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Know your rights under the Medicare Program. Keep current through the Medicare Rights Center (click below):

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Know About HealthLink's CDC Report:

Read or download executive summary of HealthLink's CDC report.

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Know Your Medications:

Concerned about the drugs you are taking? Be sure you know about their benefits and potential side affects.

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HealthLink is sponsored by the Rhode Island Alliance for Retired Americans. Its basic goal is to create a community based culture of wellness and prevention that links our members to the professionals who look after them and to the social environment in which they live.

Keep up with the latest News (click below)  RI-ARA link

 

RI-ARA is a state affiliate member of the Alliance for Retired Americans, a nationwide organization founded in May 2001, with three million members working together to make their voices heard in the laws, policies, politics, and institutions that shape our lives. Over the past 10 years, it has grown to four million members with a primary objective to enroll and mobilize retired union members and other seniors and community activists into a nationwide grassroots movement advocating an agenda that respects work and strengthens families.

Email: Info@NewEnglandSenior.com

   Now Available - Vision Care Discount Program

         Provided at No Cost to HealthLink Wellness Members

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           Medicare Q & A - Advatage Plan Disenrollment

There is a new “Disenrollment” period about to open, when seniors enrolled in Medicare Advantage can switch to Original
Medicare. Read the details as to what to consider to be careful. 

Also other new features for Medicare 2014:

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CDC report: High blood pressure and cholesterol out of control in the US

These are preventable conditions

According to a recent report from the CDC, an adult dies from a cardiovascular disease such as a heart attack or stroke in the United States every 39 seconds. Cardiovascular disease in the U.S. alone claims the lives of more than 800,000 adults each year, 150,000 of whom are under the age of 65.

Two main reasons people have cardiovascular disease are high blood pressure and cholesterol, which are common, deadly and preventable. 68 million US adults have high blood pressure and 71 million US adults have high cholesterol. Far too few people have these conditions under control, even if they have health insurance. In fact, more than 80% of people who don't have their high blood pressure or cholesterol under control already have health insurance, indicating that for most patients, health insurance is not sufficient to achieve control.

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