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- Medical bankruptcies rise
- Is It Evidence? Is it Medicine?
- Fruit Fly Stem Cells Filmed Live
Medical bankruptcies rise
ut-of-pocket medical costs averaged almost $18000 for medically bankrupt families ranging from about $6500 for those with military or veterans coverage to about $26000 for uninsured patients. Hospital bills accounted for the biggest expenses followed by prescription drugs doctors’ bills and insurance. The study’s results which appear online in. Their own five-state survey in 2001 tied illness or medical bills to just under half of all bankruptcies. Because the latest survey ended before the current recession began last fall the authors expect the climb to continue.
Is It Evidence? Is it Medicine?
Part ofthe problem is that in the specific case of lower back pain it’s anotoriously difficult condition to understand or treat and a lot ofthe art is simply to find a nice and professional-sounding way ofsaying “live with it there’s nothing we can do” that doesn’t make thepatient give up hope and suffer even more. But another part of theproblem is that the overall assessment of what “the evidence” was wasmade by a committee that had.
Fruit Fly Stem Cells Filmed Live
Science Daily (press release)
This new step towards our understanding of stem cell behavior is published in Nature Cell Biology. See also:Health & MedicineStem CellsProstate CancerSkin CancerPlants & AnimalsBiotechnologyGeneticsMolecular BiologyReference.
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