No matter your age or lifestyle, there are some risks that can’t be avoided. Whether it’s concerning your job, gender or physical condition, risks affect your life and your insurance rates.Read More
The FDA is currently discussing a proposed order, regarding the labeling and reclassification of indoor tanning beds. If finalized, a new label warning minors not to use the device will be required and sunlamp products will be classified as a moderate risk factor.Read More
People are routinely reminded that it’s important to follow a healthy diet and to exercise regularly if they want to stay healthy. However, an equally important part of staying healthy involves one’s emotional well-being.
The American Heart Association recently cited data suggesting that people with an antagonistic disposition may be up to 40 percent more at risk for heart attacks, strokes and other related events. Specifically, people with this disposition tended to have more thickening of their neck arteries, potentially undermining their cardiac health.Read More
While teachers might generally be considered to have a relatively danger-free workplace, the Johns Hopkins school of medicine says that many of them could be at risk for problems with their vocal cords given the constant strain placed on them in loud classrooms.Read More
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.Read More
Millions of people around the country put themselves at higher risk for contracting skin cancer each year by frequently using tanning beds. While a cancer diagnosis can be a frightening ordeal in its own right, even those who survive can find themselves facing high medical costs and elevated life insurance premiums.Read More
Researchers have found that the risk of motorcycle-related injuries and fatalities increase along with the age of the motorcyclist.Read More
Applicants who are older, have health problems, smoke, or have a hazardous hobby or job will probably pay more.Read More
Each year, millions of Americans enjoy the summer sunshine by participating in outdoor activities, going to the beach and replacing sweaters and slacks with shorts and tank tops. Most Americans take care of their skin by slathering on sunscreen, but they may not know that some sunscreens don’t provide the maximum protection needed to ward off damaging sun rays.Read More
For people from all walks of life, life insurance serves as a valuable safeguard against unexpected tragedies that can leave loved ones financially struggling for years.
For example, even the healthiest individuals aren’t immune to the risk of choking. In fact, a survey released earlier this year found that about 28 percent of the public has actually witnessed an individual choking.Read More