How to save someone from choking to death

How to save someone from choking to death

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.

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Best annuities to buy in down economy

Best annuities to buy in down economy

As more and more Baby Boomers hit retirement age, the fallout from the recent economic downturn could force them to adopt more creative solutions to retirement security, including annuities, according to the New York Daily News.

Annuities are a financial instrument, typically sold by life insurance companies, that provides a guaranteed income based on the amount of money that is invested in it, the Daily News reports, adding that the investment can be made either in installments or in a lump sum.

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Precautionary steps to prevent stroke

Precautionary steps to prevent stroke

Researchers are continuing to report significant progress in their efforts to reduce the nation’s rate of stroke deaths, but they still have a long way to go.

According to the American Heart Association, more than 137,000 people died of stroke in 2006. There are also said to be about 6.4 million Americans who have survived a stroke.

While stroke is still the nation’s third-leading killer, the AHA also noted that the death rate from strokes fell 33.5 percent between 1995 and 2005, while the number of actual stroke deaths fell by 18.4 percent.

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