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A medical assistant administers insulin to an adolescent patient who has Type 1 diabetes. Cigna's pharmacy benefit manager, Express Scripts, says it covers 1.4 million people who take insulin. Picture Alliance/Getty Images hide caption

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Surprise bills happen when patients go to a hospital they think is in their insurance network but are seen by doctors or specialists who aren't. PeopleImages/Getty Images hide caption

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Cattle eating a mixture of antibiotic-free corn and hay at Corrin Farms, near Neola, Iowa. Their meat is sold by Niman Ranch. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Some In The Beef Industry Are Bucking The Widespread Use Of Antibiotics. Here's How

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The figure at left is the personification of cholera, facing resistance from a group of women. This 19th century engraving is from Barcelona. PHAS/UIG/Getty Images hide caption

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A certified nursing assistant wipes Neva Shinkle's face with chlorhexidine, an antimicrobial wash. Shinkle is a patient at Coventry Court Health Center, a nursing home in Anaheim, Calif., that is part of a multicenter research project aimed at stopping the spread of MRSA and CRE — two types of bacteria resistant to most antibiotics. Heidi de Marco/KHN hide caption

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Liu Yuejin of China's National Narcotics Control Commission speaks at a Beijing press conference on Monday. He announced that all fentanyl-related drugs will become controlled substances, effective May 1. Sam McNeil/AP hide caption

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After a long history of civil war and corruption, many Liberians didn't trust their government's attempts to control Ebola. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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An aerial view of a combine harvesting corn in a field near Jarrettsville, Md. A new study ties an estimated 4,300 premature deaths a year to the air pollution caused by corn production in the U.S. Edwin Remsberg/Getty Images hide caption

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Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor and his co-defendants are accused of racketeering, a charge often applied to drug kingpins and mafia bosses. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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Insys Therapeutics Pushed Opioid With Bribes And Lies, Prosecutors Say

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Amir Kiani (from left), Chloe O'Connell and Nishit Asnani troubleshoot an algorithm to diagnose tuberculosis in computer lab at Stanford University. Richard Harris/NPR hide caption

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How Can Doctors Be Sure A Self-Taught Computer Is Making The Right Diagnosis?

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"The optimist in me says in three years we can train this tool to read mammograms as well as an average radiologist," says Connie Lehman, chief of breast imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Kayana Szymczak for NPR hide caption

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Training A Computer To Read Mammograms As Well As A Doctor

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The Franciscan Center in Baltimore serves a hot lunch daily to those who need extra help, even if they receive food stamps. Those benefits could end for 755,000 able-bodied adults. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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More Than 750,000 Could Lose Food Stamps Under Trump Administration Proposal

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Lola gets her vitals checked during a monthly visit to Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital on February 8, 2016. Prior to the visit, she had taken her daily dosage of lorazepam, a drug used to help with anxiety and nausea, causing her to often experience loopiness. Moriah Ratner hide caption

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Sherrie Lawson struggled with PTSD, depression and anxiety after she survived the Washington Navy Yard shooting. Courtesy of Sherrie Lawson hide caption

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Dealing With Trauma After A Mass Shooting — Over The Long Term

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