By The Numbers

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    Health and wealth are intrinsically tied together, but how can people fix the things that are making them unhealthy if they don’t have the money to change their ways?  We delve into the world of health and science by the numbers — a $1,000 pill for a deadly disease, a 750-pound safe full of marijuana, and survivor number three of a rare “brain-eating” amoeba. 

    Plus, a dark family story stemming from a controversial lobotomy, and fates that are considered worse than death itself. 

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