Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Soaring Cost of a Simple Breath

By ELISABETH ROSENTHAL OCTOBER 12, 2013 OAKLAND, Calif. — The kitchen counter in the home of the Hayes family is scattered with the inhalers, sprays and bottles of pills that have allowed Hannah, 13, and her sister, Abby, 10, to excel … Continue reading

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Patients Mired in Costly Credit From Doctors

By JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG October 13, 2013 The dentist set to work, tapping and probing, then put down his tools and delivered the news. His patient, Patricia Gannon, needed a partial denture. The cost: more than $5,700. Ms. Gannon, 78, was … Continue reading

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Diabetes Ups Risk for Death From Breast, Colon Cancer, Study Finds

Best defense: Maintain healthy diet, normal weight, one expert says By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 27 (HealthDay News) — People with type 2 diabetes have a heightened risk of developing breast and colon cancer, and they’re also more … Continue reading

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