NFL's Jermichael Finley On Head Trauma: 'It Felt Like 100 Bees Stinging Me'

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Listen to the Invisibilia episode

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Doc Todd's hip-hop album is called Combat Medicine. Hyperion Productions/Courtesy of Doc Todd hide caption

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'Combat Medicine:' Afghanistan Vet Seeks To Help Others Through Hip-Hop

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Sonia Vallabh lost her mother to a rare brain disease in 2010, and then learned she had inherited the same genetic mutation. She and her husband, Eric Minikel, went back to school to study the family of illnesses — prion diseases — in the hope of finding a cure for Sonia. Kayana Szymczak for NPR hide caption

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A Couple's Quest To Stop A Rare Disease Before It Takes One Of Them

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Writer Greg O'Brien and his daughter, Colleen, play with Adeline, Greg's 8-month-old granddaughter. Eight years ago, Greg was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Alzheimer's Starts To Steal The Joy Of Being A Grandfather

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Music therapist Brian Schreck began working with Nate Kramer after he was diagnosed with leukemia. Together, they recorded a song of Nate's heartbeat layered over melodies. Courtesy of Brian Schreck hide caption

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Heartbeat Music: Parents Remember Their Son Through His Song Of Life

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The Roots Of Consciousness: We're Of 2 Minds

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Justine Orr (right), program manager for Our Place Day Services, helps David Breuer chop tomatoes during a cooking class at the center north of Milwaukee. Nearly all the center's clients pay for services with funds from Medicaid. Sara Stathas for NPR hide caption

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Medicaid Cuts In Wisconsin Would Undermine Training For Adults With Disabilities

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When the neurons that release the neurotransmitter dopamine die, people develop Parkinson's disease. Roger J. Bick &/Brian J. Poindexter / UT-Houston/Science Source hide caption

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Brain Cell Transplants Are Being Tested Once Again For Parkinson's

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Gerry Realin (left) and his wife Jessica are working to get first responders workers' compensation benefits in Florida. Abe Aboraya/WMFE hide caption

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A Pulse Nightclub Responder Confronts A New Crisis: PTSD

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Charlene Yurgaitis gets health insurance through Medicaid in Pennsylvania. It covers the counseling and medication she and her doctors say she needs to recover from her opioid addiction. Ben Allen/WITF hide caption

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GOP's Proposed Cuts To Medicaid Threaten Treatment For Opioid Addiction

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With an opioid addiction crisis that shows no sign of abating, how we describe addiction and dependence matters. Hero Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Opana ER, a potent extended-release opioid, was approved by the FDA for pain management in 2006. But the agency says Endo's attempts to reformulate the pills to make them harder to crush, dissolve and inject have not been successful. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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