I believe in prescription drugs -- in feeling better. But I also believe if you're sitting at the blackjack table wearing an adult diaper with a fat, bloated face and a 4-hour erection, maybe it's time to slow down a bit.
Last week's CDC report, "Health, United States, 2009" confirms that Americans are increasingly turning to medications, scans, and procedures to improve their health. Exercising, eating right, and weight loss: not so much.
The Extra Help Program - administered by the Social Security Administration - subsidizes Medicare Part D prescription drug premiums for eligible seniors. While the program isn't new, eligibility rules have changed in a way that expands availability dramatically.