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The Food and Drug Administration approves more than 99 percent of applications for compassionate use of experimental medicines. But supporters of a right-to-try law want a more direct approach. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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New Book Explores The Science Of Pregnancy 'Like A Mother'

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DNA isolated from a small sample of saliva or blood can yield information, fairly inexpensively, about a person's relative risk of developing dozens of diseases or medical conditions. GIPhotoStock/Cultura RF/Getty Images hide caption

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Undocumented immigrants often can't get routine dialysis care and have to wait until their condition worsens to get emergency care. Jake Harper/Side Effects Public Media hide caption

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Luci Baines Johnson Receives Honorary Nursing Degree From Georgetown University

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Proposed Abortion Restrictions Would Hit Young Patients Hardest

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An X-ray of Sherry Young's foot shows the four implanted screws — each of which cost more than a high-end computer. Courtesy of Sherry Young hide caption

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Planned Parenthood's affiliated clinics, like this one in Chicago, provide wellness exams and comprehensive contraceptive services, as well as screenings for cancer and sexually transmitted diseases for both women and men. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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The History Of Title X Throughout U.S. History

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Health Care Providers Say Title X Change Would Restrict Access To Family Planning Services

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WHO Says Progress Is Being Made Against The Ebola Outbreak, But Remains A Threat

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In a statement from the Planned Parenthood Federation of America on the rule, the group said it would not "stand by while our basic health rights are stripped away." Sue Ogrocki/AP hide caption

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Clinics That Refer Women For Abortions Would Not Get Federal Funds Under New Rule

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HHS Secretary Clarifies Trump Administration's Plan To Reduce Prescription Drug Prices

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Why The U.S. Birth Rate Is At Its Lowest In 30 Years

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From left to right: Felito Diaz, Julio Cesar Santiago, Richard Lopez and Irma Bermudez meet at Casa Esperanza, a treatment and transitional housing program in Roxbury, Mass. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

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What Explains The Rising Overdose Rate Among Latinos?

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Dan Diaz holds a photo of his late wife, Brittany Maynard, taken on their wedding day, during a rally calling for California Gov. Jerry Brown to sign right-to-die legislation at the Capitol in Sacramento in 2015. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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