Beta blockers, those pills long used to reduce the heart's work load, should be used by virtually every heart attack survivor, according to a study to be published in tomorrow's New England Journal of Medicine. Doctors have long worried that the pills could actually cause harm in people who have other conditions such as diabetes or asthma. But a new survey of 201,752 Medicare patients finds that the benefits far outweigh the hazards.
Bill Clinton gets to take a couple of weeks off to recover from that 4-hour grilling on Monday, but for Ken Starr's grand jury it's just another day at the office. Thursday, the select 23 could once again hear testimony from Monica Lewinsky, and possibly even Clinton pal Bruce Lindsey. Presumably, Monica will be asked to fill in any gaps left after the President's testimony.