At the peak of the economic collapse, it wasn't so far-fetched to predict that panicked consumers would make a run on banks, pulling all their money and stuffing it in their mattresses.

Although fears of grand-scale bank collapes largely have faded, as the recession drags on, a new financial fear appears to have quietly taken hold. In a report in this month's EBN, Managing Editor Leah Carlson Shepherd details the rising number of consumers that are making a run on doctor's offices and pharmacies -- fearing coverage for such visits may soon be gone in a layoff or benefits reduction.

Click here to read the article about how to prevent cost-concerned workers from going on a medical feast or famine.

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