Medicare annual enrollment signals another important election this fall

  • Oct 13, 2016 at 3:43PM

This fall, as Americans make their choices in a host of local, state and national elections, including 2016 presidential, gubernatorial and congressional races, seniors and those eligible for Medicare in Kent must pay special attention to the decisions they face during another important election – the Medicare Annual Election Period (AEP).


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Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Constant Distraction May Cause Memory Loss

You don’t have to be a senior to experience a “senior moment,” meaning you forget an otherwise familiar word or name, or can’t exactly remember what you planned to do the next minute. It happens throughout life, it just seems to happen more frequently with age. But it’s not always due to mental decline in...

Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Don’t Stop the Music Too Soon

The Rolling Stones have announced the release of a new album before year’s end. There may be no big surprises in the offing. Critics in the know say it will be more like going back to beginnings, a retrospective of sorts. Still, I find it nothing short of mindboggling how these guys just keep going after so many decades...

Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Why Fat Shaming Is So Misplaced

Should carrying extra weight be judged as a matter of personal failure? Considering the fact that two thirds of Americans are now diagnosed as overweight and one third as obese, it feels strange that there should be any prejudices against body fat. And yet, stigmatizing heavyset people is more common and seemingly acceptable than any other form of discrimination left on the...

Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Good Posture Matters More Than You Think

When you grew up, your parents or teachers probably told you to sit and stand straight, instead of slouching your back and shoulders. They themselves may not have exactly known why that was important, it just seemed that way. But more recent science has found that they were actually right in many more ways than...

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