Protect Your Retirement Savings From Critical Illnesses

  There is one very important message that’s often overlooked in planning for one’s retirement and that is how to protect your nest egg in the event that you are diagnosed with a critical illness. The chances of a critical illness affecting you are probably greater than you think. Three out of every 10 people, […]

The Cost Of OSA

The breathing disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea, OSA, does more than just cause sleepless nights. A person’s risk of having a heart attack is increased by 30% over a period of four to five years, according to a new study.  Commercial truck drivers who suffer from mild to severe obstructive sleep apnea can also […]

Frustration And Unrest Results In Another Class Action Lawsuit

As yet another sign of investor unrest and frustration, a class action lawsuit has been filed against Memphis-based Morgan Keegan alleging that investors were not informed about risky investments in four separate mutual funds that resulted in over $1 billion in losses. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Memphis claiming violation of […]

Sleep Apnea And The Trucking Industry

A significant public health hazard that causes thousands of deaths and even more injuries each year, driver fatigue and sleepiness has become epidemic. Studies have confirmed that obesity among commercial truck drivers is a major cause of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and that if there was mandated OSA screenings then the risk of truck crashes […]

CSA 2010

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) renewed its campaign this week to broaden the use of sleep disorder screening across all modes of transportation – air, rail, marine, and trucking – as part of long-term effort to significantly reduce the negative effects of fatigue.  “Last summer we recommended that all modes begin identifying people with […]