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2013's Answer to 'Sicko'

The Department of Health and Human Services estimates that 20 percent of patients in the U.S. account for 80 percent of our healthcare costs. Beyond this, about 75 percent of our healthcare costs are spent on preventable disease, per the Centers for Disease Control.

The Department of Health and Human Services estimates that 20 percent of patients in the U.S. account for 80 percent of our healthcare costs. Beyond this, about 75 percent of our healthcare costs are spent on preventable disease, per the Centers for Disease Control.




Solutions to this problem—like Obamacare—will begin to address this, but a lot of work remains.

And while it has been a while since Michael Moore's eye-opening Sicko addressed the issue, another documentary has picked up the subject—Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare.



It’s even one-upping Sicko in that the American Academy of Family Physicians will give med school students (read: our future doctors), as well as current doctors, continuing education credits just for watching it. 

You can't watch in theaters anymore, but from September 17-30, the film has apparently been marked down from 15 bucks on iTunes to $0.99. Whether you watch it for credit, or edification, it's some sobering and uplifting food for thought.

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Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has been found guilty of rape in the third degree and criminal sexual acts in the first degree in New York City.

The jury was unanimous in its convictions as well as two not-guilty verdicts on predatory sexual assault charges involving actress Annabella Sciorra.

The Miramax co-founder may spend the rest of his natural life behind bars.

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Jim Browning is a YouTuber from the UK who has an amazing ability to catch scammers in the act.

In this video, he responds to a scam email claiming he bought a laptop by breaking into the scammer's computer. In the process he uncovers where the scammers work, their banking information, and even their personal identities.

"I got an 'invoice' email telling me that I had paid for a $3800 laptop," Browning writes on his YouTube page. "No links... just a phone number. It's a real shame that these scammers emailed me because I was able to find out exactly who they were and where the were."

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A two-minute television ad from New Zealand is a gut punch to dog lovers who smoke cigarettes. "Quit for Your Pets" focuses on how second-hand smoke doesn't just affect other humans, but our pets as well.

According to Quitline New Zealand, "when you smoke around your pets, they're twice as likely to get cancer."

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