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Photo: Jacob Lund (Shutterstock) With the new year approaching, you may be tempted to set some—let’s not call them resolutions—goals. Dreams. Plans. January will bring a new sense of focus, so it’s a great time to start working on something that could pay off by the end of the y...


5 References Article Covid-19 vaccination for adolescents (for these purposes, children 12 to 17 years of age) is important, both for their own mental and physical health and for public health; the benefits of vaccination vastly outweigh the small risk of adverse reactions. Yet accord...


Maternity is a frequently claimed expense under health insurance. However, maternity still remains substantially un-insured and under-insured. Over the years, the cost of delivery packages in top hospitals has increased substantially. A package of Rs 1 lakh is common for Tier-1 hospitals in m...


Dec. 17, 2021 -- People exposed to even low levels of certain toxic metals may increase their risk of atherosclerosis, the plaque buildup in the arteries that can cause strokes and heart attacks. A large study in Spain evaluated middle-aged people (97% of whom were male) working in an auto body f...


Alaska News By Annie Berman Updated: 17 hours ago Published: 17 hours ago COVID-19 cases in Alaska have again begun to rise, and the highly transmissible omicron variant is likely responsible, the state epidemiologist said Wednesday. The state on Wednesday reported 996 new COVID-19 cas...


For many of you, that New Year’s resolution is to lose weight. Well, that could make you a victim of a scam. The Better Business Bureau says to be wary of advertising, especially for that promise miracle results and immediate weight loss. Instead, talk to your doctor about what an achievable weight...


By Sharon Guynup Published December 29, 2021 • 13 min read At the height of the COVID-19 tsunami that engulfed New York City in early 2020, a highly respected emergency room doctor, Lorna Breen, died by suicide. She had been serving as medical director at Manhattan’s NewYork...


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In American culture, it's bad to be fat. Rarely is this more apparent than at the start of the New Year, when diet culture, fatphobia and capitalism converge. Exploiting body shame and people's desire for renewal, weight loss companies ramp up ads, gyms reduce rates and diet compa...


On Wednesday a case, filed by Advanced Orthopedics Hand Surgery Institute (AOHSI) against Aetna and its affiliates, was removed from the Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division Bergen County to the District of New Jersey. The case regards the underpayment of claims due to the out-of-network stat...


A famous animated crab once sang, “The seaweed is always greener in somebody else’s lake.” But you don’t have to be a musically gifted crustacean to reap the benefits of sea moss — which offers a bevy of potential health benefits. Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertis...



CDC recommends cutting quarantine time in half Michigan health officials have opted to keep their current COVID quarantine, isolation guidelines after the CDC recommended cutting the amount of suggested days to quarantine in half. LANSING, Mich. – Michigan health of...


Your Guide to Roth Conversions Special Report Tax Breaks Your Guide to Roth Conversions A Kiplinger Special Report February 25, 2021 What’s Your Retirement Number? Financial Planning What’s Your Retirement Number? To cross the finish line when you want, find the...