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3D-printed pills are a thing, and could make treatment easier

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3D-printed pills could allow doctors to set customized dosages, reducing the risk of side effects.
birth control pills

Non-steroidals carry increased risk for heart attacks, strokes and death

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The FDA has issued new warnings against a battery of anti-inflammatory drugs.
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The Veterans Administration needs more doctors

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Problems with the VA’s medical system are exacerbated when they can’t hire enough people.

Scientists are testing lots of different medical uses for marijuana

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From epilepsy to cancer, ongoing research is yielding promising signs in using marijuana in medical treatments.
How can we afford not to focus on health care?  We can’t.

(Updated) Obamacare insurance exchanges may not be good deal for young and healthy

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Eskow: “Deciding against a plan that requires you to pay $10–$15,000 out of pocket is a rational act.”
Source: 2012 Comparative Price Report by the International Federation of Health Plans. The average prices shown for colonoscopies do not include added fees for sedation by an anesthesiologist, a practice common in the United States, but unusual in the rest of the world. The additional charges can increase the cost significantly.

Colonoscopies explain why US leads world in health care expenses

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On many health care expenses, the difference in cost between the U.S. and the developed world is a factor of 10.

The doctors at the Boston Marathon bombing were woefully unprepared for the carnage

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A fascinating article by Dr. Sushrut Jangi, who was working at the medical tent at the Boston Marathon.
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