In the last year, STAT’s contributing photographers have been inside operating rooms, kayaked into polluted rivers, and traveled to rural Quebec. They have covered stories about love and devastating loss — of a child and a lifelong partner — and worked with patients to tell their stories about fighting for treatments that could improve, or even save, their lives.
Read on to see some of our favorite pictures from the past year.
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For more, check out STAT’s most memorable photos from 2018 and 2017.