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How Well Does A Drug Work? Look Beyond The Fine Print

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When weighing the risk of heart disease, how the numbers are presented to patients can make all the difference. iStockphoto hide caption

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For Better Treatment, Doctors And Patients Share The Decisions

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In Facing National Security Dilemmas, CIA Puts Probabilities Into Words

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Will it rain or not? How you interpret the forecast could mean the difference between getting soaked or staying safe. Maria Pavlova/iStockphoto hide caption

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Pop Quiz: 20 Percent Chance Of Rain. Do You Need An Umbrella?

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Brian Zikmund-Fisher with his wife, Naomi, and daughter, Eve, in 1999, after he had a bone marrow transplant. He says he made the decision to have the treatment based on factors he couldn't quantify. Courtesy of Brian Zikmund-Fisher hide caption

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What The Odds Fail To Capture When A Health Crisis Hits

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