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Jerry Bilinski, a retired social worker who lives in Fayetteville, N.C., says he deserves a full explanation from his medical team of what led to a small gash on his forehead during his surgery for a cataract. Eamon Queeney for KHN hide caption

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He woke up from eye surgery with a gash on his forehead. What happened?

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American Medical Association President Dr. Jack Resneck recently recounted how doctors around the country are facing difficulties practicing medicine in states that ban abortion. Nicole Xu for NPR hide caption

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Doctors who want to defy abortion laws say it's too risky

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From left: 1) Colored scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a human cell infected with H3N2 flu virus (gold filamentous particles). 2) Scanning electron micrograph of human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) virions (colorized blue) that are shedding from the surface of human lung epithelial cells. 3) Transmission electron micrograph of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron virus particles (gold). Science Source/ NIAID hide caption

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Experts are concerned Thanksgiving gatherings could accelerate a 'tripledemic'

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States differ on how best to spend $26B from settlement in opioid cases

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A cell biologist shares the wonder of researching life's most fundamental form

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Antonio Rapuano got an infusion of a monoclonal antibody to treat his COVID in Albano, Italy in 2021. Such infusions have been effective treatments for COVID during the pandemic, but doctors are now finding that most monoclonal antibodies no longer work against new variants of SARS-CoV-2. Yara Nardi/Reuters hide caption

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How monoclonal antibodies lost the fight with new COVID variants

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Cinde Lucas, whose husband Rick has suffered from long COVID, examines the many supplements and prescription medications he tried while looking for something to combat brain fog, depression and fatigue. Blake Farmer/ WPLN hide caption

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Long-COVID clinics are wrestling with how to treat their patients

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Many hospitals are now partnering with financing companies to offer payment plans when patients and their families can't afford their bills. The catch: the plans can come with interest that significantly increases a patient's debt. sesame/Getty Images hide caption

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Weeks after her miscarriage was confirmed, Christina Zielke started bleeding heavily while on a trip out of town. At an ER in Ohio, she was given tests but no treatment, and discharged soon after, still bleeding. She says she was told the hospital needed proof there was no fetal development. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Her miscarriage left her bleeding profusely. An Ohio ER sent her home to wait

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Chicken made from animal cells is made into a dish at Upside Foods. Brian L. Frank for NPR hide caption

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FDA gives safety nod to 'no kill' meat, bringing it closer to sale in the U.S.

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New COVID variants that are highly immune evasive have overtaken BA.5 to dominate in the U.S. Experts warn this means more reinfections and a possible winter surge. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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After moving out of his Columbia Falls, Mont., home, which he can no longer afford, Kim Hilton plans to live in his truck with his dog, Amora, while he waits for a spot at an assisted living facility to open up. Aaron Bolton for KHN hide caption

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More older Americans become homeless as inflation rises and housing costs spike

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Evan Woody has needed round-the-clock care since his brain injury and lives with his parents in Dunwoody, Ga. His father, Philip, says his family has some plans in place for Evan's future, but one question is still unanswered: Where will Evan live when he can no longer live with his parents? Philip Woody hide caption

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A new study on anxiety in JAMA Psychiatry shows a mindfulness program works as well as the popular anti-anxiety medication Lexapro. FatCamera/Getty Images hide caption

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An empty exam room at Northland Family Planning in Sterling Heights, Mich. Paulette Parker/Michigan Radio hide caption

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Inside a Michigan clinic, patients talk about abortion — and a looming statewide vote

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Millions of Americans are prescribed statins to reduce the risk of heart disease, but many prefer to take supplements like fish oil, garlic and flaxseed. Peter Dazeley/Getty Images hide caption

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Statins vs. supplements: New study finds one is 'vastly superior' to cut cholesterol

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