Chronic Stress and Its Impact on Heart Disease

Chronic Stress and Its Impact on Heart Disease

Chronic stress – whether it comes from daily traffic, an unhappy marriage, or an unreasonable boss – has been linked to a wide range of harmful health effects, according to the Harvard Medical School. But can stress cause heart disease?

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What Happens If I Smoke With Diabetes?

What Happens If I Smoke With Diabetes?

A new report from the SEARCH Study Group revealed that cigarette smoking is very common among children and young adults with diabetes.

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Being Underweight is Hazardous to Health

Being Underweight is Hazardous to Health

If your BMI is under 18.5 combined with chronic diseases, your rate for life insurance will be higher. It all depends on what is causing weight loss or lack of weight gain.

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Does Having High Blood Pressure Mean I Can’t Get Life Insurance?

Does Having High Blood Pressure Mean I Can’t Get Life Insurance?

Life insurance will raise premiums due to high blood pressure being an early indicator of cardiovascular disease, kidney disease and chronic heart failure.

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WHO Urges Countries to Raise Tobacco Tax

WHO Urges Countries to Raise Tobacco Tax

The World Health Organization urges countries to raise taxes on tobacco products, as tobacco-related diseases are the world’s leading cause of death.

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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 to Obtain Life Insurance When You Have Heart Disease

How to Obtain Life Insurance When You Have Heart Disease

A history of heart disease won’t necessarily flatline your chances of obtaining life insurance at reasonable rates, insurance experts say, provided you have the condition under control and you’re following doctor’s orders.

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Women in Stressful Jobs Are Likely to Develop Heart Disease

Women in Stressful Jobs Are Likely to Develop Heart Disease

Women in high-stress professions are 40 percent more likely to develop a heart condition than those who aren’t, according to a recent study.

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Contributing Factors That May Cause Strokes

Contributing Factors That May Cause Strokes

Approximately 800,000 people in the United States have a stroke each year and one American dies from a stroke every 4 minutes on average according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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How Does Secondhand Smoke Exposure Affect My Insurance?

How Does Secondhand Smoke Exposure Affect My Insurance?

As a culture, Americans have been taught that there is one way to avoid the detrimental health effects of cigarette smoking: don’t smoke. However, a new study has found that more children are being exposed to tobacco smoke even if they aren’t lighting up themselves.

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