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"It's easier to sort of face the hard things in your life when you're not alone," says hospice chaplain Kerry Egan. "That's a big part of what a chaplain does, is she stays with you." Ann Summa/Getty Images hide caption

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Hospice Chaplain Reflects On Life, Death And The 'Strength Of The Human Soul'

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A federal law that aims to put insurance coverage of mental health care on equal footing with physical health care hasn't succeeded fully. James Boast/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Would You Want To Know The Secrets Hidden In Your Baby's Genes?

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Community Health Options founders COO Robert Hillman (left) and CEO Kevin Lewis seen in 2013 when the co-op began offering coverage. Gordon Chibroski/Portland Press Herald/Getty Images hide caption

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After several prominent safety problems with medical devices in hospitals emerged, the Food and Drug Administration inspected 17 hospitals across the country in late 2015 to assess their compliance with reporting regulations. Congressional Quarterly/CQ-Roll Call, Inc./Getty Images hide caption

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Placebos are commonly thought of as fake treatments that people think are real. But they may be helpful even if you know they're fake. Tim Robberts/Getty Images hide caption

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California rules would require site-specific assessments to identify violence risks for health care workers and plans to mitigate them. Dana Neely/Getty Images hide caption

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Poll: Cost Of Child Care Causes Financial Stress For Many Families

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Cori Bargmann is applying her training as a neuroscientist to shaping the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative's ambitious agenda. Chan Zuckerberg Initiative hide caption

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Applying A Silicon Valley Approach To Jump-Start Medical Research

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This happens, pediatricians acknowledge. So they're offering advice on how to reduce the risk of bed sharing with infants, which includes removing loose bedding that could lead to suffocation. PhotoAlto/Anne-Sophie Bost/Getty Images hide caption

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