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  1. PhotoA Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento, Calif.
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    Sutter Health to Settle Antitrust Lawsuit

    The hospital group in California was accused of using its market dominance to demand higher prices for health care.

  2. PhotoThe missed opportunities to regulate e-cigarettes span two administrations.
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    E-Cigarettes Went Unchecked in 10 Years of Federal Inaction

    A decade after Congress gave the F.D.A. the power to regulate tobacco products like e-cigarettes, the federal government has repeatedly delayed or weakened efforts that could have protected teenagers.

  1. the new old age

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    Rx for Doctors: Stop With the Urine Tests

    The tests often are positive in people without symptoms, particularly older patients. The result: overtreatment with antibiotics.

  2. Personal health

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    Staying on Guard Against Skin Cancer

    If you see something on your skin that is new, changing, not healing or doesn’t seem right, get it checked out as soon as possible.

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Deadly Germs, Lost Cures

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  1. PhotoMaria Davila with her husband, Anthony Hernandez. She is one of numerous patients at a Brooklyn nursing home with a highly contagious drug-resistant infection.
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    Nursing Homes Are a Breeding Ground for a Fatal Fungus

    Drug-resistant germs, including Candida auris, prey on severely ill patients in skilled nursing facilities, a problem sometimes amplified by poor care and low staffing.

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    Stealing Lauri

    A pig kidnapping highlights the concerns over antibiotics in livestock.

  3. PhotoMikayla Porter, left, with her mother, Rose Porter, center, and sister, Maliya. Mikayla was sickened by a tainted pork roast at a family barbecue in 2015 that nearly killed her.
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    Tainted Pork, Ill Consumers and an Investigation Thwarted

    Drug-resistant infections from food are growing. But powerful industry interests are blocking scientists and investigators from getting information they need to combat the problem.