A federal database, though imperfect, will make it easier for patients to find out about the ties between doctors and industry. John Bolesky/Corbis hide caption

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Vaccine Controversies Are As Social As They Are Medical

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4 Years Of Lessons Learned About Drugmakers' Payments To Doctors

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To Prevent Repeat Hospitalizations, Talk To Patients

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Insurance Brokers Key To Kentucky's Obamacare Success

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Avoid The Rush! Some ERs Are Taking Appointments

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Sisters of the Servants of Mary from Kansas City, Kan., at a rally in 2012. Catholic employers don't want to offer insurance coverage for contraceptives, but Catholic insurance companies have quietly arranged for coverage for years. John Hanna/AP hide caption

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Which Catholics Offer Birth Control? Look To The Insurers

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Terminally Ill, But Constantly Hospitalized

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