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Zika Cases Surge In Puerto Rico As Mosquitoes Flourish

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Lesson Learned For Baltimore's Health Commissioner: 'I Like A Fight'

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Can Baltimore Provide Addiction Treatment On Demand?

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Dr. Tom Frieden (left), director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, testifies about Zika virus with Dr. Anthony Fauci (center), director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez, assistant administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development's Bureau for Global Health, on Capitol Hill on Feb. 10. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pitching Health Care In Baltimore's Red Light District

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If you're at high risk of hepatitis B infection, your insurance company should pay for testing for the virus without passing any of the cost on to you. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine/Science Source hide caption

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Truvada can dramatically reduce the risk of HIV infection when taken as a preventative medicine — if taken every day. Studies are underway to determine if young people are likely to take the pill consistently. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Would A Pill To Protect Teens From HIV Make Them Feel Invincible?

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