Dr. Charles Ryan checks on a patient. Annie Feidt hide caption

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In case of emergency, go to the strip mall or the hospital? iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Pretty servers hold private health data at Cerner. Courtesy of Cerner Corp. hide caption

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Baltimore Archbishop William Lori gave voice to a letter Catholic groups sent to the administration and Congress to protest insurance rules for contraceptives. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Jeremie Seals used to go to the hospital emergency room to avoid sleeping in his car. Kristian Foden-Vencil/OPB hide caption

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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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To fight antibiotic-resistant staph germs like these, a study suggests disinfecting the skin of all intensive care patients. Janice Carr/CDC hide caption

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Average hospital charges for a major joint replacement, such as an artificial hip, vary widely, as this map from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services shows. HHS hide caption

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SWAT team members stand guard on the campus of Massachusetts General Hospital following the explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Michael Dwyer/AP hide caption

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