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Caregivers: Is a ‘Granny Pod’ What You Need?
You grow up living with your parents, but what if, when they get older and...
5 Things You Need to Know About Where Rx Drugs Come From
As the number of cases of and deaths from fungal meningitis linked to spinal steroid...
Daily Dose of Outrage: An $83,046 Hospital Bill—for a Scorpion Sting
Straight from the files of “what’s wrong with our health care system” comes this...
Special Report: Why a Hospital Bill Costs What It Costs
Reader’s Digest investigates the shocking ways we overpay up to thousands of dollars on...
Doctors Confess Their Fatal Mistakes
Doctors, nurses, and pharmacists hold your life in their hands. Here, their shocking stories of...
Confusing Medical Acronyms, Decoded
When dealing with doctors, don't be embarrassed to ask about abbreviations, especially if they involve...
All About Your Medicare Card
The size of a credit card, your Medicare card is your ticket to getting coverage....
Should you make a change or stay the course? As you prepare to review your...
Medicare Advantage Plans: Are They for You?
If you have Original Medicare or supplemental insurance through a retiree plan or Medigap—you...
5+ Keys to Living Longer and Better
Each of us can live strong, healthy, vibrant, energetic lives for a long time to...
A Lesson In Medicare for Caregivers
Being a caregiver is challenging enough. But when the person you’re caring for is...
Medicare Enrollment Made Easy
Starting October 15, here’s what you should do to get your perfect coverage.
When Medicare Isn’t Enough
If you thought you were covered health insurance-wise once you hit 65, think again. An Original...
Shopping for Long-Term Care
Most people don’t think twice about bargaining for a new car. But when it...
Medicare Deadlines: The Price of Waiting
If you fail to enroll for some Medicare plans—Part B, Part D, and Medigap—...
Medicare Terms and Definitions
Reading through Medicare terms and definitions can be like wading in a pool of alphabet...
Mark Your Calendar: Medicare Key Dates
Medicare has established new schedules for making changes to your coverage. Here’s what you...
Get the Most Out of Your Medicare Plan
In the past, just one in 16 people took advantage of the health checks free to...
The Don’t-Do List: 4 Treatments and Tests to Reconsider
What doctors do is important. Equally important: what they don't do.
Make Your Doctor Visits Work for You
Experts have found that doctors tend to interrupt patients just 20 to 30 seconds after they begin...
5 Easy Medicare Enrollment Steps
1. Don’t wait! Open enrollment used to happen in November and December. But starting last...
6 Great Reasons to Give Your Medicare Plan a Check-Up
Even if you don’t expect to change your insurance coverage, reviewing your current coverage...
Rise Up Against Sitting Disease
22 easy ways to add healthy movement to your everyday routine.
Whether you’re brand-new to Medicare or are a long-time beneficiary, the inner workings of...
Medicare: What’s New for 2012
If there’s one thing that’s constant about Medicare, it’s change. That applies...
How to Checkup on Your Doctor
You can flip through Consumer Reports to find vacuums and cars, but it's way harder...
How to Find a Better Doctor
If your doctor doesn’t measure up, it’s time to hit the road and...
Cold Sore Remedies: 17 Tricks to Make Cold Sores Go Away
What IS a Cold Sore, Exactly? Cold sores are usually caused by the herpes simplex...
Doctors Spill Their Secrets to Getting the Best Medical Treatment
Dr. Oz explains how smart patients approach their health care.
18 Big Ideas to Fix Health Care Now
Everyone agrees that we need cheaper, better, easier care for everyone. You know it. The...
13 Things Your Pharmacist Won’t Tell You
What to bear in mind the next time you visit the pharmacy counter.
The Government Is Wasting Your Tax Dollars!
Almost a decade ago, the federal government dropped $100 million for an Earth-monitoring satellite that never...