Monthly Archives: November 2014

Public Safety Groups Want Clearer Warnings for Smoking-Cessation Drug Chantix

The AP reports public safety groups are asking the FDA to increase the boxed warnings on Chantix (varenicline), the smoking-cessation medicine by Pfizer, by using more specific language. The groups also “say that the prominent warnings should include information about blackouts, convulsions … Continue reading

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Have A Great Thanksgiving!

I hope you’re having a wonderful turkey day with all your family.

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Featured Link — Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Almost all of us need help with our financial decisions. Without the proper education or training, it’s hard to make sense of some of the choices we face. And unfortunately, making sense of those choices seems to become harder as … Continue reading

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Health Insurance Companies Now Allied with Obama in Support of Affordable Care Act

According to a front-page analysis from Robert Pear of the New York Times titled “Health Law Turns Obama And Insurers Into Allies,” President Obama “is depending more than ever on the insurance companies that five years ago he accused of padding profits … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Challenges HHS to Release Insurer Rate Hike Requests

The Washington Post “Wonkblog” reports that a lawsuit filed by a former official with the Department of Health and Human Services alleges that HHS is concealing insurers’ requested health insurance rate increases from the public. Jay Angoff’s suit goes on to say … Continue reading

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Practicing Law: What New Interns Should Know About Office Culture

Starting your first law internship is an exciting time. This is your chance to apply what you’ve learned in the classroom, and see the law firsthand. Unfortunately, many interns are initially surprised by the lack of excitement they find at … Continue reading

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Four Low-Impact Pool Exercises

We know exercise is great for overall health, inside and out. That’s why it’s important to choose activities you find fun and are geared toward your activity personality. One great way to exercise is in the pool. Working out in … Continue reading

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VA Implements Second Phase of Choice Card Program

Cards sent to Veterans waiting more than 30 days for care The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it began mailing Veterans Choice Cards on November 17 to Veterans currently waiting more than 30-days from their preferred date or … Continue reading

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What You Should Tell Your Personal Injury Lawyer

When someone needs a personal injury lawyer, it can come at a time filled with confusion and concern. Therefore, it’s best to make sure that you know what to tell your personal injury lawyer when the time comes to begin … Continue reading

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Transitioning Your Parent to a Nursing Home? What to Know about Negligence and Abuse

Transitioning an elderly parent to a nursing home is stressful and emotional for both the family and the parent. However, this is often the only option for some families. During this transition, children might be worried about the level of … Continue reading

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