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Coming Soon: A Weekly Shot to Control Obesity

July 14, 2021

By 2018, over 42% of US adults were obese (BMI 30+) with little variation by age and sex, and almost… Read More

Tags: Bmi, Insurance, Life Insurance, Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes

Marijuana Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic

July 8, 2021

Dr. Steven J. Rigatti explores marijuana use during the COVID-19 pandemic as a follow-up to earlier commentary on alcohol and tobacco use…. Read More

Tags: Alcohol, Covid 19, Laboratory, Marijuana, Pandemic

Recent Publication on Mortality: Impacts on Insurers

June 28, 2021

Recently Dr. Michael Fulks commented on 2020 mortality data from JAMA, citing an increase of 17.7% from 2019 to 2020… Read More

Tags: Cancer, Insurance, Life Insurance, Mortality, Retirement

2020 US Mortality Results: How do they compare to prior years?

June 17, 2021

Dr. Michael Fulks, Consulting Medical Director to CRL, comments on the 2020 leading causes of death in a COVID-19 world…. Read More

Tags: Cancer, Covid 19, Heart Disease, Life Insurance, Mortality

The Emerging Marijuana Challenge: Δ8-THC

May 18, 2021

Delta-8 Compound Marijuana testing is used by a number of life insurers in the risk assessment process. New chemical entities… Read More

Tags: Delta 8 Thc, Drug Test, Insurance, Laboratory, Marijuana

Urine Protein Tests: A Mortality Predictor in Life Insurance Populations

March 31, 2021

Urine protein tests offer a simple way for insurance companies to obtain an important predictor of life risk. CRL recently… Read More

Tags: Healthcare, Kidney, Life Insurance, Medical Research, Mortality

Bad Habits and the Pandemic

March 10, 2021

Dr. Steven Rigatti, Consulting Medical Director to CRL, comments on alcohol and tobacco usage rates from a pre-pandemic period to… Read More

Tags: Alcohol, Covid 19, Covid 19 Crisis, Pandemic, Stay At Home

New CRL COVID-19 Research: Viral Load in Asymptomatic vs. Symptomatic Cases is Similar

February 22, 2021

A new paper on COVID-19 research from CRL doctors was published this week. Over 460k samples collected from July 2020… Read More

Tags: Covid 19, Covid 19 Crisis, Covid 19 Testing, Covid Update, Data

Trends in Nicotine Misrepresentation

January 20, 2021

A fundamental underwriting principal is to treat like risks in a similar manner. This fairness doctrine is a key to… Read More

Tags: Cigarettes, Insurance, Mortality, Nicotine, Risk

COVID-19 Antibody Prevelance Increased throughout 2020: New Research from CRL

January 7, 2021

Dr. Robert Stout, Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer at CRL, and Dr. Steven Rigatti, Consulting Medical Director with CRL, conducted… Read More

Tags: Coronavirus, Covid 19, Covid 19 Crisis, Life Insurance, Risk Management