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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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Prince George's County District Court in Maryland has used a mental health court as an alternative to traditional criminal proceedings. Sallicio/Wikimedia hide caption

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Pitching Health Care In Baltimore's Red Light District

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Tablets of Lipitor and its generic equivalent, atorvastatin, are among the drugs commonly prescribed to prevent heart attacks and strokes among people at risk. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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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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People With Low Incomes Say They Pay A Price In Poor Health

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