Apropos modern medical practice, there’s an old saying attributed to the automotive repair business: “Go to Midas, get a muffler.” Midas is in the business of selling mufflers, of course. If you consult their mechanics about an odd noise in the exhaust system, most likely they’ll replace your muffler and tailpipe. This might not fix the problem, but payment has exchanged hands in the transaction. more»
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