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July 24th, 2014

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Health care teams demand nurses with doctorate degrees

When open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplaces closed earlier this year, more than 7.1 million Americans had signed up for health insurance coverage. As millions of new patients continue to gain access to insurance under the Affordable Care Act, industry leaders are facing the challenge of providing quality care while meeting the needs...

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Life on the cutting edge: Groundbreaking stem cell research into Lou Gehrig’s disease

On July 4, 1939, Lou Gehrig said goodbye to the crowd at Yankee Stadium: “Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about the bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.” The bad break he referred to was his career-ending diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly know...

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Do you know the stages of the life insurance cycle?

Many of life’s different stages offer challenges and rewards – whether you’re starting out on your own, raising a family, focusing on your career or preparing for a rewarding retirement. However, while each life stage is unique, making sure your loved ones are cared for financially is something that needs to be addressed along the...

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Diagnosed with kidney disease? Diet can help delay, prevent kidney failure

Chronic kidney disease affects one in 10 Americans age 20 or older, according to the CDC Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Managing the disease through diet and other lifestyle changes can help people delay or even prevent the most serious consequence of kidney disease: kidney failure. Yet because the disease is often without symptom...

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Spotlighting a rare and often silent form of kidney cancer

What may seem like vague symptoms – side pain, fatigue, fever and blood in the urine – can turn into an alarming diagnosis for the estimated 65,000 people each year who learn they have kidney cancer. Twice as common in men as it is in women, kidney cancer is often a silent threat since many people do not experience symptoms in the early...

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Boomers: 5 daily tactics to defy aging in 10 minutes or less

Determined, vivacious, passionate – a lot of words describe America’s estimated 78 million baby boomers. This spirited group is redefining their golden years, staying active by working, traveling and enjoying the great outdoors. They know that in order to live life to the fullest, they must make their health a priority, and many are dra...

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Benefits of cochlear implants in older adults go beyond restored hearing

As a private pilot and frequent commercial passenger, John Walkup’s hearing worsened over a number of years. But during one memorable airline flight, he suddenly lost most of his hearing, leading to enormous life changes. The impact of his hearing loss went beyond simply not being able to hear. His career ended abruptly. Walkup went on perman...

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Does your employer benefit package measure up?

Many Americans just went through their annual benefits enrollment period at their work. Precious time was spent reviewing the available offerings with spouses and determining which ones best meet their families’ needs, weighed against the cost. Yet a good number of Americans may not have taken the time to review their company’s benefit...

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The ‘hearing bone’s’ connected to the what?

Once upon a time, before people knew any better, they thought that hearing loss was simply a part of growing older – something not worth doing much about. They were wrong. Turns out, hearing loss isn’t fussy about age. More than half of us with hearing loss are still in the workforce. And hearing loss is a much bigger deal than we ever...

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What you don’t know about pain can hurt you

You may not like it, but when you feel pain, your body is trying to tell you something. In most cases, it’s to stop what you’re doing. (“Ouch, that stove is hot!”) That’s why some pain is necessary and can prevent us from seriously injuring ourselves. But, at times, pain also can be intolerable, becoming constant and n...

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