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Eating fish can protect against heart disease but many people don't eat enough to be effective. In November, an FDA panel recommended broader use of a prescription-strength fish oil drug Vascepa for people at higher risk of heart disease. Enn Li Photography/Getty Images hide caption

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For Your Heart, Eat Fish Or Take Pills? A Dose Of This Drug Equals 8 Salmon Servings

A high-dose prescription fish oil pill has been shown to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes. An FDA advisory panel voted in favor of expanded use of the drug.

Keith Meehan is one of an estimated 1 million Americans who get health care coverage through a health care sharing ministry. After Meehan's back surgery, Aliera and Trinity HealthShare declined to pay approximately $200,000 in medical bills, saying back pain was a preexisting condition. Todd Bookman/NHPR hide caption

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Regulators Allege Christian-Based Health Care Provider Broke State, Federal Rules

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., are proposing to forgive student debt for most Americans. They greet each other at a Democratic primary debate in July. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Forgiving Student Debt Would Boost Economy, Economists Say

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Eating fish can protect against heart disease but many people don't eat enough to be effective. In November, an FDA panel recommended broader use of a prescription-strength fish oil drug Vascepa for people at higher risk of heart disease. Enn Li Photography/Getty Images hide caption

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For Your Heart, Eat Fish Or Take Pills? Now There's A Drug Equal To 8 Salmon Servings

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Being overweight or obese can diminish the effectiveness of a flu shot, researchers say. Derek Davis/Portland Press Herald/Getty Images hide caption

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Excess Weight Can Weaken The Flu Shot

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President Donald Trump walks to the Oval Office of the White House on Nov. 25. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Neal Katyal Lays Out Legal Argument For Trump Impeachment, Pointing To 'Core Bribery'

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