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Duarte Hosts Symposium to Educate Seniors About Medicare and HMO’s

Program specialists from the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP), a non-profit consumer organization, will conduct a symposium on Medicare mandates as well as those provided by HMO's, plus the advantages and disadvantages of belonging to a Medicare "risk-contract" HMO on Wednesday, November 12th at 1 p.m.

The event will be hosted at the Duarte Senior Center, 1620 Huntington Drive, Duarte, CA. Participants are encouraged to attend and ask questions during the symposium.

HMO providers including United Health Care, Anthem Blue Cross, Kaiser Permanente, Caremore, Humana, Health Net, Care 1st, SCAN and Citizens Choice will also be onsite.

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Is Hunger Contagious?

We recently conducted a study to determine if hunger is contagious, and following are some of the thoughts of "experts":

While there may be no known way to transmit hunger as an infection, everyone in a household seems to get it.

If people were really hungry, wouldn't they stand up and say so?

Supposedly, one in ten people - ten percent- are hungry or food insecure.

Hunger seems to be concentrated in poor neighborhoods.

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