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Changes to the Affordable Care Act haven't been easy to come by, but President Obama just signed into law a relaxation of some requirements for small businesses. Olivier Douliery/DPA/Landov hide caption

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Deco Carter, who drives mostly for Lyft, a ride-hailing service, has been involved in two auto accidents that left him unable to work while his car was being repaired. Alan Toth/KQED hide caption

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Leahya Ellis and other spinning class participants use exercise as a way to shake away stress, anger and depression. Bastiaan Slabbers for NPR hide caption

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Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and a Democratic colleague have introduced a bill that would require drugmakers and medical device companies to disclose payments made to physician assistants and nurses who can prescribe their products. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Image of a mini-kidney formed in a dish from human induced pluripotent stem cells. Minoru Takasato/Nature hide caption

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In Boston, Edmund Hassan, a deputy superintendent of emergency medical services, and his colleagues regularly revive people who have overdosed on opioids. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

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Ovarian tissue containing hundreds of small resting eggs is prepared to be transplanted back after cancer treatment. Courtesy of Claus Yding Andersen hide caption

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Debbie Ziegler holds a photo of her late daughter, Brittany Maynard, after the California State Assembly approved a right-to-die measure on Sept. 9. Maynard died on Nov. 1, 2014. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Employers are gathering detailed health and wellness information about their workers. Are confidentiality safeguards up to the task? Andy Baker/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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