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Advice From Patients On A Study's Design Makes For Better Science

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Then-Indiana Gov. Mike Pence announces that the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services has approved the state's waiver request for its Medicaid plan in 2015. Michael Conroy/AP hide caption

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What's Next For The Affordable Care Act? Your Questions Answered

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Nick Dupree Fought To Live 'Like Anyone Else'

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Seema Verma, who is President Trump's nominee to head the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, has said that maternity benefits should be optional. Pete Marovich/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Researchers Failed To Tell Testosterone Trial Patients They Were Anemic

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Does Testosterone Improve Older Men's Health? It Depends

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Can Poetry Keep You Young? Science Is Still Out, But The Heart Says Yes

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Got Back Pain? Try Yoga Or Massage Before Reaching For The Pills

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Craig Britton once paid $18,000 a year in premiums for health insurance he bought through Minnesota's "high risk pool." He calls the argument that these pools can bring down the cost of monthly premiums "a lot of baloney." Mark Zdehchlik / MPR News hide caption

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GOP Leaders Urge Return To 'High-Risk Insurance Pools' That Critics Call Costly

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How Hermann Rorschach's 'Inkblots' Took On A Life Of Their Own

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Rep. William "Bill" Huizenga, R-Mich., says House Republicans "know the direction we want to go and sort of the destination" with replacing Obamacare. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Republican Health Care Proposal Would Cover Fewer Low-Income Families

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Brown recluse spiders are indeed reclusive, so bites are more apt to happen in places like closets or attics. Rosa Pineda/Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History/Flickr hide caption

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The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine recommends that most adults get about 600 international units of vitamin D per day through food or supplements, increasing that dose to 800 IUs per day for those 70 or older. essgee51/Flickr hide caption

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A Bit More Vitamin D Might Help Prevent Colds And Flu

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