Tag: Health

Medicare and Me: Medicare mobile and online apps

Leah Kari

Leah Sugar Kari, CMR Certified Medical Representative and Independent Senior Health Insurance Broker Today’s Medicare eligible or Medicare beneficiaries want information about Medicare’s coverage, and they want it now. Medicare has launched the Medicare “What’s Covered” mobile application to download to your smart phone. Available at your Apple App Store for Apple devices and Google…

8 tips for better digestion

Nancy Teeter, registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) When you adopt the eight habits listed below, your bowels will thank you by moving regularly. In addition, you will enjoy better health because 80 percent of your immune system is in your gut. Begin your day with a fiber-rich meal. Either one cup of cooked old-fashioned, rolled oats or…

Free conference on caregiving on October 16

The Faith Health Alliance North (FHAN) sponsors a free annual conference addressing issues of health and aging. This year’s conference will focus on the caregiver and be held on Oct. 16, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. at Mountain Vista United Methodist Church, 3001 E. Miravista Ln, Tucson, AZ 85739. Caregiving can be challenging, demanding and…

Wellness Roundup

Comprehensive help for emotional, behavioral and addiction issues Linda Shannon-Hills Oro Valley Hospital has expanded their services with a new program to help those suffering from mental health or substance abuse conditions called the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) in Behavioral Health Services. Dr. Matthew Malone, psychiatrist and medical director of Oro Valley Hospital’s Behavioral Health…

Hearing Vibes

  The hidden disability: hearing loss – how you can help Maria Menconi Hearing loss is very frustrating. Even if you have identified and sought help for your loss, many friends and family forget that you have a loss that is sometimes challenging. This article though will focus on family members and friends who may…

How to reduce health risks by understanding AFib

(Family Features) Oftentimes, seeking to improve your health starts at your core – your heart. One common condition to be aware of is atrial fibrillation (AFib), which is a quivering or irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. Currently impacting up to 6.1 million Americans, AFib is…

Free seminar in May on senior Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews appropriate supports. This 8-hour course uses roleplaying and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect people to the…