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Federal Bill Would Expand Telehealth Mental Health Service in Medicare 
Living With Asthma

Asthma is a chronic, or long-term, condition that intermittently inflames and narrows the airways in the lungs. The inflammation makes the airways swell. Asthma causes periods of wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing. People who have asthma may experience symptoms that range from mild to severe and that may happen rarely or every day. When symptoms get worse, it is called an asthma attack. Asthma affects people of all ages and often starts during childhood.

Telehealth and Medicare

Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people 65 or older, people with certain disabilities under 65 and people with end stage renal disease.  Medicare will reimburse for a limited set of telehealth delivered services if certain parameters are met. The program is administered by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

 

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What Is Lewy Body Dementia?

Lewy body dementia (LBD) is a disease associated with abnormal deposits of a protein called alpha-synuclein in the brain. These deposits, called Lewy bodies, affect chemicals in the brain whose changes, in turn, can lead to problems with thinking, movement, behavior, and mood. Lewy body dementia is one of the most common causes of dementia.

Exercising with Chronic Conditions: Heart Disease, Diabetes, Arthritis, and Osteoporosis

Exercise is safe for almost everyone. In fact, studies show that people with arthritishigh blood pressurediabetes, or heart disease benefit from regular exercise and physical activity.

Living with COPD

COPD has no cure yet. However, you can take steps to manage your symptoms and slow the progression of the disease.

  • Avoid lung irritants.
  • Get ongoing care.
  • Manage the disease and its symptoms.
  • Prepare for emergencies.

Avoid Lung Irritants

If you smoke, quit. Smoking is the leading cause of COPD. Talk with your doctor about programs and products that can help you quit.