Suicide and US Soldiers

Suicides of Soldiers Reach High of Nearly 3 Decades –

This is an unfortunate trend that underwriters need to be aware of.

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Remote Underwriting Jobs – Look Beyond

Search Jobs, Resumes, Recruiting & Career Site –

There are a a ton of job sites on the internet and it should come as no surprise that companies must pick and choose where to place their ads.  For the job seeker, the problem is finding the website that hopefully lists the type of position you’re looking for.  I prefer employment sites that utilize meta-search engines.  If you’re searching for that ultimate remote underwriting job (or any new position) I suggest trying  I have been playing around with this website and so far, the results are impressive.  Beyond claims to have search capabilities for over 15,000 niche employment sites.

Feel free to leave a comment.  Let me know if this type of post is useful or not.

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Coffee and the Risk of Dementia – Drink Up

Coffee Linked to Lower Dementia Risk –

According to The Seattle Times, Starbucks is planning another big round of layoffs.  Maybe this study will help sales.  Is this useful data for underwriting purposes?  Probably not.  But it is interesting and with the level of coffee I consume, my dementia risk is likely less than zero.

Meet the New Boss – Same as the Old Boss

Medical News: Risk of Sudden Death No Less Likely with Atypical Antipsychotics – in Psychiatry, Schizophrenia from MedPage Today

Here is another report on the same Vanderbilt University study on antipsychotics originally reported on in the NEJM.  The lesson from this comparison is obvious.  Be cognizant of differences in reporting quality and possible underlying biases.  The NYT article didn’t go deep enough.  The sudden cardiac death risk from newer antipsychotics is about the same as the sudden death risk from older antipsychotics.

Same study, different perspectives.  I’ll leave it to the reader to determine which is the better report.