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Study: Malpractice Reform Won't Result in Health Care Savings

There's been a long-running theory that one reason medical costs are bloated is that doctors are scared of medical malpractice suits, so they order expensive and unnecessary tests to protect themselves…

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Affordable Care Act Refutes Cost Prediction

Washington -- Business groups said soon after the health-care act became law in 2010 that the sweeping health-care overhaul would impose huge new costs on U.S. employers, leading to job losses. Three…

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A Matter of Control

Over the first year, I lost 70 pounds. Over the next nine, I dropped a net total of five. What's a Weight Watcher to do, on his 10th anniversary of membership? "Stop complaining," I can hear my wife,…

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Column: Most Common Side Effect of Ebola Is Fear

When you work in public health, you become tuned in to fear. And the fear level in the United States just ticked up a notch. All our high-tech equipment, protective gear and disease management didn't protect…

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Column: Events Expose Depth of Racial Injustice

There's a social-justice movement taking hold across the nation. Michael Brown's death, which turned Ferguson, Mo., into a battleground this past summer, has helped catalyze a larger struggle for racial…

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Column: America Must Help Homeless Female Veterans

Ginger Miller served in the U.S. Navy as a bosun's mate, receiving a medical discharge for an in-service accident. Although her service skills didn't readily transfer to civilian life, she never dreamed…

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Man of the Mountains: Hanover Native Chronicled Accidents

Hanover -- Jed Williamson's resume is about as lengthy as some of the mountaineering expeditions he's completed over the years. The 75-year-old Hanover resident has balanced a brilliant career in education…

Oct 19
As Winter Gets Closer, Time to Organize the Garage

With fall here and winter on its way, it might be time to straighten out the garage, so you can at least find the snow shovels when you need them. "Will it be another bad winter, Al?" you ask. I'll tell…

Oct 19
In Old Montreal, It All Seems to Happen on St. Paul Street

Montreal -- St. Paul, the oldest street in one of North America's oldest cities, runs through the heart of Old Montreal. It's barely a mile long, but its first cobblestones predated American democracy,…

Oct 19
A New Game for Dogs

Youngsville, n.c. -- With shouts of "point" and "drive" from her handler, the 3-year-old German shepherd charges into the triangle of brightly colored rubber orbs, scattering them with her nose like a…

Oct 19
How to Find the Perfect Diamond

Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but it can be difficult to figure out which diamond that is. Every diamond is classified by its carat size, color, cut and clarity -- and the key to picking the best…

Oct 19
To Your Good Health: Son Is Skeptical of Dad's Unusual Remedy

Dear Dr. Roach: In one of Dr. Donohue's columns years ago, he wrote about pain in the rectum that he said was caused by "trapped gas" (as well as I can recall), and he recommended sitting on a baseball…

Oct 19
Consumer Confidential: Phone Carriers Have Big Incentive to Allow Cramming

AT&T agreed last week to shell out $105 million in penalties and refunds for what regulators said were "hundreds of millions of dollars" in unauthorized charges billed to wireless customers, a practice…

Oct 19
Column: A Return Trip to Holland Is Different With a Tablet

When I returned to Holland after a 10-year absence, I realized how much technology complemented my connections with people. I traveled to the Netherlands for vacation in July. I once lived there, and…

Oct 19
Shelby Lyman on Chess: Anand All Over Again

Hint and Explanation: Just Take It Life and chess have much in common. The king is dead. A new king is appointed and the struggle for supremacy begins anew. It is the "eternal return," or in the illustrious…

Oct 19
Go Old-School or Use New Technology?

By Roger Phillips The Idaho Statesman Sometimes gadgets detract from the hunt, and sometimes add to it. I sometimes over think things, and this is a classic example. Should I buy a trail camera? It…

Oct 19
Teaching Kids Outdoor Ropes

By Theresa Harrington Contra Costa Times Richmond, Calif. -- This weekend, more than two dozen DeJean Middle School students will explore Mount Diablo in California, hoping to see tarantulas and other…

Oct 19
Fishing Rod Creates Lifelong Bond

By Collins Doughtie The Island Packet When I sat down this morning to write this column, it took me quite a while to type the first sentence. Car lag surely affected my ability to write. My wife,…

Oct 19
Volunteer Information Session Set for November in Randolph

Randolph -- An information session about becoming a volunteer with Central Vermont Adult Basic Education will take place next month at the nonprofit's Randolph Learning Center, 10 S. Main St. The organization…

Oct 19
At the Hospitals: Oct. 19, 2014

Events at VA Medical Center Will Support Homeless Veterans White River Junction -- A free event to support homeless Vermont veterans is set for Tuesday, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Veterans Affairs Medical…

Oct 19
Birth Announcements: Oct. 19, 2014

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center CHASE -- A son, Mateo Armani Chase, born on May 1, 2014, to Wendy and Charles Chase, of Hartford. MERLO -- A daughter, Alexandra Ruth Merlo, born on Oct. 8, 2014,…

Oct 19
Why I Don't Breastfeed, If You Must Know

Washington -- The mothers in my "Baby & Me Yoga Fit," class looked down from their tree poses, surprised as I poured some instant formula into a bottle. Feeding our babies whenever they were in need…