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How Communities Affected By Measles Work To Contain Outbreaks

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Palliative care is a growing specialty that provides comfort care and that teaches patients and doctors how to talk about patients' goals for life with serious disease — and how to prepare for a good ending. Sturti/Getty Images hide caption

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Water from the Flint River flows through the Hamilton Dam. In 2014, the city switched from Detroit's water system to the Flint River, setting the stage for a crisis that sickened residents and cost the mayor and other officials their jobs. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Health workers marched in Butembo on Wednesday to protest the violence they're facing. The demonstration comes in the wake of an attack last Friday in which an epidemiologist from Cameroon was shot and killed. Al-hadji Kudra Maliro/AP hide caption

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Why Health Workers In The Ebola Hot Zone Are Threatening To Strike

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A man uses heroin in a park in New York City in 2017. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Majority Of Americans Say Drug Companies Should Be Held Responsible For Opioid Crisis

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'Mind Fixers' Documents The 'Troubled Search' For Mental Illness Medication

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Decoded Brain Signals Could Give Voiceless People A Way To Talk

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President Trump To Speak At Opioid Abuse Summit In Atlanta

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In Massachusetts last July, several Franklin County Jail inmates were watched by a nurse and a corrections officer after receiving their daily doses of buprenorphine, a drug that helps control opioid cravings. By some estimates, at least half to two-thirds of today's U.S. jail population has a substance use or dependence problem. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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County Jails Struggle With A New Role As America's Prime Centers For Opioid Detox

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Former Rochester Drug Co-Operative CEO Laurence Doud III, who faces criminal charges stemming from the opioid crisis, leaves the federal courthouse in Manhattan on Tuesday. Kathy Willens/AP hide caption

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Rochester Drug Cooperative Faces Federal Criminal Charges Over Role In Opioid Epidemic

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