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Patients Increasingly Influence The Direction Of Medical Research

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When Morton Pollner was diagnosed with lung cancer at age 76, he thought it was a death sentence. Michael Rubenstein for NPR hide caption

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Older Patients Can Benefit From Lung Cancer Surgery

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A birth control pill for men remains an elusive dream. BSIP/UIG/Getty Images hide caption

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Male Birth Control Study Killed After Men Report Side Effects

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Military medics, medical corps and technicians from every branch of the military attend courses at the Medical Education and Training Campus in San Antonio. Wendy Rigby/Texas Public Radio hide caption

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Lessons From 2 War Zones Make A Difference In Medic Training

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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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The study looked at the relationship between women who used hormonal birth control, and antidepressant use, and diagnoses of serious depression. AJPhoto/Science Source hide caption

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Those acupressure wristbands might not help for seasickness, but they could help for morning sickness. Ruth Jenkinson/Dorling Kindersley/Getty Images hide caption

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After a string of inpatient rehabilitation stays, Louis Casanova, who lives near Philadelphia, says he is still trying to break his addiction. Ben Allen/WITF hide caption

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How We Got Here: Treating Addiction In 28 Days

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Dr. Harry Selker, a cardiologist, works on collaborations to improve delivery of medical care. M. Scott Brauer for NPR hide caption

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This Doctor Is Trying To Stop Heart Attacks In Their Tracks

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Health care providers have to have permission from the federal government to provide medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction. The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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