Monthly Archives: September 2022

Socioeconomic inequalities in cancer incidence and access to health services among children and adolescents in China: a cross-sectional study

Background Despite the considerable burden caused by childhood cancer worldwide, the incidence of childhood cancer obtained from a national childhood cancer registry and the accessibility of relevant health services are still unknown in China. We comprehensively assessed the most recent cancer incidence among Chinese children and adolescents, nationally, regionally and …

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Mortgage rates continue to climb as more people apply for home loans

PhotoMIX-Company / Pixabay On the mortgage front Freddie Mac (OTCMKTS:FMCC) reported that the 30-year fixed rate mortgage averaged 6.29% as of September 22, up from last week when it averaged 6.02%. The 5-year fixed rate mortgage averaged 5.44% compared to last week when it averaged 5.21%. And the 5-year Treasury-indexed …

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Capitol employees demand health benefits

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Progressive Alliance of Capitol Employees (PACE) has been pushing for health benefits to be extended to provincial government employees, including on-call and service contract workers. In a resolution approved by the PACE board of directors at its September 2 meeting, they ask Governor Eugenio Jose …

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Helping adult children financially shouldn’t get in the way of their path to independence

The classic advice to parents is to sever the financial relationship with their young adult children as soon as they can. We are told to push them to fend for themselves financially or risk raising irresponsible adults – living lazily in their nursery or basement – unable to manage their …

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I’ve paid off student loans, but I support help for those who can’t

In December 2019, my husband submitted his last student loan payment. From the time we got married and started attacking those student loans as a team, it took us 18 months to pay off $51,234.51. Of this debt, $34,134.51 was federal loans and $17,100 was private. There’s not a part …

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Family Health Services bringing more services to Shoshone and Jerome | Company

TIMES-NEWS Family Health Services is expanding affordable health services to Shoshone residents and has opened a new dental clinic in Jerome. Extended services in Shoshone are the result of a collaborative effort between FHS, Shoshone Family Medical Center, Lincoln County Commission and the City of Shoshone. Commissioners and the City …

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Some NJ school workers will pay more for health benefits next year as state approves rate hike

Days after state and local workers were hit by hikes, a state board on Monday approved a double-digit increase in health insurance premiums for some New Jersey school teachers and employees the next year. The State Schools Employees Health Benefits Commission voted 5 to 1 to increase rates by approximately …

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The 10 Best Personal Loans for Bad Credit

Disclaimer: This is sponsored content. All views and opinions are those of the advertiser and do not reflect the same of WTKR. We are facing a difficult financial situation. If you have no savings and suddenly have to pay hospital, car, or emergency bills, you’re in a tough spot. Even …

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AfDB’s current portfolio includes loans worth $8.42 billion to Pakistan

The ongoing sovereign portfolio of the Asian Development Bank (AfDB) in Pakistan comprises 48 loans and three thousand dollars worth $8.42 billion. According to the Membership Fact Sheet published by AfDB, in 2021, AfDB loan and grant disbursements in Pakistan amounted to $1.31 billion, of which $0.3 billion was loan …

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LendingTree Personal Loans Review 2022 – Forbes Advisor

As a lending marketplace, LendingTree connects you to personal loan offers from its partner lenders, rather than providing you with a loan directly. Since the loan offers you see will be limited to LendingTree’s network, it may also be worth checking your rates with other lenders. LendingTree vs. SoFi As …

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Personal Loans Market 2022: COVID-19 Impact Analysis and Industry Forecast Report 2030

Allied Market Research has released an exclusive report titled “Personal Loan Market by Loan Duration (Long-Term Loans, Mid-Term Loans, and Short-Term Loans) and End User (Individuals, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), and Others) : Global Opportunities Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2020-2027”. Download sample report with full table of contents @ …

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General practitioners and other essential health services must be supported in the event of a disaster

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is urging governments to provide immediate support for essential health services in Lismore and surrounding communities still struggling to recover from the devastating floods. In a show of solidarity, the RACGP has partnered with healthcare organizations including the Australian Medical Association, Australian …

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Insurers see increased demands for mental health services amid pandemic tensions

Passersby in front of the Bank of Nova Scotia on Bay Street in Toronto’s financial district are pictured on July 12, 2022.Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail Last year, Canadian insurers paid out $580 million in mental health claims under individual and group health insurance plans, a 75% increase from 2019 …

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Do employers have their Howard Beale moment with health benefits?

Recent news from eHealth and the Buyer Business Group on Health reinforces employers’ frustration with rising coverage costs as they foot the bill. In the 1976 movie Networkpresenter Howard Beale, frustrated with the ills of society, exclaims on air, “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to put up …

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Saudi Credit Bureau (SIMAH) Enables Millions More Consumers to Access Bank Loans After Introduction of FICO Score

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FICO (NYSE:FICO) Strong points: SIMAH has set up the FICO® Score in the Saudi market helping to develop financial inclusion and allowing lenders to increase their portfolios Millions more Saudis can access loans since FICO Score was introduced in 2011 SIMA won a 2022 FICO® Decisions Award for Financial …

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How to qualify for $10,000 fast

Our goal at Credible Operations, Inc., NMLS Number 1681276, hereafter referred to as “Credible”, is to give you the tools and confidence you need to improve your finances. Although we promote the products of our partner lenders, all opinions are our own. If you need to cover a personal expense, …

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Unions rally for ‘deal’ on state health benefits

TRENTON – René Demuynck is rather optimistic. As hundreds of public union workers dressed in different colored identification shirts demonstrated outside the Statehouse today, Demuynck, a steward with CWA Local 1037, said he was confident the sustained and often noisy display would do good. So confident that when asked if …

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Penn State students recalled resources offered by University Health Services

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — With the new semester underway, Penn State students are reminded of the services offered by University Health Services, including appointment scheduling and the nurse advice line. University Health Services (UHS), a unit of student affairs, is an all-inclusive on-campus health care service offering medical, pharmaceutical, physiotherapy, …

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City of Mesa offers lifetime health benefits to eligible city employees

MESA, Arizona (3TV/CBS 5) — As the cost of living increases across the country and especially across the valley, many municipalities are struggling to recruit and retain talented and hardworking employees. The City of One Valley is now aiming to bring back an old recruiting technique – Lifetime Perks – …

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Britain’s Amplifi Capital launches personal loan provider Reevo Money

Reevo Money, a new personal loan provider, has launched in the UK to help people access credit. Amplifi Capital launches its second brand It is the second client-facing brand to be launched by Amplifi Capital, a London-based fintech company specializing in near-premium lending. Reevo Money, which is fully authorized and …

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Zimbabwean nurses outraged at paltry government loans

The government has come under fire after releasing a meager $23 million loan facility to health workers to buy or build houses, but that figure is only enough to build one house. Vice President Constantino Chiwenga’s Ministry of Health and Children is struggling to stem the mass exodus of medical …

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Nursing home workers pit in protest against health benefit cuts – Union News Daily

Nursing home workers picketed AristaCare in Delaire on Wednesday, August 24, to protest proposed cuts to their health insurance and management’s alleged refusal to recognize a fair contract. LINDEN, NJ – Nursing home workers with 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East picketed AristaCare in Delaire on Wednesday, August 24, to protest …

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PIDA approves 3 new loans to support business growth

© Shutterstock The Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) recently approved three new low-interest loans to support growing businesses in three counties. Plum Creek Farm in Berks County, through the Greater Berks Development Fund, has received $400,000 loan approval to build a 4,800 square foot pretzel manufacturing plant . The project …

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Penn State University Health Services Announces New Senior Director

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Dr. Bruce Kraut has been named Senior Director of University Health Services (UHS) at Penn State, effective Sept. 15. Kraut comes to Penn State with a strong medical and administrative background after eight years as medical director and senior administrator at Lawrenceville School in New Jersey, …

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How People With High Credit Ratings Use Personal Loans

Personal loans offer people a flexible way to borrow money to pay for various expenses. Even if your credit score is low, chances are a lender can meet your financial needs and help you get the financing you’re looking for. A study by LendingTree collected data on how borrowers with …

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Your checklist for buying the right health insurance – Forbes Advisor INDIA

It is important for people to understand and accept that health insurance has become a necessity that requires the utmost attention. Rising medical treatment costs and the frantic race to get the best possible treatment at the hospital of your choice are a few important reasons that make health insurance …

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Many 9/11 first responders still fighting for health benefits 21 years later – InsuranceNewsNet

Thousands of first responders and workers who suffered health problems as a result of the September 11, 2001terrorists are still fighting for health benefits and facing a critical funding shortfall in a program designed to benefit them. “The 20 years since 9/11 have decimated the responder community. The next 20 …

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Multi-Year Health Insurance Policy Tax, Other Benefits: Should You Get Multi-Year Health Insurance?

In a context of booming medical expenses, a health insurance policy has become essential so that everyone can face any health emergency. You can purchase health coverage for one year and continue to renew it annually by paying the renewal premium. However, with the help of multi-year health plans, you …

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Wellness Mental Health Services – Albuquerque Public Schools

Updates to mental and behavioral health coverage, digital/virtual stress and mental health programs under APS insurance plan providers, additional benefits and community resources for all APS employees. Mental health issues Mental health matters. Talking about it counts. Warning signs are important. Tackling your ghosts is important. You matter and you …

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Key things to know before buying critical illness cover

By Anshul 08 Sep 2022, 15:49 IST (Released) mini A critical illness insurance plan, as the name suggests, pays out a lump sum if the insurer is diagnosed with a critical illness such as cancer or stroke. Read on to get more details Critical illnesses have recently begun to affect …

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Many 9/11 first responders are still fighting for health benefits 21 years later

Jon Stewart calls for justice for American veterans exposed to toxins Jon Stewart speaks at a rally in Washington, DC to support veterans who have been diagnosed with illnesses as a result of slash and burn work following military conflicts. Thousands of first responders and workers who suffered health problems …

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Biden’s failures on student loans by Yann Coatanlem

President Joe Biden’s debt cancellation plan will not solve the student loan crisis or reduce the cost of higher education in the United States. A better approach would be to optimize tax and welfare systems to encourage workers to invest in learning new skills throughout their lives. NEW YORK — …

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Stanbic IBTC bank guarantees agribusiness owners loans for expansion

By Aduragbemi Omiyale One of the aspirations of agribusiness owners is to expand their operations, but this has not been achieved largely due to lack of funds. However, Stanbic IBTC Bank is committed to solving this problem by providing financing solutions to agricultural enterprises tailored to their needs regarding the …

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Demand for home and personal loans increases on rising sales and consumer demand

Data from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) indicates a sharp growth in unsecured home and personal loans. Image: Frédéric Soltan/Corbis via Getty Images Jhe banking sector has seen a strong recovery in loan demand in the current fiscal year, particularly for housing, personal property and durable consumer goods. …

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Many CT health insurers plan double-digit rate hikes

The cost of health insurance plans on and off Connecticut’s Affordable Care Act Exchange will rise by as much as 25% next year, according to final numbers released by the state on Friday, heightening concerns about access to health care. Insurance officials approved the rate changes eight weeks after insurers …

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Abortion, student loans, and a Republican weakness for nostalgia

Democrats appear to be in better shape heading into the election this fall than previously thought. A Wall Street Journal poll released Sept. 1 gave the party a three-point lead on how people intended to vote for Congress; the Republicans were ahead by five points in March. One reason for …

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Dave Ramsey thinks personal loans are absolutely not worth getting. Here’s why he’s wrong

Image source: Getty Images Listening to Dave Ramsey’s advice on this subject could end up costing you dearly. Key points Personal loans are a common way to borrow money. Financial expert Dave Ramsey says personal loans aren’t worth getting. Avoiding personal loans could end up costing you money. If you’re …

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AM Best Confirms Credit Ratings of Humana Inc. and Its Health Insurance Subsidiaries

OLDWICK, NJ–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AM Best Affirmed Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A- (Excellent) and Issuer Long Term Credit Rating (Long Term ICR) of “a-” (Excellent) for the majority of insurance subsidiaries Health and Dental of Humana Inc. (Humana) (headquarters in Louisville, KY) [NYSE: HUM]. These subsidiaries are collectively referred to as …

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Department of Health Services: Expands Access to COVID-19 Self-Tests

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is launching an online program for Wisconsinites to get free rapid home COVID-19 tests delivered directly to them. Starting today, Wisconsin residents can visit Say Yes! COVID test website(link is external) and place an order for a set of five rapid COVID-19 antigen …

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