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An epidemic of unnecessary treatment is wasting billions of health care dollars a year. Patients and taxpayers are paying for it.
Two years ago, Margaret O’Neill brought her 5-year-old daughter to Children’s Hospital Colorado because the band of tissue that connected her tongue to the floor of her mouth was too tight. The condition, literally called being “tongue-tied,” made it hard for the girl to make “th” sounds.It’s a common problem with a simple fix: an outpatient procedure to snip the tissue.During a pre-operative visit, the surgeon offered to throw in a surprising perk.…
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