Charles Gerba, Ph.D., is our next guest he is known affectionately as “DR. GERM”throughout America, he has some timely information from a new survey on paper towel, sponge, and dishcloth usage in the kitchen among Millennials and Baby Boomers. Dr. Gerba is a professor of microbiology at the University of Arizona,who has written more than 400 articles and several text books on environmental biology. The public knows Dr. Gerba for his crusading on behalf of household hygiene and his frequent media appearances on shows like Good Morning America, TodayandDateline. He is also co-author of“The GERM FREAK’s Guide to Outwitting Colds and Flu.
Gerardo Ortiz, Acting Deputy Regional Administrator for the Dallas Region of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Gerardo Ortiz, spokesperson for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), will discuss everything listeners need to know about the Medicare Open Enrollment period. Medicare Open Enrollment began on Monday, October 15 and ends at midnight on Saturday, December 7. If you have a Medicare health or prescription drug plan, you only have until the end of Open Enrollment, December 7, to make changes to your 2019 plan. Even if you are happy with your current Medicare coverage, you might find something better. Every year Medicare health plans change in cost, coverage, and participating providers. In fact, the projected 2019 average basic monthly premium for a Part D prescription drug plan is at the lowest rate since 2012! If you miss the Open Enrollment deadline, most people will have to wait a full year before they can make changes to their plans. For more information go to Medicare.gov