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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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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

    

Medicare Part B Premiums, Deductibles Dropping in 2023

Move comes after a record increase in 2022

     

How Older Adults Can Prepare for Hurricanes, Other Disasters

Typical prep lists may not include items you'll need

Today's Money Tip: Travel Apps That Help You Save

Pack your phone with these free downloads

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Today: More on 2023's Medicare Premiums

Also: Telling viral illnesses apart

When Your Eyes Are 2 Different Colors

It's rare, but it can signal problems

Join Us Thursday for Live Town Hall Event

COVID vaccines, flu season and more

Is It a Cold, the Flu or COVID-19?

A few tricks for telling them apart

    

6 Drugs That Can Harm Your Hearing

Not all are prescription medications

A Guide to Surviving Bear Markets

Important facts to know if you're 50+

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Read the Latest AARP Publications Online

See them before they arrive in the mail

Birthday: Actress Naomi Watts, 54

She's a two-time Oscar nominee

10 Quick Questions for Donny Osmond

He’s back on stage in Vegas

38 Ways to Boost Your Home's Curb Appeal

Tips to add allure to your abode

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Today's Workout: Total Body Circuit

Bryant Johnson leads the session

Pet Essentials for an Emergency or Disaster

They should be part of any plan

10 Better Ways to Do Grownup Eye Makeup

Give your peepers a new look

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What’s New in Books This Week

Latest from the publishing world

    

What's Coming and Going on Netflix

Your top choices for October

Reality vs. Film: How Does 'Blonde' Rate?

Monroe biographer on film's accuracy

The Very Best Witch Movies, My Pretties

A truly enchanting watchlist

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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