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Americans Weigh Addiction Risk When Taking Painkillers

Doctors and patients are trying to balance the need for pain relief and the potential for trouble. In an NPR poll, addiction and side effects were the top concerns.

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Shape-Up And Check-Up: LA Barbers To Start Testing Blood Pressure

A Los Angeles doctor recently received an $8.5 million grant to train city barbers to measure hypertension, a condition that's common — and deadly — among African-American men.

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'They Came Together' Is A Terrible Rom-Com On Purpose

The film lampoons every trope in the romantic comedy textbook. Man-to-man real talk on the basketball court? Check. Sad heart-to-heart with a bartender? There's that too, but not how you'd expect.

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'I'm An Iraqi': A Family Attacked, A Brother Missing

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With Blocks And Bricks, A Minimalist Returns To The Gallery

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Americans Weigh Addiction Risk When Taking Painkillers

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Shortage Of Saline Solution Has Hospitals On Edge

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Window Shopping Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

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'They Came Together' Is A Terrible Rom-Com On Purpose

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