Clare Kelley practices "forest bathing" along the edge of an urban forest on Roosevelt Island, in the middle of the Potomac River. In contrast to hiking, forest bathing is less directed, melding mindfulness and nature immersion to improve health. Allison Aubrey/NPR hide caption

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Forest Bathing: A Retreat To Nature Can Boost Immunity And Mood

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Slobodan Simic, a former Serbian parliamentarian, now runs the largest donkey farm in eastern Europe, located fifty miles from Belgrade. He's trying to finance the protection of the Balkan donkey by selling donkey-milk products, which are said to promote health and beauty. Joanna Kakissis/NPR hide caption

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A Serbian Farmer Wants To Protect The Balkan Donkey By Selling Its Pricey Milk

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Twenty percent of baby food samples were found to contain lead, according to a report from the Environmental Defense Fund. The report did not name brand names. Wiktory/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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A new book examines how federal government policies made it easier for minorities to open fast-food franchises than grocery stores. Today the landscape of urban America reflects this history. Chris Kindred for NPR hide caption

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The proposed Nutrition Facts label (right) has a few subtle differences from the current label, including bolder calorie counts and added sugar information. Food and Drug Administration hide caption

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Older adults who own dogs walk more than those who don't own dogs, and that they're moving at a good clip, a study finds. fotografixx/Getty Images hide caption

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Dog Owners Walk 22 Minutes More Per Day. And Yes, It Counts As Exercise

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Some people who are unhappy with the current political environment are complaining of stress-induced eating and weight gain. Anthony-Masterson/Getty Images hide caption

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'The Trump 10': Packing On The Pounds In An Age Of Stressful Politics

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Eating Chocolate, A Little Each Week, May Lower The Risk Of A Heart Flutter

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Some 55 percent of families with kids that receive food stamp benefits are earning wages. The problem is, those wages aren't enough to actually live on. Whitney Hayward/Press Herald/Getty Images hide caption

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Susan Morgan, age 5, holds a bunch of bananas in Ponchatoula, La., in 1955. Susan was diagnosed with celiac disease and was prescribed a diet of 200 bananas weekly. AP hide caption

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Volunteers distribute free food at the mobile pantry in Hurley, Va. Poverty in the coal-mining region is 29 percent, twice the national average. Unemployment is also high, and younger families are moving out. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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In Some Rural Counties, Hunger Is Rising, But Food Donations Aren't

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Heading someplace where you could get traveler's diarrhea? Try packing some prophylactic pills containing bismuth subsalicylate, such as Pepto Bismol. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Tips For Staying Healthy When Traveling Abroad

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If Raw Fruits Or Veggies Give You A Tingly Mouth, It's A Real Syndrome

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At the turn of the 20th century, when access to professional care was spotty, many cookbooks served up recipes for the sick — some (brandy) more appealing than others (toast water). Even the Joy Of Cooking included sickbed recipes up through the 1943 edition. George Marks/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Are Americans Drinking Less Cow's Milk? Its Appeal Has Curdled

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Hannah Vanderkooy demonstrates the napping pod she uses at Las Cruces High School in Las Cruces, N.M. Joe Suarez for NPR hide caption

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Stressed-Out High Schoolers Advised To Try A Nap Pod

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