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In Rural Wyoming, This Program Is Designed To Help Patients Manage Medical Needs

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Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Florida's prescription drug importation program into law last week at The Villages, a large retirement community outside Orlando. Florida Governor's Press Office hide caption

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Florida Wants To Import Medicine From Canada. But How Would That Work?

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A new Texas law aims to protect patients like Drew Calver, pictured here with his wife, Erin, and daughters, Eleanor (left) and Emory, in their Austin, Texas, home. After being treated for a heart attack in April 2017, Calver, a high school history teacher, got a surprise medical bill for $108,951. Callie Richmond for KHN hide caption

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Texas Is Latest State To Attack Surprise Medical Bills

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Geriatrics is a specialty that should adapt and change with each patient, says physician and author Louise Aronson. "I need to be a different sort of doctor for people at different ages and phases of old age." Robert Lang Photography/Getty Images hide caption

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A Clearer Map For Aging: 'Elderhood' Shows How Geriatricians Help Seniors Thrive

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Powder methamphetamine packaged in foil for an illegal street sale. Across the U.S., more and more opioid users report using methamphetamine as well as opioids — up from 19% in 2011 to 34% in 2017, according to one study. Science Source hide caption

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Meth In The Morning, Heroin At Night: Inside The Seesaw Struggle of Dual Addiction

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Liv Cannon and her fiancé, Cole Chiumento, considered calling off their wedding because of uncertainty over medical debt from her surgery. "I think about it every time I go to the mailbox," Cannon says. Julia Robinson for Kaiser Health News hide caption

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A Year After Spinal Surgery, A $94,031 Bill Feels Like A Backbreaker

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Attorneys Unveil Plan For National Settlement Of Lawsuits From Opioid Epidemic

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Oxycodone pain pills prescribed for a patient with chronic pain are photographed in 2016. Attorneys unveiled a plan Friday morning which they say would move the nation closer to a global settlement of lawsuits stemming from the deadly opioid crisis. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Architecture For Possible Nationwide Opioid Settlement Unveiled

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In many rural areas, helicopters are the only speedy way to get patients to a trauma center or hospital burn unit. As more than 100 rural hospitals have closed around the U.S. since 2010, the need for air transport has only increased. Ollo/Getty Images hide caption

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How One Father Became A Leading Activist In The Fight Against Opioids

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Presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden publicly switched his position on the Hyde Amendment under pressure from other Democrats. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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Ban On Abortion Funding Stays In House Bill As 2020 Democrats Promise Repeal

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Drug agents last fall worked with a Minneapolis police SWAT team to seize just under 171 pounds of methamphetamine. Many U.S. states say they face an escalating problem with meth and drugs other than opioids. Cannon River Drug and Violent Task Force/AP hide caption

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Federal Grants Restricted To Fighting Opioids Miss The Mark, States Say

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Rural Health: Financial Insecurity Plagues Many Who Live With Disability

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Two reports from the federal government have determined that many cases of abuse or neglect of elderly patients that are severe enough to require medical attention are not being reported to enforcement agencies by nursing homes or health workers — even though such reporting is required by law. Mary Smyth/Getty Images hide caption

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Health Workers Still Aren't Alerting Police About Likely Elder Abuse, Reports Find

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'Patients Will Die': One County's Challenge To Trump's 'Conscience Rights' Rule

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