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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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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

    

Should You Downsize or Renovate Your Home?

What to consider when making the choice

     

8 of 10 Residents in Nursing Homes Get Psychiatric Drugs

Report raises concerns over their safety

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Today: Caregiving Talks With Loved Ones

Also: Make your home more appealing

Watch Out for These Store Credit Pitfalls

APRs are running at record highs

These Items Are in Short Supply Now

Some of these may be a surprise

4 Symptoms of Bladder Cancer

These never should be ignored

    

How TIPS Can Help You Battle Inflation

They offer protection with high yield

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Today's Workout: All-Day Strength Training

Denise Austin leads the session

Gifts for the Men on Your Holiday List

Grooming, style options big and small

12 New Christmas Movies and Specials

These shows are well worth streaming

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Test Your Knowledge of Dolly Parton

A quiz about the music icon

    

The Weekly Read: What's New in Books

Romances, Scrabble words and more

What's New on Netflix in December

Also: What will be leaving the service

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What You Didn't Know About Javier Bardem

7 facts about the Oscar winner

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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