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Protect Yourself — Get Your Flu Shot

It’s even more important this year to get the flu vaccine as COVID-19 continues to spread. At this time, there is no approved COVID-19 vaccine. Getting your flu shot can reduce your risk of dealing with both the flu and COVID-19. Every year the flu is different, so every year you need an updated vaccine […]

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Beware of COVID-19 Scammers

Do you get phone calls, text messages, or emails offering free face masks? Or have you seen Facebook ads that promise free COVID-19 testing kits or “cures?”  Be careful. Don’t fall for it! Sadly, scammers are using COVID-19 to try to steal your Medicare Number and other information. If anyone asks for your Medicare Number […]

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Crain’s Features Marki Flannery and VNSNY Hospice and Emotional Support Teams

In recognition of heroic work during the COVID-19 crisis, Crain’s New York Business has included VNSNY CEO Marki Flannery and the VNSNY Hospice Bereavement and Emotional Support Team in their 2020 Notable in Healthcare Special Report. This year’s report shines a light on “the people who helped bend the region’s steep infection curve downward and are […]

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Medicare Open Enrollment Until December 7

The Medicare annual Open Enrollment period is October 15 to December 7. This is the one time each year when all people with Medicare can make changes to their health plans. If you change to a different plan, your new plan will start January 1, 2021. During open enrollment you can move: From original Medicare […]

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Health Autonomy Comes in All Shapes and Sizes

Culturally tailored care management is helping safeguard the health of America’s diverse (and growing) senior population. "With this in mind, I’d like to share inspiring portraits of four Americans who, with the support of their providers and MLTC plans, are pursuing their own version of Health Autonomy — blazing a new and diverse trail of proactive health management for other seniors to follow, " writes Abdelaal.

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Identifying — and Preventing — a Silent Killer: Sepsis

If you aren’t familiar with the term “sepsis,” you should be. Perhaps the most potentially lethal condition facing medically compromised patients today, sepsis is hard to diagnose, fast developing — and its incidence is rising at an alarming rate.