No matter whether you smoke it, chew it, get it from a patch or take a drag from an electronic device or hookah pipe, tobacco use can be costly to your health and your pocketbook.Read More
A nonprofit organization that represents the life insurance industry is calling attention to the financial difficulties that failure to have a policy can inflict on surviving family members – especially the youngest ones.Read More
First the good news: if you’ve picked up a little weight over the winter, chances are your life insurance won’t be too badly affected. Any more than that, then you’ll have to cut the fat, or your insurers will charge you for it.
The bad news is, as a nation, we’re getting fatter. This is a huge problem for the life insurance companies, because obesity leads to a host of other serious health problems.Read More
Experts say that playgrounds are crucially important to the physical development of America’s youth, and provide a safe space on which they can exercise their growing bodies.Read More
The economy is in rough shape and showing few signs of recovery. Add to that a retirement landscape experiencing dramatic shifts, rising healthcare costs and inflation, and you have a picture of retirement that few Baby Boomers would be tempted to call rosy.Read More
Because the average joint that’s replaced only lasts 10 to 15 years, having the procedure done at age 50 instead of 70 means there’s a good chance you’ll need a second procedure when you’re older and at higher risk for complications.Read More
Researchers are continuing to report significant progress in their efforts to reduce the nation’s rate of stroke deaths, but they still have a long way to go.
According to the American Heart Association, more than 137,000 people died of stroke in 2006. There are also said to be about 6.4 million Americans who have survived a stroke.
While stroke is still the nation’s third-leading killer, the AHA also noted that the death rate from strokes fell 33.5 percent between 1995 and 2005, while the number of actual stroke deaths fell by 18.4 percent.Read More
Hypnosis is not restricted or regulated by law in many states in the U.S. This is a cause for great concern to many health professionals who use hypnosis. It means that any kind of person, regardless of education, training or experience can, and does, offer you hypnosis services. Hypnosis is sometimes misused, either deliberately or, more often, due to incompetence.Read More
According to a survey sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline Consumer HealthCare, smokers believe that “light” and “mild” cigarettes aren’t as detrimental to their health as regular cigarettes and make it easier to quit smoking.Read More
Lung disease encompasses a wide range of afflictions—from the very treatable pneumonia to the controllable but not curable emphysema to lung cancer, whose victims have a five-year survival rate of just 6 to 15 percent.Read More