Protect your loved ones from prescription drug addiction with Dr. Tom Garcia

The prescription addiction epidemic in seniors is growing daily and only you can stop it! Please listen in as we explore one of today’s hot topics because it is impacting more seniors every day. Don’t think this effects you? The epidemic isn’t just street junkies pushing heroin anymore. The biggest problem now is prescription painkillers, which can induce addiction without the patient ever really knowing the trap they have fallen into. In part on of our in depth series on Opioids with Dr Tom Garcia, cardiologist and past president of the Texas Medical Association. Dr Garcia has a special appreciation of the problem because before he went to Medical school he earned a degree in Pharmacy.... Read More

Breaking news! Growing crisis for Medicare patients! Learn why doctors are denying patients needed care and how you can prepare!

Join your hosts with Dr. Garcia, Cardiologist and past president of the Texas Medical Association as he tells the inside story of why more and more doctors are refusing to see Medicare patients. What good is Medicare coverage if your doctor won’t accept it? Some of the areas we cover during this expose include; * Background of the Medicare systems and Physicians relationships * Change from holistic to single issue care * Payment methods evolution * Increasing complexity of claims processing * Uncertainty of payment * Why are doctors refusing to accept new Medicare patients * If I have Medicare can I see my Doctor if they have opted out of * Medicare (increased co-pay) * What... Read More

Afraid your parent is unsafe at home? Too many hospital trips for falls? Let us help!

Is your Mom or Dad not so steady on their feet anymore? Are they having to use a walker or are they getting around the house using the walls or furniture to steady themselves? Have they fallen recently… or are you losing sleep at night because you are afraid they will? Well you are not alone and you have good reason to be concerned! Each year, more than 1.6 million older U.S. adults go to the emergency room for fall-related injuries. Among older adults, falls are the number one cause of fractures, hospital admissions for trauma, loss of independence, and injury deaths. Falls don't "just happen," and people don't fall just because they get older. Often, more than one underlying cause... Read More

Is someone you know fighting Cancer? Want help from someone who truly understands what they are going through?

“You have cancer” are the most chilling words anyone can hear from their Doctor. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to make the journey that starts with those three words less scary? Is someone you know fighting Cancer? Want help from someone who truly understands what you are going through? In this podcast, join us with Cancare, a great organization that brings together Cancer Survivor volunteers with those undergoing cancer treatment, matching volunteer cancer survivors with people who have the same type of cancer and treatment so the patient has someone to talk to that has literally walked in their shoes. Listen as we learn about this wonderful organization. In this program,... Read More

Frequent heartburn and acid reflux can lead to esophageal cancer ! Learn how with Dr. Chaudhry, surgeon with Previty Clinic for Surgical Care and Medical director of Bariatric surgery

Frequent heartburn and acid reflux not only is a painful state to be in for a person, but chronic GERD can lead to esophageal cancer!  Learn how heartburn may be much more serious than you believe with Dr. Chaudhry, surgeon with Previty Clinic for Surgical Care and Medical director of Bariatric surgery at Bay Area Regional Medical Center on The Senior Answer Dr Chaudhry says that “Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD, can be a debilitating condition for those suffering from it.  A condition known as Barrett’s esophagus can develop over time in 10-15% of people with GERD as the lining of the esophagus is damaged from long-standing GERD.  It has been shown that 1 in 200 people... Read More

Incontinence ruining your quality of life? Ready for a solution?

Incontinence ruining your quality of life? Ready to take control of your life again and get your control and independence back? Listen as The Senior Answer’s special guest Dr Marcus Aquino, Colo-Rectal Surgeon, sheds light on new therapy that can bring bowel and urinary incontinence under control so you can get rid of those embarrassing diapers and pads! This life changing therapy is approved and paid for by Medicare and many Advantage plans! Among the topics discussed on this show are; • What is Incontinence? • What causes Incontinence? • Traditional treatments and coping mechanisms • New Treatment Options • Over the counter electrical stimulators? • Medtronic... Read More

SURVIVING ALZHEIMER’S WITH FRIENDS, FACEBOOK, AND A REALLY BIG GLASS OF WINE with author Dayna Steele

Please join us for our interview with Speaker, author, Radio Hall of Fame radio personality and success strategist Dayna Steele about her new book, SURVIVING ALZHEIMER’S WITH FRIENDS, FACEBOOK, AND A REALLY BIG GLASS OF WINE. The book is a very personal, moving and most importantly informative look into Dayna’s heart as her mother went on her journey with Alzheimer’s. When I first started reading I really didn’t expect much from a collection of Facebook posts. But I was soooo wrong. Reading the book made me smile at times, sometimes it made me laugh out loud and in other places it made me cry as Dayna shared her innermost feelings as she went through this heart rending... Read More

Learn about oral and dental health for Seniors!

Learn about dental and oral health for seniors with Dr. Deborah Cooper-Newland an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon who has been in private practice in Bellaire, Texas since 1994. Some of the topic we learning about in this program include; o Nutrition and it’s implications in oral health o Prosthetic Considerations for dental implants o Changes in salivary glands and secretion with aging, Dry mouth/ medications o Root and coronal cavities o Oral Cancer in the elderly o Periodontal and oral manifestations of systemic diseases You can find more information about Dr. Cooper-Newland as well as lots of educational materials at Dr Cooper-Newland's web site View full post

Medicare Open Enrollment is coming! Listen here and learn how to make the best choices! Part One

Something that every American who reaches age 65 or who has a parent over 65 needs to be informed about and informed about in detail. Medicare, Medicare supplements (no they are not vitamins), part D drug plans, Medicare “Advantage” plans and the whole alphabet soup. Starting October 15th and running through Pearl Harbor Day is the annual Open Enrollment period when you can change your Medicare insurance plans.The choices you make in the next few weeks for yourself or for your parents if you are their caregiver can literally make a difference of tens of thousands of dollars in spending over the next year. Part One covers Traditional Medicare and Supplement Plans with our Medicare... Read More

Confused about your options for help with Senior Care? Listen here for answers!

Learn about your senior care options as we join Troy Tice with Amada Senior Care. We cover such topics as in home care, types of residential settings and very importantly where to find the money to pay for it all! Listen as we cover; • What are my real options for care • Private hire vs company caregiver • Dangers of a private hire • What to look for in an in home senior agency • How do I pay for it all? o Long term care insurance o VA aid and attendance o Reverse Mortgages o Selling term life insurance policies And much more! Learn more about the diverse services of Amada Senior Care at amadaseniorcare.com . View full post
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