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Mental Health and Economic Factors Influence Patients’ Paths to Bariatric Surgery

According to the World Health Organization, four million people die from obesity-related causes annually. Studies have shown that bariatric surgery is an effective, lifesaving intervention for patients with obesity, however the majority who are eligible for the procedure never advance to surgery. A team of researchers from Penn State College of Medicine identified variables that may factor […]

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4 Bad Spending Habits You Need to Break Today

Imagine a reality where you can afford to move into your dream house, send your kids to college without debt, and give so generously that it transforms your community. If only . . . right? Wrong. With a few changes to your spending habits, you actually can turn your financial dreams into reality. How Bad Spending Habits Mess Up […]

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Dave Says… Is Umbrella Coverage Worth It?

Dear Dave, Are umbrella insurance policies worth it, or do they just entice people to sue more frequently? Tammi Dear Tammi, I don’t think there’s any indication umbrella policies entice folks to bring lawsuits more frequently. If you hadn’t noticed, we live in a lawsuit-happy world. There are lots of greedy people out there who […]

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Dave Says…. Work First, Play Later

Dear Dave, I brought about $15,000 in student loan debt into our marriage. I’m 26, my wife is 27, and we’ve been married a little over a year. During that time, our parents have helped us out with financial gifts occasionally. Whenever this happens, my wife and I get into an argument. She likes to […]

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It Takes Time and Effort to Rebuild Trust

It can happen in an instant. It can also happen gradually. No matter how it happens, broken trust is painful and disorienting. Every relationship, whether it’s with friends, family or a romantic partner, is built on trust. When that foundation is shaken, you are shaken. Whether you’re in the wake of a massive betrayal, or struggling with […]

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Get Outside with Fresh Grilled Flavors

When bright, sunny days offer opportunities to take it outside for a celebration or casual weeknight dinner, take advantage with the fresh flavors of grilled fare. Good food and good company can combine for a meal to remember with loved ones while enjoying the outdoors. Try taking your grilling game to the next level with […]

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5 Tips for Remodeling in Today’s Market

In the aftermath of the COVID-19 lockdown, labor shortages and access to certain products affects numerous industries, including remodeling. Even so, after extra time at home and delays caused by the pandemic, there is high demand for home renovation projects. If you’re planning a home remodel or construction project, consider these tips from professional remodelers […]

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