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Welcoming pets in the hospital
A program called Faithful Friends at the University of Maryland Medical Center allows a patient’s pet to visit him or her in the hospital provided that the pet undergoes rigorous screening, grooming and vaccinations. The visits can provide a turning point for patients, lowering their heart rate and offering a calming piece of home. NBC’s Stephanie Gosk reports.
Medicare spending by region
Dartmouth's atlas of health care costs demonstrates a vexing issue facing policymakers: Medicare spends vastly different amounts to care for its enrollees depending on where they live.
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Who's who in the health care debate
A look at the key players shaping the national debate over health care — including the legislators and policymakers at the center of it all.
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Perspectives on health care
A Daryl Cagle editorial cartoon roundup on the state of the U.S. health system.
Timeline: Health care highs and lows
From Harry Truman to Barack Obama, a look at coverage through the years.