How Many Pills Are Too Many?

New York Times

The point of prescription drugs is to help us get or feel well.

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Three Brooklyn Clinics, 6.3 Million Oxycodone Pills and 13 Indictments

New York Times

Officials in New York arrested 12 people on Friday in what was described as a conspiracy involving three Brooklyn medical clinics that helped flood the streets with prescription painkillers while defrauding Medicare and Medicaid out of millions of dollars.

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Lots of sleep tied to worse breast cancer survival odds

Reuters

Women with breast cancer who sleep at least nine hours a night may be more likely to die from their tumors than patients who get just eight hours of rest, a recent study suggests.

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More prostate cancer patients get radiation when doctors own the equipment

Reuters

Men with prostate cancer that hasn’t spread to surrounding tissues are more likely to get radiation therapy if they’re diagnosed by doctors who own radiation machines, a Texas study suggests.

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A Positive Outlook May Be Good for Your Health

New York Times

“Look on the sunny side of life.”

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Seniors’ Out-of-Pocket Health Costs Can Hit $350K, Even With Medicare

Newsweek

As you get older, your need for healthcare will increase—and your costs will rise along with your demand for services.

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