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Affordable Care Act: Health Care at the Crossroads By: 01/13/2014 @ 11:59am

Leroy Hodge was devastated when he received a letter notifying him that his health insurance was being cancelled. Six months earlier, the Hamill, South Dakota, farmer…

New Aids for Aging Ears By: 02/20/2015 @ 10:15am

Almost one in five persons older than 45 years has hearing loss. By ages 65 to 74, one third of the population falls…

5 Questions About Long-Term Care Insurance By: 03/18/2015 @ 11:16am

“I just don’t understand these long-term care insurance contracts, but my friends all seem to be buying them.”…

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Q & A: Pamela Sweeten, Food Safety Advocate By: 12/16/2014 @ 1:11pm

The path that led Pamela Sweeten to agriculture isn’t a typical one. She wasn’t raised on a farm. She didn’t marry a farmer. Instead, as the person who purchases groceries for her family, she wanted…

Untangling Health Care Reform: Part 4 By: 10/21/2014 @ 12:26pm

The next individual open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is right around the corner: November 15 through February 15. A major change in the first year of the ACA is the Department of…

Garden for Your Health By: 05/13/2014 @ 12:01pm

If you love to garden but find it increasingly difficult, there’s a bumper crop of modified strategies, equipment, and ergonomic tools today.“Arthritis can make gardening into a tougher task than…

Untangling Health Care Reform: Part 3 By: 05/12/2014 @ 8:29am

Now that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) individual open enrollment deadline has passed, it’s time to study the options for insuring your employees under the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP)…

Gain a Healthy Aptitude By: 03/16/2014 @ 10:04pm

Steve Licht tries to maintain a healthy lifestyle. He gets regular, year-round exercise in his livestock operation near Ayrshire, Iowa, but admits he could exercise more. The 40-year-old makes an effort to…

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