Monthly Archives: November 2015

What You Can Do When Your Disability Is Putting A Financial Strain On Your Family

Having a disability can be very difficult on a personal level. Unfortunately, people with disabilities can also start to cause financial problems for family members in the household. There are things you can do about this. Here are some steps … Continue reading

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How To Help Pay For Medical Expenses That Your Insurance Doesn’t Cover

Paying for medical bills seems petty for people with a premium insurance policy that covers most, if not all, related expenses. But what happens if your insurance policy doesn’t cover your incurred medical expenses? If not prepared for, these expenses … Continue reading

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Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving

I hope you’re spending time with those you love today. Photo by photo stock, via freedigitalphotos.net.

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4 Common Hurdles to Receiving Social Security Payments

Social security can be broadly characterized as the actions a government takes to promote the welfare (basic needs) of the population. In the United States, Social Security is primarily a tool to provide a safety net for retirees who might … Continue reading

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Up to Two-Thirds of New Cancer Drugs Lack Evidence They Extend the Patient’s Life

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that of the 54 new cancer drugs approved over the past five years, 36 of them were approved based upon so-called surrogate measures, rather than evidence that the drugs actually … Continue reading

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FDA Staff Reviewers Question Safety of Gout Drug

Reuters reports that Food and Drug Administration staff reviewers are raising concerns about the safety of lesinurad, AstraZeneca’s gout treatment. According to a preliminary report released Wednesday, the reviewers identified increased death rates, cardiovascular problems and kidney-related side effects as potential … Continue reading

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Travel During Retirement: Six Tips For Staying Safe On The Road And Abroad

Traveling during retirement is the dream of many people. It is important to take precautions when you travel, especially if you are going abroad. There are many potential hazards that you might not know about. Here are six tips for … Continue reading

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Understanding How Negligence Will Play a Role in Your Personal Injury Lawsuit

Nearly all motor vehicle collisions are the result of negligence. The legal theory of negligence has certain elements. If you’re going to prevail in a personal injury lawsuit, each and every element of negligence has to be proved. If you … Continue reading

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Proposed Federal Rules Would Make Suing a Nursing Home Easier

NPR reports that the federal government “is now considering safeguards that would regulate the way nursing homes present arbitration agreements when residents are admitted,” but “more than 50 labor, legal, medical and consumer organizations have told the government that’s not enough,” … Continue reading

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Dietary Supplements Send 23,000 People to Emergency Rooms Each Year

ABC World News reported that a study published Oct. 15 in the New England Journal of Medicine reveals that some “23,000 people” visit hospital emergency departments each year and “more than 2,100” are hospitalized due because of “dietary supplements.” On the CBS Evening News chief … Continue reading

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