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The Medical Board of California accused Peter Brabeck's doctor in 2011 of overprescribing him controlled substances. Afterward, Brabeck, who lives near Carmel, Calif., learned the doctor had hired a private investigator and gave him Brabeck's medical records. Ramin Rahimian for ProPublica hide caption

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Small Violations Of Medical Privacy Can Hurt Patients And Corrode Trust

Breaches that expose the health details of just a patient or two are proliferating nationwide. Regulators focus on larger privacy breaches and rarely take action on small ones, despite their harm.

The Medical Board of California accused Peter Brabeck's doctor in 2011 of overprescribing him controlled substances. Afterward, Brabeck, who lives near Carmel, Calif., learned the doctor had hired a private investigator and gave him Brabeck's medical records. Ramin Rahimian for ProPublica hide caption

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ProPublica's Charles Ornstein talks about data breaches

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Former Cincinnati Reds player and manager Pete Rose has been banned from the game since 1989. But he could be reinstated. Gary Landers/AP hide caption

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MLB Commissioner To Decide Whether To Reinstate Pete Rose

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Jeffrey Foucault's latest album is called Salt as Wolves. Joseph Navas/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jeffrey Foucault Finds Beauty In Small Towns And Simple Truths

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Supporters cheer at a Monday rally for Donald Trump, where he announced his plan to bar Muslims from entering the country. Sean Rayford/Getty Images hide caption

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Despite Backlash Over Muslim Comments, Supporters Stand By Trump

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Radwan Mahmoud, a Syrian refugee, works as a laborer on a construction site in Lebanon. He's supporting 12 family members and earning about $16 a day. With a population of just over 4 million, Lebanon is host to more than 1 million Syrian refugees. Alice Fordham/NPR hide caption

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As War Drags On, Syrian Refugees In Lebanon Sink Into Debt Trap

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