Increasing amounts of Americans are single as they enter retirement. That’s especially true for women. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, more than half of all women age 65 and older in 2014 were single.
Taking good care of your teeth and gums isn't just about preventing cavities or bad breath. A healthy mouth, leads to a healthy body.
The mouth is filled with many bacteria. Some of these bacteria are linked to tooth decay and periodontal or gum disease. Periodontal disease may be connected with diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
Health insurance is not cheap and it can be tempting to go without it. With the expensive monthly and out-of-pocket costs, you may be wondering if you really need health insurance. When you are healthy and rarely see a doctor, it may seem like a good idea to go without health insurance completely.
However, this is faulty reasoning. It is essential for everyone to always have some form of health insurance.
Here are 4 things to consider before ditching your health insurance.
Most health plans cover mental health services to treat conditions, including anxiety, depression, substance abuse, or addiction to the same extent physical health concerns are covered. Often the first step is to talk with a primary care provider who can recommend a mental health professional, if needed.
Don’t hesitate to seek help for suspected depression, anxiety, or stress, self-harm, or addiction. Early intervention improves outcomes.
Sleep apnea is the most common disorder. It's characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep. It's also easy to diagnose and treat, which is important because people with untreated sleep apnea are at risk of falling asleep while driving, and have an increased risk of future heart attack, high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, or stroke.
Birth control can help you prevent pregnancy when you don’t want to have a baby. Male and female condoms can also help protect you and your sex partner from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
To get maximum benefits from exercise, you have to participate in physical activity regularly. For example, running five miles on one day and then skipping workouts for the next two weeks doesn’t work that well. Exercising sporadically can decrease motivation, decrease endurance and increase injury.
Should you do self-breast exams?
Many women choose to examine their own breasts.
Women who do know that breast changes can occur because of:
-Birth control pills
-Hormone replacement therapy
It is normal for breasts to feel a little lumpy and uneven. Also, it is common for breasts to be swollen and tender right before or during a menstrual period. Whenever any unusual changes occur, contact your health care provider.
We cover mammograms based on what you and your healthcare provider decide is best for you, your risks and preferences.