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Tax break loss could gut giving

At a time when both the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates say they are considering capping the charitable tax deduction, a national Dunham+Company/Campbell Rinker study conducted last month suggests that the deduction is vital to in...

Tax planners eye options as Bush-era cuts near sunset

Tax planners eye options as Bush-era cuts near sunset

Tax preparers here say they're bracing for a frantic winter regardless of how the tax picture shakes out, as their clients take advantage of tax breaks for 2012 and start planning for big changes in 2013.With the Bush-era tax cuts set to expire...

Damaging heart attacks in late pregnancy investigated

Heart attacks during pregnancy are uncommon, but the prevalence of heart disease in pregnant mothers has increased during the past decade as more women delay pregnancy until they are older. These women, who are generally less physically active than...

Breast cancer treatment said

Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, of New York City, has begun offering what's called Intrabeam radiotherapy to women with early-stage breast cancer, an innovative radiation treatment delivered in a single dose at the time of with...

Medical groups concur on value of hormone therapy

After 10 years of debate regarding the risks and benefits of hormone therapy, 15 medical organizations have come together to issue a statement of agreement regarding the benefits of hormone therapy for symptomatic menopausal women.The new joint...

Raising a birth community

Raising a birth community

Bloom Spokane, a three-year-old nonprofit that provides childbirth resources, is blossoming itself with more than 3,300 visits a month to its website and almost 90 health care providers listed as members.The group grew from founder and executive...

Milk bank backers work on awareness

The Northwest Mothers Milk Bank and McHenry, Ill.-based breast pump provider Medela Inc. earlier this month announced a partnership with King West Pictures to increase awareness of human milk banks and the value of breast milk feeding, especially a...

Movement specialist touts deep breathing to beat stress

Movement specialist touts deep breathing to beat stress

Spokane-based movement specialist and Pilates instructor Larkin Barnett say she wants to share with as many people as she can her beliefs about the health benefits that can be attained just by paying more attention to one's breathing.Barnett, on...

Wells Fargo survey: 80 is new retirement age for many

The concept of a retirement age is going the way of the typewriter, another 20th century relic that has been made irrelevant by changing circumstances. Many middle-class Americans now expect to work until they have saved enough to afford to to the...

Trust is big issue when passing on wealth, survey finds

When it comes to passing on wealth, nearly one-quarter of U.S.-based high- net-worth individuals don't trust their children or stepchildren to protect their inheritance, according to the latest report in the Barclays Wealth Insights series. more of...

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