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In 49 U.S. states, spotting the squished disc in this spinal MRI is still much easier than learning the price of the MRI in advance. AWelshLad/iStockphoto hide caption

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How Much Is That MRI, Really? Massachusetts Shines A Light

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"We can't continue to have unsafe medical care be a regular part of the way we do business in health care," said Harvard School of Public Health's Dr. Ashish Jha at a Senate hearing Thursday. AP hide caption

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Amanda Gerety, a staff nurse at Boston Medical Center, checks monitors that track patients' vital signs. Fewer beeps means crisis warnings are easier to hear, she says. Richard Knox/NPR hide caption

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Silencing Many Hospital Alarms Leads To Better Health Care

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Before you have get a new hip, you might want to check the government's list of best and worst hospitals for the operation. iStockphoto hide caption

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Wilfred Mobley pushes through the emergency room patient at the University of Miami Hospital in 2012. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Here's an evidence-based test with no dangerous side effects. But some common orthopedic treatments don't work. Selim Ucar/CAM/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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We know you'd rather skip the fasting and bowel prep. But that's the way we've always done it. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Dr. Madhumathi Gunasekaran examines John Pike at the Northgate II clinic in Camden, N.J. Emma Lee hide caption

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In South Jersey, New Options For Primary Care Are Slow To Take Hold

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