Public health officials want doctors to consider treating alcohol abuse with medications that have a track record of success. Hero Images/Getty Images hide caption

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War Studies Suggest A Concussion Leaves The Brain Vulnerable To PTSD

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Deadly Opioid Overwhelms First Responders And Crime Labs in Ohio

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Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients Jack Willis (center), Nolan Willis (right) and Max LeClaire, attended the opening of Sarepta Therapeutics new headquarters in Cambridge, Mass., in 2014. Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Controversy Continues Over Muscular Dystrophy Drug, Despite FDA Approval

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This Doctor Is Trying To Stop Heart Attacks In Their Tracks

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Dr. Lars Aanning, seen at his home outside Yankton, S.D., said he lied to protect a colleague in a malpractice case. Now, Aanning is a patient safety advocate. Jay Pickthorn/AP for ProPublica hide caption

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Are We Reaching The End Of The Trend For Longer, Healthier Lives?

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Breaking Taboo, Swedish Scientist Seeks To Edit DNA Of Healthy Human Embryos

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How A 'Sixth Sense' Helps Simone Biles Fly, And The Rest Of Us Walk

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Heather Bresch, CEO of Mylan Pharmacueticals, will face lawmakers' questions Wednesday about the company's steep price hikes for the company's life-saving EpiPen auto-injector. Dale Sparks/AP hide caption

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Mylan CEO Claims EpiPens Aren't As Profitable As Everyone Thinks

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Big muscles help young men find mates. But as men get older, losing muscle mass and testosterone might actually aid in reproduction. Westend61/Getty Images hide caption

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Reporter's Notebook: Pregnant And Caught In Zika Test Limbo

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When Blind People Do Algebra, The Brain's Visual Areas Light Up

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For Some Seniors Without Housing, A Parking Lot Is Home

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HHS Issues New Rules To Open Up Data From Clinical Trials

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