New Diagnosis 6 Parts

Part Five

People are living longer. This has been due to breakthroughs in medicine. In this series I will present just six (6) new revolutionary changes in medicine. If it is not for you, then, possibly a family member, coworker or friend could benefit. Pass it on…

5. Heart trouble ahead?

Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic have found a correlation between people’s level of a substance called TMAO (trimethyl¬amine-N-oxide) and cardiovascular trouble. In a study, those with the highest levels of TMAO-produced when you digest choline, found in eggs, red meat and dairy products-had double the risk of death, heart attack and stroke compared to those with the lowest levels. Even more striking: The prediction can be made for those without high blood pressure or other risk factors for heart disease. Because symptoms develop slowly, many people have no hint of coronary disease until they suffer a heart attack or stroke. “But with this test, we can give them personalized nutrition information so they can begin to make heart-healthy food choices,” says Roizen, author of the book This Is Your Do-Over. The Cleveland Clinic expects TMAO tests to be commercially available this year.

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Extra Tip:

Never buy a thumb drive again. Dropbox is a free service that gives you online storage to share files and sync your files online.

New Diagnosis 6 Parts

Part Four

People are living longer. This has been due to breakthroughs in medicine. In this series I will present just six (6) new revolutionary changes in medicine. If it is not for you, then, possibly a family member, coworker or friend could benefit. Pass it on…

4. Dreading that colonoscopy?

Some people have a new alternative: the PiIICam COLON2. Recently approved by the FDA, it’s a disposable, battery-run video camera in a capsule you swallow. Traveling through you for up to 10 hours, the PillCam transmits high-speed color pictures of its journey to a recording device, attached to a belt around your waist, that relays those images for your doctor’s review. The upside: no sedation or recovery time. The downside: you still need the cleansing prep required before a standard colonoscopy, and any polyps or other findings must be dealt with the old-fashioned way. For now, the PiIICam is available only for people who can’t have a traditional colonoscopy.

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Extra Tip:

Go for the cash back instead of points and miles reward. Credit card companies can suddenly increase the number of points and miles you need to redeem travel benefits and other perks. Cash doesn’t lose value even if a company changes policies.

Long Term Care- Holding from the Truth

I visit with people daily on their financial planning needs. In the majority of cases when the subject of Long Term Care (LTC) comes up people run from the subject like a child does when having to eat spinach.

The statistical evidence is there. We are all living longer and some type of care will be needed in our later years. The retort by most people is… I’ll deal with the LTC when it happens. That is like the person who says they will quit smoking after their lung is removed laden with cancer.

The longer one waits to do something then the more expensive it will be. There has been a revolution in alternatives to LTC coverage that we assist clients with on a daily basis. This article from Barron’s on April 13, 2015 “Protect Your Future” is a great summary that will be beneficial to you and your family.

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New Diagnosis 6 Parts

Part three

People are living longer. This has been due to breakthroughs in medicine. In this series I will present just six (6) new revolutionary changes in medicine. If it is not for you, then, possibly a family member, coworker or friend could benefit. Pass it on…

3. Blood simple

Elizabeth Holmes, a 31-year-old Stanford University dropout and self-made billionaire, vowed to revolutionize the field of blood testing-and she’s doing it, one pinprick at a time. That’s the first big change: no more tourniquet, syringe or hunt for a vein. With a few drops drawn from a poke in your fingertip, the formula patented by Holmes’ company, Theranos, can perform more than 200 blood tests-from standard cholesterol checks to sophisticated DNA analyses. Accustomed to waiting days or weeks for 1ab results? Theranos delivers results to doctors within a few hours. What’s more, the cost is a fraction of what competing labs charge. Theranos Wellness Centers are already operating in many Walgreens stores.

How much do you need for Retirement

The old adage: You should never draw more than 4% of your assets in retirement in order to assure it lasts well into your 90’s has been debunked.

Recent studies show the correct number is no more than 2.7%. So, if you need a gross income of $54,000 in the first year of retirement then your investment base needs to be $2 million.

This article taken from Barron’s on April 30, 2015 “Rethinking the Rules of Retirement” is a great primer for you. I hope it helps.