Monthly Archives: May 2013

ObamaCare May Cause Many Health Insurance Cancellations

As the new Affordable Care Act rolls out, many individual and small-company insurance policies will be canceled as early as this fall. Policies that fail to meet the new insurance plan standards will be discontinued, and many people will be … Continue reading

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Diabetes Grows In the U.S.

According to the Morbidity and Mortality report (MMWR) released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of individuals who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in many U.S. states has grown at an alarming rate, jumping … Continue reading

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Financial Hope For Women With High Breast Cancer Risk

Many individuals have been turned down by insurance companies for various health risk prevention services including breast cancer testing. However, under the Affordable Care Act all health plans will be required to provide medical service coverage for all individuals with … Continue reading

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Heartburn Now Linked To Throat Cancer

A new study has found that heartburn may increase the risk of throat cancer by 78%. The study consisted of 631 individuals who had been previously diagnosed with squamous cell cancers of the vocal cords and throat who were not … Continue reading

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Stroke-Related Medical Costs Expected To Grow

According to the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association, costs for stroke care are likely to increase. Experts suggest that by 2030 stroke-related medical costs will rise to $240.67 billion, a 129% increase from 2010. Stroke prevalence is … Continue reading

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Estimated Medical Expenses For Retirees Drops

According to estimates from Fidelity Investments, the amount needed to cover medical expenses after retirement has dropped from last year by 8%. Fidelity expects medical expenses for a couple retiring in 2013 at age 65 to be approximately $220,000, not … Continue reading

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Kava Extract May Help Chronic Anxiety

A new study conducted in Australia has found that the extract from Kava, a psychoactive plant, holds properties that can benefit people suffering from chronic anxiety. In the study, 75 patients who had previously been diagnosed with chronic anxiety took … Continue reading

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Physical Fitness May Lower Risk For Future Disease

According to a study led by Dr. Susan Lakoski of the University of Vermont, men who are physically active can protect themselves from cancer even more than 20 years after fitness. The study consisted of more than 17,000 men who … Continue reading

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Many Doctors Using Alternative Cancer Treatments

A new approach is being used to fight certain cancers. Genetic tests, clinical studies and novel drugs have been established to offer an alternative to chemotherapy and other treatments which are hard on the body. The medical director of the … Continue reading

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Skin Cancer May Decrease Risk Of Alzheimer’s

A new study conducted at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY has found that skin cancer may protect individuals from other diseases such as Alzheimer’s. The study showed that individuals with non-melanoma skin cancer are less likely … Continue reading

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