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Follow a checklist to help decide what to do with estate life insurance

October 20, 2014

Before recent changes in estate laws, it was common for attorneys, financial planners and insurance agents to recommend purchasing life insurance — commonly called survivorship life — in an irrevocable trust designed to provide liquidity at the death of yourself and your spouse. That was then. This is now.

Today, more taxpayers, i.e., those with combined estates less than $10,600,000, no longer have to worry about the big slice of taxes on your accumulated assets when you and your spouse pass away. The question is then — why keep the life insurance you bought for that purpose if the need has vanished?

Young adults less likely to report diabetes as a serious condition

October 19, 2014
Differences in opinions were found among various age groups about diabetes and available treatments, according to recent survey results from Sanofi US. Particularly, the…

Medtronic enrolls first patients to test predictive low glucose management technology

October 18, 2014
Medtronic Inc. recently announced that the first patients have been enrolled to test its predictive low glucose management technology, according to a company press…
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Demographic shifts affect future well-being of women

October 17, 2014
WASHINGTON — A growing aging population, changing roles and smaller households are altering women’s lives and affecting their future well-being, according to…
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Treatment of Acromegaly: Emerging Options - Part 4 of 5

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.

Several medical therapies for acromegaly, including somatostatin receptor agonists, dopamine receptor agonists, and a…
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Video: Ardis Hoven, MD, explains which changes to the ACA will help physicians most

August 8, 2014
After speaking in an expert panel at the American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting, Ardis Hoven
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Experts’ Take: Dialogue on Hypertriglyceridemia

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Amarin Pharma Inc.

Lead by genetic studies, recent data describe a causal role of triglycerides (TG) in the formation of atherosclerosis…
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Follow a checklist to help decide what to do with estate life insurance

October 20, 2014
Before recent changes in estate laws, it was common for attorneys, financial planners and insurance agents to recommend purchasing life insurance…

Young adults less likely to report diabetes as a serious condition

October 19, 2014
Differences in opinions were found among various age groups about diabetes and available treatments, according to recent survey results from Sanofi…

Medtronic enrolls first patients to test predictive low glucose management technology

October 18, 2014
Medtronic Inc. recently announced that the first patients have been enrolled to test its predictive low glucose management technology, according to a…
Meeting News Coverage

Demographic shifts affect future well-being of women

October 17, 2014
WASHINGTON — A growing aging population, changing roles and smaller households are altering women’s lives and affecting their future…
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‘Virtual ward’ post-discharge model did not reduce hospital readmissions

October 17, 2014
Using a post-discharge “virtual ward” model of care did not reduce readmission rates or death among high-risk patients discharged from…
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NIH programs explore genomics application in ‘real world’ setting

October 16, 2014
WASHINGTON — Two large-scale research projects supported by the NIH have been aimed at expanding the use of genomics from the laboratory…
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ADA releases position statement on caring for young children with type 1 diabetes

October 16, 2014
Type 1 diabetes care for children aged 5 years or younger requires unique management, according to a recent position statement from the American…
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Similar weight regain among gradual, rapid weight-loss diets

October 16, 2014
Compared with losing weight quickly, slow and steady weight loss did not reduce how much or the rate of weight regain, according to recent study…
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New report highlights osteoporosis prevalence in men, calls for action

October 14, 2014
Representing one-third of hip fractures worldwide, men have mortality rates as high as 37% in the first year following fracture, doubling…

Penn Medicine to receive $3.5M grant to combat diabetes

October 11, 2014
Penn Medicine recently announced it will receive $3.5 million from the NIH during the next 5 years to form a National Institute of Diabetes and…
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