- Go ahead
and eat that apple. According to the U.S. Apple Association, research
suggests that an apple a day really can help lowering LDL cholesterol
and risk of stroke, promote liver and lung health, and lower the
risk of some cancers. Chomp in!
- Use mail
order for medications and get more than 1 month's supply at a
time. Ask your doctor for recommendations.
- Check with
your pharmacist to see if any pills could be split without changing
the potency of the drug. Note however, this has been discourage
by the American Pharmaceutical Association.
spending through an employer makes the funds you spend on medical
expenses tax free.
- Know what
you can be reimbursed for through your insurance company and learn
how to fill out their forms.
- Enter a clinical
study to get personalized care and maybe a new medication. See
- Are you lacking
decent benefits? See www.benefitscheckup.com. BenefitsCheckUp
helps thousands every day to find programs for people ages 55
and over that may pay for some of their costs of prescription
drugs, health care, utilities, and other essential items or services.
- Get a copy
of your newest medical records annually so you don't have to spend
money in the future on copying hundreds of pages.
- Find out
what alternative treatments your insurance may cover. For example,
many reimburse for acupuncture with a doctor's approval.
- Ask your
doctor for any free samples of medications s/he supplies.
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