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Manage chronic conditions
If you have arthritis, diabetes or another ongoing condition, look for ways to be proactive. “For chronic conditions, learning about them and managing them from the front end can help you avoid larger bills later on,” Snyder says. Ask your doctor for resources to help you learn more about your condition. Then check community-based organizations like the YMCA or a senior center, as many offer programs and classes to help manage specific health issues.