Patti Neighmond Award-winning journalist Patti Neighmond is NPR's health policy correspondent. Her reports air regularly on NPR newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition.

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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A JAMA Psychiatry study found that 1 in 7 mothers are affected by postpartum depression. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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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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Paul Rider runs on Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles, March 25, 2011. Researchers say a moderate running regimen is actually beneficial for the joints of people with healthy knees. Dennis J. Provost for NPR hide caption

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Put Those Shoes On: Running Won't Kill Your Knees

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An airline passenger wears a mask to protect against viruses. Passengers are at risk of becoming infected in the airplane's cabin, just as they would be in any crowded, confined space. Eitan Abramovich/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Why Some People Evade Colds And Others Don't

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This tiny telescope gets implanted in one eye and magnifies the image to make up for "holes" in the person's vision. It can greatly improve sight for some people with age-related macular degeneration. Courtesy VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies hide caption

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Tiny Eye Telescope Brings Back A World Of Sight

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