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For Many People, Medical Care Works Best When It's Incremental

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High Prices For Orphan Drugs Strain Families And Insurers

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China's President Xi Jinping delivers a speech at the World Economic Forum on Tuesday in Davos, Switzerland. The global elite have begun a week of earnest debate and Alpine partying in the Swiss ski resort, in a week bookended by two presidential speeches of historic import — Xi's remarks and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's inaugural address. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Abortion Rate Falls To Lowest Level Since Roe v. Wade

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Drugs For Rare Diseases Have Become Uncommonly Rich Monopolies

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Muslim-Americans Remain Anxious About Trump Administration

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Gene Cernan, Last Man To Walk On The Moon, Dies At 82

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