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Knowing what you need, and when, can save you money in the long run. With Medicare, timing comes into play 3 months before you turn 65.
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Brian Brieske recounts his brother’s struggle with bipolar disorder and the day he committed suicide. Two years later, details of an emergency room visit reveal how hospital staff handled his brother’s mental health crisis.
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Randy Strickland, a volunteer at North Metro Medical Center in Arkansas, came to the emergency room after experiencing nausea and vomiting. What led his family to call 911 from the waiting area so he could be rushed to a different hospital?
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