King County In Seattle Wants To Open Legal Heroin Clinics To Combat Epidemic

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Political Trends In Medicine: How Does Election Season Affect Our Health?

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, have a new goal: cure, manage or eradicate all disease by the end of this century. And they're putting up $3 billion. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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Dr. Harry Selker, a cardiologist, works on collaborations to improve delivery of medical care. M. Scott Brauer for NPR hide caption

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This Doctor Is Trying To Stop Heart Attacks In Their Tracks

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Dr. Lars Aanning, seen at his home outside Yankton, S.D., said he lied to protect a colleague in a malpractice case. Now, Aanning is a patient safety advocate. Jay Pickthorn/AP for ProPublica hide caption

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Are We Reaching The End Of The Trend For Longer, Healthier Lives?

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Theater Artist Anne Basting Named MacArthur Fellow

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Breaking Taboo, Swedish Scientist Seeks To Edit DNA Of Healthy Human Embryos

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Chickens at a poultry farm in Hefei, eastern China. Antibiotics are often used to keep them healthy in densely packed quarters. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.N. Pledges To Fight Antibiotic Resistance In Historic Agreement

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All that holiday grubbing really does pack on the pounds. How much? Researchers tracked the weights of 3,000 people in Germany, Japan and the U.S. and found a weight spike after every major holiday. Peter Dazeley/Getty Images hide caption

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Simone Biles flies through the air while performing on the balance beam at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Dmitri Lovetsky/AP hide caption

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How A 'Sixth Sense' Helps Simone Biles Fly, And The Rest Of Us Walk

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Heather Bresch, CEO of Mylan Pharmacueticals, will face lawmakers' questions Wednesday about the company's steep price hikes for the company's life-saving EpiPen auto-injector. Dale Sparks/AP hide caption

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Mylan CEO Claims EpiPens Aren't As Profitable As Everyone Thinks

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Health care providers have to have permission from the federal government to provide medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction. The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Under Internal Revenue Service rules, high-deductible insurance plans that can link to health savings accounts can only cover preventive services, such as vaccinations and mammograms, until patients pay down their deductible. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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