Concussion’s Damage to Brain Lingers After Symptoms Fade: Study

Concussion’s Damage to Brain May Linger By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Months after concussion symptoms such as dizziness, headaches and memory loss fade, the brain continues to show signs of injury, a new study suggests. Comparing 50 concussion patients with the same number of healthy people, researchers found […]

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How to Make the Holidays Easier When You’re Divorced

Holidays With Your Ex After a divorce, you may wonder how best to approach the holidays. Will you go to that party where you’ll see your ex? If you have kids, should you and your ex open gifts together with them, or separately? Some people hold on to an idealized view of how the holidays […]

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Only the Self-Reliant Remain Free

Who had more freedom? Was it the pioneer who rode horseback across the Midwest, settled in a wide-open space without paved roads, grocery stores or hospitals, and had to build his own home, cultivate his own food and educate his own children? Or was it the less-adventuresome brother he left behind in an Eastern city […]

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Does The Insurer Have The Right To Cancel A Grandfathered Plan?

Q. I have a question about the grandfathered status of my health insurance. I have had this individual policy since 2005 and have paid the premium continuously. Does the insurer have the right to terminate the plan? A. Yes, it does have that right. An insurer generally can’t single out one individual and cancel that […]

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Studies Suggest Better Approaches to Staying Clot-Free

Studies Suggest Better Approaches to Staying Clot-Free By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Genetic testing could help better guide doctors’ use of warfarin, new research suggests. The blood-thinning medication is widely used to prevent stroke and heart attack in people with irregular heartbeats. Warfarin is a popular medication, but […]

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Dollar pressured, shares supported by Bernanke comments

By Hideyuki Sano TOKYO (Reuters) – The dollar was under pressure but global shares found support on Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke reiterated the Fed’s commitment to easy policy, cementing expectations its stimulus will stay for the rest of year. Chinese policymakers set the yuan’s midpoint at the highest level since the 2005 […]

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Buy one iPad headrest mount, get a second one free

Buy one iPad headrest mount, get a second one free! (Credit: TFY) iPads are great for car travel, especially those lucky buggers in the back seat who get to kick back and watch movies the whole trip while Dad fights traffic and has to listen to whatever’s on the radio. (What, me bitter?) Of course, […]

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Hospitalization Rates Soar for Irregular Heartbeat, Study Finds

Hospitalization Rates Soar for Irregular Heartbeat, Study Finds By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Hospitalizations for the most common form of irregular heartbeat nearly doubled between 1998 and 2010, and are expected to continue to soar during the current decade, researchers say. Ultimately, hospital treatment of atrial fibrillation could […]

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