Yearly Archives: 2012

Social Security recipients embrace electronic payments…

Social Security recipients embrace electronic payments, give high marks to Treasury-recommended prepaid card (ARA) – If you receive one of the 6 million paper checks for your monthly Social Security or other federal benefit, the time has come to switch to the safety and convenience of electronic payments. With less than one year until the…

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Four things you might not know about fall allergies

Four things you might not know about fall allergies (ARA) – As most allergy sufferers will tell you, allergy symptoms can always be bothersome, turning any time of year into sneezing season. A runny nose, itchy eyes and scratchy throat can arise as the days get shorter and the leaves begin to change. The fall…

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Age matters: vitamins for every life stage

Age matters: vitamins for every life stage (ARA) – It was 100 years ago, in 1912, when Polish-American scientist Casimir Funk identified the first vitamin. Now, on the 100th anniversary of the discovery of vitamins, men and women still do not get recommended daily intake levels of vitamins. According to a paper published in the…

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Medical identity theft rising: Steps to protect yourself

Medical identity theft rising: Steps to protect yourself (ARA) – Two million Americans fall victim to medical identity theft each year, according to a study by the Ponemon Institute, commissioned by Experian’s ProtectMyID. While medical identity theft costs victims an average of $22,346, the potential impact can be far greater – medical identity theft could…

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A decade of scientific breakthroughs for patients with GIST

A decade of scientific breakthroughs for patients with GIST (ARA) – In the past decade, some life-threatening diseases have evolved from being untreatable diseases to chronic conditions with the help of significant medical advances. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors, or GIST, are a rare and life-threatening cancer of the gastrointestinal tract. Advances in the treatment of this…

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