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Liv Cannon and her fiancé, Cole Chiumento, considered calling off their wedding because of uncertainty over medical debt from her surgery. "I think about it every time I go to the mailbox," Cannon says. Julia Robinson for Kaiser Health News hide caption

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A Year After Spinal Surgery, A $94,000 Bill Feels Like A Backbreaker

A service called neuromonitoring can cut the risk of nerve damage during delicate surgery. But some patients are receiving large bills they didn't expect.

Liv Cannon and her fiancé, Cole Chiumento, considered calling off their wedding because of uncertainty over medical debt from her surgery. "I think about it every time I go to the mailbox," Cannon says. Julia Robinson for Kaiser Health News hide caption

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A Year After Spinal Surgery, A $94,031 Bill Feels Like A Backbreaker

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A small group in hard hats gathered on Saturday for Mass in Paris' Notre Dame cathedral. It was the first Mass since a fire devastated the church in April. Karine Perret/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Notre Dame Celebrates 1st Mass Since Fire Devastated The Historic Paris Cathedral

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Anne Schauer-Gimenez (from left) Allison Pieja and Molly Morse of Mango Materials stand next to the biopolymer fermenter at a sewage treatment plant next to San Francisco Bay. The fermenter feeds bacteria the methane they need to produce a biological form of plastic. Chris Joyce/NPR hide caption

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Replacing Plastic: Can Bacteria Help Us Break The Habit?

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Gloria Vanderbilt attends an exhibition of her artwork at New York's 1stdibs Gallery in 2012. Ilya S. Savenok/WireImage/Getty Images hide caption

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Artist, Heiress And Designer Gloria Vanderbilt Dies At 95

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