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Medical Schools Teach Students To Talk With Patients About Care Costs

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Will Pregnancy Tests In Alaska Bars Dissuade Moms-To-Be From Drinking?

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Big Bills A Hidden Side Effect Of Cancer Treatment

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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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If you bought this 1954 Buick when it was new, the price was just about as mysterious as it is today for hip replacement surgery. Hugo90/Flickr hide caption

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Among common health problems, depression was linked to the highest increase in annual spending by employers' on workers' health care. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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