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A Little Dose of Cash

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An estimated -- and unprecedented -- 100,000 Americans died of drug overdoses between May 2020 and April 2021, surpassing the previous record of 93,000. The total exceeds deaths from car crashes, guns, flu and pneumonia. It is close to the total for diabetes, the nation's seventh leading cause of death.

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Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty: a procedure that involves removing excess tissue in the throat to make the airway wider, reducing the severity of sleep apnea or snoring

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Plutomania: an obsession with money (comes from the Greek term for wealth: ploutos)

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L-cysteine is a semi-essential amino acid. It's derived from animal hair or poultry feathers and is broadly used as a food additive because it helps break down gluten proteins (dough softener).

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Q: What do dark humor and health care have in common?

A: Not everyone gets it.

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