Mimi Morales recovers in Children's Hospital of Orange Country in late September after surgery for a dental infection she contracted at Children's Dental Group in Anaheim, Calif. She had three permanent teeth, one baby tooth and part of her jawbone removed.
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Sarepta Therapeutics was awarded a voucher for a fast-track drug review by the Food and Drug Administration when the company's medicine for Duchenne muscular dystropy was approved Sept. 19. Now Sarepta is looking to sell the voucher to the highest bidder.
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Luz Barajas took her son Carlos Cholico to get his flu shot at Crawford Kids Clinic in Aurora, Colo., last year. Health officials say there is some evidence the flu shot is more protective than the nasal flu vaccine.
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A boy stands in line for a measles vaccination in the northern Central African Republic. More than half the cases of measles each year are reported in Africa and Asia.
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Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients Jack Willis (center), Nolan Willis (right) and Max LeClaire, attended the opening of Sarepta Therapeutics new headquarters in Cambridge, Mass., in 2014.
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, have a new goal: cure, manage or eradicate all disease by the end of this century. And they're putting up $3 billion.
Isha Devi, 30, became a surrogate to help keep her family afloat. Her husband, a rickshaw driver, couldn't work after an accident with a bus — and medical bills began mounting up.