Each year, millions of Americans enjoy the summer sunshine by participating in outdoor activities, going to the beach and replacing sweaters and slacks with shorts and tank tops. Most Americans take care of their skin by slathering on sunscreen, but they may not know that some sunscreens don’t provide the maximum protection needed to ward off damaging sun rays.Read More
With the current turbulent economic times leading to more employers discontinuing sponsored benefits, relying solely on group life insurance plans to provide your family with financial security can be akin to playing Russian Roulette.Read More
Thanks to myriad treatment options and earlier detection techniques, the diagnosis of “cancer” is not necessarily an eminent death sentence. Nor does a treatable cancer diagnosis preclude an individual from obtaining life insurance.Read More
Obesity among America’s youth is a growing epidemic with long-term ramifications for both the health and financial futures of those affected.
An estimated 17 percent of children and adolescents ages 2 to 19 are considered obese, according to the 2007-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the last year for which statistics are available. That is about triple the rate from just one generation ago.Read More
A study at Northwestern University shows that patients with chronic heart problems could benefit from Omega-3 fatty acid supplements.Read More
The workshops fulfill employees’ interest in financial education and planning help in the workplace, and address a variety of topics such as Investing 101, planning for college, and estate and retirement planning.Read More
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
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
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
More and more studies are suggesting how the human papillomavirus could significantly increase the risk for several cancers; not just cervical.Read More