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$2,540 for 2 fillings? Poor hit by high costs at dental chain

Surviving on a meager $1,300 a month, 87-year-old Theresa Ferritto fretted about the cost when her dentist told her she needed two teeth pulled. She figured an oral surgeon would be too expensive. So ... read more

Are We Driving Earth to an Irreversible Tipping Point?

Nature changes gradually—until it doesn’t. As the changes in an ecosystem pile up, they can push the system past a “critical threshold,” and then the change can become extremely fast (in relation to g... read more

EU responds to U.S. auto tariff threat

"If they decide to raise their import tariffs, we'll have no choice, again, but to react," EU Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen told French newspaper Le Monde, after President Trump threatened ... read more

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Would reversing health law end Medicare drug discounts?

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Florida Blue Raising Premiums 17.6% for Exchange Policies as Obamacare Ire Spikes

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CDC director: We can reduce prescription drug overdoses

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Deliberating Over Kennedy’s Thimerosal Book

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Empty beds plague state's hospitals

Special report Across Chicago and downstate, thousands of high-cost hospital beds routinely lie empty ... In addition to reducing access to care for the poor and elderly, closings could severely damag... read more

What's Been Worse for U.S. Corn Crops: The Drought or Rising Ethanol Production?

Back on August 31 the U.S. Department of Agriculture noted "a significant rise in the proportion of poor and very poor corn crops this ... the week before Christmas that "60 percent of the U.S. high p... read more

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Consumer and Medical Devices Business Review - Brokers Conference Transcript

In fact we doubled our operating income from $1 billion to $2 billion ... rate that causes poor blood flow. Patient's symptoms typically include heart palpitations, shortness of breath and fatigue, so... read more



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