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In Helping Those With Disabilities, ADA Improves Access For All

Take a tour through New York and you'll see how the 25-year-old Americans with Disabilities Act is benefiting everyone.
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Doctors Speak Out Against 'Unsustainable' Rise In Cancer Drug Prices

More than 100 U.S. oncologists are publicly objecting to the ever-growing cost of cancer drugs. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks to Dr. Ayalew Tefferi of the Mayo Clinic about efforts to bring prices down.
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What If Chemo Doesn't Help You Live Longer Or Better?

Terminal cancer patients sometimes get chemotherapy in the belief that it will ease their symptoms. But a study finds that many who get the treatment near death actually have a poorer quality of life.
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Even If You're Lean, 1 Soda Per Day Ups Your Risk Of Diabetes

A daily habit of sugary-sweetened drinks can boost your risk of developing the disease — even if you're not overweight. And diet soda might not be doing you any favors, either.
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Administration Prods States To Scrutinize Insurers' Rate Hikes

As health insurers propose their rates for 2016, state agencies are So far only a handful of states have finalized rates for 2016.
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Tackling Alzheimer's Disease

As the international Alzheimer's conference wraps up in D.C., we explore new research and old dilemmas about diagnosing and treating this brain disease.

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Doctors Press For Action To Lower 'Unsustainable' Prices For Cancer Drugs

More than a hundred influential doctors banded together to propose seven ways to bring down the high prices of cancer drugs. They say changes are needed to preserve access to care.
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Synthetic Drugs and Public Safety

City officials are attributing a recent spike in crime and overdoses to synthetic drugs. We explore what they are, what explains they're popularity and what threats they pose to public health and public safety.

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Medical Residents Are Indebted But Reasonably Happy

Talking to medical residents is one way to get a bead on where medicine is headed. A recent survey of more than 1,700 residents asked a slew of questions about their hopes, daily work and finances.
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An Artificial Limb Can Bring Hope — But Who's Going To Make It?

That's the question in Bangladesh, where there aren't enough clinicians to make prosthetic devices for accident victims and others in need. Now there's a school to fill the gap.

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