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Processing Insurance Claims for Breast Cancer

Processing Insurance Claims for Breast Cancer

Bottom Line/HEALTH:   What lessons did you learn about insurance coverage and breast cancer? Hollye Jacobs:   This is something I actually knew when I was a health-care professional. I thi

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The 5 Biggest Threats to the Bull Market

The 5 Biggest Threats to the Bull Market

After soaring 190% since it bottomed out in 2009, the stock market is facing major challenges that threaten to end the ride. These range from regional conflicts involving Iraq and Ukraine to a slowdown in the recovery of the US housing market. Botto

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August 2014 Checklist

August 2014 Checklist

Beat the heat: Eat plenty of celery, cucumbers, lettuce, watermelon and other high-water-content foods. Avoid alcoholic and sugary drinks (they increase body heat). Better sleep: Partially fill a hot-water bottle, freeze

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How to Loan Your Car and Not Get Sued

How to Loan Your Car and Not Get Sued

Say you have a vehicle that you’re willing to lend to a relative for an extended period—perhaps a daughter going off to college or a brother whose new job involves a lengthy commute. You make sure that he/she is covered under your automobile insu

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Beware of Fake Companies On Google

Beware of Fake Companies On Google

If you ever use Google to search for a nearby business, scammers may be targeting you. That’s because it’s easy to set up a fake company, address and telephone number on the Google Maps site using online tools. How the scam works: Say that you g

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Why You Don’t Need a Heart Scan or a Coronary Artery Calcium Score Test

Why You Don’t Need a Heart Scan or a Coronary Artery Calcium Score Test

Coronary artery disease has been called “the silent killer.” You even may have known someone who dropped dead out of the blue because of it. Walk-in heart-scan clinics that provide coronary artery calcium (CAC) scores, a highly accurate heart dis

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Bottom Line Guide to Conquering Your Cravings

Bottom Line Guide to Conquering Your Cravings

Do you feel like you're unable to resist a sweet, gooey, caramel-filled chocolate candy…a big bowl of pasta with cream sauce…a whole bag of salty fried chips…or some other source of excessive sugar, starches, fat and calories? And when you do g

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6 Ways Your Cat Can Make You Sick—or Even Kill You

6 Ways Your Cat Can Make You Sick—or Even Kill You

For me, there are few things in life that can beat the comfort of snuggling with my pet cats—and I’m not alone in feeling that way. One in three households in America has at least one kitty roaming through it. They’re cute and can have a therap

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How to Learn About Car Dangers Before a Recall

How to Learn About Car Dangers Before a Recall

An automobile recall notice often is not the best way to find out that there is a problem with your vehicle. Automakers routinely try to avoid or at least delay issuing full-blown recalls. Notably, General Motors waited until this year to recall 2.6

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Fight Thyroid Disease Naturally

Fight Thyroid Disease Naturally

Hypothyroidism is one of those conditions that often hovers just beneath the radar. You feel lousy, then get used to dragging yourself around and may not even think it's important enough to tell your doctor about it. Of course there's a simple blood

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Are Your Grandmother's Prunes the New Superfood?

Are Your Grandmother's Prunes the New Superfood?

What comes to mind when you hear the word “prunes”? You probably think of one of two things—laxatives or senior citizens. That's why the prune industry is trying to change the name to "dried plums." I, for one, match prunes with memories of my

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Dry, Wrinkled Fruit…Strong Bones

Dry, Wrinkled Fruit…Strong Bones

Prunes…it’s not a particularly pleasant word nor a particularly pretty food, but I think these dark, wrinkly dried fruits are in the process of getting a facelift. Not only are marketers trying to make prunes more appealing by rebranding them as

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Secret Consumer Scores

Secret Consumer Scores

They're not credit scores, but they can cost you big They know what you buy. They know what you eat. They know whether you're healthy. "They" are data-tracking and analysis companies, and they compile files full of highly personal information about

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Prevent Glaucoma with a Folate Supplement

Prevent Glaucoma with a Folate Supplement

Glaucoma is an insidious disease—literally happening before your very eyes undetected, having virtually no symptoms until, in a blink, you’ve got eye surgery on your plate and you may even be going blind. You may think that, nowadays, glaucoma is

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Guide to Weird Ailments and Strange Symptoms

Guide to Weird Ailments and Strange Symptoms

While you might naturally expect your doctor to figure out what's causing any symptom you have, the fact is, some symptoms can be pretty weird and can appear completely unrelated to the condition that's causing them. What's more, a perfectly benign c

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The "Other" Bladder Problem

The "Other" Bladder Problem

When going to the bathroom is a chore, underactive bladder may be to blame Ask anyone who is health conscious to name some common bladder problems, and you can bet that "overactive bladder" will be near the top of the list. What few people realize:

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Uncovering the Cause Of a Mysterious Illness

Uncovering the Cause Of a Mysterious Illness

Doctors were stumped until an unusual treatment allowed this patient to recover. Depending on where you are in your life, what you are doing and your age and sex, baldness is loved or hated—or just accepted. But baldness is not a medical treatmen

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REM Sleep Disorder Is a Warning Sign For Dementia

REM Sleep Disorder Is a Warning Sign For Dementia

Do you sleep next to (or barely sleep because of) someone who acts out dreams—or has your bed partner told you that you’re the nasty bump in the night? If a nightly “wrestlemania” is just starting or getting worse over time, you may be chalki

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Simple Solutions for Photo Overload

Simple Solutions for Photo Overload

How to Organize & Really Enjoy Your Digital Pics If you use a digital camera or smartphone, there's a good chance that you literally have more photos than you know what to do with. Here's how to manage a large or small photo collection easily a

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Feel Your Best After Cancer

Feel Your Best After Cancer

How to get the care you need... You beat cancer. Now what? For the 14 million cancer survivors in the US, this is no small question. Once you've given that sigh of relief for having survived a possibly life-threatening illness, you're immediately c

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