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How To Choose A Primary Care Provider

If there's one thing you can do to empower yourself as a patient, it's finding a primary care provider — one who feels like a real partner. (An excerpt from How to Be a Patient)

Why I’ve Given Up On Being Healthy

My mitochondrial disease has no treatment or cure. But after years of focusing on what I can’t do because of my disability, I finally see what I can do — and how I can do it.

The Invention That Could End Obesity

A Michigan surgeon invented an apparatus that he believes tricks the brain into thinking the stomach is full. His Full Sense Device could be a lifesaver for millions of obese Americans and raises questions about how hunger — our most basic human impulse — even works.

Callers Into Obamacare Help Hotline Get Wait List

In the final hours of 2015 open enrollment of the Affordable Care Act, a high call volume leads to a waitlist, and assurances that they could still sign up for coverage. UPDATE: Obama administration extends deadline for people unable to complete registrations.

When Children With Autism Grow Up

I was 23 and needed a summer job; he was 21 and needed full-time support. He's one of an estimated half million children diagnosed with autism who are soon becoming adults — and who society is entirely unprepared for.

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