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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

Promising Recycled 3D Printing Filament Hits Kickstarter

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50 Ways to Cut Your Health-Care Costs

2 | GET THE FACTS The more you know about the real cost of your care ... exceed 7.5% of your gross income. That's a high bar, but the list of eligible expenses is extensive, including insurance premiu... read more

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Opening Up the Dental Market Is Like Pulling Teeth

Years ago I wrote an article for reason (not available online) that explored the cost-controlling ... reports that "dental therapists," who undergo two years of intensive training after high school, c... read more


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Obama announces 2-year pay freeze for federal workers

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Compliance manager proposed as school district's general counsel

The school board approved the general counsel role in September — the second time the board has voted to create the position — with high hopes for how an in-house attorney can help ensure compliance, ... read more

Air Pollution Linked To Changes In Heart Structure, Study Shows

"The findings could help explain the increased number of deaths seen in areas with high levels of dirty air," reports The Guardian. From the report: "What we don't know is what is the mechanism behind ... read more

Medicare gap leads to elderly skipping drugs

About 3.4 million older and disabled people hit a gap, known as the doughnut hole, in their Medicare drug coverage in 2007. When that happened, they had to pay the entire costs of their medicine ... p... read more

Deaths and complications due to treating the fake disease known as "chronic Lyme disease"

The usual treatment for Lyme disease is 2-4 weeks of antibiotics ... Neither prolong life that long, and the one that was recently approved, Radicava, costs $145,524 a year and has not yet been shown ... 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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