Walter Bianco's liver is severely damaged by hepatitis C, but insurers had refused to pay for the medications that could cure him. Alexandra Olgin for NPR hide caption

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Medicare Backs Down On Denying Treatment For Hepatitis Patient

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That Prescription Might Not Have Been Tested For Your Ailment

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TV host Samantha Harris says she will have a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer. But the surgery doesn't eliminate cancer risk. Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP hide caption

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How Mouse Studies Lead Medical Research Down Dead Ends

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Chemo Can Make Food Taste Like Metal. Here's Help

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Garrett shares a moment with his mother, Natalie Peterson. "He has been doing so good," she says. "He's been smiling." Nicole Haley/University of Michigan Health System hide caption

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Doctors Use 3-D Printing To Help A Baby Breathe

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