Saving money on prescription drug costs: Extra Help

Source: Medicare.gov

If you have limited income and resources, you may qualify for Medicare’s Extra Help program. You might be able to get help paying your Medicare Prescription Drug Plan’s monthly premiums, yearly deductibles, and prescription copayments. Drug costs in 2019 for most people who qualify for Extra Help will be no more than $3.40 for each generic drug and $8.50 for each brand-name drug. read more

Know how to use antibiotics the right way

Source: Medicare.gov

Welcome back to cold and flu season! But remember, if you get sick, antibiotics won’t always help you. If you get a cold or flu, antibiotics could do more harm than good. That’s because these are viral infections, and antibiotics only cure bacterial infections. Every time you take antibiotics, they kill sensitive bacteria, but resistant germs can survive to grow and multiply. These resistant germs are called “antibiotic-resistant,” and they can lead to severe infections, hospitalizations, and death, especially among people over 65. read more