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When Scientists Develop Products From Personal Medical Data, Who Gets To Profit?

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Virginia State Senate Passes Medicaid Expansion

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Concussions from domestic violence are sometimes overlooked in patient care. MarkCoffeyPhoto/Getty Images hide caption

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Domestic Violence's Overlooked Damage: Concussion And Brain Injury

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Immunofluorescent light micrograph of human colon cancer cells, highlighting the nucleus of each cell in pink. U.S. doctors have been seeing an increase in colorectal cancer cases — and deaths — among people under age 50. SPL/Science Source hide caption

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Get Screened Earlier For Colorectal Cancer, Urges American Cancer Society

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A tree toppled by Hurricane Maria rests over damaged graves in the Villa Palmeras cemetery in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in December 2017. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Study Puts Puerto Rico Death Toll From Hurricane Maria Near 5,000

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Many Medicare patients don't realize they can sometimes pay less out of pocket for a prescription drug if they pay cash, instead of the insurance copay. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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While Baby Duke Brothers stayed in the NICU, his parents could watch over him via web cam. Blake Farmer/WPLN hide caption

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Cameras On Preemies Let In Families, Keep Germs Out

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'Reveal' Report Finds Drug Rehab Program Forcing Addicts To Work As Indentured Employees

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Some personal injury law firms now automatically target online ads at anyone who enters a nearby hospital's emergency room and has a cellphone. The ads may show up on multiple devices for more than a month. sshepard/Getty Images hide caption

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Digital Ambulance Chasers? Law Firms Send Ads To Patients' Phones Inside ERs

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"As bad as NYU is, Aetna is equally culpable because Aetna's job was to be the checks and balances and to be my advocate," said Michael Frank, seen at his home in Port Chester, N.Y. Annie Tritt for ProPublica hide caption

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Food and Drug Commissioner Scott Gottlieb tweeted Tuesday that he is ready to implement a right-to-try law "in a way that achieves Congress' intent to promote access and protect patients." Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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The health insurance company Anthem has introduced a policy discouraging patients from "avoidable" emergency room visits. Patients and doctors are pushing back against the program. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Patients in the study had "significantly lower out-of-pocket costs — on the average, $500 — when they visited a physical therapist first," says Bianca Frogner, a health economist at the University of Washington. PeopleImages/Getty Images hide caption

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Trying Physical Therapy First For Low Back Pain May Curb Use Of Opioids

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