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Working against nature makes night shift employees ‘vulnerable’

The very makeup of their schedules puts night shift workers at higher risk compared with their daytime counterparts for a variety of health issues, including heart disease, depression, obesity and diabetes.

No waiting period for state insurance signup

We’ve been advising consumers that they can’t buy plans through the state exchange until Nov. 15, unless they have a qualifying life event such as a relocation, birth or marriage. Although that’s still the case, the state Insurance Division recently asked us to remind Nevadans they can buy off of the state’s Nevada Health Link exchange at any time.

Gateway to Grand Canyon, Flagstaff attractive destination itself

Roughly 250 miles southeast of Las Vegas — four hours, mostly by freeway — Flagstaff offers a cool alternative to summer in Southern Nevada. For a city of just 70,000, the famed gateway is itself an attractive destination with more than enough to see, do, eat and drink on any weekend in any season.

Applying for Social Security disability benefits

Dear Savvy Senior: What do I need to do to get Social Security disability? I’m 57 and have some health issues that keep me from working. But I’ve heard it’s very difficult to get benefits. — Need Assistance

Easter Seals honors singer for charitable contributions

Easter Seals of Nevada honored singer Olivia Newton-John with its new Four Star Award for outstanding charitable contributions during its second annual women’s tea, titled “Tea Thyme, Women & Wine,” on Aug. 18th at the Four Seasons.

Ask a Lawyer: Texting and driving

Most people have smart phones, and the temptation to use them while driving is a danger zone you just shouldn’t enter. That goes for GPS navigation systems, too.

Millennials favor doing good over divinity

Studies show that Millennials are less inclined to practice religion and more inclined to practice volunteerism and altruism — ironically, a cornerstone of most religious doctrine.

Whooping cough spreading fast in Delaware

Whooping cough cases in Delaware have quadrupled in the past year. Through August, 202 cases of whooping cough have been reported to health officials. Of those cases, 187 were in Amish country, where many children do not receive vaccinations due to religious beliefs.

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