Private medical providers are rapidly expanding their services across the country, but even the industry’s own advocacy group lacks definitive numbers on the size and scope of the private health care sector, The new world of for-profit medical service has been crying out for a consumer guide to what’s available, what it costs, who’s offering it, and how to pay for it. Here it is: a Canadian first.By ALEXANDRA SHIMO, A.S.40 min
His deadpan turn as cluedout cop Frank Drebin made the Naked Gun movies. And his first comedic film, Airplane!, still defines the spoof genre today. But is Leslie Nielsen actually funny?By JAIME J. WEINMAN7 min
For the first time in 16 years of enjoying power as George W. Bush’s political architect, the White House deputy chief of staff suffered a voltage reduction. He was relieved of his job of developing domestic policy, but was allowed to keep a role in political strategy.
SO DOCTORS DISCRIMINATE against people who are overweight, especially for hip and knee replacements (“Overeaters, smokers and drinkers, the doctor won’t see you now,” Health, April 24). Does it occur to them that fat people may have been perfectly acceptable until they had to wait two or three years for a joint replacement that would allow them to participate in their normal exercise regime?
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