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Nathana Reboucas |

Health care

A bad deal: Why you don’t want (medical credit) cards in your hand

Headlines amplify evidence of rising health care prices and families struggling to pay their medical bills. The financial industry offers their own solution: the medical credit card. But watch out.

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Ringing in Our Fears 2023

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Ringing in Our Fears 2023

More than 5,000 phone companies still haven't installed robocall defense equipment. Tens of millions of consumers lost money to scam calls last year, with a median loss of $1,400. We look at what's being done to fight robocalls and robotexts, and what's next.


The Threat of “Forever Chemicals”

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The Threat of “Forever Chemicals”

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, more commonly known as PFAS, are dangerous for public health. Because these “forever chemicals” are nearly indestructible, PFAS build up in the bodies of humans over time and persist in the environment. PFAS can cause kidney cancer, thyroid disruption, reduced responses to vaccination, and other health problems.


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