Medicare: Cervical Health Awareness

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers Pap test and pelvic exams to check for cervical cancer.  Here is the information posted by CMS (Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services) Cervical & vaginal cancer screenings Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers Pap tests and pelvic exams to check for cervical and vaginal cancers. As part of the pelvicContinue reading “Medicare: Cervical Health Awareness”

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Medicare covers a glaucoma test once every 12 months for people at high risk for glaucoma.  All people with Part B who are at high risk for glaucoma are covered.  Here is the information posted by CMS (Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services). Glaucoma tests Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers glaucoma tests once every 12Continue reading “National Glaucoma Awareness Month”

Busting the Myths About Flu Shots

Busting the Myths About Flu Shots for Older Adults While much of the world’s focus this year has been on the coronavirus, it’s once again time for the influenza virus to begin making the rounds. Like COVID-19, older adults are at higher risk for contracting it. According to the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionContinue reading “Busting the Myths About Flu Shots”

What to Expect After a COVID-19 Vaccine

After getting a COVID-19 vaccine, you may have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection against COVID-19. Call your healthcare provider if redness or tenderness increases after 24 hours, if your side effects are worrying you, or if they do not seem to be going away after a fewContinue reading “What to Expect After a COVID-19 Vaccine”

Senior Vaccine Information

There are a lot of misgivings in regards to the Covid-19 Vaccinations. Below you will find a great link to an article from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) that lists the benefits of getting a vaccination when it becomes available. The state of Maryland has made limited vaccines available to emergency first responders andContinue reading “Senior Vaccine Information”