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Lara Imler has tried to cancel her enrollment on HealthCare.gov, but to no avail. Annie Feidt/Alaska Public Radio Network hide caption

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Breaking Up With HealthCare.gov Is Hard To Do

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What seemed like a burden can become a gift. iStockphoto hide caption

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Dee Faught tests a robotic arm installed on his wheelchair in September. Commercially produced robotic arms can cost tens of thousands of dollars, but three Rice engineering students built one for Dee for about $800. Eric Kayne for NPR hide caption

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'The Coolest Thing Ever': How A Robotic Arm Changed 4 Lives

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Small employers can still enroll in Affordable Care Act coverage through insurers or brokers, but not through the online exchanges. iStockphoto hide caption

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Madison Fitzgerald, 20, holds her baby, Jake, in the neonatal intensive care unit at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston. Jake, who was born 16 weeks too early, receives donor breast milk every three hours by mouth. Carrie Feibel/KUHF hide caption

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In Rural Iowa, Distance Makes Health Care Sign-Ups A Challenge

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Hormones clearly influence a women's health, but figuring out how is a tricky business. Andrew Ostrovsky/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Amid insurance cancellations, some people are finding better coverage through Covered California, the state's health exchange. Reed Saxon/AP hide caption

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These Californians Greeted Canceled Health Plans With Smiles

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Levonorgestrel, one of the main ingredients in emergency contraceptive pills, including Plan B, was found in a recent study to be less effective in overweight and obese women. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Children under age 2 can reason abstractly, researchers say. Jandrie Lombard/iStock hide caption

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