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Diane Brown, executive director of the Arizona Public Interest Research Group, talks to college students about the benefits of buying health coverage on the exchanges. Will Stone/KJZZ hide caption

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With ACA Plans A Tougher Sell, Insurers Bring On The Puppies

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People hoping to get health insurance coverage in 2018 may need to make sure their 2017 premiums are paid. Busakorn Pongparnit/Getty Images hide caption

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Brain Patterns May Predict People At Risk Of Suicide

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Dr. Eduardo Ibarra checks the blood pressure of Carmen Garcia Lavoy in the Toa Baja area of Puerto Rico. He's been making house calls in the area with nurse Erika Rodriguez. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Lingering Power Outage In Puerto Rico Strains Health Care System

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Yudelmy Cataneda (from left), Javier Suarez and Claudia Suarez talk about health insurance with Yosmay Valdivian (right), an insurance agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors, at the Mall of Americas in Miami in 2014. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Alexa, Are You Safe For My Kids?

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Christy Torres of Foundations Communities in Austin contacts people who bought insurance on Healthcare.Gov. to tell them it's almost time to renew. Martin Do Nascimento/KUT hide caption

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With Federal Funds Cut, Others Must Lead Health Insurance Sign-Up Efforts

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An overdose rescue kit handed out at an overdose prevention class this summer in New York City includes an injectable form of the drug naloxone. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Counting The Heavy Cost Of Care In The Age Of Opioids

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Ilia Henderson (left) is planning to sign up for a health insurance plan on the federal marketplace with help from Charlotte, N.C.-based navigator Julieanne Taylor (right) again this year. Alex Olgin/WFAE hide caption

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Reductions In Federal Funding For Health Law Navigators Cut Unevenly

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Julie Eldred is back at home in Massachusetts now. But she was sentenced to a treatment program for opioid addiction as part of a probation agreement, then sent to jail when she relapsed. Some addiction specialists say that's unjust. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

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Court To Rule On Whether Relapse By An Addicted Opioid User Should Be A Crime

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An 11-year-old boy put small magnets up both nostrils, then couldn't figure out how to get them out. These X-rays tell the tale. The New England Journal of Medicine hide caption

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Kolbi Brown (left), a program manager at Harlem Hospital in New York, helps Karen Phillips sign up to receive more information about the All of Us medical research program, during a block party outside the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem. Elias Williams for NPR hide caption

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Troubling History In Medical Research Still Fresh For Black Americans

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Researchers injected dye into this human neuron to reveal its shape. Allen Institute hide caption

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Scientists And Surgeons Team Up To Create Virtual Human Brain Cells

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