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Are syringes and needles covered under Medicare?

Around 9 million Americans use syringes and needles to help stabilize their medical conditions from home, amounting to over 3 billion total used each year. Injection devices are commonly used to administer insulin for diabetes patients, but can also be used for a variety of medical conditions such as allergies, hepatitis, arthritis, HIV/AIDS and cancer. These medical supplies typically range in sizes depending on the volumes and lengths needed to treat a diagnosed ailment. 6 millimeters, 8 millimeters and 12.7 millimeters are mainly used for at-home injections, however it's important to consult with your doctor regarding which variety is necessary for your condition.

Diabetes

  • Consult your doctor today if you're experiencing any forms of diabetic wounds.

Understanding diabetic wound care

More than 25 million Americans across the country experience a wide variety of complications and side effects associated with diabetes.

  • Tips to help find the best shoes for diabetics.

Tips on finding the best shoes for diabetics

One of the common side effects experienced by people dealing with diabetes revolves around neuropathy - diabetic nerve damage in your feet - which can decrease your ability to sense pain.

Sleep Apnea

  • A positive airway pressure mask is a common treatment for sleep apnea.

Recognizing sleep disorders in seniors

Having trouble staying awake during the day?

  • Sleep apnea machines and masks are covered by Medicare Part B.

Do you need a CPAP mask? Medicare Part B has you covered

People who suffer from breathing problems often turn to continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, treatment.

Health and Wellness

  • Dancing can enhance the quality of life in seniors.

The health benefits of dancing

It is never too late to lace up the ballroom shoes and get your groove on.

  • Drinking green tea daily can provide a wide variety of health benefits.

The health benefits of green tea

From losing weight and strengthening your immune system to fighting back against cancer, the benefits of drinking green tea are vast.

Heart Health

  • Foods to help you maintain a healthy heart.

Alzheimer’s risk linked to poor heart health

A new study published in JAMA Neurology found that individuals with heart disease are at an increased risk of developing dementia, according to HealthDay News.

  • A round of golf can be all the weekly exercise a senior needs.

Easy tips for seniors to stay active

It's common knowledge that the natural process of aging can result in numerous health hazards, but what can be done to offset these risks the older we become?

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  • Dancing can enhance the quality of life in seniors.

The health benefits of dancing

April 4th, 2014|Comments Off on The health benefits of dancing

It is never too late to lace up the ballroom shoes and get your groove on.

  • The NIH released an End of Life module to help the terminally ill.

NIH releases end-of-life resources

April 2nd, 2014|Comments Off on NIH releases end-of-life resources

A new online source of advice and help from the National Institute on Aging will help those dealing with terminal illness.

  • Foods to help you maintain a healthy heart.

Alzheimer’s risk linked to poor heart health

A new study published in JAMA Neurology found that individuals with heart disease are at an increased risk of developing dementia, according to HealthDay News.

  • Drinking green tea daily can provide a wide variety of health benefits.

The health benefits of green tea

From losing weight and strengthening your immune system to fighting back against cancer, the benefits of drinking green tea are vast.

  • There are more than 285,000 hip replacement surgeries conducted in the U.S. every year.

Moving forward after hip replacement surgery

Every year there are more than 285,000 hip replacement surgeries conducted in the United States, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

  • Owning a pet can do wonders for your overall health.

Pets proven to enhance quality of life for seniors

The cat is out of the bag. Felines and canines are not only cute and cuddly companions, but they are also proven to improve the mental health, as well as decrease doctor visits, for seniors.