Nancy Roach at a conference in 2016. She's long worked as a patient's advocate and recently teamed up with scientists to help improve the design of studies, as well as to improve clinical care. Andrew Wortmann/Courtesy of Fight Colorectal Cancer hide caption

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Advice From Patients On A Study's Design Makes For Better Science

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Dr. Farooq Habib (left) and Dr. Muhammad Tauseef share an office at Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic in Dallas. They're both from Pakistan and have both worked as pediatricians in medically underserved areas in the U.S. Lauren Silverman/KERA hide caption

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Trump Travel Ban Spotlights U.S. Dependence On Foreign-Born Doctors

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With financial incentives from the ACA, the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston signed agreements with physicians and insurers to create an accountable care organization, in hopes of reducing health care's cost in the long run. But achieving those savings takes time, say hospital officials. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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Hospitals Worry Repeal Of Obamacare Would Jeopardize Innovations In Care

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Elderly hospitalized patients taken care of by female doctors had better results than those seen by male doctors. Julie Delton/Getty Images hide caption

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Patients Cared For By Female Doctors Fare Better Than Those Treated By Men

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'Drug Dealer, M.D.': Misunderstandings And Good Intentions Fueled Opioid Epidemic

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Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., embraces Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., during a media briefing about the 21st Century Cures Act on Capitol Hill on Nov. 30. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Gilead Sciences' Harvoni can cure hepatitis C, but the drug costs a fortune. Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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