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By Deborah Kotz
Here are some prime examples:
1. Lady Gaga and "circle" contact lenses.
The use of cosmetic contact lenses that extend beyond the iris giving the appearance of larger eyes has come into fashion, thanks to Lady Gaga, who displayed the look in her "Bad Romance" music video. But these drugstore circle lenses--which come in various colors like violet and teal--can cause a host of eye problems.
After being diagnosed with breast cancer, Somers declined conventional treatments like chemotherapy and tamoxifen. And she continued to take "bioidentical" hormones (identical in structure to what's naturally made by the body) like estrogen despite the fact that oncologists routinely tell breast cancer patients to stay away from estrogen, since it can fuel the growth of the most common kind of tumor.
Somers extolled the health benefits of bioidentical hormones for lifelong disease prevention on "Oprah," much to the chagrin of many medical professionals. For example,
"(My doctor) told me I could die, but here I am eight years later doing just fine," Somers told
3. Baseball players and "performance-enhancing" drugs.
Baseball fans were devastated to learn that many of their favorite players, including
4. Kardashian sisters and QuickTrim.
The reality show stars,
After analyzing the products' content, she concluded, "I don't think anyone should take these products."
The star of the reality show "The Hills" increased her fame quotient by undergoing 10 cosmetic procedures in one day, including a nose job, mini browlift, Botox, liposuction, and buttocks and breast augmentation.
Richard Chafoo, chief of plastic surgery at
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