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Know Your Rights Under New Patient Protection Law Feb 13th, 2020

Effective Jan. 1, 2020, Washington state law protects patients from surprise or balance billing if they receive emergency care at any medical facility or when they're treated at an in-network hospital or outpatient surgical facility by an out-of-network provider Surprise billing happens because some types of medical providers, including anesthesiologists, radiologists, pathologists,...

Don't Fall for Weight Loss Gimmicks Dec 21st, 2019

  Americans spend over $200 billion dollars a year on fast food. The weight loss industry makes around $72 billion dollars a year and the healthcare industry generates around $1.7 trillion dollars in revenues related to weight-related diseases.  That's a total of 2 trillion dollars in revenues by making people...

Say No to E-cigarette Dec 3rd, 2019

  As of October of 2019, 34 deaths in patients with e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury have been reported. Of the patients analyzed in the report, 59% were men and the median age was 45 years. Patients who died were older than the overall population of product...

The Sweet Poison Oct 21st, 2019

You probably have heard that too much fat is bad for you, it leads to weight gain, clogs your arteries and causes heart attack and stroke. This was the convensional wisdom for decades since two Harvard researchers received over $60,000 from the sugar industry back in the 60's to publish...