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Last update: 2006-11-21

Transforming the Health Care System

2006-11-21 :: Men’s Health Network
Length: 5s

Tommy Thompson talks about how preventative care has the ability to transform and improve the health care provided by Medicare and the entire health care system. …

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Medicare Drug Benefit

2006-11-14 :: Men’s Health Network
Length: 4s

Tommy Thompson reviews several important things seniors need to know about Medicare's drug coverage in 2007 prior to the start of enrollment on November 15, 2006. …

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Glaucoma Screenings

2006-11-09 :: Men's Health Network
Length: 4s

Tommy Thompson discusses Medicare's coverage of Glaucoma screening tests, which can lead to early detection and treatment, thereby preventing, slowing, or stopping vision loss from the disease. …

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Cancer Screenings

2006-11-01
Length: 4s

Tommy Thompson reviews Medicare's coverage of screening tests for prostate, cervical and colorectal cancer. …

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Cardiovascular Screenings

2006-10-25 :: Men’s Health Network
Length: 5s

Tommy Thompson talks about Medicare's cardiovascular screening tests which are designed to help identify those with increased risk of heart disease. …

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Diabetes Screenings

2006-10-18 :: Men’s Health Network
Length: 4s

Tommy Thompson explains the importance of early detection and treatment through diabetes screenings for beneficiaries who have a family history of diabetes or are pre-diabetic. …

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Smoking Cessation Services

2006-10-11 :: Men’s Health Network
Length: 4s

Tommy Thompson addresses Medicare's smoking cessation counseling for beneficiaries who have smoking-related illnesses, or who are taking medications that are affected by tobacco use. …

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"Welcome to Medicare" Physical

2006-10-04 :: Men’s Health Network
Length: 4s

Tommy Thompson discusses Medicare's physical examination for new seniors that provides baseline medical information about patients and assesses the need for follow up or preventative care. …

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The Benefits of Preventative Care in Medicare

2006-09-15 :: Men’s Health Network
Length: 5s

Tommy Thompson reviews the benefits of practicing preventative care and provides beneficiaries with an overview of the preventative care services offered by Medicare. …

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Tommy Thompson on Medicare's Preventative Services

According to a Los Angeles Times article published in June 2006, 90 percent of Medicare's spending goes toward treating complications of chronic disease. Through seniors' increased use of Medicare's preventative care services, Medicare believes that this number will decline, saving the health care system money and improving seniors' overall health care. In this podcast, former HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson will walk beneficiaries and their caregivers through several of Medicare's preventative services and encourage them to take advantage of the currently underutilized services.

Tommy Thompson on Medicare's Preventative Services


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