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  • Trump’s Pick for Mental Health ‘Czar’ Highlights Rift
    Elinore F. McCance-Katz has promoted drug and hospital treatment as paths to wellness, leaving some who emphasize community and family support skeptical. ..... Read More.
    THE NEW YORK TIMES – Health | Consumers & ShoppingWed, May 24, 2017
    2 hours ago
  • Rare Gene Mutations Inspire New Heart Drugs
    Some people carry gene mutations that leave them nearly impervious to heart attacks. Learning how these mutations work has led to a novel experimental treatment. ..... Read More.
    THE NEW YORK TIMES – Health | Consumers & ShoppingWed, May 24, 2017
    2 hours ago
  • G.O.P. Health Bill Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured in a Decade, C.B.O. Says
    The budget office’s report also found that the bill would reduce the federal deficit by $119 billion over a decade, less than the $150 billion in savings projected for an earlier version of the bill. ..... Read More.
    THE NEW YORK TIMES – Health | Consumers & ShoppingWed, May 24, 2017
    3 hours ago
  • How the GOP Health Plan Would Treat the Sick
    Reporter Margot Sanger-Katz examines high-risk pools, the controversy at the heart of the health care debate. ..... Read More.
    THE NEW YORK TIMES – Health | Consumers & ShoppingWed, May 24, 2017
    3 hours ago
  • T-Mobile promotion offers to pay off Verizon customers’ devices if they switch carri...
    The company says the offer stands whether customers owe '$1 or $1,000' By Christopher Maynard of ConsumerAffairs May 24, 2017 Wireless providers will often go to great lengths to attract consumers away from competing networks, and now T-Mobile has upped the ante with a deal aimed at current Verizon customers. In a promotion starting on May 31, the company announced that it will pay off any remaining balance that Verizon customers have on their current deviceif they make the switch to T-Mobile. However, there is a catch: according to the deal, customers will have to pay off their phones first, but T-Mobile says that it will send a prepaid digital MasterCard within 15 days that reimburses the amount. This limited time offer works whether you owe $1 or $1,000 on your phone andgets you on T-Mobile ONE with device protection. With no more phone payments to make, that could mean… ..... Read More.
    CONSUMER AFFAIRS – General | Consumers & ShoppingWed, May 24, 2017
    4 hours ago
  • Google now tracks consumer purchases offline as well as online
    The new system is intended to show advertisers their money is well-spent By James R. Hood of ConsumerAffairs May 24, 2017 If you're like a lot of people, you may find it creepy that Google and other big advertising platforms follow you around the web, monitoring what pages you look at and tailoring ads that seem to meet your tastes. If so, you'll likely find it even creepier that Google is now monitoring your activities offline. How? By usingbillions of credit-card transaction records to track what you buy when you're out and about in the real (as opposed to virtual) world. It's not that Google is nosy. It's just trying to prove that its online ads actually work -- that they are prompting you and others to make purchases, even when they happen offline in brick-and-mortar stores. It's partly in response to a growing feeling that so-called "behavioral" advertising is… ..... Read More.
    CONSUMER AFFAIRS – General | Consumers & ShoppingWed, May 24, 2017
    5 hours ago
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