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Patients sit with their eyes bandaged at an Aravind Eye Care clinic in Madurai, India after cataract surgeries. Aravind performs more than 300,000 cataract surgeries annually. Reinhard Krause/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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One Man's Quest To Make Medical Technology Affordable To All

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Sound World Solution's hearing device lets a user customize its settings using a Bluetooth connection and a smartphone. Courtesy of Sound World Solutions hide caption

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To Make Hearing Aids Affordable, Firm Turns On Bluetooth

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How many calories in that bite? My Fitness Pal and other fitness and nutrition apps can help find the answer. Heather Rousseau/NPR hide caption

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Patients Lead The Way As Medicine Grapples With Apps

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A construction worker paints walls at the Maryland Proton Treatment Center in Baltimore. Each of the center's five rooms will contain a massive piece of equipment that will rotate around a cancer patient to deliver a special kind of radiation. Jenny Gold/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Proton Beam Therapy Sparks Hospital Arms Race

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Kaiba Gionfriddo, who breathes with help from a splint created by a 3-D printer, plays with his family dog, Bandit, at his Youngstown, Ohio, home. Mark Stahl/AP hide caption

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An angiogram of a 48-year- old patient after treatment for a stroke. A blockage was targeted with clot-busting drugs using a catheter. Zephyr/Science Source hide caption

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Lt. Cmdr. Stephen Mannino checks a sailor for skin cancer the old-fashioned way during a screening exam at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado in San Diego. MC2 Dominique M. Lasco/U.S. Navy hide caption

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