Advocates say FL health plan buyers vulnerable; Doctors seldom discuss end-of-life with dying patients;

> Advocates say that in Florida, consumers don't get nearly enough protection when buying health insurance, which has left buyers vulnerable and health plans with fat bankrolls. Article

> New research suggests that only one-third of doctors discuss end-of-life options with their terminally ill patients, though patients often benefit from the knowledge, researchers concluded. Article

> Clinical research now suggests that women with type 2 diabetes and heart disease often get less of the medical treatment they need than men. Article

> There's a tuberculosis scare in Johannesburg, where 19 TB patients recently overpowered their guards and fled treatment. Article

And Finally... Guess this pampered pooch will have to switch from gold bowls to silver ones. Article