Open Enrollment - Health Insurance
If you are looking for health insurance and are not eligible for Medicare, visit the Health Insurance Marketplace. Open Enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace ends March 31, 2014.
See the General Health and Wellness Subject Guide in addition to the sources below.
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Last updated 12/13/2013
- Alt HealthWatch
Focuses on complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.
- Consumer Health Complete
Includes reference books, physician-generated videos, medical images, diagrams and more. Covers all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine.
- The Longevity Kitchen : Satisfying, Big-Flavor Recipes Featuring the Top 16 Age-Busting Power Foods
A collection of 125 delicious whole-foods recipes showcasing 16 antioxidant-rich power foods, developed by wellness authority Rebecca Katz to combat and prevent chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, inflammation, arthritis, and other conditions that plague American adults, enabling readers to live longer, healthier lives.
- The Longevity Project : Surprising Discoveries for Health and Long Life From the Landmark Eight-Decade Study
This landmark study--which Dr. Andrew Weil calls "a remarkable achievement with surprising conclusions"--upends the advice we have been told about how to live to a healthy old age. We have been told that the key to longevity involves obsessing over what we eat, how much we stress, and how fast we run. Based on the most extensive study of longevity ever conducted, "The Longevit read more >>
- O.J. in the Morning, G&T at Night : Spirited Dispatches on Aging with Joie de Vivre
When youngsters in their seventies and eighties, nervously lurching toward the horizon of ninety, ask me, "What's the secret?" That's what I tell them: "O.J. in the morning, gin and tonic at night." A nonagenarian, novelist, playwright, and biographer, A.E. Hotchner writes about living well into your ninetie read more >>
- Stages of Senior Care : Your Step-by-Step Guide to Making the Best Decisions
A USA TodayBESTSELLER! "Informative. Complete. And practical. This book will guide family caregivers through the surprisingly complex world of senior care." —MEHMET OZ, M.D.,New York Timesbestselling coauthor ofY OU: The Owner's Manual: The Complete All-in-One Care GuideChoosing the best care for your aging parents and other seniors in your life is not only complex, with read more >>
- Treat Me, Not My Age:A Doctor's Guide to Getting the Best Care As You or a Loved One Gets Older
A must-have manual for anyone 40+ to take control of their health in a broken health-care system. Too often our culture defines the aging process negatively, instead of embracing it as a natural part of life. Nowhere is this problem more pronounced than in our health-care system, where "ageist" medicine often serves to worsen o read more >>
- Benefits CheckUp
Use this site to find benefits programs that can help seniors pay for prescription drugs, health care, and other needs. Developed and maintained by The National Council on Aging.
- CDC-Health Information for Older Adults
- DeKalb County Office of Senior Affairs
DeKalb County's information and referral resource for seniors. The Office coordinates with other agencies to provide Case Management, In-Home Services, Home-Delivered Meals, and Neighborhood Senior Center Operations. Their list of Frequently Asked Questions provides a further description.
- Eldercare Locator
A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. Find local agencies, in any U.S. community, that can help older persons and their families access home and community-based services such as transportation, meals, home care, and caregiver support services. Search by zip code, city or county, or call toll-free 800-677-1116.
- Environmental Protection Agency - Aging Initiative
Information on environmental health issues related to aging and environmental stewardship.
- Find and Compare Doctors, Plans, Hospitals, Suppliers, & Other Providers
Make side-by-side comparisons of specific hospitals, nursing homes, home health services, dialysis centers, and more. From medicare.gov.
Find out about private insurance plans and possible financial assistance available through the Health Insurance Marketplace. HealthCare.gov is a federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
- Mayo Clinic: Health Aging Over 50
Information on making healthy lifestyle choices. See other topics also included on the Mayo Clinic site.
The official U.S. Government site for people with Medicare. Also available in Spanish.
The best place to start for all types of health and wellness information. Includes a Seniors' Health section. Site is updated daily. From the the U. S. National Library of Medicine. Spanish-language version also available.
- NIH SeniorHealth
From the National Institutes of Health, with a focus on health and wellness information for older adults.
- World Health Organization - Aging
The World Health Organization’s activities related to aging are in the areas of health services, rehabilitation and long-term care, prevention of disease, and more.
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