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Most of the people in a choir at Ryerson University in Toronto have joined a study testing how practicing music might help people with hearing loss handle noisy environments better. Andrea Hsu/NPR hide caption

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'Like Brain Boot Camp': Using Music To Ease Hearing Loss

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Poll responses to the question of whether the Senate should pass the American Health Care Act. NPR hide caption

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Poll: Americans Increasingly Think Their Health Care Will Get Worse

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Some people using brokers to buy insurance through healthcare.gov will no longer have to go through a multi-step process to enroll. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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A 4-year-old regulation in New York state requires doctors and hospitals to treat sepsis using a protocol that some researchers now question. Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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Are State Rules For Treating Sepsis Really Saving Lives?

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Handshake-Free Zones Target Spread Of Germs In The Hospital

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The good old reflex hammer (like this Taylor model) might seem like an outdated medical device, but its role in diagnosing disease is still as important as ever. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Vincent Galvan first went to a nursing home in 2012 after his right leg was amputated. He was evicted after complaining about his care. Mariah Woelfel/WVIK hide caption

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As Nursing Homes Evict Patients, States Question Motives

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House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (from left), with Vice President Pence and and Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., on Capitol Hill, noted that the CBO analysis confirms that the House GOP health care bill will cut the deficit. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Eating Chocolate, A Little Each Week, May Lower The Risk Of A Heart Flutter

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Researchers had participants wear the fitness trackers while walking or running on a treadmill and while riding an exercise bike to determine how well the trackers measured heart rate and energy expenditure. Paul Sakuma/Courtesy of Stanford University School of Medicine hide caption

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Fitness Trackers: Good at Measuring Heart Rate, Not So Good At Measuring Calories

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A groundskeeper at Pinecrest Gardens sprays pesticide to kill mosquitoes in Miami-Dade County, Fla., in 2016. Gaston De Cardenas/Miami Herald/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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Heading someplace where you could get traveler's diarrhea? Try packing some prophylactic pills containing bismuth subsalicylate, such as Pepto Bismol. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Tips For Staying Healthy When Traveling Abroad

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If Raw Fruits Or Veggies Give You A Tingly Mouth, It's A Real Syndrome

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