Consumer Protection, Healthcare, Money, Safety, Tips & How-To

The rise of medical tourism and why it’s bad news for patients

Medical-Tourism

There are noticeably higher complication rates, even death, in those who’ve chosen to go under the knife across US borders. The wrong decision could save you money, but end up costing you your life.

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Entertainment, Family, Healthcare, Safety, Tips & How-To

‘Botched’ doctor on the ethics of extreme plastic surgery

Human Barbie via GQ

Dr. Paul Nassif of E! Entertainment Network’s “Botched” talks to Real Self and Avvo about the ethics of extreme plastic surgery.

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Government, Healthcare, News

From abortion to ‘Obamacare,’ how the new Congress is attacking Obama

U.S. President Obama meets with a bipartisan group of congressional leaders - DC

In their first month, legislators have begun tackling legislation, and Obama, on key issues that will affect Americans.

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Consumer Protection, Crime & Lawsuits, Healthcare, Safety

6 weight loss crazes that ended in lawsuits

Fad Diets

Top 6 weight-loss trends that ended in false advertising or consumer harm rulings. Sensa, Bowflex, Ab Belts, Shape Ups footwear and more.

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Family, Healthcare, Rights, Safety

Elder abuse: A growing problem

Elder Abuse is a Growing Problem

44 percent of nursing home residents have been mistreated. 6 common types of elder abuse and 5 steps to take if you suspect abuse.

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Consumer Protection, Healthcare, Tips & How-To

New Year’s Resolution: Exercise your rights against unfair gym contracts

Gym Contracts

Health clubs and gyms often gouge patrons with fees, lock-in clauses, and unfair contract terms — be mindful of these hidden provisions.

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Business, Healthcare

Use it or lose it: End of year employee benefits guide

Use it or lose it: End of year employee benefits guide

When it comes to the end of the year, many U.S. workers lose accrued benefits because they failed to use them by the Jan. 1 deadline.

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Consumer Protection, Government, Healthcare, Rights

‘Right-to-try’ laws: Explaining the latest legislative trend in patients’ rights

Right-to-try laws

Several states have passed laws giving terminally ill patients greater freedom in obtaining experimental drugs when other treatments fail.

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Government, Healthcare, News

The race to develop an Ebola vaccine: Understanding FDA and Pharma roles

Ebola Vaccine

A look at the status of experimental Ebola drugs, plus an overview of the FDA’s role during an outbreak.

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Government, Healthcare, News

Federal law needed to stem fear-driven Ebola quarantines

Federal law needed to stem fear-driven Ebola quarantines

The federal government should step in with preemptive, nation-wide quarantine rules that are driven by science and evidence — not fear.

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