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2016 Election - Impact on Compliance Issues

Republican candidate Donald Trump will become the 45th president of the United States. His victory, along with Republican majorities retained in both the Senate and House of Representatives, will likely have a significant impact on the ACA, as well as a number of other compliance issues, over the next four years. This ACA Compliance Bulletin provides an overview of the election's impact on these issues.

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October 31, 2016

Smoking Caused 28.6% of Cancer Deaths in 2014

JAMA Internal Medicine recently published a study on cancer mortality attributable to smoking in the U.S. Here are some key findings from the report:

167,133 cancer deaths in the US in 2014 were attributable to cigarette smoking.

Among men, the proportion ranged from 21.8% in Utah to 39.5% in Arkansas.

The proportion ranged from 11.1% in Utah to 29.0% in Kentucky among women.

28.6% of all cancer deaths in 2014 were attributable to cigarette smoking.

For men, the proportion was at least 30% in every state except Utah.

The proportion was at least 20% in all states except UT, CA, and HI for women.

Source: JAMA Internal Medicine, October 24, 2016

 

 

Healthy Enjoyment 

of the Holiday Season

With the holiday season quickly approaching it is important to not lose sight of your goals. Healthy food choices, maintaining stress levels, and participating in activities that help you unwind are key points in surviving this holiday season. Take a look at some tasty, yet healthy thanksgiving sides dish recipes that will allow you to enjoy the rest of the evening with friends and family, rather than falling into a food coma. Eating healthy in conjunction with exercise and stress management are imperative to living a happy, healthy life.

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