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Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit open enrollment runs through Dec. 31. During that time, if you are covered by Medicare, you can add, drop or change your prescription drug plan for coverage that begins Jan. 1, 2010. If you are happy with your current plan, you do not need to do anything for your enrollment to continue, but you still should review that coverage for changes and consider if another plan may be better.

Since plans change each year, you should annually review your prescription drug needs and compare Medicare drug plans - including your current plan - for cost, coverage and convenience. Some of these factors might be more important to you than others, depending on your situation and prescription drug needs.

When you get Medicare prescription drug coverage, you pay part of the costs, which will vary by plan, and Medicare pays part. Your premium is the monthly cost you pay to join a Medicare drug plan. While the plan with the lowest premium may be tempting, be sure to investigate what the plan will cover. You will be responsible for other costs.


Tilt your head back to stop a bloody nose?

That old-fashioned advice for kids is just plain wrong.

Unfortunately, there’s a lot of misinformation on how to stop this common childhood malady. 

Dr. Diane Heatley, associate professor of surgery (otolaryngology) at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, says old-time remedies like lying down or holding the head back will not work, because children’s nosebleeds usually start in blood vessels in the front of the nose.

“If you make the child lie down or hold back the head, blood will run into the throat and make the child choke,” she says. “The child should actually sit up and lean forward so blood can enter the front of the nose, and then gently apply pressure by squeezing the nostrils together for at least five minutes until normal clotting occurs.”

“A cold cloth or small ice pack on the bridge of the nose will also slow blood flow by constricting blood vessels -- if your child will tolerate it,” she adds. “But an ice pack on the back of the neck won’t do much.”


In an effort to develop a better understanding of services for the severely and


Rep. Peter Ujvagi (center) pictured with Unison’s Board President,
Bridgett Root (left) and Unison’s Chief Operating Officer, Courtney

persistently mentally ill in the community, Ohio State Rep. Peter Ujvagi visited with Unison Behavioral Health Group staff, clients and board representatives Dec. 7 at the East Woodruff Avenue location,  where individuals who suffer from a variety of mental illnesses – such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and severe depression – are served.

Ujvagi heard voices and other sounds – known as auditory hallucinations – through a CD on a headset while trying to accomplish simple tasks, such as reading, playing a game and answering questions. Following the auditory exercise, Ujvagi spent time speaking with Unison clients who currently experience auditory hallucinations.

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