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How to Beat Asthma

The common lung disease debilitates millions of Americans and costs the country billions of dollars, but some very new—and very old—methods are emerging in fighting it.

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Fixing the 5 Percent

“Super-users” with complex medical needs make up a small fraction of U.S. patients, but they account for half of the nation’s overall health-care spending. Now, innovative efforts are providing better care at lower costs.

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Therapy for Everybody

In Appalachia, a primary-care clinic offers quick bursts of psychotherapy on the spot.

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The Platinum Patients

Each year, one in every 20 Americans racks up just as much in medical bills as another 19 combined. This critical five percent of the U.S. population is key to solving the nation's health care spending crisis.