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Meg Ivatti (right), a manager at HealthSource RI, the state's insurance exchange, works with Dianiri Paulino to help a caller sign up for coverage in 2014. Stephan Savoia/AP hide caption

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For Rhode Island, Interstate Health Insurance Sales Didn't Pan Out

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As Republicans look for ways to loosen the Affordable Care Act's coverage requirements, sales of short-term health insurance policies could take off. Petrol/Westend61/Getty Images hide caption

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HealthCare.gov's open enrollment for 2017 started Nov. 1 and ends on Tuesday. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Last Chance To Sign Up For Obamacare, For 2017 And Maybe Forever

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Doctor Considers The Pitfalls Of Extending Life And Prolonging Death

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A color-enhanced spiral CT image of the chest shows a large cancerous mass (in yellow) in the left upper lobe. Medical Body Scans/Science Source hide caption

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Lung Cancer Screening Program Finds A Lot That's Not Cancer

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Generic drugs used for other conditions are being given a second look as cancer treatments. Katherine Streeter for NPR hide caption

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A Pinworm Medication Is Being Tested As A Potential Anti-Cancer Drug

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The micromotor device may someday be used to deliver antibiotics to the stomach. Angewandte Chemie International Edition hide caption

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This Tiny Submarine Cruises Inside A Stomach To Deliver Drugs

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Researchers are trying to tease apart the reasons why girls are less likely to become scientists and engineers. Marc Romanelli/Getty Images/Blend Images hide caption

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A vial of injectable steroids from the New England Compounding Center seen at the Tennessee Department of Health in Nashville in 2012. Kristin M. Hall/AP hide caption

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Victims Of Contaminated Steroids Still Hurting: 'My Life's Upside-Down'

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