Amber Cooper lives in Modesto, Calif., with her 5-year-old son, Jaden, and her husband, Kevin. She had a liver transplant when she was 10 years old and has to take anti-rejection medication. Deanne Fitzmaurice for NPR hide caption

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Health Insurance Cutbacks Squeeze The Insured

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Karlton Hill, 15, was diagnosed with diabetes when he was 12. He works hard to manage the disease: He jogs and does pushups every day; he takes metformin is very careful about what he eats. Leslie Capo/LSU Health Sciences Center hide caption

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A Dire Sign Of The Obesity Epidemic: Teen Diabetes Soaring, Study Finds

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Can Coffee Help You Live Longer? We Really Want To Know

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Michelle Salvini (left) and Terri DiCarlo take a break from work outside the Cornerstone Care clinic in Burgettstown, Pa. Mysterious fumes have repeatedly sickened clinic staffers, forcing them to evacuate the building several times. Maggie Starbard/NPR hide caption

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Sick From Fracking? Doctors, Patients Seek Answers

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Karen Lindsfor, a professor of radiology and chief of breast imaging at the University of California, Davis Medical Center, examines the mammogram of a patient with heterogeneously dense breast tissue. Lindfors is among those doctors who say there was insufficient evidence to support the idea that additional screenings would detect cancers earlier. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Studies Reignite Mammography Debate For Middle-Aged Women

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Connor Galloway, age 12, was found dead in his bedroom with a belt looped around his neck. Connor's friends admitted to his mother that they'd been talking about playing "the choking game." Courtesy of the Galloway family hide caption

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Deadly 'Choking Game' Comes With Big Risks

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This illustration shows a device made by MammoSite used to deliver targeted doses of radiation as part of brachytherapy. Courtesy Radiological Society of North America hide caption

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Wider Use Of Breast Cancer Radiation Technique Raises Concern

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A Struggle To Define 'Death' For Organ Donors

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Weight-Loss Surgery May Help Treat, Even Reverse, Diabetes

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Cheney Operation Underscores Heart Transplant Issues

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Cells gathered during a Pap test. Those on the left are normal, and those on the right are infected with human papillomavirus. Ed Uthman/Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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Doctors Revamp Guidelines For Pap Smears

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The C. difficile bacteria causes infections that kill about 14,000 Americans each year, the CDC reports. CDC Public Health Image Library hide caption

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Deaths From Dangerous Gut Bacteria Hit Historic Highs

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Study Suggests Way To Create New Eggs In Women

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Ramon Maldonado-Cardenas grimaces as he gets a flu shot from pharmacy student Khoa Truong during a health fair in Sacramento, Calif., last October. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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