White House Extends Insurance Enrollment Deadline for Second Time

continued… “There is a lot of confusion,” said Anna Causey, vice president of Combined Insurance Services Inc., a Pensacola, Fla.-based benefits broker. Some people mistakenly believe they have until Dec. 31 to enroll in a plan that takes effect on Jan. 1, Causey said. Others don’t realize they could pay a federal tax penalty if […]

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Former F1 driver Schumacher in critical condition

FILE – In this Friday, Jan. 13, 2006 file photo, Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher of Germany speeds down a course in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy. Schumacher is in this Italian Alps ski resort for the yearly meeting between Ferrari drivers and the press. French radio says retired Formula One champion Michael Schumacher has been injured […]

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The New Heart Tests: Which Ones Should You Have?

The New Heart Tests: Which Ones Should You Have? Researchers are developing new ways to check your heart health. Two tests are available now; an interesting third is on the horizon. Corus CAD test (or CardioDx) This blood test checks 23 genes to suggest whether or not you have heart disease. It may help doctors […]

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Record 87 Surgical Abortion Clinics Close in 2013

A record 87 surgical abortion clinics closed in 2013, a new study finds. The total number of surgical abortion clinics in U.S. fell 12% to 582 in 2013 – a 73% decline from a high of 2,176 in 1991. Texas led all states with 11 closures in 2013, most of which shut down after Texas […]

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Parenting With MS: What Works

Parenting With MS Multiple sclerosis may get in your way, but it can’t stop you from being a great parent. You just need to focus on your strengths and learn creative ways to work around your symptoms. Your condition will shape your outlook and approach to parenting. But don’t think of that as a bad […]

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Monte Paschi faces nationalization threat after cash call delay

By Valentina Za MILAN (Reuters) – A delay to vital fundraising at Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena (BMPS.MI) has increased the risk that Italy’s third-biggest bank has to be nationalized, a move the government would like to avoid. Shareholders led by the biggest investor in the bailed-out bank rejected plans for a 3 billion […]

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"Hobbit," "Frozen" lead box office to record year

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Martin Freeman, left, and John Callen in a scene from “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.”The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” continued to top the box office, landing at No. 1 over the Christmas holiday for the third weekend in a row. (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Mark […]

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"Hobbit," "Frozen" lead box office to record year

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Martin Freeman, left, and John Callen in a scene from “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.”The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” continued to top the box office, landing at No. 1 over the Christmas holiday for the third weekend in a row. (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Mark […]

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"Hobbit," "Frozen" lead box office to record year

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Martin Freeman, left, and John Callen in a scene from “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.”The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” continued to top the box office, landing at No. 1 over the Christmas holiday for the third weekend in a row. (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Mark […]

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Justice Sotomayor Will Preside Over New Year’s Ball Drop at Times Square

NEW YORK (AP) — The countdown to the new year in Times Square is getting some high-profile help — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor (SOHN’-ya soh-toh-my-YOR’). The organizers of the annual celebration announced Sunday that Sotomayor will lead the final 60-second countdown and push the ceremonial button to signal the descent of the Times […]

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Study Questions Value of Common Knee Surgery

Study Questions Value of Common Knee Surgery By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 26, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Improvements in knee pain following a common orthopedic procedure appear to be largely due to the placebo effect, a new Finnish study suggests. The research, which was published Dec. 26 in the New England Journal of […]

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