Seeing clearly may be a minor surgery away

In grade school, our teachers teach that our five senses are smell, taste, sight, hearing and touch.  Although human don’t have particular good senses taken individually when compared to other mammals, on the whole they allow us to actively engage in our world.  Because of them, we can participate fully in the things around us. …

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Insurance Commissioner announces special enrollment period for health exchange

Some consumers using Washington’s health exchange continue to experience problems months after the deadline for getting insurance.  To help some of them, Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler announced Monday that effective Aug. 27 he was instituting a special enrollment period for individuals who are experiencing billing or payment issues.  The special enrollment will run until Nov.14,…

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Dealing with memory issues

When we are faced with knowledge or information that shakes up our world view and turns it upside down, we resort to a kind of denial called cognitive dissonance.  It’s a natural response to avoid losing our emotional equilibrium and reduce psychological tension and distress.  Admitting to memory problems can be the road to loss…

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Study find savers are healthier

Saving for retirement pays back with your health.  At least that’s what a study out of Washington University found.  Workers who save for retirement evidently feel they have a stake in staying alive to enjoy it.  The result, if you’re saving for retirement, you’re probably taking better care of your health.  Researchers found that if…

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