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In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age of 38. Now, into their 4th decade of this financially independent lifestyle, they invite you to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.

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Experiencing Covid in Mexico - One man's medical adventure

22 Senior Health Risk Calculators for Healthy Aging Use these calculators to assess an existing concern or even to develop effective vocabulary for speaking with your doctor.

Aging Life Care - geriatric care management is a holistic, client-centered approach to caring for older adults or others facing ongoing health challenges.  Working with families, the expertise of Aging Life Care Professionals™ provides the answers at a time of uncertainty.

A Cure for Alzheimer's?  Read about the research into a dietary intervention with cold pressed coconut oil that may benefit persons with Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases, written by Mary T. Newport, M.D. Read her Case Study here. A must read is her blog. Listen to interviews or watch videos here .

AlcoholRehabHelp If you or a loved one is struggling with alcohol addiction, you can check out this site to guide you to the best rehabilitation and treatment resources.  

Alzheimer's Breakthrough -.Norman Doidge, M.D. 200 patients have their symptoms reversed. The End of Alzheimer's book, newsletter, articles, FAQ.  

American Telemedicine Association Patient consultations, patient monitoring and referral services connecting primary care providers, specialists and home health nurses with patients over single line phone-video systems for interactive clinical consultations. Home to monitoring center links are used for cardiac, pulmonary or fetal monitoring, home care and related services that provide care to patients in the home. Often normal phone lines are used to communicate directly between the patient and the center although some systems use the Internet.

Are You or Someone You Know on Osteoporosis Drugs? I have a family member and many dear women friends who are on doctor prescribed osteoporosis drugs to help them prevent or slow down osteopenia or osteoporosis. Several of them have suffered terrible side effects of these drugs. There is another option. Read more...

Best Doctors Expert medical advice. Informed medical decisions. Best Doctors is committed to helping you make the right medical decision with confidence.  

Best Medical Alert Systems Reviews -  Choose a medical alert system that will meet your needs and fit your budget. Easily compare features and functionality.  

Caregiver is a single source of information, advice, and support for caregivers. Benefit from a community of 54 million caregivers learning, exchanging ideas, and receiving support. You can join a forum, find local resources in your state, or subscribe to their newsletter or magazine.

Caregiving Support and Help There are a lot of things you can do to make the caregiving process easier for both you and your loved one. These tips can help you get the support you need while caring for someone you love.





Caring Medical Their philosophy is not to suppress symptoms with medications, but rather, to seek out the root cause of a patient's complaints and seek a permanent solution. While sometimes pharmaceuticals are required, their long-term goals are to wean patients off their use. This includes narcotic pain medications, anti-inflammatories, steroidal medications, and others. Utilizing prolotherapy this can eliminate the chronic pain of many conditions including arthritis, mechanical low back pain, degenerative disc disease, cartilage injury and sports injuries. 

Clear Health Costs Your source for finding health care prices. Cash or self-pay prices for NYC, SF, LA, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Austin.  

Compassion and Choices Across the nation, we work to protect and expand end-of-life options — and to ensure healthcare providers honor and enable patients’ decisions about their care.  

Consumer Safety Guide is a comprehensive resource for information about faulty medical devices, FDA alerts, and any other information about dangerous consumer products.  

Diabetes Organization all about diabetes, nutrition and recipes, weight loss, preventions, exercise, research community programs, resources, message boards and a diabetes dictionary.

The Couples Guide to Diabetes and Intimacy


Doctor Bob Martin Radio Show  Dr. Martin believes that information is the key to good health. He is board certified in Anti-Aging Medicine, as a Clinical Nutritionist, as a Chiropractic Physician and Physiotherapist, and in in Applied Kinesiology. He also has training in the fields of medicine, acupuncture, herbology, sports medicine, and exercise physiology. 

Doctor Chatterjee "My mission is to help you feel fantastic by restoring you to optimal health, without unnecessary drugs.” YouTubeTED Talk How to make diseases disappear 

Drug Dangers is committed to providing information on a range of medications and medical devices that have serious complications.

EEGinfo Neurofeedback addresses problems of brain disregulation. These happen to be numerous. They include the anxiety-depression spectrum, attention deficits, behavior disorders, various sleep disorders, headaches and migraines, PMS and emotional disturbances. It is also useful for organic brain conditions such as seizures, the autism spectrum, and cerebral palsy.

Eldercare Locator A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connects you to services for older adults and their families.   

E-med private medical services offers Skype video consultations. You need to have broadband and a webcam. Get personal medical advice, diagnosis.

Envita Medical Center offers an extensive array of treatment options by bridging what's available in both natural and conventional medicine. Although they treat a wide variety of conditions, they focus on cancer, heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune and chronic diseases. 

Essilor Vision tests, eye screenings and exams online. All about your eyes and vision.  

Free Market Healthcare Blog Educational resources for health care consumers and health care providers about how to accomplish the goal of accessing and providing affordable health care free from third party interference. Excellent articles, current and practical information.   

Healthgrades Now you can choose a doctor based on knowledge. Not chance. To get the right care, you need the right doctor and the right hospital. Now there’s a way to find them. Hospital ratings, mortality rates and complication rates at hospitals are available to patients.

Health Information for Independent Travelers  Vivian Harvey - I’m never sick, and, completely discounting the fact that I’m now 75, it never occurred to me that I would need to have this information on hand.

A full bread basket in Central America

A full bread basket in Central America

HCentive helps individuals, families and small businesses search, compare and buy suitable health insurance online from leading health insurance providers.

Help Exercise and fitness as you age.

Hospital Compare website allows patients to compare hospital care and outcomes, including infection data.

Informed Medical Decisions with no advertising or commercial considerations, this site works to assure that all patients have the information they need to make sound medical decisions. Resources and decision aids.

Know Your DNA Your source for all things DNA You have several options when it comes to learning about your DNA, KnowYourDNA is the best source for finding all things related to DNA.  

LifeGift offers hope to the thousands of people in Texas and beyond who need lifesaving organ transplants, and to countless other who need lifesaving tissue transplants. They partner with more than 200 hospitals across 109 counties.

Living to 100 offers a life expectancy calculator asking you 40 quick questions related to health and family history.

Living while Dying Everything you wanted to know about conscious dying but were afraid to ask. This movie offers examples of living while dying. By breaking the mold of standard expectations, it invites us to re-imagine our own inevitable endings in new ways. The people in this film die with a sense of wellness.   

Marketing Campaigns Overshadow Deadly Side Effects of Some Drugs Read about seven meds that claim great benefits with the worst side effects.

Mayo Clinic - Extensive and interactive site. A place to research diseases and conditions, drugs and supplements, treatment decisions, ask a specialist, healthy living, health tools. Symptom checker, first aid guide and more. There are interactive Health tools and videos, as well as ask a specialist.

(Original) Medicare Part A and B What it covers and how it works.

The Truth about Medicare Fallacies dispelled, costs quoted, information distributed and more! Get the facts. This comprehensive and extensive resource page focuses on the most common Medicare and Medigap questions and information on critical illness health planning for seniors and caregivers.  Guide to Medicare Preventive Services and Screenings Medicare Part B - ‎Medicare Part D - ‎Medicare Part A - ‎Medicare Part C Medicare Cost Overview





Confused about Medicare? Contact Humana at 1.888.204.4062 and ask specifically for their free DVD: Medicare decisions made easy. This DVD has great information and will explain your options clearly.

Medicare Part A  and what it covers.  

Medicare Interactive - Medicare Part B late enrollment penalty For each 12-month period you delay enrollment in Medicare Part B, you will have to pay a 10 percent Part B premium penalty. 

Medicare Part B is part of Original Medicare and covers medical services and supplies that are medically necessary to treat your health condition. This can include outpatient care, preventive services, ambulance services, and durable medical equipment. It also covers part-time or intermittent home health and rehabilitative services, such as physical therapy, if they are ordered by a doctor to treat your condition.  

Medline Plus Exercise for Seniors  

MedicareQuick shows a video giving you the 8 steps on how to choose the right medicare plan for you as well as all the up-to-date information on Medicare that you might want to know.  See their MedicareQuick Teachable site also. Do you need medicare if you don't live in the US? Medicare Part B isn't free  

Medscape - Connected with WebMD, this site is extensive as well, and has links for common diseases and a patient education site.  

Medical Tourism: Closing the International Health Care Gap “Medical travel has influenced how top health care providers view potential clients, because competition for patients is no longer based only on proximity but also on services, measurable outcomes, and costs.” Josef Woodman, CEO and Founder, Patients Beyond Borders.

Mesothelioma Guide Restoring hope for mesothelioma patients. Live Chat, free guide. Discover the latest treatments, learn to improve your prognosis, get financial aid for your medical expenses. Receive financing and benefits if you are a U.S. Veteran.   

My Gift of Grace is the surprisingly fun game about end of life that families around the world are using to start meaningful conversations. A conversation game for living and dying well. 

NBI Health Dietary Supplements Formulated by Physicians from Harvard, Cornell, MIT and Bastyr. Dr. John Neustadt has an international reputation as a researcher and integrative medical expert. He and his clinic gained a reputation as the place to go for patients who had been through the conventional medical system but were not getting better. His extensive, successful cases of depression, chronic pain, irritable bowel syndrome, bipolar disorder, seizures and attention deficit disorder have been featured in books and at continuing medical education conferences.

NewMouth Oral care treatment for every stage of life. No matter your age, taking care of your oral health is essential to live a prosperous life from infancy to adulthood. As your body changes, your dental care needs change as well. Learn how to keep your oral health on track throughout life.     

NIH The National Institutes of Health, is the nation's medical research agency and a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. Helping to lead the way toward important medical discoveries that improve people’s health and save lives, NIH scientists investigate ways to prevent disease as well as the causes, treatments.

No Free Lunch  is an organization of health care providers who believe that pharmaceutical  promotion should not guide clinical practice. Their mission is to encourage health care providers to practice medicine on the basis of scientific evidence rather than on the basis of pharmaceutical promotion. They discourage the acceptance of all gifts from industry by health care providers, trainees, and students. Their goal is improved patient care. Check out the FAQ's.

Online Doctor, Lloyds Pharmacy Use this service to book an appointment to speak to a private GP either on the telephone, via Skype video link from a venue of your choice or via high definition video link. Or, you can send a message to doctors about any aspect of your health using the 'Ask a question online' service. Lines open Monday through Friday. 

RealAge Health A-Z, Doctor advice, sleep and stress, books, blogs, suggestions for health improvement and more. 

Reducing Fall Risk with Age - What It Is and What to Do About It  Thomas C. Davies MD, CCFP, MSHA, and FACHE  An honest assessment of oneself and making an individual fall prevention plan should help avoid injury. Reporting on the latest dangerous drugs and products to keep you and your family safe. Recalls, alerts, side effects, health info, dangerous drugs and products.   

RXDangers Practical Drug, Device, & Healthcare Safety Information. Recalls, investigations, news alerts. The purpose of RX Dangers is to educate the American public on current pharmaceutical drugs and devices commonly being used within the United States.  

Safe Stars is an information and resource guide for seniors. Medical, housing, financial resources, estate planning, Social Security.  

Salt Institute Salt, sodium chloride, touches our lives more than any other natural compound. Find out the benefits of salt. Videos, Ask the Salt Guru, Research.  

Save Our Bones has current information and natural ways on how to reverse and prevent bone loss. Free getting started kit, newsletter, books, suggested exercises and diet to help maintain bone health.

Seniors' Guide to Medication Management This guide offers practical advice on: How to accurately read medication labels, Ways that aging changes your responses to medications, Medication safety tips and dosage information, Tips on medication organization and storage.    

Sunshine Behavioral Health Proven addiction treatment FREE TO VETERANS at the VA - Promotes abstinence from drugs and alcohol. Contingency Management (CM) is simple, and boasts a high success rate when combined with evidence based treatment.   

Stem Cell Therapy – The Future of Curing Disease and Restoring Youth The most exciting therapeutic possibility of stem cell transplantation is that it enhances the body’s own natural inclination is to heal itself, effectively reversing the effects of disease and aging.

Surgery Center of Oklahoma Blog G. Keith Smith, M.D. writes about free markets in medical care and transparent pricing.  

WebMD - Extensive and interactive website. Offers Top 12 Health Topics, the latest headlines, expert's views, free newsletters, diseases and conditions, a place to check your symptoms, an insurance guide, and a place to check Medicare benefits.

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Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance, medical tourism and world travel. With the wealth of information they share on their award winning website, they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since 1991. They wrote the popular books, The Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible available on their website bookstore or on

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