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End of Life Legislation is Worthy of Support

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The Pennsylvania Legislature is considering two bills intended to improve the use of doctor’s orders for end-of-life medical treatment. House Bill 1196 and Senate Bill 623 would standardize POLST orders and provide guidance and education to health care providers. What is a POLST order The acronym POLST usually stands for “Physician Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment.” […]

New Medicare Cards are Coming – be Careful

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Your Medicare card is being replaced. For many seniors their red white and blue Medicare card is one of their most important possessions. The card lists your name and related Social Security Number and shows the dates you became eligible for health overage under Medicare Parts A and B. The card is your entry ticket […]

This New Year: Plan to Protect Your Future

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As the New Year begins, many people resolve to do some things they know they should do, but have put off. In various years past I have vowed to lose weight, get organized, save more, spend more time with my family, eat healthier foods, and get more exercise. In truth, these are pretty much continuing […]

How to Choose your Health Care Agent

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A health care (medical) power of attorney may be one of the most important legal documents you will ever sign. You never know when you might suddenly need someone to make medical decisions for you. Every year in the United States about 735,000 people have a heart attack, and nearly 800,000 people will have a stroke. You have […]