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It’s National Social Security Month!

Essie L. Landry, Social Security public-affairs specialist

April 6, 2018

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National Social Security Month is celebrated in April and is dedicated to educating you about Social Security programs and services. From programs that help support you through life's journey, to services that help put you...

Frequently asked questions about child therapy

Patricia Costales, LCSW CEO of The Guidance Center

April 6, 2018

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We're taught throughout our lives how to treat or get help for physical ailments. We know to put a bandage on a scraped knee or see our doctor for a sore throat. We call 9-1-1 for more serious, life-threatening emergencies. When...

New Medicare cards are coming!

Greg Dill: Medicare regional administrator

March 23, 2018

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Starting in April 2018, Medicare will mail new Medicare cards to all people with Medicare, to help protect you from identity fraud. Fraudsters are always looking for ways to get your Social Security number, so we're removing those numbers from...

Five facts you might not know about Social Security

Essie L. Landry: Social Security public-affairs specialist

March 23, 2018

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What kind of questions do you and your friends ask about Social Security? When do my benefits arrive? What are Social Security work credits, and do they have anything to do with the way my benefits are figured? Will I be automatical...

Medicare can help protect your eyesight

Greg Dill: Medicare regional administrator

February 15, 2018

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Are you at risk for glaucoma? Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes loss of vision–usually side vision–by damaging the optic nerve, which sends information from your eyes to your brain. Some forms of glaucoma don't have any symptoms,...

Social Security celebrates Black History Month

Essie L. Landry: Social Security public-affairs specialist

February 2, 2018

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In February, we honor African-Americans by celebrating Black History Month. Created in 1926, this event coincides with Abraham Lincoln's and Frederick Douglass's birthdays. African-American communities have celebrated these birthday...

Building healthy relationships through prevention education

Mary Ellen Mitchell: Executive director, The WomenShelter

February 2, 2018

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Statistics indicate that nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner each year. One in 10 high school students has been purposefully hit, slapped or physically hurt by their dat...

Ending bed-wetting takes time and commitment

Elias Wehbi: Pediatric urologist

January 25, 2018

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About 15 percent of 5-year-olds experience some type of bed-wetting at night. Nocturnal enuresis, or bed-wetting, affects six to eight million American kids ages 5 to 15. Fortunately, the majority of children will become dry at n...

What day of the month do I get my social security payment?

Essie L. Landry: Social Security Public Affairs specialist

January 25, 2018

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Timing is everything, and the arrival time of your monthly payment from Social Security can be key to keeping your financial house in order. As you budget to pay your bills and save for future needs, keep in mind that your month...

How Medicare covers mental health

Greg Dill: Medicare regional administrator

January 19, 2018

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Let's hope it never happens, but there may come a time in your life when you need mental-health care. Your Medicare covers a wide variety of such services, in both hospital inpatient and outpatient settings. If you have Medicare Part A (ho...

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