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Cardiologist Speaks From The Heart About America's Medical System

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When Patients Read What Their Doctors Write

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First-year medical student Ngabo Nzigira gets ready to see a patient at a Kaiser Permanente facility in Sacramento. Andrew Nixon/Capital Public Radio hide caption

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California Experiments With Fast-Tracking Medical School

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When weighing the risk of heart disease, how the numbers are presented to patients can make all the difference. iStockphoto hide caption

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For Better Treatment, Doctors And Patients Share The Decisions

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Dr. Charu Sawhney examines patient Mang Caan. Sawhney supports the Affordable Care Act, but has been frustrated by how difficult it is to find specialists who accept some of the plans her patients bought. Carrie Feibel for NPR hide caption

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Patients With Low-Cost Insurance Struggle To Find Specialists

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The vast majority of young physicians surveyed by Stanford researchers wouldn't want to receive CPR or cardiac life support if they were terminally ill and their heart or breathing stopped. UygarGeographic/iStockphoto hide caption

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