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Associated PressWASHINGTON -- They call it the "Botax." The White House and Senate Democrats have turned to a proposal to tax breast implants, tummy tucks, wrinkle-smoothing injections and other procedures as they search for ways to pay for costly health care overhaul...
(WGN-AM)- President Barack Obama called the cost of health care a "ticking time-bomb" that threatens to slow the nation's economic recovery as he pushed a massive reform plan during an appearance in Chicago before the nation's largest doctors group....
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterGood doctors used to be identified by fairly standard measures: where they trained, whether they were board-certified and if they were in good standing with the state medical board. But the explosion of reality TV shows in the last four years has upset...
Injectable substances to fill facial wrinkles are among the most popular cosmetic procedures. Each filler product has fans, but the most popular substance is hyaluronic acid. A new hyaluronic acid filler called Perlane was approved by the Food and Drug...
LA JOLLA, Calif. - If you're thinking of heading to Mexico to save money on plastic surgery, you might want to think twice. When it comes to going under the knife, cheaper isn't necessarily better. Anna Lisa Tournahau described her experience...
McClatchy NewspapersQ: I would like to have my tummy tucked, but my best friend disagrees with me. What are your thoughts on this? A: You are not alone in considering plastic surgery. But you should wisely weigh the pros and cons first. About 1.9 million of the 11...
Tags: Surgery, Judges, Liposuction, Tummy Tuck, Health
The Hartford CourantDr. Efraim Gomez-Zapata advertised himself as a pioneer in laser liposuction in the Hispanic community — at a discount rate, no less. But state health officials say the Stamford doctor's cut-rate surgeries came at a steep price. Twice in two...
Tags: Stamford, Health, Human Mishaps, Abdomen, Hospitals and Clinics
Image is a slippery creature, and one month's style sensation is the next month's tasteless trend. For those keeping score, we offer the 2008 Image Index, a sliding scale of the people, places, ideas and trends that moved up -- and down -- the pop culture...
Tags: Grant Park, Entertainment, Edward Norton, RuPaul, Charlie Sheen
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterEvery year, trend spotter Faith Popcorn and her firm, Brain Reserve, releases a list of their predictions about cultural and societal trends in the upcoming year. While she just gave her thoughts on the future to Rachel Abramowitz, we thought we'd go back...
Tags: Television Industry, Entertainment, San Francisco, Utah, Infants
Times Staff WriterSociety may not be quite ready for the day when a dead person's face is recycled for the living — but that day is coming nonetheless. Such an operation would give new life to someone severely disfigured by burns, cancer or an accident, allowing the...
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