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People look at homes and businesses destroyed during Superstorm Sandy on Tuesday in the Rockaway section of Queens, N.Y. Spencer Plat/Getty Images hide caption

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Researchers at New York University Hospital worry the mice they use to study human disease may have perished in the flooding caused by Superstorm Sandy. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Hurricane Sandy's tear across the Caribbean left at least 54 dead in Haiti, where many people still live in tents because of damage from the 2010 earthquake. Thony Belizaire/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Two boys study together at a Chicago yeshiva in 2009. Public health officials say this type of close physical contact caused a mumps outbreak to spread throughout several orthodox Jewish communities in and around New York City. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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Dr. Esther Dalizu holds a pack of Coartem Malaria drugs in a pharmacy in Nairobi, Kenya, last year. Sayyid Azim/AP hide caption

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Ambulances line up outside New York University Langone Medical Center to evacuate patients after backup generators failed when Sandy knocked out power in Lower Manhattan Monday. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks about the Supreme Court ruling on health care in Washington on June 28. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Students at Georgetown University School of Medicine prepare to meet with an actor playing a patient in an exam room in March. Kevin Wolf/AP hide caption

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David Ozanich smoked outside the Live Bait bar in New York City in April 2003, a few months after a ban on smoking in bars and restaurants took effect. Diane Bondareff/AP hide caption

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In Washington's Columbia Heights neighborhood, Claire Robertson, a grad student, talks with Scott Hensley about retail health clinics. David Schultz/NPR hide caption

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Radiation therapist Jean Etienne holds a range compensator, which shapes the depth to which the proton beam enters a patient's body to target a tumor. Rebecca Davis/NPR hide caption

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STD cupcakes: From Two Little Cats Bakery in Cambridge & Hertfordshire, these chocolate cupcakes feature symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases, including gonorrhea, syphilis, genital warts, chlamydia and HIV. Eat Your Heart Out 2012 hide caption

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A Framingham police officer keeps watch as federal agents search the New England Compounding Center company in Framingham, Mass., on October 16. Dominick Reuter/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Health employees protest outside the Health Ministry in Athens against pay and budget cuts. Fewer resources for malaria treatment and mosquito control may be contributing to malaria's comeback in Greece. Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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During a campaign speech at Veterans Memorial Park in Manchester, N.H., Oct. 18, President Obama once again embraced the term "Obamacare" while discussing the Affordable Care Act. Darren McCollester/Getty Images hide caption

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