Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Speaking of pains in the...

Although the new ObamaTax rules require health insurance policies to pay for routine colonoscopies (YMMV), that may turn out to be not much of a big deal:

"For some people, one colonoscopy at age 50 may be enough for their whole lives, a new study suggests."

The study found that folks who got a "clean bill" from their first procedure turned out to live just as long as those who repeated the process a few more times. Which isn't to say that no further effort's required:

"[F]or people who received a negative result on their first colonoscopy, it is reasonable to switch to other, less invasive methods for subsequent screenings."


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