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Report: 9 Million Americans Lost Health Insurance Due to Unemployment

September 26, 2011 | By: Robert | Comments ( 0 ) | Posted in: Health

Roughly 9 million Americans lost their health insurance as a result of the economic downturn, according to a new report*. In all, an estimated 52 million Americans are currently without health insurance.

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Report: 9 Million Americans Lost Health Insurance Due to the Recession

September 20, 2011 | By: Robert | Comments ( 0 ) | Posted in: Health

Roughly 9 million Americans lost their health insurance as a result of the economic downturn, according to a new report*. In all, 52 million Americans are currently without health insurance.

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Could a Traffic Ticket Save Your Life?

September 7, 2011 | By: Robert | Comments ( 0 ) | Posted in: Auto

Nobody likes getting a traffic ticket--they're expensive, cause your auto insurance rate to increase and are a real pain in the you-know-what. But according to a new study, a ticket could save your life.

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Why Isn't Texting While Driving as Taboo as Driving Drunk?

August 22, 2011 | By: Robert | Comments ( 0 ) | Posted in: Auto

Research has shown that a driver texting while behind the wheel is as dangerous as a drunk driver. In fact, drivers who send texts while driving are 23 times more likely to be involved in an accident than those who don't.

 

Yet, for whatever reason, texting while driving is still deemed acceptable by many drivers while drunk driving is considered taboo.

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Want to Lose Weight? Chew More

August 16, 2011 | By: Robert | Comments ( 0 ) | Posted in: Health

The more you chew, the less you eat, according to new research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.


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10 Most Stolen Vehicles in America

August 9, 2011 | By: Robert | Comments ( 0 ) | Posted in: Auto

Last week, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) released a top-10 list of the most frequently stolen vehicles in the United States.


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How Dangerous are NSAID Painkillers?

August 5, 2011 | By: Robert | Comments ( 0 ) | Posted in: Health

Americans are addicted to painkillers. In fact, more than 20 million Americans take NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug) on a daily basis. But how dangerous are these drugs?

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Insurers to Offer Birth Control Without Co-Pays

August 3, 2011 | By: Robert | Comments ( 0 ) | Posted in: Health

Beginning next year, patients will no longer have co-payments or deductibles when receiving contraceptive and other preventive health services.

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Happy Meals are Getting Healthier

July 28, 2011 | By: Robert | Comments ( 0 ) | Posted in: Health

In an effort to offer healthier meals to children, McDonalds plans to decrease the portion of French fries and include a fruit or vegetable serving in each of its Happy Meals.

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PTSD? Smartphone Apps Can Help

July 26, 2011 | By: Robert | Comments ( 0 ) | Posted in: Health

Soldiers suffering the invisible wounds of war have a new weapon against post-traumatic stress disorder: smartphone applications.

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