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In this image from video, provided by Harvard University, a robotic sleeve designed to encase a diseased heart and gently squeeze it to help it better pump blood. Researchers at Harvard and Boston Children’s Hospital developed the experimental device in hopes of improving treatment of heart failure, when the heart becomes too weak to pump.  (Ellen Roche/Science Translational Medicine via AP)
Flabby heart keeps pumping with squeeze from robotic sleeveScientists are developing a robotic sleeve that can encase a flabby diseased heart and gently squeeze to keep it pumping
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Graphic shows results of AP-NORC poll on which issues Americans want the government to address; 2c x 5 inches; 96.3 mm x 127 mm;
AP-NORC Poll: Americans of all stripes say fix health careA new poll finds that Americans across the political spectrum put health care reform at the top of the nation's priorities
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2017 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump speaks with reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. Premiums and the number of uninsured would soar under a Republican bill scuttling President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul that Congress passed last year, lawmakers’ nonpartisan budget analyst estimated Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, in a report underlining the GOP’s risks as it starts a fresh push to dismantle and replace that statute.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
18 million more uninsured if Obamacare killed, not replacedA report by the Congressional Budget Office says premiums would soar and 18 million more Americans would be uninsured in just one year if Republicans scuttle much of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul without a replacement
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McConnell introduces bill to fund coal miner health plansThe Senate's top Republican, Mitch McConnell, on Tuesday introduced legislation to maintain health benefits for retired union coal miners whose companies have declared bankruptcy in recent years
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A brochure is on display that is part of an initiative involving the National Shooting Sports Foundation and the American Foundation to Prevent Suicide, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, in Las Vegas. The brochures are supplied to gun dealers and gun ranges to help gun owners understand the warning signs of those at risk of suicide and to find ways to prevent suicide. It’s a difficult topic to discuss and an even tougher one to fix, fraught with politics and societal stigmas: people who kill themselves with a gun. But now two unlikely allies, the gun industry and a leading suicide prevention group, are coming together to tackle it.  (AP Photo/Lisa Marie Pane)
Gun industry, suicide prevention forge unlikely allianceThe leading gun industry lobbying group and an association devoted to preventing suicide have forged an unusual alliance to tackle suicide by firearms
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Czech boars still radioactive 31 years after ChernobylAn agency in the Czech Republic says about a half of all wild boars in the country's southwest are radioactive and considered unsafe for consumption due to the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster
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In this Jan. 10, 2017 photo, Dr. Aaliya Yaqub points to a large monitor while giving a demonstration of medical checkup at a Forward medical office in San Francisco. After a relative suffered a heart attack a few years ago, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Adrian Aoun got an up-close look at a health-care system that he diagnosed as an inefficient and outdated mess. Now, Aoun is ready to prescribe his remedy. It's called Forward, a health-management service that charges a $149 per month, roughly $1,800 a year, to tend to all of its patients' primary-care needs. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
New prescription: Doctor offices that look like Apple storesSilicon Valley entrepreneur Adrian Aoun believes he has a remedy for a health-care system that he diagnoses as an inefficient and outdated mess
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Stolen laptop had info of thousands of hospital patientsOfficials at Children's Hospital Los Angeles say a laptop stolen from a physician's car last year may have contained personal health information for nearly 3,600 patients
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2014 file photo, tax form 8962 is seen in Washington. If you haven’t signed up for health insurance this year, you may be getting a nudge from the taxman. The IRS is sending personalized letters to millions of uninsured taxpayers that they’re potentially on the hook for hundreds of dollars in fines.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
Personalized IRS letters nudge uninsured to get coverageIf you haven't signed up for health insurance, you could soon be getting a not-too-subtle nudge from the taxman
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Ohio seeks drug reversing lethal injection process if neededOhio's prisons agency is trying to obtain a drug that could reverse the lethal injection process if needed
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2017 file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. holds his copy of insurance premium statistics during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ryan urged the GOP-controlled House to pass a “critical first step toward delivering relief” from President Barack Obama's signature health care law as the chamber steamed ahead on legislation that is the first step toward repealing it and replacing it with something else.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
In early GOP win on health care repeal, Congress OKs budgetRepublicans have driven a budget through Congress that gives them an early but critical victory in their crusade to scrap President Barack Obama's health care overhaul
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FILE - In this March 19, 2013 file photo, the globe and anchor stand at the entrance to Camp Lejeune, N.C. The Obama administration has agreed to provide disability benefits totaling more than $2 billion to veterans who had been exposed to contaminated drinking water while assigned to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.  (AP Photo/Allen Breed, File)
US agrees to pay billions to Marines affected by toxic waterAfter years of waiting, veterans who were exposed to contaminated drinking water while assigned to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina may now be able to receive government disability benefits
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