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Participants in a Harvard Medical School study were given access to a price comparison tool to see if it would make them spend less on health care. Long story short: It didn't. (Don Ryan/AP)
Participants in a Harvard Medical School study were given access to a price comparison tool to see if it would make them spend less on health care. Long story short: It didn't. (Don Ryan/AP)
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Continuing our series on 2015 in review, we discuss the latest in health and medicine. From the Affordable Care Act to fitness apps, these are the advances that stood out this year.

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Neel Shah, M.D., obstetrician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. He tweets @neel_shah.

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This segment aired on December 29, 2015.

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