When most people think about risk factors for cardiovascular disease, they likely think of blood pressure readings or cholesterol levels. But here’s something else that should be high on that list: diabetes. That’s because people with diabetes are roughly twice as likely to die of...

The effort to overhaul the military retirement system is entering its final phase after the Pentagon's top brass has offered a detailed critique of the legislation that is winding its way through Congress. Overall, the members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff support the current proposal...

During a conference call staff meeting on my last day of work, I announced that I was leaving my previous job after 15 years of cumulative service. Few were surprised, but a colleague I had known for many years asked the inevitable and age-appropriate question. "Are...

People across Southwest Florida are starting to prepare for hurricane season. Businesses, residents and some government agencies are all getting ready. But could some of those agencies be left in the dark if Florida doesn't get an operating budget by July 1st? On Thursday, we asked Governor...

An association between resting heart rate and diabetes suggests that heart rate measures could identify individuals with a higher future risk of diabetes, according to an international team of researchers. In a four-year study of 73,357 Chinese adults, researchers observed that faster heart rates were positively...

Two years after surgery, people who have had gastric bypass have better control of their type 2 diabetes than people who did not, but also had higher risk of infections and bone fractures, according to a new international study. “Some doctors had thought that gastric bypass...

Q: Is it possible to estimate how much money a single woman, living in the New York metropolitan area, would need to have saved in order to retire comfortably at age 55? Assume that Social Security, when it kicks in, will be at the upper...

The Supreme Court just handed millions of retirement savers a helping hand. You many not know much about ERISA, the body of rules that governs retirement accounts. But chances are you have a 401(k). That means Monday’s Supreme Court decision could indirectly lower investment fees you’re...