tuesday, September 25, 2007 10:00 pm
It was 1964. Lodi was a small town where everyone seemed to know
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