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Need A Nurse? You May Have To Wait

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Your Stories Of Being Sick Inside The U.S. Health Care System

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Doctors' Due Diligence: Measuring Kids' Blood Pressure

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Swaddling and Shushing Help Soothe Babies After Vaccinations

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Why Women Suffer More Migraines Than Men

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Facebook May Not Be So Friendly For Those With Low Self-Esteem

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Gain Together, Lose Together: The Weight-Loss 'Halo' Effect

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How To Relieve Pain From Sinus Infections

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Does Tylenol Worsen Asthma For Kids?

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Tai Chi May Help Parkinson's Patients Regain Balance

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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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Start Early To Curb Heart Risks For A Lifetime

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Why Contact Lens Hygiene Is Important To Eye Safety

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Why A Teen Who Talks Back May Have A Bright Future

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