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As Doctors Leave Syria, Public Health Crisis Looms
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The Latest Research On Alzheimer's
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The federal rules for coverage of birth control by religiously affiliated groups are becoming clear. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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They're back: Cheaper mail-order medications from Canada and other foreign lands. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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A billboard advertising robotic surgery hangs outside Boston's Fenway Park in 2009. Hospitals and doctors have heavily promoted robotic surgery. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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Elva Jaldin, a promotora, talks with Andrea Velandia about health. Soon Jaldin will help women like Velandia sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Jenny Gold hide caption

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Health Exchange Outreach Targets Latinos
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Surgeons Nuland And Gawande Look To The Future Of Medicine
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Top Medicare Prescribers Rake In Speaking Fees From Drugmakers
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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III already promotes Subway sandwiches. Will health insurance be next? Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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The Unease Over Classifying Obesity As A Disease
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Hospitals and organ banks could get more leeway in decisions about donations. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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Proposed Changes In Organ Donation Stir Debate
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Depression is common among old people, affecting up to 25 percent. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Depression May Increase The Risk Of Dementia Later On
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