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Diabetes, Cost Of Care Top Health Concerns For U.S. Latinos

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Janet Wertheimer does a back hyperextension exercise at Boston Sports Club in Wellesley, Mass. Regular exercise has helped control her chronic back pain. Ellen Webber for NPR hide caption

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Pain In The Back? Exercise May Help You Learn Not To Feel It

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Teens Who Feel Supported At Home And School Sleep Better

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Percentage Of U.S. Teens Using E-Cigarettes Doubles

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Candy-flavored cigars like these in a shop in Albany, N.Y., are the focus of efforts to restrict sales of sweet-flavored tobacco. Hans Pennink/Associated Press hide caption

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Sweet Cigarillos And Cigars Lure Youths To Tobacco, Critics Say

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How To Find A Path Off The Dreaded Diet Plateau

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An older man performs exercises in Mumbai, India. Research suggests that moderate physical exercise may be the best way to keep our brains healthy as we age. Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP hide caption

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How Exercise And Other Activities Beat Back Dementia

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Postpartum Depression Affects 1 In 7 Mothers

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Brad McDonald and his 14-year-old daughter, Madalyn, are working to understand each other during her teenage years. Courtesy of Brad McDonald hide caption

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How Parents Can Learn To Tame A Testy Teenager

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More elderly drivers will hit the road in the next decade, but family members wonder: When is it time for elderly loved ones to move to the passenger seat? Martin Novak/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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When Should Seniors Hang Up The Car Keys?

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Eating low-glycemic foods, or foods that take longer to digest, may help you feel fuller for a longer period of time. Robyn Mackenzie/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Low And Slow May Be The Way To Go When It Comes To Dieting

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Some fear that with rising medical costs and an aging population, the country's nursing staff will be stretched too thin. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Need A Nurse? You May Have To Wait

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Plan B is available over the counter for people 17 and older. AP hide caption

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The Morning-After Pill: How It Works And Who Uses It

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A pediatrician says parents often mistakenly believe all baby accessories are safe.

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When It Comes To Baby's Crib, Experts Say Go Bare Bones

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