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  • Consumer Reports: The truth behind the hype of weight-loss shortcuts

    Admit it: When it comes to weight loss, we all want a shortcut, anything easier than good old-fashioned diet and exercise, says ShopSmart, the shopping magazine from the publisher of Consumer Reports.
  • Readers weigh in on the sad state of medical care

    I learned a lot from readers responding to last weekend's column — an ode to my beloved doctor, who opted to retire rather than wrestle with forces turning the art of medicine into the science of numbers. I won't find another Marcus Welby clone,...

    Weight Loss Goals Achieved Through Slow And Steady Work

    Weight Loss Goals Achieved Through Slow And Steady Work
    Wouldn't it be nice if we could wave a magic wand and lose however much weight we want. Our clothes would always fit. We wouldn't have to spend so much time in the gym and we could simply enjoy what we eat instead of having to watch it. The truth is you...

    Unprescribed medical tests are themselves a sign of trouble

     Unprescribed medical tests are themselves a sign of trouble
    Telemarketers are bad enough. Telemarketers that prey on unsuspecting seniors are worse. A telemarketer that takes advantage of an 88-year-old woman with dementia — well, that's a whole other breed of barracuda. Long Beach resident David Eckhous...

    Doctors' call for insurance reform sets up legislative fight in Virginia

    Doctors' call for insurance reform sets up legislative fight in Virginia
    The Medical Society of Virginia called Thursday for state regulations to streamline the pre-authorization process for prescription drugs, setting up a potential legislative fight with the insurance industry. Matt Mansell, the group's director of...