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Seniors: Make sure your protection is up to date with a COVID-19 booster shot

By | May 2nd, 2022|Preparedness|

I recently had the privilege of joining an AARP Arizona virtual town hall to discuss COVID-19 vaccines and, more importantly, why seniors should update their protection by following booster recommendations.  Cases and deaths in Arizona have dropped significantly since the January peak, but COVID-19 is still active and infecting people. A large percentage of seniors [...]

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Affordable Care Act Fact Sheets

By | November 7th, 2012|Affordable Care Act|

The Fed’s put out a series of pretty simple and easy to read 1-page fact sheets this week that summarize some of the aspects of the Affordable Care Act.  There are Fact Sheets for Families with Kids; Health Care Providers; Folks with Disabilities; Seniors; Small Business Owners; and Young Adults.  At the bottom of each [...]

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Medicare Moves Upstream

By | December 13th, 2011|General, Prevention|

Keeping off the pounds is tough at any age. Now seniors are getting a helping hand from Medicare.  Last month Medicare announced that it’s adding coverage for nutritional and behavioral counseling for those who are obese as measured by body mass index or BMI.  BMI is a tool which measures weight status for adults- and [...]

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Adult Vaccination Rates

By | February 8th, 2010|Preparedness|

The Trust for America’s Health released a report about adult immunization rates across the country last week at: healthyamericans.org.  The Complete Report (PDF 0.2Mb) provides all of the details…  but for a snapshot, the report says that about 69% of Arizona’s seniors have been vaccinated for pneumococcal disease. Vaccinations are an important part of public [...]