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It Feels like A Carnival on the Magic!

It Feels like A Carnival on the Magic!

To see really is to believe on board Carnival Magic thanks to a number of exciting and innovative new features that will provide a fresh take on sailing aboard a “Fun Ship.”  The 130,000-ton vessel made its U.S. debut from Galveston November 14 and she’s sure to impress with an array of unique spaces and […]

Why We Were Wrong about Ghee: Not the Main Cause of Heart Attacks

Why We Were Wrong about Ghee:  Not the Main Cause of Heart Attacks

By Niraj Patel M.D. Growing up, I thought that ghee was dangerous. Uncles and aunties would say, “We’re cutting back on ghee,” or, “We don’t use that stuff anymore, it’s so bad for you.” I wondered why ghee got such a bad rap, and soon I learned everyone’s doctors had been urging them to drop […]

Yogafy for a Healthy Lifestyle

Yogafy for a Healthy Lifestyle

By Tejas Dave On November 29, 2010, I was fortunate to be part of a conference call during which First Lady Michelle Obama launched the Let’s Move: Faith and Communities Initiative. During the call I heard of work being done by many religious organizations and noticed the conspicuous lack of Hindu organizations. I also realized […]

Understanding Medicare Glossary and Managing your Health Information Online

Understanding Medicare Glossary and  Managing your Health Information Online

By Sudhir Mathuria Assignment: An agreement by your doctor, other health care provider, or supplier to be paid directly by Medicare, to accept the payment amount Medicare approves for the service, and not to bill you for any more than the Medicare deductible and coinsurance. Benefit Period The way that Original Medicare measures your use […]

Medicare Premiums and Deductibles for 2012 Mostly Sweet

Medicare Premiums and Deductibles for 2012 Mostly Sweet

By Sudhir Mathuria MEDICARE PART A: Medicare Part A premiums will be increasing by just $1 per month, and the deductible will increase by just $24. For Medicare Part A, which pays for inpatient hospital, skilled nursing facility, and some home health care, about 99 percent of Medicare beneficiaries do not pay a premium since […]

Medicare Enrollment Options 2012 Seminar at India House

Medicare Enrollment Options 2012 Seminar at India House

By Jacob David HOUSTON: Medicare, a federal health insurance care package for people 65 years or older has a lot of options. Sudhir Mathuria, a licensed professional for Medicare and Medicaid health related plans. Dr Nik Nikam, heart specialist, and author of “Heart Healthy Lifestyle” was also present at the seminar.  He had recruited two […]

Medicaid is Health Insurance that Helps many People who can’t Afford Medical Care Pay for some or all of their Medical Bills

Medicaid is Health Insurance that Helps many People who can’t Afford  Medical Care Pay for some or all of their Medical Bills

By Sudhir Mathuria Good health is important to everyone. If you can’t afford to pay for medical care right now, Medicaid can make it possible for you to get the care that you need so that you can get healthy – and stay healthy. Medicaid is available only to certain low-income individuals and families who […]

Enjoy Best of Health during Festival Season and Upcoming New Year Choosing Right Health Plan Under Medicare or Not

Enjoy Best of Health during Festival Season and Upcoming New Year  Choosing Right Health Plan Under Medicare or Not

By Sudhir Mathuria Under Medicare you may be eligible to save money on medical and drug costs with these programs:1) Medicare Savings 2)Program Extra Help/Low-Income Subsidy 3)State Pharmaceutical Assistance Program  4)Pharmaceutical Assistance Program  5)Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) 6)Medicaid Medicare Savings Programs You can get help from your state paying your Medicare […]

Do Not Miss Out. Understand How Part D Works

Do Not Miss Out. Understand How Part D Works

By Sudhir Mathuria Medicare offers prescription drug coverage to everyone with Medicare. If you decide not to join a Medicare drug plan when you’re first eligible, and you don’t have other creditable prescription drug coverage, or you don’t get Extra Help, you’ll likely pay a late enrollment penalty. To get Medicare prescription drug coverage, you […]

Understanding Your Options: What is Best for You? Medicare Advantage Plan or Medicare Supplement and Part D Drug Plan?

Understanding Your Options: What is Best for You? Medicare Advantage Plan or Medicare Supplement and Part D Drug Plan?

By Sudhir Mathuria This article we will talk about Medicare Supplement options and how it works. Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) Policies Original Medicare pays for many, but not all, health care services and supplies. A Medicare Supplement Insurance policy, sold by private companies, can help pay some of the health care costs that Original Medicare […]

AGLA Launches Innovative New Product

AGLA Launches Innovative New Product

NASHVILLE, TN:  American General Life and Accident Insurance Company (AGLA), announces an innovative addition to its highly differentiated Quality of Life…Insurance® suite of products. AGLAchoice® Index Plus is permanent universal life insurance that provides protection for a customer’s entire lifetime. Like all life insurance, it’s designed to provide for loved ones in the event of […]

Medicare Advantage Plan or Medicare Supplement with Part D Drug Plan

Medicare Advantage Plan or Medicare Supplement with Part D Drug Plan

By Sudhir Mathuria What is a Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C)? A Medicare Advantage Plan (like an HMO or PPO or PFFS) is another Medicare health plan choice you may have as part of Medicare. Medicare Advantage Plans, sometimes called “Part C” or “MA Plans,” are offered by private companies approved by Medicare. If you […]

Samskriti To Present Its 3rd Dance Conference & The Kalakshetra Repertory Company On October 1

Samskriti To Present Its 3rd Dance Conference & The Kalakshetra Repertory Company On October 1

n 2001, Samskriti created history by conducting the very first 2 day dance conference in North America – “Indian Dance in the Diaspora – Traditions & Innovations”. This was followed by “International Conference on Kuchipudi Dance” in 2003. Now, eight years later, Samskriti is gearing up for its third conference –INDIAN DANCE IN A GLOBAL […]

Medicare News: Enrollment Periods that Happen Every Year for Part C and Part D Begin Early this Year

Medicare News: Enrollment Periods that Happen Every Year  for Part C and Part D Begin Early this Year

Enrollment Period October 15–December 7 During Annual Election Period (AEP) for Medicare Advantage AND Medicare prescription drug coverage. What You Can Do? • Change from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage Plan. • Change from a Medicare Advantage Plan back to Original Medicare. • Switch from one Medicare Advantage Plan to another Medicare Advantage Plan. […]

Anuraag Madabushi: Local Macy’s Spelling Bee Champion

Anuraag Madabushi: Local Macy’s Spelling Bee Champion

HOUSTON (Stylemagazine) : Anuraag Madabushi, a 5th grader at T. H. Rogers Elementary School in Houston spelled his way through more than 20 rounds of words to become the Local Champion of the Macy’s Spelling Bee. The winning word was “pejorative.”  Anuraag will now go on to compete in the finals at Macy’s Herald Square […]

Health Insurance for People with Pre-existing Condition

By Rachel Neycheril Ramya Krothapally & Nik Nikam, M.D. Three years ago Mr. Khatani came to the hospital with a severe chest pain. He had an emergency cardiac catheterization and coronary artery bypass surgery. His hospital bill was well over $100,000. He had to mortgage his house to pay his hospital bills. He could not […]

Pratham to Launch Back to School Initiative in India

Pratham to Launch Back to School Initiative in India

HOUSTON: The month of August is synonymous with the decline of the hot summer months and “back to school”. Every household in this country looks forward to this month with mixed feelings. Parents look forward to their children going back to a disciplined life, teachers look at it as  the month of getting back to […]

The Winning Word for Spelling Bee Champion Narahari Bharadwaj

The Winning Word for Spelling Bee Champion Narahari Bharadwaj

By Kalyani Giri HOUSTON: The word “schindylesis” spelt victory for 13-year-old Narahari Bharadwaj who took home top honors as National Champion at the 2011 South Asian Spelling Bee Finals. Narahari, formerly of Plano, Texas, along with 19 top spellers from 10 different regional centers competed for the title and a $10,000 prize at the Rutgers […]

Prostate Cancer: A Common Cancer among Indian Men

Prostate Cancer: A Common Cancer among Indian Men

By Dr. Sewa S. Legha, M.D. Prostate gland is located in front of the urinary bladder and encircles the male urethra, which is the channel for urine outflow. This gland is prone to become cancerous, as men grow older. It is typically diagnosed in men in their 60’s (median age at diagnosis in the US […]

With Fifth Anniversary, FIS Announces Initiatives

With Fifth Anniversary, FIS Announces Initiatives

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: “The immigration reform bill that President John F. Kennedy persued in the late 60’s and was passed in 1965 changed the face of America,” said Charles Foster. “It did away with the system of quotas based on national origins that favored immigrants from the UK (65,000), Germany (50,000) and other European […]