Making Sense of Health Insurance Lingo

Making Sense of Health Insurance Lingo

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Health & Wellbeing By Nicole Duritz If you’re like me, one of the more uncomfortable parts about seeing a doctor is putting on the paper gown. Does the opening go in the front or the back? Can I get it on before the door opens? Why is the office always so cold? Sometimes I feel just as exposed when I don’t understand certain terms in the pages of paperwork my insurance provider sends me after a routine appointment. For many people, the language …

Nurses Seeking Larger Role in Primary Care

Nurses Seeking Larger Role in Primary Care

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing By Rita Beamish Gratitude is the primary response that nurse practitioners such as Susanne Phillips hear from their patients. The amount of time that nurses spend on patients’ ailments, lifestyle factors and prevention strategies—even making the occasional home visit—can be a refreshing change from the typical revolving-door, perfunctory appointment with a doctor. “And the second thing [you hear] is, ‘You listen,’ ” said Phillips, an associate clinical professor at the University of California, Irvine, who leads the Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration. …

AARP to Focus on Caregivers at KJLH Women’s Health Forum

AARP to Focus on Caregivers at KJLH Women’s Health Forum

Posted on 03/17/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

Health & Wellbeing We’re proud to return to the 14th Annual KJLH Women’s Health Forum, a community event taking place on Saturday, April 5th that will focus on important issues related to women’s health. We’ll be sharing resources designed just for caregivers throughout the day. Join us at the AARP Caregiver lounge to relax, find caregiving support and information, and learn about what we’re doing for you right here in Los Angeles. At our breakout sessions, you’ll hear directly from experts and caregivers, plus have the chance …

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Aprende Acerca de tus Medicamentos con AARP en la Feria Salud y Bienestar

Posted on 03/5/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

Health & Wellbeing En Inglés | AARP te invita este domingo a la  11th Feria Anual Salud y Bienestar de Telemundo.  Este evento familiar está enfocado en la salud y el bienestar. La admisión es gratuita y tendrás acceso a: •             Exámenes gratis de salud (glucosa, presión arterial, colesterol, diabetes, BMI, exámenes de la vista, inmunizaciones) •             Demostraciones de cocina saludable •             Clases & demostraciones de ejercicios •             Actividades Deportivas AARP estará ensenándote como crear tu record personal de  medicamentos, lo que te ayudará a controlar …

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Learn About Your Medications with AARP at Salud y Bienestar

Posted on 03/5/2014 by | AARP California | Comments

Health & Wellbeing In Español | Join AARP this weekend at Telemundo’s 11th annual Salud y Bienestar Fair. This family event is focused on health and well-being. Admission is free and you’ll have access to: Free health screenings (glucose, blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, BMI, eye exams, immunizations) Healthy cooking presentations Classes & exercise demonstrations Sporting activities   AARP will be sharing how to create a personal medication record, a way to track your medications and help your health care providers have the most current information …

Top 10 Reasons to Sign Up for Health Insurance by March 31

Top 10 Reasons to Sign Up for Health Insurance by March 31

Posted on 03/1/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Health & Wellbeing By Nicole Duritz Late night funnyman David Letterman has a Top 10 list for everything under the sun. As the initial enrollment through the Health Insurance Marketplace nears an end, we thought we’d try our hand at a Top 10. It may lack some of Dave’s humor, but it does offer you some really good reasons to sign up for insurance before the March 31 deadline. #10. That broken leg won’t fix itself. If you show up at an emergency …