North Virginia Man To Undergo Vasectomy As Part of Plea Deal

Father of "seven or eight," Jesse Lee Herald of Edinburg, Virginia, has pled guilty to "child endangerment, hit and run driving and driving on a suspended license" stemming from a vehicle crash in December. Herald had rolled his car after hitting an embankment, and proceeded to flee the scene, taking his 3-year-old… » 6/18/14 10:20am 6/18/14 10:20am

New York Doctors Tell 26-Year-Old She Needs Botox

Over at the Daily News » 11/20/08 12:30pm 11/20/08 12:30pm, my buddy Leah, who regularly gets carded at bars, went to Botox purveyors to see if they would tell her she needed a little "freshening up." The verdict? Many of them told her she was due for some face botulism: See, ladies? These days, we're washed up old hags before we hit 30! But that's…

Plastic Surgery: Where Do You Draw The Line Between Deformity And Vanity?

Americans are spending a reported $13.2 billion on cosmetic surgery (more than the GDP of Bolivia!), but should health insurers be reimbursing at least a few of these procedures? Over on the New York Times "Freakonomics" blog, plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Zenn points out: "Insurance companies often insist that surgery… » 6/19/08 4:20pm 6/19/08 4:20pm