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The overdiagnosis of thyroid cancer has been an ongoing and steadily escalating issue over the past few decades. In 1992, six out of every 100,000 Americans were diagnosed with thyroid cancer. In 2012, that number was two-and-a-half times higher, at 15. Despite the increase in diagnoses, however, the rate of people who have died of […]

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This is about Maryland hospitals, but the information applies everywhere. For instance, hospitals now break a lot of costs out separately that used to be bundled and covered by your insurance: Despite having state-wide cost-control measures in place, not all medical procedures at Maryland hospitals are treated equally. With the increase cost of deductibles and […]

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I must be getting old…

Because I find myself reading estate tax articles I used to skip: As another generation of Americans begin aging into their golden years, the realities of passing along what they have earned throughout their lives to their children becomes a high priority. For a large number of people, that means making annual contributions to an […]

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More news you can use

If I were the kind of person who actually had an IRA, this would be useful. You might be someone who does find it useful: As another generation of Americans begin aging into their golden years, the realities of passing along what they have earned throughout their lives to their children becomes a high priority. […]

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I got to taste this incredible citrus horseradish this weekend, and it’s better than crack. They only sell it by the 6-pack (I found one place that sells singles but they’re out of stock), no way can I justify the expense. But if you know someone who would really, really like something like this, I […]

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IKEA dresser consumer alert

The real danger will be for the many, many people who buy IKEA furniture used.

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I stopped taking these a couple of years ago, when I read about what they do to your intestinal bionome: A novel data-mining project reveals evidence that a common group of heartburn medications taken by more than 100 million people every year is associated with a greater risk of heart attacks, Stanford University researchers reported […]

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Maps of the lymphatic system: old (left) and updated to reflect UVA’s discovery. Image credit: University of Virginia Health System. This is really, really big news: In a stunning discovery that overturns decades of textbook teaching, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined that the brain is directly connected to the […]

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About your sunscreen …

It is outdoor and beach time, again, and sunscreen season, too. While, I do not “sunbathe” anymore like when I was in my 20’s, I do stay exposed to the Sun’s rays doing outdoor activities. At the start of the season I get my sun gear out of the closet: wide brimmed hats, sun protective […]

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Two dreams

1. I am on my way to a conference with my friend K. We’re stuck in traffic at the bottom of a VERY steep bridge and my friend spots a little dog who seems to be lost. She decides to stay and take care of the dog and I go on without her. I’m wondering […]

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