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The statinization of America

Anyone who wants to know why medical costs continue to skyrocket needs only to look at the paper published in the July 14 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association that examined the "cost-effectiveness" of increasing statin use. The article described a computer simulation that modeled...

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  • Eyedrops a flawed substitute for cataract surgery

    Eyedrops a flawed substitute for cataract surgery

    Every medical therapy must weigh both risks and benefits ("Genetics study points towards eyedrop cataract treatment," July 22). While eye drop therapy to treat cataracts sounds enticing, I am not sure its use is worth the potential development costs and risks.

  • Another mass shooting, and who's responsible?

    Another mass shooting, and who's responsible?

    I am a cinema buff, and I went to the Charles Theatre recently to see a wonderful film. While there I realized that another mentally ill person decided to vent his furies in a movie theater. This time in Lafayette, La. ("La. shooter a drifter with 'hate in his heart,'" July 25). This is the USA,...

  • Iran deal opponents seek war

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    The editorial, "A 'good enough' agreement" (July 24), correctly supports the nuclear deal between the West and Iran which will help to bring peace and stability to the Middle East, will bring both economic and political benefits to the U.S., and is supported by 60 percent of the American people....

  • Deinstitutionalization and the homeless

    Deinstitutionalization and the homeless

    Public-interest attorney Michael Millemann spearheaded a project in 1981 that removed 300 mentally disabled adults from institutions for the psychiatrically ill and found them appropriate placements.

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    Helping poor is what Jesus expects

    I'm always grateful for the careful research and insights of Dan Rodricks' columns and for their consistent compassion.

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