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Antidepressants or Magic Mushrooms: Which Works Best for Depression?

November 16, 2021

Major depression is a common and serious illness, affecting up to 10% of the population at any given time. Unfortunately,… Read More

Tags: Depression, Insurance, Mental illness, Psilocybin, Underwriting

Treatment Updates for Alzheimer’s Disease: Some Hope for Prevention

October 1, 2021

Dr. Michael Fulks comments on the results of a recent study of Donanemab, an antibody that targets the amyloid-β (Aβ)… Read More

Tags: Alzheimers, Cardiovascular, Dementia, Risk

COVID-19 Long-Haul Effects

August 5, 2021

CRL Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Robert Stout discusses the lasting impact of COVID-19 infection in both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients…. Read More

Tags: Covid 19, Covid 19 Crisis, Laboratory, Life Insurance, Mortality

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

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