Senior Connection

Sep 26, 2012

Many Doubt Medicare's Future

Published in The Hill, Healthwatch.

Most people who are not on Medicare doubt the program will supply good and affordable healthcare by the time they turn 65, according to a new survey.

In its 2012 Health Confidence Survey, the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) found most of those polled who are not yet eligible for Medicare lack confidence in several dimensions of the program's future.

Specifically, 80 percent expressed partial to no confidence that they will be able to afford healthcare while on Medicare without struggling financially.

A similar 77 percent were unsure that Medicare will afford them a good choice of medical providers, and 75 percent doubted that the program will guarantee them the medical treatments they need.

This entire story can be read here at Healthwatch.

Sep 11, 2012

Is There A Vaccine That Protects Against Westnile Virus, Eee Or Other Mosquito Related Illnesses?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as of Aug. 21, 47 states have reported West Nile virus infections in people, birds or mosquitoes, with 1,118 of those cases diagnosed in humans, resulting in 41 deaths.

Sharone Green, MD, infectious disease specialist at UMass Memorial Medical Center, answers questions about West Nile virus (WNV) prevention, symptoms, treatment and more!

To read the entire article, click on UMASS Memorial Medical Center.


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