Oral health is an integral part of overall health, but its importance to overall health and well-being often goes unrecognized.1 Untreated oral health problems can lead to serious health complications. Having no natural teeth can cause nutritional deficiencies and related health problems.2 Untreated caries (cavities) and periodontal (gum) disease can exacerbate certain diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and lead to chronic pain, infections, and loss of teeth.3 Lack of routine dental care can also delay diagnosis of conditions, which can lead to potentially preventable complications, high-cost emergency department visits, and adverse outcomes.
In states including Texas, Arizona and Louisiana, a series of events have been held to harness energy on the ground and to showcase enthusiasm.
Even in your early 60s, don't count on Medicare kicking in too soon if your boss offers a buyout. Also: How to avoid a big tax bill when taking monthly withdrawals from investments.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 12 million Americans age 65 and older have diabetes and another 23 million have pre-diabetes; to help care for this growing epidemic, Medicare provides a wide range of coverage, but it’s important to understand that they don’t cover everything.
If the recent district court ruling that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional were to be upheld, far more than the law’s most high-profile provisions would be at stake.
A new federal law will give patients more information about prices and fees when paying a doctor's visit.
A group gaining influence in Washington as a champion for Medicare beneficiaries is bankrolled by major health insurance companies that are trying to cash in on private coverage offered through the federal health insurance program.
If the decision of a judge in Texas to invalidate the federal health law holds up, expect broad effects on your health care — from insurance coverage to Medicare payments to pre-existing conditions.
If you do, you could face life-long penalties and costly gaps in your health insurance coverage
How to get help for your Medicare questions.
Treatment costs for the immunotherapy can run to more than $1 million. Some state Medicaid programs aren't paying for the treatment, and Medicare's complicated payment rates have hospitals worried.
Reading through Medicare terms and definitions can be like wading in a pool of alphabet soup. Here's a description of the common terms you need to know.
Medicare Advantage enrollees spend less time in nursing facilities after surgery and are less likely to be readmitted to the hospital when compared with those in traditional Medicare, according to a new report.
More than 80% of doctors who filed Medicare claims in 2016 for H.P. Acthar Gel -- a drug best known for treating a rare infant seizure disorder -- received money or other perks from the drugmakers.
Many folks approaching or entering retirement are in for an expensive surprise: Medicare is not free.
Medicare is a healthcare godsend for retirees, but high earners might be in for a nasty surprise in the form of extra premiums.
One in 5 Medicare patients who leaves the hospital for a nursing home ends up back in the hospital. The federal government will soon use bonuses and penalties to try to lower readmissions.
A HealthMine study has found that Medicare Advantage members are using mHealth to monitor their health at home, but their health plans aren't.
With higher premiums on tap for many Medicare enrollees, here’s help figuring out the particulars of the Part B puzzle and how it affects you.
If you don't sign up for a Part D prescription-drug plan when you become eligible for Medicare, you could face a penalty -- unless you already have other coverage.