An aggressive marketing campaign has made the EpiPen the go-to drug for treating anaphylaxis. Mark Zaleski/AP hide caption

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EpiPen Manufacturer Says It Will Help With Out-Of-Pocket Costs

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Hiroyuko Yamamoto, a crossing guard in Matsudo, Japan, has been trained in how to recognize and gently approach people who are wandering, or have other signs of dementia, in ways that won't frighten them. Ina Jaffe/NPR hide caption

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Japanese City Takes Community Approach To Dealing With Dementia

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A Small Town Struggles With A Boom In Sober Living Homes

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Lydia Joy Ziel, whose crib is pictured here, was diagnosed with a serious disease while still in the womb. Miscarriage and stillbirth are common, but often parents feel they're walking through the experience alone. A trained group called Baby Loss Family Advisors seeks to help. Stina Sieg hide caption

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For Parents Who Have Lost A Baby, Some Help With Their Grief

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Alina Nurieva (right) sat with Gabriela Cisneros, an insurance agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors, and picked an insurance plan at the Mall of the Americas in Miami last November. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Kristin Armstrong won Olympic gold in the cycling time trial the day before she turned 43. Tim de Waele/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Olympic Athletes Prove That Older Doesn't Have To Mean Slower

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Health insurance plans may exclude coverage for many types of genetic testing that aren't required by law. Andrew Brookes/Getty Images hide caption

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Acetaminophen, which is sold under the brand name Tylenol, may carry underappreciated risks. But teasing out their magnitude is a challenge. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Express Scripts assures patients it has a policy of not putting cancer medicine or mental health drugs on the list of products it excludes from its formulary. Fuse/Getty Images hide caption

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Will Your Prescription Meds Be Covered Next Year? Better Check!

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The long lifespan of the Greenland shark, shown here in the cold, deep waters of the Uummannaq Fjord, may only be surpassed by that of the ocean quahog, a clam known to live as long as 507 years. Julius Nielsen/Science hide caption

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Talk About An Ancient Mariner! Greenland Shark Is At Least 272 Years Old

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Bad data in means bad data out. Gary Waters/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Social Security Data Errors Can Turn People Into The Living Dead

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When Pregnant Women Need Medicine, They Encounter A Void

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Most studies of flossing have been too short to prove the daily practice has long-term health benefits, some dentists say. But conclusive studies aren't cheap or easy. Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images hide caption

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Does Flossing Help Or Not? The Evidence Is Mixed At Best

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