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Health care: How long should we wait for a miracle?
Sacramento Bee

In medicine our job is not to squelch another person’s hope for a miracle. And while I do not think I have actually seen a miracle, I know that others have – or they believe they have. There is no question that very, very rare things do happen on occasion. That includes spontaneous remissions from cancer and recovery from illnesses that everyone thought was impossible. Are these miracles? I am not sure, but 76 percent of Americans believe in miracles and herein lies the problem.

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