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Two MetLife companion studies released last week found that experiencing a critical illness, such as cancer, a heart attack or stroke, can reduce a family’s income by more than $12,000 in the first year alone — even with medical coverage in place — primarily due to the inability to work. In addition, these families experience out-of-pocket medical costs of about $3,000 in the first year after diagnosis. Yet nearly half (46%) of full-time working Read the rest of this entry »

Two MetLife companion studies released last week found that experiencing a critical illness, such as cancer, a heart attack or stroke, can reduce a family’s income by more than $12,000 in the first year alone — even with medical coverage in place — primarily due to the inability to work. In addition, these families experience out-of-pocket medical costs of about $3,000 in the first year after diagnosis. Yet nearly half (46%) of full-time working Read the rest of this entry »

Two MetLife companion studies released last week found that experiencing a critical illness, such as cancer, a heart attack or stroke, can reduce a family’s income by more than $12,000 in the first year alone — even with medical coverage in place — primarily due to the inability to work. In addition, these families experience out-of-pocket medical costs of about $3,000 in the first year after diagnosis. Yet nearly half (46%) of full-time working Read the rest of this entry »

Two MetLife companion studies released last week found that experiencing a critical illness, such as cancer, a heart attack or stroke, can reduce a family’s income by more than $12,000 in the first year alone — even with medical coverage in place — primarily due to the inability to work. In addition, these families experience out-of-pocket medical costs of about $3,000 in the first year after diagnosis. Yet nearly half (46%) of full-time working Read the rest of this entry »

Two MetLife companion studies released last week found that experiencing a critical illness, such as cancer, a heart attack or stroke, can reduce a family’s income by more than $12,000 in the first year alone — even with medical coverage in place — primarily due to the inability to work. In addition, these families experience out-of-pocket medical costs of about $3,000 in the first year after diagnosis. Yet nearly half (46%) of full-time working Read the rest of this entry »

Two MetLife companion studies released last week found that experiencing a critical illness, such as cancer, a heart attack or stroke, can reduce a family’s income by more than $12,000 in the first year alone — even with medical coverage in place — primarily due to the inability to work. In addition, these families experience out-of-pocket medical costs of about $3,000 in the first year after diagnosis. Yet nearly half (46%) of full-time working Read the rest of this entry »

NEW YORK, Aug 23, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Two MetLife companion studies released today found that experiencing a critical illness, such as cancer, a heart attack or stroke, can reduce a family’s income by more than $12,000 in the first year alone — even with medical coverage in place — primarily due to the inability to work. In addition, these families experience out-of-pocket medical costs of about $3,000 in the first year after diagnosis. Read the rest of this entry »

William Gray, who pioneered seasonal hurricane forecasting at Colorado State University 26 years ago, rings a bell each Aug. 20 and tells colleagues, “I have been appointed by Chicken Little to inform you that the heart of the hurricane season has begun.”

This year, Gray and meteorologists at the U.S. National Hurricane Center say there’s more reason for concern that the sky will fall than any time since 2005, when Hurricane Katrina devastated Read the rest of this entry »

Maybe the derogatory “Get off of the road, Granny!” should be altered slightly.

“Would you please take the keys, Grandma?” might be appropriate.

The prevailing wisdom for years has been that older drivers are too slow and prone to accidents. Sometimes those accidents make national headlines, such as the July 2003 incident in Santa Monica, Calif., where 10 people died and more than 70 were injured when an 83-year-old man lost control Read the rest of this entry »

Differences between the sexes are becoming less noticeable when it comes to teenage driving.

In what seems like a role reversal, girls are expressing a new need for speed, while aggressive driving and speeding by boys is down.

According to Allstate Foundation’s “Shifting Teen Attitudes: The State of Teen Driving 2009,” 27 percent of girls admit to speeding at least 10 miles over the speed limit, vs. 19 percent of boys.

Also, Read the rest of this entry »