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Jul 05th

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Medicare's "Extra Help" program helps people with limited income pay for their prescription medications

Medicare's Making ends meet should not mean going without your medications. If you have limited income and resources, you may qualify for Extra Help to pay for some health care and prescription drug costs. Drug costs in 2015 for most people who qualify for Extra Help will be no more than $2.65 for each generic drug and $6.60 for each brand-name drug. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services estimates that more than 2 million people with Medicare may be eligible for Extra Help, but aren't currently enrolled to take advantage of these savings. A recent law changed how your income and assets are counted:
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UCare informational meetings on its Medicare plan options

UCare informational meetings on its Medicare plan optionsUCare will host informational meetings about its UCare for Seniors Medicare health plan options. UCare for Seniors has more than 100,000 members across Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

These events in December are free. To register for a meeting or to obtain more information, call 1-877-523-1518 toll free.
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Vegan food can be as flavorful as any other, and healthier

Vegan food can be as flavorful as any other, and healthierOakland – Can a diet free of meat, milk, eggs, butter and cheese actually taste good?
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Get Your Green On!

Get Your Green On!Eat some green everyday....whether it's a salad, a smoothie or cooked greens on the side....your body needs the green!! Why?
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The important message of Movember... and all those mustaches

The important message of Movember... and all those mustachesThe Movember campaign and resulting mustaches popping up all over the metro are a great sign in terms of men's health awareness. Movember is an annual event involving the growing of mustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues, such as prostate cancer and other male health concerns, and associated charities.
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Cigarette use among high school students drops to 10.6 percent

Cigarette use among high school students drops to 10.6 percentThe 2014 Minnesota Youth Tobacco Survey found that the percent of high school students who smoked cigarettes in the past 30 days dropped from 18.1 percent in 2011 to 10.6 percent in 2014.
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Insight 2 Health, leadership example: Natasha Block

Insight 2 Health, leadership example: Natasha Block"Fear of taking the next step."

That was the problem for Target Corporation specialist, Natasha Block (and many people) when it came to taking important steps for growth and change in life. In challenging those fears, Block has come to greater appreciate the collateral impact of health unconsciousness, which touches all corners of a person's life, positively, as well as destructively.
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