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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Government, Healthcare, News

Brittany Maynard’s ‘death with dignity’ legal in only 5 states

Assisted Suicide

The news that a young woman named Brittany Maynard has chosen to die on Nov. 1 has reignited national debate on assisted suicide.

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Government, Healthcare, Lawsuits, Rights

Does quarantined nurse Kaci Hickox have a legal case?

Quarantine

Quarantined nurse Kaci Hickox has hired a civil rights attorney and plans to sue. Does she have a case? Twitter’s legal voices respond.

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