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HSA IRS Plan Maximums

The IRS recently released Revenue Procedure 2017-37, which provides information on the limits for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) for 2018. The annual contribution limitation on deductions for individuals with self-only coverage under a high deductible health plan will be $3,450. The deduction limitation for an individual with family coverage will be $6,900. Please note, these limits […]

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It’s not the coffee that will give you cancer, it’s how hot it is

There’s more to worry about from your hot morning coffee than just spilling it onto your lap. A new study by a cancer-research group has found that searing-hot liquid beverages — such as a steaming cup of joe — are carcinogenic. The International Agency for Research on Cancer said that it found that drinks and […]

Computer Vision Syndrome Affects Millions

Joanne Reitano is a professor of history at LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, Queens. She writes wonderful books about the history of the city and state, and has recently been spending many hours — sometimes all day — at her computer to revise her first book, “The Restless City.” But while sitting in […]

A Chef’s Workout Helps Him Keep Up With the Demands of the Kitchen

When Ryan Pera started talking about opening a second restaurant in 2013, his wife had one condition. He had to get back in shape. Mr. Pera, 43, chef and co-owner of three popular Houston restaurants, is married to Lori Choi, a vascular surgeon. “She laid down the law,” he says. “She’s on the front line […]

Yoga May Be Good for the Brain

A weekly routine of yoga and meditation may strengthen thinking skills and help to stave off aging-related mental decline, according to a new study of older adults with early signs of memory problems. Most of us past the age of 40 are aware that our minds and, in particular, memories begin to sputter as the […]

IRS Ruling Considered An Obstacle To ACOs

A ruling by the Internal Revenue Service creates a significant obstacle to a new type of health care network that the Obama administration has promoted as a way to provide better care at lower cost, industry lawyers and providers say. Health care markets are rapidly changing as independent doctors and hospitals race to form networks, […]

Sorry, There’s Nothing Magical About Breakfast

I don’t eat breakfast. It’s not that I dislike what’s offered. Given the choice of breakfast food or lunch food, I’d almost always choose eggs or waffles. It’s just that I’m not hungry at 7:30 a.m., when I leave for work. In fact, I’m rarely hungry until about lunchtime. So, other than a morning cup […]

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