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Dying to Be Voluptuous

Many people -- both men and women -- consider cosmetic surgery to regain their youthful appearance.  But what’s surprising is how many leave common sense at the door when they pay some unlicensed person in a shabby motel room to shoot them up with gosh-knows-what, as Fred Grimm points out in his Miami Herald column (paywall alert). These incidents, one would think, would become rare after the widely reported deaths of several people from the Fix-a-Flat injections and other terrifying tales. But no, the incidents just keep  mounting up, all in the name of beauty. And getting a bargain. What are these people thinking?

Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012.