How Do Viatical Life Insurance Settlements Work?

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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How Does Obesity Affect Our Nation’s Military?

How Does Obesity Affect Our Nation’s Military?

Reports show that many Americans are too unhealthy or overweight to qualify for the military, ultimately causing a concern for national security. One report showed that between 2006 and 2011, around 62,000 recruits, who showed up to enlist, failed their entrance physicals due to weight issues. The report also showed that one-quarter of all Americans between the ages of 17 and 24 were too overweight to enlist.

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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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