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Every single type of cancer explained

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A cancer diagnosis can be both terrifying and confusing for those afflicted, as well as for friends and family who don’t really know what the diagnosis …

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How to apply for life insurance with a lupus diagnosis

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Having any chronic health condition such as lupus can cause a person to believe that getting life insurance coverage is impossible. But that’s hardly the case. …

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Is bike sharing the best way to commute?

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The situation is familiar: You get caught in traffic, or your bus shows up 20 minutes late. Commuting can be a nightmare for many Americans — …

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What to do when you can’t pay your medical bills

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A few years ago, my husband started having breathing problems. He could barely smell and taste food anymore. His nose was running all the time, and …

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The states where you’re most likely to die on the job

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Most people don’t go into work expecting to die. But every day more than 14 workers, on average, don’t make it home alive. The Bureau of …

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6 affordable fitness ideas to try in 2019

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New Year’s resolutions follow a familiar trend. The top goals going into 2018, according to a YouGov poll, were to eat healthier, get more exercise and save more …

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9 ways to beat those winter blues

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As the days get shorter and the nights get longer, some of us may be affected by the winter blues that come with sudden temperature changes …

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Health care is important to Americans, but what do they want?

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Voters in the 2018 midterm elections named health care as the most important issue facing the country. But a Policygenius survey suggests Americans are divided on …

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FYI: You can get free birth control

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Birth control is a big part of women’s health. 99% of sexually active women in America have used a form of contraception at some point in …

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Life insurance for marijuana users – will you be approved?

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Marijuana has been much in the news recently, as an increasing number of states are voting to make it legal, whether for medical use alone, or for …

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How Type 2 diabetics can get term life insurance

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It’s a common assumption that if you are diabetic, you cannot get life insurance. Fortunately, that is a mistaken assumption in many cases.  There are policies …

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How to buy life insurance for people who are ill

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Just because you have poor health doesn’t mean that you can’t get the life insurance you need. I usually get an e-mail at least once a …

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How to get life insurance without a physical exam

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If you are interested in getting life insurance without having a physical exam, it means one of three things: You want the insurance really fast, you can’t …

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5 reasons women need life insurance more than men do

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Women need life insurance more than men do, yet we are less likely to be covered.  According to the Life Insurance Marketing and Research Association, 56 …

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10 things most people don’t understand about chronic pain

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Chronic pain is an epidemic, affecting an estimated 100 million people in the United States and beyond. Unfortunately, this affliction is poorly understood even by doctors …

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6 high-tech holiday gifts for your favorite fitness fanatics

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Anyone who works out regularly can tell you that health and fitness are more closely integrated with technology than ever before. With the holidays right around …

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3 amazing health care uses for virtual reality

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Virtual reality is proving useful for much more than entertainment. A study found that exercisers who wore VR headsets reported up to 13 percent less pain during …

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How to use smart lights to fight seasonal affective disorder

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Smart lights are of one the simplest (and least expensive) connected gadgets to install at home. And they can make it easier to get through those …

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5 ways tech can help you ax your gym membership

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We all know that we should  actually use that gym membership that we blindly pay for every month, but it can be easy to let traffic, …

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The perfect chicken soup recipe for when you’re sick

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Cold fall weather always leads to the inevitable coughs and colds. That’s why, once the leaves begin to turn, a big batch of chicken soup hits …

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5 ways to jazz up your winter indoor workout

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Working out outside becomes less enjoyable when the temperature drops and daylight hours shorten. That doesn’t give you the excuse, however, to skip a chance to …

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Generic or brand-name? How to decide at the pharmacy

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Whether you’re shopping for over-the-counter drugs or filling a prescription, generic medications at the pharmacy are often a fraction of the price of their brand-name counterparts. …

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Most Americans know nothing about Obamacare

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Former President Barack Obama’s health care law — formally known as the Affordable Care Act and commonly known as Obamacare — is the most prominent and, …

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October is Health Literacy Month. Why is it so important?

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Rhinorrhea, contusions, epistaxis, biopsies — these words can immediately create confusion for anyone who isn’t working in the health care field. But, it’s important to understand …

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9 ways to save on over-the-counter drugs

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Over-the-counter medications are useful for managing pain, alleviating symptoms and preparing your household for illness. But OTC products aren’t usually covered by insurance, and they can …

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Here’s where you can get a free flu vaccine

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Flu season is upon us, and it can turn shared office spaces and classrooms into war zones from October until the new year. The flu is …

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6 affordable ways to boost your immune system

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Cold and flu season is here, and the best offense is a good defense. You can protect yourself by heading out into the world from a …

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The deadliest states for bike riders

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Biking is an eco-friendly, cost-effective way to get around — not to mention it’s a great workout. In major cities, the availability of bike-sharing services makes …

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Flu season is just around the corner. These smart devices can help

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Smart technology is reinventing the home remedy. Whether it’s a mattress that can lull you to sleep or a water bottle that reminds you to stay …

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8 ways to save on prescription drugs

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With health insurance coverage, prescription copays and out of pocket costs fluctuate based on the type of drug and the plan itself. Without coverage, you’re 100 …

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The best tech gadgets to help you sleep

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It is easy to say that technology is bad for your sleep. With their latest mobile software, Apple and Google both incorporate features that reduce the …

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A beginners guide to reading (& understanding) a hospital bill

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Whether it was a planned procedure or an unplanned emergency, a hospital visit is often a disorienting and stressful experience — and that’s before you receive …

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How to improve your home’s air with smart gadgets

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Indoor air quality is important, but until recently, it was difficult to know how many contaminants like dust and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), were in your …

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Does your relationship rest on the quality of your sleep?

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Does the way you sleep with your partner correlate with how happy your relationship is? Of all the things that couples share with each other – …

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8 smart-home devices that help fight your fall allergies

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Far be it from us to wish away the summer and start talking about autumn, but if you suffer from fall allergies, you may find it …

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Digital health devices are coming to your home

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Tech tools can give you more control than ever over your sleep, skin care and home remedies. New devices are working their way into the kitchen, the …

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19 ways Alexa brings the doctor to you

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Want to ask medical questions whenever you think of them? Alexa can oblige.  There are lots of Alexa Skills that can provide health tips and other information. …

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What ‘smart dust’ may mean for your home and health

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Chips are meant to be thin and small — but rarely can they be sprayed from an aerosol can. Yet that’s exactly the size of new …

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8 technologies that are changing the future of health care

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Computing power, tech, and science are all advancing at a breakneck pace — but innovation also breeds uncertainty. For example: It’s possible to genetically engineer babies, but …

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Stay hydrated this summer: 5 ways to save money on drinking water

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The old literary quote goes “water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink.” It feels like that sometimes. There’s plenty of water in your house, coming …

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12 hidden toxins you may not know are in your kitchen

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Eating organic foods whenever possible has been shown to reduce your exposure to toxic substances, such as pesticides. But food is just one source to consider …