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How Marketing Drives Up Medical Lab Tests—and Your Costs

A front-line doctor dissects in The New England Journal of Medicine why a $30 pap smear test to detect cervical cancer now costs $1,000 or more. And how the marketing practices behind that exponential, and unnecessary, jump in costs could lead to a rise in cervical cancer deaths.

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Bachmann Politicizes Cervical Cancer

Doctors, public health officials and academics spoke out this week in support of the HPV vaccine after Michele Bachmann thoughtlessly railed against it. (more)

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Ellen Goodman: Putting a Wedge Between the Right and Loony Right

The columnist says Bush’s veto of the stem cell bill has set him apart from his colleagues in the GOP and put him squarely in the ranks of the loony right. She also takes on a range of other “wedge issues” that have proved so divisive as to end up dividing even the staunchest conservatives.

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