Can Lower Cholesterol Lower Insurance Premiums

Can Lower Cholesterol Lower Insurance Premiums

Young people may be setting themselves up for long-term medical problems and higher health and life insurance premiums that can come with them. According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, less than half of young adults get cholesterol screenings. However, up to 26 percent of that population is thought to have elevated bad cholesterol levels. Researchers found that 55 percent of men aged 20 to 35 had at least…

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How Does High Blood Pressure Affect Life Insurance Premiums?

How Does High Blood Pressure Affect Life Insurance Premiums?

High blood pressure is called the silent killer for a reason. One in three adults in the U.S. has it, many with no symptoms, no red flags, and unless they’ve seen a doctor lately, no idea their numbers are so high they are at risk for heart attack or stroke, according to Centers for Disease Prevention and Control.

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How Dangerous is Deer Hunting?

How Dangerous is Deer Hunting?

Each year thousands of deer hunters take to the field in hopes of snagging a buck or a doe but instead wind up in the hospital or worse.

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Heart Disease Treatment Costs to Triple by 2030

Heart Disease Treatment Costs to Triple by 2030

By 2030, the amount of money spent in the U.S. on heart disease will be three times larger than it is today, according to the American Heart Association.

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Television Viewing May Be Linked to Mortality

Television Viewing May Be Linked to Mortality

Researchers evaluated over 13,200 Spanish university graduates with an average age of 37 to determine the association of television viewing, computer and driving time to death from lack of exercise.

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Smoking in Front of Kids Boosts Life Insurance Rates

Smoking in Front of Kids Boosts Life Insurance Rates

The study’s results add to the growing evidence that exposure to smoking from parents has a lasting effect on children’s cardiovascular health in adulthood.

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Stress, Anxiety, Heart Attack and No Life Insurance

Stress, Anxiety, Heart Attack and No Life Insurance

In the underwriting arena for life insurance, handling stress, anxiety and depression is treatable and affordable though many that suffer do not seek help

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Lower Life Insurance Rates By Lowering Heart Disease Risk

Lower Life Insurance Rates By Lowering Heart Disease Risk

By following the AHA’s 7 guidelines for a healthy lifestyle, individuals could reduce their risk of developing heart disease while also decreasing their life insurance premiums.

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E-cigarettes Threaten the Next Generation

E-cigarettes Threaten the Next Generation

Based on the current evidence, the association’s position is that e-cigarettes that contain nicotine are tobacco products and should be subject to all laws that apply to these products. The association also calls for strong new regulations to prevent access, sales and marketing of e-cigarettes to youth, and for more research into the product’s health impact.

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Heart failure patients pay more for quality care

Heart failure patients pay more for quality care

Hospitals that see more patients with congestive heart failure provide better care, but they also provide higher bills, according to a recent study in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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