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While incarcerated, Mark Baskerville says he suffered five diabetic comas. He says he's now doing a better job of managing his health. Rae Ellen Bichell/NPR hide caption

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Helping Ex-Inmates Stay Out Of The ER Brings Multiple Benefits

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Like many small towns, Bridgton, Maine, had few resources for people seeking treatment for opioid abuse. Susan Sharon/MPBN hide caption

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A Small Town Bands Together To Provide Opioid Addiction Treatment

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The unique medical program at the University of California, Berkeley is housed in its School of Public Health. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Dr. Max Lebow examines the ear of 4-year-old Charlotte Anderson at Reliant Immediate Care in Los Angeles. Charlotte's mom brought her to the urgent care clinic because Charlotte was having balance problems. Benjamin Brian Morris for NPR hide caption

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Can't Get In To See Your Doctor? Many Patients Turn To Urgent Care

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Victoria Elizabeth Fischer was presented with a white coat by her grandfather, Dr. Christian Van Den Heuvel, at Georgetown University School of Medicine in August. The ceremony marks the start for each new class of medical students. Lisa Helfert/Courtesy of Georgetown University hide caption

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Doctor Shortage Looming? Maybe Not

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Chief Medical Resident Dr. Julia Vermylen (right) critiques interns during an "intern boot camp," held at Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital in June. Stacy Thacker/AP hide caption

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Filling out the forms is part of the ritual of going to the doctor. But with the Affordable Care Act, it's more complicated. iStockphoto hide caption

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Doctors' Offices Get Put On Hold Trying to Find Out Who's Insured

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Tyler Engel with his parents, Dave and Jennifer. His doctor and therapist worked with the family to help Tyler recover from a concussion. Kristian Foden-Vencil/OPB hide caption

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Doctors Enlist Therapists To Deliver Better, Cheaper Care

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We'd all like a medical genius like TV's Dr. Gregory House to rescue us from a life-threatening crisis. But what can he do to prevent diabetes? Adam Taylor/Fox/AP hide caption

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Nurse Practioner Tina Clark examines Anastacia Casperson at the Glide Health Clinic in San Francisco. Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio/Flickr hide caption

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California Weighs Expanded Role For Nurse Practitioners

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The Frank H. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn., will open this fall. The school has a specific mission: minting doctors who want to go into primary care practice. Quinnipiac University hide caption

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New Medical School Wants To Build Ranks Of Primary Care Doctors

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Group therapy is popular in mental health circles. Are group appointments for medical conditions worth a try? iStockphoto.com hide caption

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