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An authority on Medicare and Prescription Part B, she is the writer of Ask Ms. Medicare and author of 'Medicare for Dummies'.
Top 10 Medicare Mistakes
What Will You Pay for Medicare in 2017?
Making the Leap From Obamacare to Medicare
'Medicare for Dummies' conveys the basics and where to find assistance to help you get the most out of Medicare
Elizabeth writes about keeping mind and body strong and sharp
Sex Helps Boost Brainpower
Slow Walking a Sign of Early Alzheimer’s
Soaring Prices Put Drugs out of Reach
Exercises Could Preserve Brain Health
Brain Health: What Helps, What Hurts
Top Doctors: How to Fix Health Care
How Exercise Affects the Brain and Improves Memory
Katherine writes about hearing loss for AARP
Tips for Learning Sign Language
Venus, Mars and Hearing Loss
New Study Reveals Reduction in Hearing Loss
Top Hearing Devices Rated
Too Old for a Cochlear Implant?
Are OTC Hearing Devices Better?
How's Your Hearing?
Use our health tools to check symptoms, control weight and identify pills
How healthy is your weight? Find out now by calculating your body mass index
Check out these creative approaches to preparing great food
The pandemic has proven quite a teacher when it comes to understanding the science of our shots
How To Time Your Vaccinations
And what to know about doubling up shots
Is It a Cold or the Flu?
How well do you know the symptoms of each?
What Will This Year's Flu Season Look Like?
Experts share why it could be severe
Pfizer shot gets official stamp of approval from regulators for Americans 16 and older
Over-the-counter kits offer results in minutes — if you can find one in stores or online
New report highlights health disparities and the impact of the pandemic
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A look at nutritional values of plant-based meat alternatives
Keeping immunization records handy is becoming increasingly important
Alcohol caused more than 741,000 cancer cases in 2020 — but few people are aware of the link
The symptoms of this autoimmune disease are varied — affecting everything from vision to memory
Guides, tips and support for family caregivers
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Experts explain the back-and-forth on this popular diabetes drug
From chocolate to chia pudding, which treats to try if you’re watching your blood sugar
Researchers are working to understand surprising diagnoses in some hospitalized patients
We take you through setting up an appointment
1 in 4 beneficiaries 'saw' medical provider remotely
Tips for using a smartphone, tablet or computer
3 things to try to get more out of your workout — whatever your starting point
These standouts can keep you healthy as nutritional needs change with age
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