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Health Care Buzz: Glossary of Terms: Medicare’s Working Aged, Part 2

In part one of our two-part series on working past Medicare’s health care coverage age of 65, we outlined the rules for determining primary insurance/primary payer. Medicare is secondary in numerous situations, such as when the spouse is still working and covering a retired Medicare-age patient.

Health Care Buzz: Glossary of Terms: Medicare’s Working Aged – Part 1

As 10,000 seniors turn 65 daily, the impact to Medicare beneficiaries using healthcare is becoming more critical with Part A/inpatient hospital and skilled nursing home care in jeopardy of becoming insolvent by approximately 2026.

Garden Wise: Nitrogen: King of plant nutrients – Part 3

Like us, plants require nutrients to grow. The most essential plant nutrients, nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, are often referred to as macro-nutrients. They are found in all general-purpose garden fertilizers, represented on package labels by their chemical abbreviations in the familiar N-P-K for nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K). All three are essential for the health of all plants. Nitrogen appears first to reflect its central importance. It is referred to as a limiting nutrient, meaning a nutrient which if deficient will limit the health and further growth of the plant regardless of what other nutrients are available. Nitrogen is also the most frequently deficient plant nutrient. Nitrogen is essential for many basic life processes including the formation of amino acids, proteins and even DNA. It enhances nutrient uptake and promotes rapid growth. It is the most important nutrient in building foliage and stems and is used in large quantities by all plants. It is also needed to make chlorophyll, which allows plants to make their own food through photosynthesis, the process that fuels all life on earth.

Hidden History: The ‘Great Commoner’ announces the birth of great-granddaughter at National Convention

According to locals, Northern Shoshoni warriors under Chief Pocatello attacked a wagon train in 1861 and killed nearly 300 westbound settlers near Almo. There’s a monument honoring those killed in the massacre next to the Almo schoolhouse on Main Street.

Hidden History: The ‘Great Commoner’ announces the birth of great-granddaughter at National Convention

According to locals, Northern Shoshoni warriors under Chief Pocatello attacked a wagon train in 1861 and killed nearly 300 westbound settlers near Almo. There’s a monument honoring those killed in the massacre next to the Almo schoolhouse on Main Street.