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1 hr ago | Mental Help Net

Many U.S. Workers on Disability Use Narcotic Painkillers, Study Finds

Researchers found that between 2007 and 2011, about 44 percent of people receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits were prescribed narcotic painkillers each year.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic), Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Drug Enforcement Administration

6 hrs ago | US News & World Report

Social Security Disability Insurance Is Not Out of Control

The rising number of people receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits in recent decades and the projected depletion of the program's trust fund in 2016 are whipping up a frenzy in some quarters that disability insurance is "out of control."

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Opinion

10 hrs ago | Business Journal

It's all about trust: What data breaches mean for hospitals, health systems

More than 4 million patients of Community Health Systems-affiliated physicians should soon be receiving letters announcing the news that their personal information, social security numbers included, appears to have found its way into the hands of Chinese hackers.

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Related Topix: Community Medical Center, Medicine, Community General Hospital, Community Health Care, Hospital Administration, Quorum, Healthcare Industry, Personal Finance

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Post and Courier

Bishopville woman guilty in $50,000 Social Security theft

A Bishopville woman has pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing $50,000 from the Social Security Administration by collecting checks issued to her late mother.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement

ComputerWorld

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison turns 70 with no retirement in sight

Most people start thinking about retirement when they turn 70, if they haven't already called it a career.

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Related Topix: Startups, Oracle Corporation, Lawrence Ellison, Personal Finance, Cloud Computing, Science / Technology, Salesforce, Assistly

New York Daily News

Charges tossed against eight defendants in Social Security disability scam

Prosecutors dismissed charges Thursday against eight defendants ensnared in a massive Social Security disability scam that netted dozens of arrests, including mostly retired city cops and firefighters.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance

Northern Life

Social security panel stops tracking appeals

Canada's new social security tribunal has suddenly stopped tracking the results of thousands of appeals launched by ailing Canadians after they've been denied Canada Pension Plan disability benefits.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Personal Finance

Fox News

Heavy pot use in teen years may predict later-life disability

A participant practices rolling a joint at the Cannabis Carnivalus 4/20 event in Seattle, Washington April 20, 2014.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Personal Finance

SFGate

Answers on property taxes, Social Security and small charities

Today I have answers to reader questions on property taxes, whether California teachers can get Social Security spousal benefits and the new 1023-EZ form for small tax-exempt organizations.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Life, Charity , Pension, Tax

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Americans aren't saving for retirement [Commentary]

We are headed for a retirement train wreck in this country. Employers continue to shift the burden of post-work income onto the shoulders of their employees, and nobody is saving enough money.

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Related Topix: Retirement, Family, Kids, Pension, Opinion

Daily Policy Digest

Social Security Needs Real Reform

Social Security's deficit has quadrupled since 2008, says Andrew Biggs, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, US Politics, John Larson, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Tom Harkin

Forbes.com

Social Security Q&A: If I Work till 70, Should I Collect Survivor's Benefits at 60 or 66?

I am a professor of economics at Boston University, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a contributor to Bloomberg, the FT, the Economist, Forbes, and other media and President of Economic Security Planning, Inc. -- a company that markets personal financial ... (more)

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Garland, TX, Financial Services

KCRA-TV Sacramento

90% of hospitals and clinics lose their patients' data

Recent data shows 90 percent of health care organizations have exposed their patients' data -- or had it stolen -- in 2012 and 2013, according to privacy researchers at the Ponemon Institute.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Healthcare Law, Computer Security, Science / Technology

The Raw Story

Many Americans who left labor force want to return to work if economy improves

Mike Yack has left the workforce twice in the last eight years and calls himself retired, yet at age 62 the former General Motors employee does not consider his working life over.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Pension, Howell, MI

Reuters

U.S. hospital breach biggest yet to exploit Heartbleed bug: expert

Hackers who stole the personal data of about 4.5 million patients of hospital group Community Health Systems Inc broke into the company's computer system by exploiting the "Heartbleed" internet bug, making it the first known large-scale cyber attack using the flaw, according to a security expert.

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Related Topix: Computer Security, Science / Technology, Medicine, Community Health Care, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Personal Finance

Tue Aug 19, 2014

OpEdNews

How Should Social Security Benefits Respond to an Economic Collapse?

This is the issue that Andrew Biggs implicitly raises in his Wall Street Journal column highlighting the jump in the size of the projections of the Social Security shortfall since 2008.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, US News, Liberal Political News

Medical News Today

Medical Care reports high prevalence of opioid use by Social Security disability recipients

More than 40 percent of Social Security Disability Insurance recipients take opioid pain relievers, while the prevalence of chronic opioid use is over 20 percent and rising, reports a study in the September issue of Medical Care .

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Medicine, Health, Pain, Lebanon, NH, Medicare

KING-TV Seattle

Simple ways to boost your savings

There are some simple steps you can take to boost your savings, and the first one is creating a smart budget, financial experts say.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Tax, Home, Mortgage, Long Term Care, Health

MarketWatch

Don't worry about Social Security

Andy Landis, founder of Thinking Retirement, is an author, speaker, and consultant specializing in Social Security, Medicare, and life planning for retirement.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement

InfoWorld

Why would Chinese hackers want hospital patient data?

The theft of personal data on 4.5 million patients of Community Health Systems by hackers in China highlights the increasing degree to which hospitals are becoming lucrative targets for information theft.

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Related Topix: Community Medical Center, Medicine, Community General Hospital, Community Health Care, Hospital Administration, Quorum, Healthcare Industry, Personal Finance

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