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3:05pm

Mon October 17, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Vaccinations Can Be Money-Losers For Doctors

Originally published on Mon October 17, 2011 3:08 pm

A good deal for children's health can be a bad deal for doctors.

Dmitry Naumov iStockphoto.com

Vaccines vanquished smallpox and have the polio virus on the run. And immunizations recommended routinely in the U.S. help protect people from chickenpox and cervical cancer.

But many doctors who administer the vaccinations lose money on them, according to new data from athenahealth, a company that helps doctors with electronic billing and medical records.

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2:26pm

Mon October 17, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Disease Detective Hot On The Trails Of Anthrax And Cholera

Paul Keim at work in his lab on the Northern Arizona University campus.

Charlie McCallie Northern Arizona University

Ten years after the anthrax attacks and three years after the FBI named a chief suspect in the case, speculation about the origin of the deadly letters hasn't completely died out.

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1:51pm

Mon October 17, 2011
The Two-Way

iPhone 4S Sales Top 4 Million In First Weekend

Originally published on Mon October 17, 2011 2:02 pm

An Apple Store customer looks at the new Apple iPhone 4S on Oct. 14 in San Francisco.

Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Apple announced today that its iPhone 4S has sold more than four million units in the three days after it went on sale.

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1:37pm

Mon October 17, 2011
Economy

For Older Job Seekers, An Even More Difficult Road

Jobs — or the lack of them — are one of main issues in the presidential campaigns as the nation's unemployment rate continues to hover around 9 percent.

Though some people have had success landing jobs in recent months, millions of Americans are still out of work. But many older people are finding it particularly difficult to get hired. Some say age discrimination is a key factor working against them.

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1:30pm

Mon October 17, 2011
Monkey See

'Why Read Moby-Dick?': A Passionate Defense Of The 'American Bible'

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We have a bit of history with Herman Melville's Moby-Dick here at Monkey See. It was the second selection in our I Will If You Will Book Club after Twilight (true story!), and we read the entire thing together in the spring of 2010.

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