Welcome to the November 22, 2006 edition of cavalcade of risk.
Today we got submissions from the people describing risk in their and yours lives. Risk could be on different level – physical or financial. And one of big gamble people are doing is with their health.
Let’s look at the posts.
Wenchypoo presents The Destructive-Thinking Orchestra, the Non-Supportive Choir, and the “I Can’t” Dancers posted at Mental Wastebasket, saying, “This oldie is about personal risk and what happens when it is AVOIDED.”
Looks like thoughts aloud. “The audience joins in with regales of “I can’t”, “I’m not good enough”, “I’m afraid”, and “This is my destiny” while they clap in time.”
After reading I still did not get is it a true story or an allegory. Try to read yourself and get the gist of the post.
Well, that’s more to the points. Wenchypoo gives some tips for seniors. That’s a common sense. However, since good tips are put into single post, it is worthwhile to read. Actually, yeah, there is a mention that it is from Bankrate.com. Just refresh what you already know. Good tips.
Super Saver presents Protecting Your Wealth – Insure Against the Risk of Financial Disaster posted at My Wealth Builder.
A good review of different types of insurance – life, death, health, disability, property. I will definitely use some of those tips.
That’s a small tip, but special. Author writes: The key however, is that you must initially have had a private disability policy before joining the group plan.
makingourway presents Question: When do you pay a 10% penalty for cashing in an annuity posted at makingourway, saying, “This article and its comments are a lively discussion on the tax implications of cashing a low cost variable annuity before 59 1/2 after rolling it over from a variable insurance policy that was “under water” (the cost exceeds the cash value).”
Hmm, I always thought that setting a yard sale is a very simple and basic thing – just bring the stuff out. Apparently it is not. Just read how to do it right.
A bunch of tips form Wenchypoo actually. Prolific writer.
Henry Stern, LUTCF presents Forest Gump Insurance posted at InsureBlog, saying, “Summary: InsureBlog’s Bob Vineyard has the story of a couple who take a dangerous risk with their insurance, and their health.”
He also writes:
Stupid is defined as “lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity”, while ignorant is “uneducated or lacking specific knowledge”.
I think it is better not to fall into any of these categories.
And I agree with the author. Too many tests are not really good for your health. Diagnoses should be suggested on the bases of clinical picture. Tests should be done for confirmation purpose only or for screening. Screening is important for prevention of diseases. Yet, the tests should provide benefits, which is often not the case. The test in the sake of test is really useless. It is often happens that tests that are actually confirmatory in nature are used as a sort of screening tool, expensive and useless. However I do not think the reality can be changed easily. Too many different interests are involved. There are several books exist, that honestly describe that thinking in clinics is not really rewarded. Doing procedures is rewarded… These books are just unpopular, though.
Jason Shafrin presents Sick optimistic Americans vs. healthy pessimistic English posted at Healthcare Economist, saying, “An NBER working paper finds that the English are healthier than the Americans measured by a variety of commonly-used disease incidence rates. Despite this fact, Americans self-report better levels health than the British both in aggregate and conditioning on true health level.”
That’s in agreement with the previous posts about too many tests. And recently actually we had submissions at grand Round carnival about too many drugs.
Tracy Coenen presents Richard Hatch of “Survivor” fame gets prison sentence posted at FRAUDfiles.
That’s small note about the risky man.
Joe Kristan presents SMALL BUSINESS: HELP IS ON THE WAY! posted at Roth & Company, P.C., saying, “John Kerry promises to “make healthcare more available to small businesses.” Look for more complicated tax breaks.”
In a “post-mortem” of the recent elections, Jason Ruspini of Risk
Markets and Politics blog examines why prediction markets missed the mark.
Hmm, Interesting. The prediction of the risk involved.
I am actually working on a development of AI program that will help to predict outcomes with high probability. And that predicting tool from Iowa – I was looking at that once, however was not sure if that really works.
The DC Medical Malpractice blog reports presents Combination of Personality Traits Increases Risk For Heart Disease
Turns out, our own personalities can play a part in how likely it is for us to experience heart disease.
Well, that’s probably true. Depression, for example, also plays a role in the heart diseases.
Still washing your hands “the old fashioned way?” The Skin care Smarts blog explains why those alcohol-based hand cleaners may be superior.
I remember I read one dictator (I do not remember – Rumanian or some other European country – used pure 100% proof alcohols to pour on his hands several times a day).
I am not sure if an alcohol is really good for your skin if used several times a day. However if WHO says that, it must be something right. I just use soap and water and exam gloves.
Thecargeeks present Electronic Cars Risk. They say:
Think those nifty new hybrids are the cat’s meow? The Car Geeks have some words of warning for those of us considering one.
The “Pirus” battery pack has a 300-volt charge with enough amperage to IMMEDIATELY KILL THEM OR YOU - - on the spot - - right then and there!
Hmm, I did not know that. That’s really punch on emotions. Probably useful to read a statistics and compare what is more common – to be hit by a lighting or Toyota discharge.
Devin Waring presents red meat.
He writes: Those juicy, yummy beautiful rare steaks can be real killers. No kidding. Devin Waring has the inside story.
Brr, dangers are everywhere – in a car and in the food. I’d better starve and walk only (which I actually do).
Coffee may reduce diabetes risk
They say: If you’re at risk for diabetes, that double latte may just be the ticket (just don’t load it up with sugar!). Rigel Gregg at That’s Fit blog stayed up late to bring us the details.
Well, if that really something real, that’s worth to know. Yet I do not drink coffee at all, alas.
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