Americans Over 50 Encouraged to Get Shingles Vaccine

Americans Over 50 Encouraged to Get Shingles Vaccine

Americans over 50 are encouraged to get the shingles vaccine, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Getting vaccinated against shingles is the only way, per the CDC, to not contract it. Shingles Virus Lies Dormant in You After Chicken Pox Shingles is caused by the same virus as chicken pox, varicella zoster virus, and can lead to painful rashes which in extreme cases can cause lasting nerve damage. The first sign of…

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Decline in Diabetes-Related Complications

Decline in Diabetes-Related Complications

“These findings show that we have come a long way in preventing complications and improving quality of life for people with diabetes,” said Edward Gregg, Ph.D., a senior epidemiologist in CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation and lead author of the study. “While the declines in complications are good news, they are still high and will stay with us unless we can make substantial progress in preventing type 2 diabetes.”

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Does Life Insurance Cover Death By Radiation Poisoning?

Does Life Insurance Cover Death By Radiation Poisoning?

Radiation leaks from Japan’s earthquake-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant – and traces of radiation from that leak – traveled across the Pacific Ocean to California’s coast and the event has some Americans wondering if their life insurance policy covers death by radiation. The answer is yes, according to insurance experts. “As long as the radiation-caused death wasn’t a suicide, and even if it was, if the suicide occurred after the policy’s one-year or two-year suicide-exclusion…

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Does Having Adult ADHD Affect Life Insurance Rates?

Does Having Adult ADHD Affect Life Insurance Rates?

Persons with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) tend to be fidgety, inattentive, easily distracted and have problems with organization—none of which will necessarily affect life insurance rates. It’s the problems often associated with more severe cases—those who have problems with alcoholism, substance abuse and addiction, depression and extreme risk taking, for instance—that will see rates to soar, or find that they are uninsurable altogether, insurance experts say.

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