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When mental health professionals don't take insurance, only the wealthy can afford their help. Joe Houghton/Getty Images hide caption

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How Therapy Became A Hobby Of The Wealthy, Out Of Reach For Those In Need

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Chicago Residents Fight Crime One Vacant Lot At A Time

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Glenn Baker, 44, stands in his South Side apartment that is paid for by a program of the University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago. Miles Bryan/WBEZ hide caption

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A Hospital Offers Frequent ER Patients An Out — Free Housing

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The backlog of appeals of denied Medicare claims will take years to clear up even after changes proposed by the Department of Health and Human Services. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Ten-year-old Matthew Husby gets some low-tech comfort from his father after surgery at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif. Heidi de Marco/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Doctors Get Creative To Soothe Tech-Savvy Kids Before Surgery

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Virginia Anderlini (right) was the first private client to try out Dr. Sonya Kim's new virtual reality program for the elderly, and says she's eager to see more. Kim's handful of programs are still at the demo stage. Kara Platoni/KQED hide caption

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Doctors At Southern Hospitals Take The Most Payments From Drug, Device Companies

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Moraine Park is a grassy valley inside Rocky Mountain National Park. Wes Lindamood/NPR hide caption

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Beyond Sightseeing: You'll Love The Sound Of America's Best Parks

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Sweet potato evangelist Maria Isabel Andrade drives around Mozambique in her orange Toyota Land Cruiser in 2012. She is one of four researchers honored with the World Food Prize for promoting the crop to combat malnutrition. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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How An Electric Shock Could One Day Protect You From Zika

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