HEALTH 10/17/2018 10:10 am ET Updated 49 minutes ago Who gets access to fertility specialists in the U.S. says a lot about who we think "deserves" a family. By Anna Almendrala I cried just once about my second miscarriage ― before it even happened, on the way home from a grocery store. A nurse called me to say that my pregnancy hormone levels had failed to increase properly for the third time in a row. She didn’t warn me that I would lose the six-week pregnancy, and she didn’t have to. I knew, from previous experience, what that meant. Afterward, I was largely silent about the loss. I focused on my work and deflected any attempts my family made to reach out. As soon as I knew I was miscarrying again, I settled on a plan, and having action steps calmed me. After trying to conceive naturally for a year, and then having three intrauterine inseminations (two of which resulted in our losses), my husband and I decided to “join the big … [Read more...] about Most Americans Who Can’t Get Pregnant Have No Way To Access Treatment
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October 1, 2018 By Doresa Banning Leave a Comment “[Medical education] is improved and has a long way to go,” said Shelley Berkley, CEO and senior provost of Touro University’s Western Division. Where it Stands The state now has three medical schools with a fourth in the accreditation phase. More graduate medical education, residencies and fellowships, have been added. A new medical school clinic came online, and the existing ones have grown. New education and training programs have been launched or expanded for nurse practitioners, nurse educators, nurses and physician assistants. In 2015, the most recent year for which data are available, Nevada had 7,429 doctors of medicine and doctors of osteopathic medicine, which is a 31.7 percent increase over that in 2005, University of Nevada, Reno’s June 2018 “Physician Workforce in Nevada” report showed. “We’re starting to get a little traction, starting to get a little momentum,” said … [Read more...] about Medical Education in Nevada: Progress Made, Long Way to Go
Surviving a panic like the one that started 10 years ago — when Lehman Bros. went under and nearly took the financial system with it — requires courage, patience, and a comfortable cushion of cash. “Having that cash cushion allows you to ride out a financial storm, like having a few days of canned goods helps you live out a physical storm,” said Peter Crane of Crane Data, which tracks money market funds. With the stock market hitting record highs, readers have been asking about the best places to stash their cash. The good news is that after hovering near zero for the better part of a decade, yields on short-term securities are now in the 2 percent range, if you know where to look. A rule of thumb calls for having six months of living expenses in cash, in case you lose your job. Having cash also lets you weather the market’s ups and downs, and pick up stocks on the cheap when others are panic selling. Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett is renowned for … [Read more...] about What are the best places to stash your cash?
Q. What's the best way to pick an insurance policy? If the premiums are about the same and the company has the same high rating, what else should I look at? -- In need A. You ask a very broad question, but there are some basics to know before you buy any kind of insurance. Whether it's life insurance, health insurance, or coverage for disability, homeowners, auto or long-term care, it is important to first assess the need. Ask yourself: Why do you need the insurance? How much do you need? For what period of time do you need the insurance? What is the most cost effective way to pay for it? Let's take life insurance as an example. The easiest way to determine the need is to take yourself "out of the picture" as of yesterday, said Altair Gobo, a certified financial planner with U.S. Financial Services in Fairfield. "Besides the emotional loss of a loved one, what would your family's financial picture look like?" Gobo said. "This can be analyzed by examining your cash … [Read more...] about The best way to pick an insurance policy
Nicholas Pugliese Trenton Bureau Published 10:35 p.m. UTC Aug 7, 2018 The numbers confirm what your eyes are telling you: Most people driving on New Jersey’s highways just aren’t obeying the speed limit. On a stretch of Rt. 287 northbound in Morris County, for example, only 23 percent of drivers on average stayed under the speed limit on any tested weekday in 2017. On a portion of Rt. 18 in Monmouth County, only 18 percent were not speeding. And on Rt. 322 in Gloucester County, 7 percent followed the law. That's according to monthly speed data collected on roadways across the state by the New Jersey Department of Transportation. So, what's the cause of this widespread law-breaking? According to one Republican lawmaker, it's the speed limits themselves. “Either we are all crazed homicidal maniacs or our speed limit setting methodology is deeply flawed,” said Sen. Declan O’Scanlon, R-Monmouth. “I don’t believe we’re all crazed … [Read more...] about Are New Jersey’s speed limits too slow? A Republican lawmaker wants to overhaul the system