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Women & Strokes

High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is a main risk factor for stroke. More than 2 in 5 women have blood pressure greater than or equal to 130/80 mmHg or are taking medicine to control their blood pressure. Only about 1 in 4 of those women have their blood pressure controlled to below 130/80 mmHg.

Taking Your Medicine for High Blood Pressure

Taking your medicines as directed can be confusing, but it’s an important way to help manage your blood pressure. This Million Hearts [tag] video has tips to help you stick to the ’script.

If you have high blood pressure, talk to a Licensed Insurance Agent about what plans cover for high blood pressure.

CMS Will Pay for COVID-19 Booster Shots, Eligible Consumers Can Receive at No Cost

Following the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent action that authorized a booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for certain high-risk populations and a recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will continue to provide coverage for this critical protection from the virus, including booster doses, without cost sharing.

Men and Stroke – Advice and Tips From the CDC

Stroke is a leading cause of death in men, killing almost the same number of men each year as prostate cancer and Alzheimer’s disease combined.1 Stroke is also a leading cause of long-term disability,2 and men under age 44 are hospitalized for ischemic stroke at a higher rate than women in the same age group.

How can I get help with transportation?

How can I get help with transportation? Does Medicare cover transportation to my medical appointments?

Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) generally does not cover transportation to get routine health care. It does cover emergency transportation in an ambulance.

However, Medicare Advantage plans may cover transportation for your medical needs. One benefit that is covered under some plans is transportation to and from doctor’s visits.