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In Texas, Uneven Expansion Of Obamacare Sows Frustration

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Many Dislike Health Care System But Are Pleased With Their Own Care

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Mosquito larvae fill the cup of stale water that entomologist Luis Hernandez dips from a stack of old tires in a suburb of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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Puerto Rico Races To Stop Zika's Mosquitoes Before Rains Begin

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Previous experience with dengue outbreaks in Puerto Rico has shown that even small amounts of standing water — as in the vases of cemeteries — can serve as breeding areas for the mosquitoes that carry dengue and Zika. Pan American Health Organization/Flickr hide caption

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With CDC Help, Puerto Rico Aims To Get Ahead Of Zika

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Some doctors say clinicians can now get much more information from newer technology than they can get from a stethoscope. Clinging to the old tool isn't necessary, they say. Kimberly Paynter/WHYY hide caption

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The Stethoscope: Timeless Tool Or Outdated Relic?

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Why Scientists Hope To Inject Some People With Zika Virus

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"The people that I know who have lost spouses, children, some of them are so ashamed that they wouldn't even acknowledge it as a cause of death," says A. Thomas McLellan, co-founder of the Treatment Research Institute. Courtesy of Treatment Research Institute hide caption

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Treating Addiction As A Chronic Disease

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African-American men who have sex with men face a high risk of becoming infected with HIV. Jose Luis Pelaez Inc/Blend Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Beam Me Up, Scotty? Turns Out Your Brain Is Ready For Teleportation

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Each year, between 8,000 and 9,000 people nationwide complain to the government about nursing home evictions, according to federal data. That makes evictions the leading category of all nursing home complaints. shapecharge/Getty Images hide caption

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Nursing Home Evictions Strand The Disabled In Costly Hospitals

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A budtender prepares an edible sale for a customer at LivWell Broadway in Denver. Craig F. Walker/Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

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Can Baltimore Provide Addiction Treatment On Demand?

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