How Do Viatical Life Insurance Settlements Work?

People living with a terminal illness are often faced with very tough financial decisions, and selling their life insurance policy for a viatical settlement can help ease some financial worry. It was originally intended for AIDS patients to have early access to their life insurance policies, but has expanded to include other conditions such as cancer, heart disease, and any other life-threatening illness.

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Is Your Tap Water Killing You? Visit This Online Tool and Find Out

Is Your Tap Water Killing You? Visit This Online Tool and Find Out

You’ve likely read about the horror story that is the Flint Water Crisis, so what sort of contaminants might be in your drinking water? Now the Environmental Working Group is offering a tool to help you find out with their Tap Water Database. If you live in the U.S., you can simply enter your zip code – or the name of the local utility – to find out the content of your tap water. EWG is an…

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Health Care System Issues Behind Stalled Life Expectancy Gains

Health Care System Issues Behind Stalled Life Expectancy Gains

When compared to other developed nations, America’s overall life expectancy is growing slowly according to a recent studies from the National Research Council and the World Health Organization recently found. One of the main factors the report identified as being behind the slower gains is smoking. The full impact of high tobacco use rates – particularly among American men – is only now being felt, and it’s thought this could actually foreshadow a sharp increase in…

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FDA Puts the Beat-Down On Codeine Based Products For Kids Under 12

FDA Puts the Beat-Down On Codeine Based Products For Kids Under 12

Codeine, an opioid pain medication, is often used to treat mild to moderately severe pain, and doctors say it can cause some serious problems for children in particular. In some cases, codeine breaks down rapidly in the liver and that results in higher than normal levels showing up in the body. And the FDA is leaving no room for doubt in a recent finding when it comes to using the drug on children younger than…

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Will Healthcare Reform Look Like Obamacare?

Will Healthcare Reform Look Like Obamacare?

A recent survey from GenForward says younger Americans want the latest in health care reform to look like Obamacare. With the exception of one feature. Mostly all want the requirement to purchase health insurance in lieu of paying a fine removed. The GenForward poll indicates that the majority of respondents aged 18 to 30 believe the federal government should be tasked with providing all Americans have health insurance, and it also indicates that most young Americans…

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