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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

Health officials kill FDA proposal to curb mercury dental fillings

Department officials concluded that the out-of-pocket costs of patients with dental insurance coverage ... have improved. The fillings are still used in taxpayer-funded Medicaid and Medicare programs ... read more

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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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


Promising Recycled 3D Printing Filament Hits Kickstarter

In the UK, a country with clean water on tap, people drink more than 2.6 billion litres of bottled water ... become a powerful force in the developing world, as poor infrastructure, high transport cos... read more

Sky-high salaries, costly hips boost US health costs

In part that’s because procedures like hip replacements cost so much more in the US, said the study’s lead author Miriam J. Laugesen, an assistant professor of health policy and management at the Mail... read more

A Good Dentist Is Hard To Find In Rural America

The Wisconsin Dental Association says Medicaid pays only about 35 percent of the dentists' costs ... the poor get quality health care — and dental care is included in that calculation. His office is p... 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

Obama announces 2-year pay freeze for federal workers

The freeze would take effect on Jan. 1, pending Congressional approval by the end of this year. The 2012 pay freeze will be proposed as part of ... The decision will save the government about $2 billi... 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

Japan’s demand for seafood declines, especially among young generation: report

The report reveals that the total per-capita marine food consumption in the year through March 2016 had declined to 27.3 kilograms, 30% down from a peak of 40.2 kilograms in fiscal 2001, Sankei Shimbu... read more



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