Ridiculous Vintage Quack Medical Devices

Today it seems hard to believe that anyone would take these medical devices seriously, but in decades past, a combination of scientific ignorance and hope for a magical cure-all allowed quack gadgets like these to multiply and prosper. Even today, a causual peek at late-night infomercials on TV show that medical quackery is still going strong, feeding on the hopes of the sick and and gullible until the next big health fad comes along.

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21 Dumbest Medical Questions on Yahoo! Answers

Yahoo! Answers can be a useful source of information on health and medical issues, but like a going-out-of-business sale (or a typical afternoon at Marshalls), you have to sort through a jumbled mess of insanity to find any worthwhile nuggets. Case in point: these 21 ridiculous questions — because the stupidity contained on Yahoo! Answers can’t be confined to 20 questions.

Why You Might Want to Avoid Seeking Medical Advice from Yahoo! Answers

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15 Crazy Examples of Bogus Medical Advice from the Past

They say that hindsight is 20/20, but in today’s health-conscious society, it’s hard to imagine a time in which these medical studies and thinly veiled ads were taken as fact.

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15 Medical Myths You Probably Believe Are True

Chances are you’ve heard all of these medical claims hundreds of times, but just because they’re an ingrained part of our society doesn’t make them true. Learning from these medical myths can save you a lot of time, effort and, in some cases, physical stress.

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Inspirational Websites for the Sick and Injured

Here’s a listing of just some of the websites available for those struggling with illnesses, injuries and other health-related ailments. They tell the inspirational personal stories of others who’ve faced the same problems, because it’s healing to know that you are not alone.

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8 Unfair Medical Billing Practices and How to Fight Them

With healthcare costs rocketing toward the stratosphere and about 14% of Americans wandering around without health insurance, you’d expect hospitals and insurance providers to make it easier to receive reliable care. Well, that’s not necessarily the case.

Among the millions of dollars the medical industry charges patients each year, it’s easy for patients’ medical bills to become artificially inflated without anyone noticing — especially the patient. Some instances of overcharging can be chalked up to honest mistakes in billing, but it seems many times there are deliberate attempts to mask charges, inflate prices, or otherwise dump unnecessary costs on the patient.

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Beware of Medical Billing Scams

Medical billing can be a fulfilling home-based business, but not all options are equal. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has prosecuted promoters of medical billing opportunities for misleading people looking to start a home billing business by misrepresenting the earnings potential and failing to disclose certain information required by law.

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