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The Face of Ford
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patients who insist on unnecessary
procedures and treatments while resisting the medical provider’s advice.
By all means, be an educated consumer and use common sense. This may
mean that less is more when it comes
to intervention and the best outcome.
CYNTHIA DURANTE, M.D.
Palm Springs, California
Cut Costs by Clipping
Rather than shop at warehouse clubs
[“Big Deal”], I think I have a better
savings solution for retirees or people
who live in small households: cou-
poning! The key is to buy when the
item is on sale, with both a store and
manufacturer’s coupon. I have stock-
piled so many free and inexpensive
brand-name items that when I shop, I
need to buy only produce and milk.
Too Much Health Care
I read the Health Report “Four Sur-geries to Avoid” with great interest.
As a practicing physician I often see
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