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As we look to end April, which is Cancer Control Month, let’s be sure to take some time to focus on what you can do to reduce your risk of cancer. In the United States, men have nearly a 1 in 2 … more
The word anemia means low number of red blood cells. Since red cells carry oxygen, people with anemia may have symptoms such as fatigue, pallor or shortness of breath. Many people have annual blood … more
I recently received a Medicare Summary Notice for Medicare Part B. If you are covered by Original Medicare, you will be familiar with these periodic notices that say THIS IS NOT A BILL. Contained in … more
Pets bring so much love, comfort and happiness into our lives. May is National Pet Month. National Pet Month is a great time to spread the word about the many benefits of pet adoption and ownership. … more
Currently, 50 million people are affected by Alzheimer’s disease, worldwide. Unfortunately, we do not know the cause and there is currently no curative treatment for this disease. A recent medical … more
National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day was created as a way to raise awareness for thousands of pets that are waiting for and needing forever homes and is observed on April 30. Millions of companion … more
As we continue to have an ever-increasing number of Oneida County residents become eligible for Medicare benefits, there is never a wrong time to consider your coverage options. A majority of … more
As I say often, there is very little that is “basic” about Medicaid. When faced with the life altering event of entering a nursing home, it is important to consult a professional to review your … more
Q: After many years of being alone after my husband passed, I am considering marrying a wonderful man who I met through a mutual friend. Although he is a very trustworthy and lovely man, he is a … more
This is the second of two articles that provide readers, especially those new to Medicare, a brief history of the Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program or HIICAP. Part I of … more
Some people know that they have a heart problem, but some don’t. An unrecognized heart condition can lead to an emergency, something most of us would like to avoid. Here are some signs that your … more
It is here – National Nutrition Month March 2019. National Nutrition Month is an annual nutrition education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. It focuses on … more
March is Poison Prevention Month and the third week in March has been observed as National Poison Prevention Week and National Animal Poison Prevention Week. This week is meant to bring knowledge and … more
“If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street. If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat. If you get too cold, I’ll tax the heat. If you take a walk, I’ll tax your feet …” — George Harrison, … more
For the past several years I have written this monthly column which focuses on the services provided by the Oneida County Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program or HIICAP. … more
Having a pet in your life can be a rewarding experience. When you decide to get a pet you have to remember that it is a big responsibility and adopting a pet is a lifetime commitment. Animals are not … more
Do you have gout or does someone you know have gout? Or does it run in your family? There is more known about gout than there was when Benjamin Franklin had it. It can be controlled with medication … more
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America. About 92 million people in the United States have some form of heart/cardiovascular disease – that’s about 29 percent of the population. … more
There is a Center for Science and the Public Interest (CSPI). Doctor Peter Laurie is the Director of CSPI and he sends good news about food and health for 2019. Some victories for healthier foods … more
As pet owners we know how much joy and companionship they can bring to our lives. But having multiple pets can enrich each others lives as well as ours. Multiple pets aren’t for everyone, but if … more
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