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When The Economy Goes Down, Vasectomies Go Up

wabe.org — The number of men getting vasectomies spiked during the Great Recession, rising one-third from 2006 to 2010, a study finds. In 2006, 3.9 percent of men said they had had a vasectomy; in 2010, 4.4 percent reported having the surgery. That means an additional 150,000 to 180,000 men per year had vasectomies in each year of the recession.

When The Economy Goes Down, Vasectomies Go Up

wnyc.org — The number of men getting vasectomies spiked during the Great Recession, rising one-third from 2006 to 2010, a study finds. In 2006, 3.9 percent of men said they had had a vasectomy; in 2010, 4.4 percent reported having the surgery. That means an additional 150,000 to 180,000 men per year had vasectomies in each year of the recession.

When The Economy Goes Down, Vasectomies Go Up

wvpublic.org — The number of men getting vasectomies spiked during the Great Recession, rising one-third from 2006 to 2010, a study finds. In 2006, 3.9 percent of men said they had had a vasectomy; in 2010, 4.4 percent reported having the surgery. That means an additional 150,000 to 180,000 men per year had vasectomies in each year of the recession.

When The Economy Goes Down, Vasectomies Go Up

npr.org — The number of men getting vasectomies spiked during the Great Recession, rising one-third from 2006 to 2010, a study finds. In 2006, 3.9 percent of men said they had had a vasectomy; in 2010, 4.4 percent reported having the surgery. That means an additional 150,000 to 180,000 men per year had vasectomies in each year of the recession.

Eye phone? Your next eye exam might be done with your phone

scpr.org — Getting an eye exam typically involves big complicated machines. But eye doctors are trying to get the big and complicated out of the equation by using smartphones and tablets instead. That way, they figure, eye exams can be done just about anywhere - even a village in Nepal.

Eye Phone? Your Next Eye Exam Might Be Done With Your Phone

wabe.org — Getting an eye exam typically involves big complicated machines. But eye doctors are trying to get the big and complicated out of the equation by using smartphones and tablets instead. That way, they figure, eye exams can be done just about anywhere - even a village in Nepal.

Eye Phone? Your Next Eye Exam Might Be Done With Your Phone

wnyc.org — Getting an eye exam typically involves big complicated machines. But eye doctors are trying to get the big and complicated out of the equation by using smartphones and tablets instead. That way, they figure, eye exams can be done just about anywhere - even a village in Nepal.

Eye Phone? Your Next Eye Exam Might Be Done With Your Phone

wvpublic.org — Getting an eye exam typically involves big complicated machines. But eye doctors are trying to get the big and complicated out of the equation by using smartphones and tablets instead. That way, they figure, eye exams can be done just about anywhere - even a village in Nepal.

Eye Phone? Your Next Eye Exam Might Be Done With Your Phone

npr.org — Getting an eye exam typically involves big complicated machines. But eye doctors are trying to get the big and complicated out of the equation by using smartphones and tablets instead. That way, they figure, eye exams can be done just about anywhere - even a village in Nepal.

Eye Phone? Your Next Eye Exam Might Be Done With Your Phone

kuow.org — Getting an eye exam typically involves big complicated machines. But eye doctors are trying to get the big and complicated out of the equation by using smartphones and tablets instead. That way, they figure, eye exams can be done just about anywhere - even a village in Nepal.
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Oct 20, 2014

@erikvance Back at @NPR, alas. Left Columbus at 0dark30 this morning.

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