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How will a new law aimed at the VA help protect other patients?

In a rare show of bipartisanship, the U.S. Senate voted unanimously to pass the Department of Veterans Affairs Provider Accountability Act. The proposed law would prohibit the VA from "enter[ing] into a settlement agreement relating to an adverse action" that would "conceal a serious medical error or a lapse in generally-accepted standards of clinical practice." It would also require the department to report these disciplinary actions to state licensing boards as well as the National Practitioner Data Bank.

When can you sue a plastic surgeon for malpractice?

Many people choose to have cosmetic surgery over the holidays when they can take a couple of weeks off to heal. The rate of noninvasive cosmetic procedures also rises over the holidays because people want to look their best at gatherings of family and friends who haven't seen them for a while.

Multiple medications increase the chances of harmful interactions

One reason people are living longer than ever is that medications are available to treat high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and a host of other conditions that killed many of our ancestors before they reached what we now consider the "senior years."

The surprising similarity between drunk and distracted drivers

For decades, law enforcement organizations and civilian groups like Mothers Against Drunk Driving worked tirelessly to educate the public about the risks of driving while under the influence of alcohol. These efforts were quite successful at ensuring that people know the risks involved with impaired driving.

Tips for safe driving in a big city

Driving in Biloxi can have its frustrations. However, driving in a city that's home to hundreds of thousands of people (or more) can be truly frightening if you don't do it often. If you've recently been in a car crash, you may still be nervous behind the wheel. The thought of having to deal with other drivers (not to mention pedestrians and cyclists) in a busy metropolitan area may feel overwhelming.

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