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Health insurance worries

A large percentage of middle-aged adults approaching Medicare eligibility are concerned about the rapid rise of health insurance costs, and many more worry about the cost and availability of healthcare when they retire or if federal health policies change, according to a recently published survey.

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How to make washing dishes healthier for the planet

The University of Michigan and Michigan-based Whirlpool Corp., the nation’s largest dishwasher manufacturer, recently cooperated to produce guidelines for environmentally conscious consumers who want to make their daily dishwashing chores as “green” as possible.

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More seniors using marijuana

The wave of marijuana legalization sweeping across the U.S. has spiked demand for the drug in every age group … including seniors, new research shows.

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FDA warns of biotin’s potential impact on lab tests

Late last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration [FDA] issued an update to an earlier warning for healthcare providers and those who regularly take biotin that it can significantly interfere with certain lab tests and cause incorrect results.

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Eggs and cholesterol: newest studies may be biased

In recent years, a number of studies have claimed that eating eggs frequently does not raise levels of blood cholesterol as previously believed. But the newer claims could be the result of faulty and misleading research funded by the egg industry, according to researchers with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

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