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    Aging is not Based on Luck Alone- 3 ways you can live longer!

    Aging is not Based on Luck Alone- 3 ways you can live longer!By:  Jill JanesDid you pull the lucky straw when it comes to genetics?  Perhaps the elders in your family live very long lives, remaining active and fit until the day they die.  Maybe you are like most of us and have a few unlucky genetic conditions that you wish had skipped right over you.  As impactful as our ancestors may be to our physical make up, research shows that only 30% of our longevity will be determined...  Read More

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    Medicare Tips

    Medicare TipsMedicare coverage/allowances can be difficult to understand and navigate with their ever changing costs, options, and plans. Here are some helpful tips to help you understand Medicare coverage:For Medicare to pay for skilled nursing care and rehab, you need to have a 3 night hospital stay prior to admittance to skilled care/rehab.Medicare pays 100% for the first 20 days in skilled care/rehab, then starting on day 21 Medicare pays 80%. The 20% co-pay that is left is a rate set by Med...  Read More

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    Heart Healthy Recipe

    VEGETABLE – SOCKEYE SALMON FOIL PACKServes 4Who says eating Heart Healthy has to be boring!Preheat oven to 400*FIngredients:4 – 4 oz. Sockeye Salmon1 zucchini (large)1 yellow squash (large)1 orange bell pepper1 yellow bell pepper1 sweet red onion (medium)1 cup of portabella mushrooms (sliced)2 tomatoes3 navel oranges (slice two of the oranges to yield 8 slices and half the other)2 limesSeasoning (this is up to you) I use paprika, parsley, rosemary, basil, onion powder, garlic salt and fresh grou...  Read More

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    Hurricane Harvey: Memories Linger One Year Later

    In the late afternoon hours of August 25, 2017, a Category 4 storm named “Harvey” began rolling into the Houston metro area. It would eventually dump more than 50 inches of rain and strike the Texas coast with winds up to 130mph. The storm brought unprecedented amounts of rain to an area stretching from the coastal town of Rockport to as far northeast as Lufkin before dissipating.   Read More

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    Proposed “Granny Tax” seeks to fund Medicaid by taxing private pay nursing home residents

    This year, I had the opportunity to be in Austin and witness first hand Governor Greg Abbott’s State of the State Address. In listening to his priorities for this legislative session and his vision for our great state, there were a number of commitments that stood out to all of us proud Texans. One particular statement I heard loud and clear was, “the only good tax is a dead tax”, which is why I was so surprised to learn legislation was filed that would tax a most vulnerable group of elderly res...  Read More

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