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As Prosthetics Improve, Amputees Face New Choices

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Sick in America: Hispanics Grapple With Cost And Quality Of Care

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Oregon's Medicaid Experiment Represents A 'Defining Moment'

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'Direct Primary Care' A New Option For The Uninsured

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What Air Traffic Can Teach Us About Kidney Transplants

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Who Decides Whether This 26-Year-Old Woman Gets A Lung Transplant?

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With PSA Testing, The Power Of Anecdote Often Trumps Statistics

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Sick In America: Americans' Views On Health Care

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President Obama is applauded after signing the health care overhaul during a ceremony in the White House on March 23, 2010. Then-Gov. Mitt Romney signs a Massachusetts health care overhaul at Faneuil Hall in Boston on April 12, 2006. Win McNamee/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Obama, Romney On Health Care: So Close, Yet So Far

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Does Race Affect Your Hospital Stay?

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Need A Nurse? You May Have To Wait

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