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Dr. Harry Selker, a cardiologist, works on collaborations to improve delivery of medical care. M. Scott Brauer for NPR hide caption

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This Doctor Is Trying To Stop Heart Attacks In Their Tracks

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Health care providers have to have permission from the federal government to provide medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction. The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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A new study counters the presumption that bariatric surgery is just a short-term fix for severe obesity. Hero Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Bariatric Surgery Can Help People Keep Weight Off Long Term

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Researchers Question Safety, Value Of Untested Stem Cell Treatments

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The cost of an EpiPen two-pack has risen more than 400 percent in recent years. The drug is used to halt severe allergic reactions. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Discounts Aren't Enough to Halt Outrage At High EpiPen Prices

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Scopes used to diagnose gastrointestinal problems are typically cleaned and reused. Dave King/Dorling Kindersley/Science Museum, London/Science Source hide caption

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By testing tumors, researchers hoped to identify women who could avoid chemotherapy without increasing their risk of a cancer recurrence. Voisin/Phanie/Science Source hide caption

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Study Of Breast Cancer Treatment Reveals Paradox Of Precision Medicine

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Scientists Engineer An Opioid That May Reduce Pain With Less Risk

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Health insurance plans may exclude coverage for many types of genetic testing that aren't required by law. Andrew Brookes/Getty Images hide caption

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