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Although There Is No Known Link Between Food Coloring And ADHD, Wider Safety Issues Remain

Sunday, Dec. 25th 2011 6:40 AM

When University of Maryland psychologist Andrea Chronis-Tuscano testified before a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hearing last March, it changed her mind about possible risks of artificial food coloring for children, and drove her to look more closely at the products in her own pantry that she feeds her kids.

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Posted on Sunday, Dec. 25th 2011 6:40 AM | by Share of Cost | in Medicare | No Comments »

Vaccine Offers Better Protection Against Tuberculosis

Tuesday, Feb. 15th 2011 6:19 AM

Scientists have developed a new tuberculosis vaccine that targets proteins from both early and later stages of the disease. The new vaccine, called H56, prevents TB in infected mice more effectively than the current vaccine. These findings offer hope for a better defense against the disease, which kills nearly 2 million people every year. TB is a bacterial infection of the lungs caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is a leading cause of death among young adults worldwide. A vaccine called Bacille Calmette Guerin, or BCG, is currently used against TB. However, BCG is not completely effective, and can’t prevent reactivation of latent TB in people who carry the bacterium but don’t have disease symptoms.

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Posted on Tuesday, Feb. 15th 2011 6:19 AM | by Share of Cost | in Medicare | No Comments »

President Obama signed a bill that provides a temporary extension of unemployment benefits for those who are still out of work

Saturday, Feb. 12th 2011 8:07 AM

Just last month, the President signed a bill that provides a temporary extension of unemployment benefits for those who are still out of work and have, or were about to, become ineligible for further unemployment benefits. But if you’re struggling, like the other 15.1 million Americans starting out 2011 in the unemployment line, you should know that more government help is out there. Benefits.gov and CareerOneStop.org offer a variety of programs and free, easy-to-use tools to help guide you to reemployment.

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Mississippi Health Benefits, there are two health insurance options that cover children

Friday, Feb. 11th 2011 8:05 AM
Through Mississippi Health Benefits, there are two health insurance options that cover children: the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Medicaid. CHIP is a free/low cost private health plan for children in families meeting family size/income requirements. This program covers eligible children to their 19th birthday. Families are urged to apply to see if their children are eligible for either the CHIP or the Medicaid program.

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Posted on Friday, Feb. 11th 2011 8:05 AM | by Share of Cost | in Medicare | No Comments »

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps people to buy and eat nutritious food

Thursday, Feb. 10th 2011 8:04 AM
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps people to buy and eat nutritious food. The modern SNAP program was set up in 1971. The Federal government pays most of the costs of the SNAP program. Each state operates a SNAP program following rules from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Today, people access SNAP benefits by Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT), a plastic swipe card that looks like a credit or debit card. If you are disabled and qualify for SNAP, you can designate another person to do food shopping with your SNAP card.The rules for getting SNAP in Connecticut require that a person must be a resident of Connecticut whose income and countable assets (including motor vehicles, savings, checking, stocks, and bonds combined) are within set limits.

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Family Independence Program (FIP) provides cash assistance to families with children

Monday, Feb. 7th 2011 8:00 AM
The Family Independence Program (FIP) provides cash assistance to families with children and pregnant women to help them pay for living expenses such as rent, heat, utilities, clothing, food and personal care items. FIP applicants and recipients may be assigned to the Jobs, Employment @ Training (JET) program through the Michigan Works Agencies for assistance in finding a job or to develop needed job skills. JET is designed to establish and maintain a connection to the labor market for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients. To make this connection, participants are placed into employment and occupationally relevant education and training programs.

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Work Incentives Update: Are you Receiving Benefits and Interested in Working?

Tuesday, Feb. 1st 2011 6:15 AM

Work Incentives Update: Are you Receiving Benefits and Interested in Working? Do you receive Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability Insurance? Are you thinking about going back to work? If so, register for this online training event which will be held next Wednesday, January 26, from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (EST). This webinar will present information about the Ticket to Work program and other work incentives that allow you to keep your Social Security cash benefits and Medicare or Medicaid while you test out your ability to work. Work Incentive Seminar Events are also being held around the country.

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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Settlement Reached with H&R Block

Monday, Jan. 31st 2011 4:12 PM

The U.S. Department of Justice has announced an agreement under the ADA with HRB Tax Group Inc., H&R Block Tax Services LLC and HRB Advance LLC (H&R Block) to ensure effective communication with individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing when providing income tax preparation services and courses. The settlement agreement requires, among other things, that H&R Block provide auxiliary aids and services, including sign language interpreter services.

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Perspectives on Supporting Adolescents and Young Adults with Learning Disabilities

Wednesday, Dec. 29th 2010 7:23 AM

Perspectives on Supporting Adolescents and Young Adults with Learning Disabilities: In the course of a 20-year longitudinal study of individuals with learning disabilities (LD), Goldberg et al. (2003) measured the relative success achieved by subjects in the following areas: employment, education, independence, family relations, social relationships….They found that individuals who were successful across these domains were able to identify specific factors that led to their success – including “self-awareness/self-acceptance of their learning disability…”

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Anxiety Increases Risk Of Complications For Heart Disease Patients

Saturday, Aug. 14th 2010 1:47 PM

Patients with heart disease who also suffer from an anxiety disorder have a significantly higher risk of having a heart attack, heart failure, stroke and death, compared to other heart disease patients, according to Dutch scientists. You can read about this study in the peer-reviewed medical journal Archives of General Psychiatry…

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