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A Crisis With Scant Data: States Move To Count Drug-Dependent Babies

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Multiple Reasons Attributed To Lower Ear Infection Rates In Babies

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Amanda Hensley with her daughter, Valencia. Hensley says several hospitals and clinics she contacted were reluctant to help her quit her opioid habit. "Nobody wants to touch a pregnant woman with an addiction issue." Sarah Jane Tribble/WCPN hide caption

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Pregnant And Addicted: The Tough Road To Family Health

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Carolyn Rossi, a registered nurse at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, says the opioid epidemic has required nurses who used to specialize in care for infants gain insights into caring for addicted mothers, as well. Rusty Kimball/Courtesy of Hartford HealthCare hide caption

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To Help Newborns Dependent On Opioids, Hospitals Rethink Mom's Role

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Doctors are trying to slowly wean Lexi from her dependence on methadone. She's just 2 weeks old. Under a doctor's advice, her mom took methadone while pregnant, to help kick a heroin habit. Kristin Espeland Gourlay/RIPR hide caption

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Tiny Opioid Patients Need Help Easing Into Life

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Tennessee Lawmakers Discontinue Controversial Fetal Assault Law

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When Depression Hits, Teens Find Help

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More than 20,000 babies in the U.S. were born with congenital rubella syndrome during an outbreak of rubella in 1964-65. A vaccine developed in 1969 helped curb the virus's spread but hasn't eliminated it worldwide. Public Health Image Library/CDC hide caption

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Lessons From Rubella Suggest Zika's Impact Could Linger

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Hector Moreno checks a basement for lead paint in Baltimore. He is an environmental assessor with Green and Healthy Homes. Jennifer Ludden/NPR hide caption

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Baltimore Struggles To Protect Children From Lead Paint

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Students eat breakfast at the Blueberry Harvest School at Harrington Elementary School in Harrington, Maine. Whitney Hayward/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images hide caption

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