Monthly Archives: April 2015

Personal Injury 101: Understanding the Legal Effects in a Pedestrian Related Car Accident

Car accidents are complex. If they involve a pedestrian, they can be even more complex. Below are a few of the things that you need to know if you’re involved in such an accident. Who are the Parties? At the … Continue reading

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VA Eliminates Net Worth as Health Care Eligibility Factor

Elimination of Net Worth Makes More Veterans Eligible for Health Care Washington – The Department of Veterans Affairs is updating the way it determines eligibility for VA health care, a change that will result in more Veterans having access to … Continue reading

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Could Taxes on Alcohol Cause DUI Numbers to Drop?

Even though the laws against drunk driving have tightened, people still continue to get behind the wheel while drunk. People who drink and drive place not only themselves at risk, but they also place everyone else around them in danger … Continue reading

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New Cards for Medicare Recipients Will Omit Social Security Numbers

FINALLY! Finally the government is planning to correct the horrible mistake of putting your Social Security number on your Medicare card. This has been an absurd policy for many years. Identity theft is running rampant and your Social Security number … Continue reading

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CFPB Study Finds Mandatory Arbitration Harms Consumers

The National Law Journal reports in depth on a new study by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau which contradicts arguments that mandatory arbitration can prove beneficial for consumers. According to the article, the study found that in a two-year period, consumers “won … Continue reading

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FDA’s Proposal to Relax Drug Risk Guidance Met With Consumer Opposition

The Washington Post “Wonkblog” reports that the FDA is proposing to allow pharmaceutical companies to provide physicians, “hospitals and other customers with information that conflicts with official” agency advice, “which is typically developed after a rigorous scientific process.” Pharmaceutical companies say such … Continue reading

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FDA Warns of Possible Adverse Effects of Mixing Supplements and Medications

HealthDay reports that, according to the FDA, vitamins and other dietary supplements could be dangerous when taken in conjunction with other medication. In a news release the agency warned, “Some dietary supplements may increase the effect of your medication, and other … Continue reading

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Low-Rated Nursing Homes Secure HUD-Guaranteed Mortgages

The Center for Public Integrity reports, “nursing homes providing poor care routinely have received HUD-insured acquisition, construction, refinancing and improvement loans all over the country.” Despite HUD restructuring “the office that runs the program in 2008 to streamline the mortgage application process” … Continue reading

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FDA Weighs Safety of Testosterone Supplementation

On the front of its Personal Journal section, the Wall Street Journal reports that the FDA is weighing the safety of testosterone supplementation in older men. Currently, about 50 percent of patients filling prescriptions for supplemental testosterone have no formal diagnosis of … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Over Woman’s Assisted Living Death May Affect Industry Standards

The Green Bay (WI) Press-Gazette reported that the family of Delores Wiersum has filed a lawsuit against ThedaCare after the woman “froze to death while locked outside her Appleton assisted living home.” According to elder law expert Alison Barnes, a professor at … Continue reading

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