Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients Jack Willis (center), Nolan Willis (right) and Max LeClaire, attended the opening of Sarepta Therapeutics new headquarters in Cambridge, Mass., in 2014. Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Controversy Continues Over Muscular Dystrophy Drug, Despite FDA Approval

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Dr. Harry Selker, a cardiologist, works on collaborations to improve delivery of medical care. M. Scott Brauer for NPR hide caption

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This Doctor Is Trying To Stop Heart Attacks In Their Tracks

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Dr. Lars Aanning, seen at his home outside Yankton, S.D., said he lied to protect a colleague in a malpractice case. Now, Aanning is a patient safety advocate. Jay Pickthorn/AP for ProPublica hide caption

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Are We Reaching The End Of The Trend For Longer, Healthier Lives?

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Breaking Taboo, Swedish Scientist Seeks To Edit DNA Of Healthy Human Embryos

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How A 'Sixth Sense' Helps Simone Biles Fly, And The Rest Of Us Walk

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Heather Bresch, CEO of Mylan Pharmacueticals, will face lawmakers' questions Wednesday about the company's steep price hikes for the company's life-saving EpiPen auto-injector. Dale Sparks/AP hide caption

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Mylan CEO Claims EpiPens Aren't As Profitable As Everyone Thinks

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Big muscles help young men find mates. But as men get older, losing muscle mass and testosterone might actually aid in reproduction. Westend61/Getty Images hide caption

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Health care providers have to have permission from the federal government to provide medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction. The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Under Internal Revenue Service rules, high-deductible insurance plans that can link to health savings accounts can only cover preventive services, such as vaccinations and mammograms, until patients pay down their deductible. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Florida Department of Health employee processes a urine sample to test for the Zika virus on Sept. 14 in Miami Beach. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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Reporter's Notebook: Pregnant And Caught In Zika Test Limbo

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When Blind People Do Algebra, The Brain's Visual Areas Light Up

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For Some Seniors Without Housing, A Parking Lot Is Home

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HHS Issues New Rules To Open Up Data From Clinical Trials

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Eliminating disparities in cancer care requires more than just expanding Medicaid coverage, say cancer epidemiologists who found that patients with private insurance seemed to have a survival advantage. Thomas Barwick/Getty Images hide caption

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Fleas carry the bacteria that cause cat-scratch fever, so if your kitty is flea-free, you should be in the clear. Sara Lynn Paige/Getty Images hide caption

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Tim Page, former music critic for The Washington Post, is rebuilding his life after a traumatic brain injury in July 2015. Maggie Smith/Courtesy of University of Southern California hide caption

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