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Ultra processed foods and our waist lines; what is making us gain weight and why?

Ultra-processed foods and our waistlines; what is making us gain weight and why? It is no secret that Americans’ waistlines are getting larger and that ultra-processed food may be the reason. A recent article featured on Medpage today which was written by Anthony Pearson, MD, a cardiologist who makes a case for eliminating foods that are not only dense in calories but those that have too much sugar, too many ingredients you cannot pronounce or would put in your cupboard. He makes a strong argument indirectly for us to cook our food and rely more on foods we can understand Read More »

More reasons to be wary of Medicare Advantage Plans according to Medpage today.

More reasons to be wary of Medicare Advantage Plans according to Medpage Today. Our blog has reported on the problems that exist with Medicare Advantage Plans.  Many of these plans offer to give you an enhanced benefit in exchange for using a private insurance carrier.   Most people find out the benefits disappear when they try to use a specialist or have an out of state healthcare emergency. Medicare Advantage, otherwise known as Medicare + C claims to offer lower costs.  Often, after the low Medicare deductible has been reached, patients find out their provider choices are limited as well as Read More »