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Bob Moos: Medicare can help you manage your chronic illnesses
Managing a number of chronic illnesses all at once can quickly become a full-time job. Unless it's done right, you can compromise your quality of life and possibly increase your risk of a long-term disability or an earlier-than-expected death. That's why Medicare is encouraging your health care providers to work together more closely to coordinate the treatment of your chronic conditions, so that you can spend less time sitting in medical offices and more time doing whatever you enjoy.
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Bob Moos: Many of Medicare's preventive screenings come at no cost to you
How often have you tried to ignore an ache or pain by telling yourself, "Maybe if I do nothing, it'll go away." Sometimes, that works. But wishful thinking isn't the best way to take care of yourself. Medicare has put a new emphasis on preventive health care.