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June 7, 2009 | 9:50 pm
I’ll post part II of The Healthcare Meltdown later this week (part I is here) but in the meantime I couldn’t pass up mentioning my delight at seeing this Newsweek article about the terrible medical advice regularly doled out by Oprah on her incredibly popular daytime show. From... read on
June 5, 2009 | 3:36 pm
How Insurance Works
For many families healthcare is increasingly expensive while simultaneously increasingly mediocre. A recent study in the American Journal of Medicine found that two thirds of bankruptcies were due in part to medical expenses, and surprisingly, over three... read on
June 1, 2009 | 1:41 pm
When many of us get a headache, a fever, or just suffer the aches and pains of physical exertion we don’t think twice about reaching for an over-the-counter pain reliever. Acetaminophen, which is the medicine in the well-known brand Tylenol, has long been considered the safest... read on
May 26, 2009 | 3:50 pm
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