*|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* https://preservewm.com We've been keeping up with the latest headlines... here are two of our favorites worth sharing. ** Your Money ------------------------------------------------------------ With Medicare's open-enrollment period now underway, seniors choosing plans should be mindful of some hidden, costly traps that can leave them unable to get the healthcare they want. The man featured in the article didn't research his doctors and got rejected when trying to add a Medigap policy. "I didn't inform myself," he says. "I was so stupid." Even when working with an insurance agent, you should trust but verify. During enrollment, pay special attention to avoid these common pitfalls: 1. Medigap Trap 2. Wrong Doctors 3. Paperwork Problems 4. Drug Deficits 5. Biased Advice The Big Mistakes People Make in Medicare—and How to Avoid Them (https://www.wsj.com/health/healthcare/medicare-advantage-enrollment-risks-923e7952?st=kcf9rsdr39hd9mj&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink) by Anna Wilde Mathews ** Your Life ------------------------------------------------------------ Want to live longer? Then prioritize sleep. Following five good sleep habits added nearly five years to a man’s life expectancy and almost 2.5 years to a woman’s life, a new study found. (There are theories on gender differences, but more studies are required.) You can train your brain to sleep better by following good “sleep hygiene” that includes going to bed and waking up at established times as much as possible; cooler & darker is better; blocking noise; avoiding alcohol before bed; and maintaining a sleep routine with no distractions at least one hour before bed. Sleep this way to add almost 5 years to your life (https://www.cnn.com/2023/02/23/health/sleep-longevity-study-wellness/index.html) by Sandee LaMotte https://www.linkedin.com/in/danheth/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/rosalynn-harvey-heth-mpa-ceps-3a3aa3191/ ** Complexity Simplified ------------------------------------------------------------ A combination of genetic factors and lifestyle habits usually causes high blood pressure, but sometimes, medications can cause high blood pressure. Here are 11 medications that can raise your blood pressure. As always, talk to your healthcare provider about how best to manage your medication if it is causing high blood pressure. These 10 Medications Can Raise Your Blood Pressure (https://www.goodrx.com/drugs/side-effects/medications-that-can-raise-your-blood-pressure) by Ross Phan and Amy B. Gragnolati ** Trivia ------------------------------------------------------------ A: Mediterranean Sea Q: Canberra is the capital city of which country? https://youtu.be/cwTdRpYTS4c?feature=shared ** Back in 1966, this song reached #1 ------------------------------------------------------------ ============================================================ ** Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/preservewm) ** Twitter (https://twitter.com/preservewm) ** LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/preservewm/about/) Copyright © *|CURRENT_YEAR|* *|LIST:COMPANY|*, All rights reserved. This email was sent to *|EMAIL|* (mailto:*|EMAIL|*) why did I get this? (*|ABOUT_LIST|*) unsubscribe from this list (*|UNSUB|*) update subscription preferences (*|UPDATE_PROFILE|*) *|LIST_ADDRESSLINE_TEXT|* *|REWARDS_TEXT|*

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