Drama ensues when doctors work to save patients bleeding from traumatic injuries. Ian Roberts hide caption

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Keith Gresham, 65, lines up four medications he takes at his home in Detroit in 2011. The self-employed painter was without health insurance for about a decade and was happy to finally turn 65 last year so he could qualify for Medicare. Patricia Beck/MCT/Landov hide caption

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Currently, you need a doctor's prescription to purchase emergency contraception, such as Plan B, if you are under 17. AP hide caption

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A mammographer prepares a screen-film mammography test for patient Alicia Maldonado at a hospital in Los Angeles. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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New research suggests that doctors who communicate online with their patients may not see a drop in office visits. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Researchers find that more than 40 percent of surgical complications happen after patients leave the hospital. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman announced Thursday that his state will choose the federal health insurance exchange program. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption

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