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3 Healthcare Stocks Offering Growth in a Slow Economy

The healthcare sector is a safe bet in the low-growth market environment, especially names like Cerner, Express Scripts and Intuitive Surgical

The healthcare sector is a safe bet in the low-growth market environment, especially names like Cerner (CERN) - Get Cerner Corporation Report , Express Scripts (ESRX) and Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) - Get Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (ISRG) Report , said Greg Woodard, senior analyst at Manning & Napier. "Healthcare is a secular growth industry that is less tightly tied to economic growth," said Woodard. "And it's the beneficiary of persistent themes like cost containment and quality improvement that will be at play irrespective of political changes."

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