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Social Security Trust Fund is it out of money?

In an article released this summer NBC News claims that Congress may only have a few months to act to stop more than 11 million Social Security Disability recipients from facing severe disability cuts next year. In fact, according to reports, the Social Security Trust Fund crisis is an “urgent threat” that requires immediate actions by our federal representatives in Congress.

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Hepatitis C and eating healthy for your condition

Anyone who has been diagnosed with hepatitis C is encouraged to eat right and make good food choices for their body. Although eating healthy is always important, if your liver is not operating properly it becomes even more so. For instance, healthy eating not only decreases some of the symptoms of your condition, but it may also help improve or repair some of the damage from the disease.

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Weight Loss surgery and Obesity in America

The Centers for Disease and Control (CDC) estimate that up to 70% of adults may now be overweight or obese. Obesity rates in the United States are now some of the highest in the world, accounting for up to 120,000 preventable deaths each year.  Approximately $190 billion is spent in added medical expenses per year within the United States. Unfortunately, although obesity is preventable, medical experts do not anticipate a noticeable increase in weight loss any time soon.

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Medical data and financial information for sale

Data brokers are paying big money to collect information about you. CNN reports that information such as the websites you visit, the medication you purchase, your health conditions and financial concerns may be sold to companies. Do you suffer from depression, herpes, bed-wetting or diabetes? Guess what, certain companies might know because they have purchased medical data and financial data lists.

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Skin Cancer risks increase with high number of sunburns

Many of us never thought about sunburns, especially if you grew up in the 1980s. But new research suggests that those hours spent basking in the sun may have significantly increased our risk for melanoma. In fact, according to a study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention (CEBP), which studied 108,916 white women, they have found that those women who had “a minimum of 5 severe sunburn incidents between the ages of 15 and 20 had an increased risk of all skin cancers.”

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