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Health Essentials brings together AARP's health experts and columnists to keep you up to date on the latest wellness trends, brain health, Medicare and hearing news.

Patricia Barry

Elizabeth Agnvall

Katherine Bouton

Patricia Barry - AARP Everywhere

Patricia Barry

An authority on Medicare and Prescription Part B, she is the writer of Ask Ms. Medicare and author of 'Medicare for Dummies'.

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'Medicare for Dummies' conveys the basics and where to find assistance to help you get the most out of Medicare

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Health Tools

Use our health tools to check symptoms, control weight and identify pills

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BMI Calculator

How healthy is your weight? Find out now by calculating your body mass index

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Quick, Healthy Meals

Check out these creative approaches to preparing great food


AARP Activists Celebrate New Rx Law at White House

Measure was enacted after a fierce battle


Don't Miss the Next COVID-19 Tele-Town Hall

Call in or listen at 1 p.m. on Thursday

Today's Money Tip: 5 Items With Big Price Increases

These everyday products have surged in price

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Today: Common Booster Side Effects

Also: Pets and estate plans

Medicare Premiums and Your Money

How they offset Social Security gains

Side Effects of New COVID-19 Boosters

What to expect from omicron vaccines

What Records Should Be on Your Phone?

Encryption gives you new options


How to Get Started Playing Pickleball

How to find courts, lessons and more

10 Best-Dressed Emmy Stars Over 50

Smart, Keaton shine on red carpet

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Read the Latest AARP Publications Online

See them before they arrive in the mail

Finding Peace in Working With Bonsai

A writer learns to trim these tiny trees

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Today's Workout: Belly Fat Blast

Denise Austin leads the session

8 Memorable Emmy Moments

Grownups made a fine showing

Viola Davis’s 10 Fiercest Roles

These shows, films prove her genius

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Stars Dish on 50 Years of ‘M*A*S*H’

Jamie Farr, Mike Farrell spill the secrets


Your Guide to the New Season of 'Jeopardy!'

What to know when the show returns

Create a Pet Estate Plan Now

Make plans for care of your furry friend

Tools and Resources

Find Ways to Volunteer Near You

Look for options at Create the Good

Find Free Online Events and Classes

Visit the Virtual Community Center

Navigate Medicare With Confidence

Try our Medicare Resource Center

The Car You Want and the Safety You Need

Check out our Auto Buying Program

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