Category Archives: Insurance

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Food for the Flood (and other emergencies)

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We are more than halfway through the hurricane season, still in the midst of the wildfire season, headed back into the flood and tornado seasons — see a pattern here?  Emergencies and natural and man-made disasters really have no time … Continue reading

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Health News Updates 21 September 2012

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Despite the risks, NFL leaves helmet choices in players’ hands: “In the National Football League, there are rules and restrictions on everything from how much white can show on a player’s socks to what sorts of sweat bands can be worn … Continue reading

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More Secrets of the ACA

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As promised, here are some more lesser known effects of the comprehensive Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, but most often, simply ACA): Workplace breastfeeding support! Joan Younger Meek is a physician and the head of the United States … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes: Other Parts of the ACA

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA), the massive — 2,700 pages! — healthcare reform law, must sometimes feel like a bit like Cinderella: an unwanted, misunderstood stepchild, blamed for everything bad, credited with nothing good.  Then again, others treat the legislation … Continue reading

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Health Updates 30 August 2012

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New study finds  calorie restriction does not affect survival: “Scientists have found that calorie restriction – a diet comprised of approximately 30 percent fewer calories but with the same nutrients of a standard diet – does not extend years of life … Continue reading

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Health Updates 20 August 2012

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Sharp as a tack at 90: Here’s why: “Elderly people who experience no decline in memory have certain brain characteristics that differ from their peers who show more typical age-related memory loss, new research reveals.  Scientists from Northwestern University‘s Cognitive Neurology … Continue reading

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Crash Management

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Did you know that nearly half of all medical evacuations back to the States are the result of car crashes?  That every year, 1.3 million people are killed, and between 20 to 50  million are injured, in motor vehicle accidents? … Continue reading