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Three Forms of Depressive Disorders

August 24th, 2015|

Some forms of depression are slightly different, or they may develop under unique circumstances. Not everyone agrees on how to characterize and define these forms of depression.

Half a Century of Medicare and Medicaid

August 18th, 2015|

Before Medicare and Medicaid were created 50 years ago, our nation was a very different place for many.

Seniors had to rely on strained savings or their families’ goodwill to get by. Those who had neither were left to a life of poverty and insecurity.

Depression—A Common and Serious Illness

August 17th, 2015|

Everyone occasionally feels blue or sad. But these feelings are usually short-lived and pass within a couple of days. When you have depression, it interferes with daily life and causes pain for both you and those who care about you.

Let Your Voice Be Heard

August 14th, 2015|

The Quality Innovation Network National Coordinating Center (QIN NCC) is looking for Advisors for their Beneficiary and Family Advisory Council, or BFAC.

Aging Is Inevitable. Disability Is Not!

August 14th, 2015|

I teach a program for adult and senior women who want to live an active and healthy life. To set the tone for change, I always start off by saying, “Aging is inevitable, but disability is not.”

Growing Up With Medicare – Sue’s Story

August 13th, 2015|

I still remember watching the news on TV 50 years ago, and seeing the signing of the new Medicare law. I was just 21.

President Lyndon Johnson was in Missouri with former President Harry Truman, who received the very first Medicare card. At the time, it didn’t even occur to me that it was anything that I would need or be using. What do I care when I’m 21?

Learning My Role in My Own Patient-Centered Care

August 7th, 2015|

What started out as a bad case of the flu 14 years ago became a journey of more than 100 emergency room visits and hospital re-admissions, countless lab tests and numerous specialists.

Staying Independent as You Age

July 20th, 2015|

We all want to stay as independent as possible as we age, enjoying a simpler lifestyle and being both wiser and calmer. We hope for the ability of doing daily tasks such as walking, bathing and dressing.