Monthly Archives: July 2014

Long-Term Care Crisis Prompts More Aggressive Collection Tactics

Insurance Industry Expert Shares Tips for Protecting  Your Family from “Filial” Support Laws Most people do not understand filial support laws, which are spreading to more states – 28 and counting, says insurance industry expert Chris Orestis. “We’re living longer, … Continue reading

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Three Lessons on Retirement Planning from Two Classic Old Cars

3 Lessons on Retirement Planning  from 2 Classic Old Cars Financial Advisor Shares Tips for Pre-Retirees Classic car aficionado David Rosell, CEO of Rosell Wealth Management and author of “Failure is NOT an Option,” (www.DavidRosell.com), says pre-retirees can learn a … Continue reading

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FDA Urges Curbs on Use of Aspirin to Prevent Heart Attacks

NBC Nightly News reported in its broadcast on the dangers of indiscriminate use of aspirin, saying, “Tonight the FDA is warning that a daily dose is not for everyone, and taking aspirin needlessly may actually put them at significant risk.” The … Continue reading

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Featured Link — Medicare Information

For those of you about to become eligible for Medicare, or those who just want to learn more about it, the Internet has tons of information for you. The first place to look is the government’s own excellent site, Medicare.gov. Consumer … Continue reading

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U.S. Soldier’s Appeal on Murder Conviction Carries Questions About Chantix

Two reports examine what role the stop-smoking drug Chantix may have played in the case of an Army soldier convicted of murdering a fellow soldier in 2008. McClatchy reports that Army Pfc. George D.B. MacDonald “claimed his mind snapped after using the … Continue reading

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Blood Test Shows Promise for Gauging Heart Attack Risk After Chest Pain

A blood test that will predict heart attacks? This sounds too good to be true, but it just might be possible, according to an article at USNews.com. Here are excerpts:. Though more study needs to be done, new research suggests … Continue reading

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India-Based Firm Recalls Cholesterol Medicine Over Dosage Mix-Up

The Washington Post reported India-based pharmaceutical firm Ranbaxy Laboratories, which is facing increased regulatory scrutiny over its manufacturing practices, “has recalled more than 64,000 bottles of the generic version of a cholesterol-lowering drug in the United States after a dosage mix-up.” The … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Senate Sends Governor Medically Unfit Drivers Bill

The AP reports the New Hampshire Senate has sent Gov. Maggie Hassan a bill “that would protect New Hampshire doctors and other medical professionals from lawsuits if they report someone as unfit to drive.” The Senate voted without debate Thursday to pass … Continue reading

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Healthcare Firm Recalls Some Infusion Pumps

Reuters reported, citing the FDA, that Baxter Healthcare Corp. has issued a recall for some of its Sigma Spectrum infusion pumps in the wake of more than 3,500 reports related to its malfunctioning. The pumps help deliver medicine and other fluids. … Continue reading

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Featured Link — Coach Broyle’s Playbook for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Those of us who are “of a certain age” have vivid memories of Frank Broyles, the enormously successful football coach at the University of Arkansas. Long-retired now, Coach Broyle’s has turned his attention from football to Alzheimer’s disease. He has … Continue reading

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