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In Rural Alabama, Limited Access To Obstetrics Care

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There are legal questions about how far employers can go to encourage participation in wellness programs. Bjorn Rune Lie/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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When Are Employee Wellness Incentives No Longer Voluntary?

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Texas Loses Billions To Treat The Poor By Not Expanding Medicaid, Advocates Say

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Through Making House Calls, Doctor Sees 'Underbelly Of Medicine'

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Dr. David Muller, dean of medical education at Mount Sinai, believes that including in each medical school class some students who have a strong background in the humanities makes traditional science students better doctors, too. Cindy Carpien for NPR hide caption

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A Top Medical School Revamps Requirements To Lure English Majors

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Actress Rita Wilson arrives at the premiere of the documentary Fed Up in West Hollywood, Calif., in May 2014. Gus Ruelas/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Multiple Sclerosis Patients Stressed Out By Soaring Drug Costs

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Retired California school teacher Mikkel Lawrence sits with his cat, Max. Lawrence has hepatitis C and has struggled to afford the medicine he needs to treat it. April Dembosky/KQED hide caption

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Sales of prescription opioid painkillers have quadrupled since 1999, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Maine Bill Aims To Make Abuse-Deterrent Painkillers More Affordable

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