In the fall of 2001, a routine mammogram revealed breast cancer to broadcast journalist Sue Stretar. Follow her journey from diagnosis through treatment and learn the different options available in the battle against this disease. Sue shares the physical and emotional impact breast cancer had on her and the support she got from family, friends and the medical community. The overall theme is that early detection of cancer offers the best outcomes and recommends regular mammograms at a minimum.
This series explains how Medicare works and the Parts A, B, C, and D components. Also explains the difference between Medigap plans and Advantage plans that help cover all or most costs that Medicare doesn't. The information in this program was reviewed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMC) Region IX for accuracy. CMS may change and update elements of the Medicare program from year to year, so it is advised to go to Medicare.gov for the most accurate and current information.
This program explains all the issues that make it necessary to have advance directives in place. It is important to make your choices known for when you are no longer able to handle your affairs or make your own healthcare decisions. For information about the laws governing advance directives for Colorado visit the Health & Environment page. If you live in a different state, visit a similar website page for your state.
The Story of Hospice, Special Care at the End of Life was produced for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). The program has interviews with hospice doctors, caregivers, advocates, as well as a hospice patient to explain how hospice works and treats people at the end of their lives.