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3 Things Employees Need to Know About HSAs

3 Things Employees Need to Know About HSAs

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) provide a triple tax break—money contributed to them is tax-free…it grows tax-deferred…and withdrawals are tax-free as long as they are for health-related expenses. Unfortunately, employees often make costly mista

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How Can People Find Silver Linings in Cancer

How Can People Find Silver Linings in Cancer

Bottom Line/HEALTH:   Silver linings, you know, it’s awfully hard, and you’re a very positively centered person. Not everybody is so happy. How does the normal person find silver linings, even in a canc

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How to Tell Your Children About a Serious Diagnosis

How to Tell Your Children About a Serious Diagnosis

Bottom Line/HEALTH:   So let's talk about children, because that's really frightening, to talk to your children. What's your strategy and advice for that? Hollye Jacobs, R.N.:   The irony was that, des

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Advice for Asking for Help When You Have Cancer

Advice for Asking for Help When You Have Cancer

Bottom Line/HEALTH:   One of the hardest things is for people to ask for help—and it’s one of the most overwhelming things. How did you, a very independent person, deal with that?   Hollye J

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How to Tell Friends and Family About a Serious Diagnosis

How to Tell Friends and Family About a Serious Diagnosis

Bottom Line/HEALTH:   You're a great communicator. It is your job to communicate as a hospice nurse, as a palliative care nurse. What about all those people out there who aren't such great communicators? What k

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Advice for Telling Your Spouse About a Serious Diagnosis

Advice for Telling Your Spouse About a Serious Diagnosis

Bottom Line/HEALTH:   Now, you've gotten diagnosed, and that's emotionally devastating, frightening, overwhelming. I can't even imagine all that you were going through in the span of weeks of time. So let’s t

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How to Manage “Chemo-Brain”

How to Manage “Chemo-Brain”

Bottom Line/HEALTH:   How did you handle chemo-brain? Hollye Jacobs, R.N.:   Chemo-brain is so frustrating—everybody I talk to is disillusioned by it, frustrated by it and, many times, fearfu

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How to Fight Back When the IRS Says You Owe More Taxes

How to Fight Back  When the IRS Says  You Owe More Taxes

You paid your taxes—but now the IRS says that you owe more. Each year, the IRS sends out millions of notices requesting additional payments from taxpayers who made math errors on their returns…neglected to report certain income…claimed tax cred

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How to Leave an IRA to Grandkids

How to Leave an IRA to Grandkids

Leaving an IRA to your grandchildren rather than your children could make it more valuable to your family. Heirs who inherit IRAs—or 401(k)s, which can be rolled over into IRAs—typically can withdraw money from these accounts slowly over many ye

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Would You Try Medical Marijuana for What Ails You?

Would You Try Medical Marijuana for What Ails You?

It's now prescribed for nerve pain, nausea, certain types of cancer and more. Would you use cannabis (marijuana) if your doctor recommended it for, say, nerve pain or to help control muscle spasms? Twenty-three states, plus the District of Columbia,

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How to Manage the Nausea of Chemotherapy

How to Manage the Nausea of Chemotherapy

Bottom Line/HEALTH:   What was your secret—so you said you got a lot of nausea—what was your secret to managing nausea from chemotherapy? Hollye Jacobs, R.N.   Well, there were a number of di

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African Stocks

African Stocks

Africa is not the first continent that most people think of when searching for fast-growing businesses and attractive stocks. But among the continent's 54 countries, Kenya's stock exchange rose by 84% over the past three years…­Nigeria's 79%…Tan

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The Eat-What-You-Want Diet

The Eat-What-You-Want Diet

Alternating fasting with feasting really takes off the pounds… Some people fast to "rest" the digestive tract, while others do so as part of a religious tradition. The last time you fasted may have been before a medical test, such as a colonoscopy

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Singing Gives Speech Back to Mute Stroke Patients

Singing Gives Speech Back to Mute Stroke Patients

For hundreds of years, scientists, physicians and others have observed that many people who cannot speak well or even speak at all—folks who have had a stroke, for instance—can still sing perfectly well. So this concept is being applied to a spec

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Bottom Line Guide to Marijuana—Its Health Benefits and Dangers

Bottom Line Guide to Marijuana—Its Health Benefits and Dangers

Is marijuana a healing herb…or is it just dangerous? People in both camps feel strongly about their positions. But if you want to have an informed opinion on whether marijuana should or shouldn't be legal and under what circumstances, then you'll n

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Getting Enough Vitamin D Can Save Your Life

Getting Enough Vitamin D Can Save Your Life

How much sunshine do you get on any given day? I ask because the amount of vitamin D that you get might determine whether you survive colorectal cancer. A Scottish study recently showed how crucial having enough vitamin D is—a matter of life or dea

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Animal Protein for Stroke Prevention

Animal Protein for Stroke Prevention

You already know what not to eat to protect yourself from stroke, so you stay away from foods that are high in salt and artery-clogging fats. And you probably know that you should be eating lots of fruits, vegetables and whole grains for their fiber

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Remedies for Edema: Swollen Feet, Swollen Ankles, Swollen Hands and the Rest of You

Remedies for Edema: Swollen Feet, Swollen Ankles, Swollen Hands and the Rest of You

If you are someone who puffs up with water retention in the warm weather, the prospect of cooler days might be a relief (although damp, heavy weather can make you swell up, too). Or you may be someone whose calves, ankles and feet are often a little

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Did a Neuroscientist Say Bicycle Helmets Aren’t Lifesaving?

Did a Neuroscientist Say Bicycle Helmets Aren’t Lifesaving?

Imagine that it’s a beautiful day and you are out taking a bicycle ride. You are coasting along a quiet neighborhood street, loving the feeling of zipping along on wheels and WHAM! You didn’t see that car backing out of a driveway. The impact sen

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Guide to Beating a Drinking Habit

Guide to Beating a Drinking Habit

If you like a glass of wine when you’re dining out with friends…or a few beers while watching sports with your buddies—no big deal. These are enjoyable aspects of socializing and harmless for most people. And you probably know that moderate alc

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