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Joshua Bates, a technical recruiter for a staffing firm, who lives in Charlotte, N.C., was "balance billed" by an out-of-network hospital after an emergency appendectomy. Logan Cyrus for KHN hide caption

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A $41,212 Surgery Bill Compounded A Patient's Appendicitis Pain

A young man averted disaster after a friend took him to the nearest hospital just before his appendix burst. But more than a year later, he's still facing a huge bill for his out-of-network surgery.

Scientists say pea-size organoids of human brain tissue may offer a way to study the biological beginnings of a wide range of brain conditions, including autism, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Muotri Lab/UCSD hide caption

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Scientists Find Imperfections In 'Minibrains' That Raise Questions For Research

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Two European Commission officials, Thierry Breton (left) and Margrethe Vestager (right), give a press conference on 5G security Wednesday in Brussels. The EU recommended that member states screen telecom firms, but did not call for banning any by name. The Chinese telecom Huawei said it welcomed the decision and hopes to take part in building 5G networks in Europe. Aris Oikonomou/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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In Battle For Europe's Phones, U.S. Suffers Setback, Huawei Notches A Win

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Joshua Bates, a technical recruiter for a staffing firm, who lives in Charlotte, N.C., was "balance billed" by an out-of-network hospital after an emergency appendectomy. Logan Cyrus for KHN hide caption

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A $41,212 Surgery Bill Compounded A Patient's Appendicitis Pain

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