The shelf of long-lasting birth control at Children's Hospital outside Denver. The clinic's director said having the devices on hand is crucial, so young women don't have to make a second visit. But that costs money. Scott Horsley/NPR hide caption

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Officials cut off water to San Quentin State Prison in California to squelch an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease. Robert Galbraith/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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In a previously unreleased letter, Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan told the Dept. of Health and Human Services to devise an action plan for reducing wasteful Medicare and Medicaid payments. Gary Cameron/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Outreach coordinator Sonny Weahkee (left) talks with a restaurant customer about health insurance for Native Americans in Shiprock, N.M., in early August. Heidi de Marco/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 68 children has an autism spectrum disorder. Kelvin Murray/Getty Images hide caption

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Frozen tuna lies on the ground at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo. The FDA recommends freezing raw fish before serving it in sushi as a way to keep it free of parasites. But as a recent outbreak of Salmonella in the U.S. highlights, freezing doesn't guarantee that raw sushi fish is pathogen-free. Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images hide caption

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The uptick in serious bike injuries occurred for both male and female cyclists, although more men get in accidents each year. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Hereford, Texas, may have lovely vistas, but it's notably short of mental health care options. Kirk Kittell/Flickr hide caption

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People who don't get enough sleep show higher levels of inflammation, say scientists who study colds. Smoking, chronic stress and lack of exercise can make you more susceptible to the viruses, too. Frederic Cirou/PhotoAlto/Corbis hide caption

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Valerie Davidson, Alaska's health and social services commissioner, drives her 1983 Chevy truck to pick up salmon for a dinner party for 50 people. Annie Fiedt/Alaska Public Media hide caption

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