A brain that can let other thoughts bubble up despite being in pain might help its owner benefit from meditation or other cognitive therapies. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Hydrocodone, sold as Vicodin and other brand names, may face tighter restrictions on prescribing and use. Toby Talbot/AP hide caption

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The goals of therapy remain the same, but the business side is undergoing big changes. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Tyler Engel with his parents, Dave and Jennifer. His doctor and therapist worked with the family to help Tyler recover from a concussion. Kristian Foden-Vencil/OPB hide caption

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Very few girls get the recommended 60 minutes of exercise daily. But physical activity could help with school, a study says. evoo73/Flickr hide caption

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Women's moods can change based on the phases of their menstrual cycle. But does that mean they have a psychiatric disorder? Katherine Streeter for NPR hide caption

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What's in your neighbor's medicine cabinets may influence overdose risk in the community. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Taking care of a family member can be a life-extending experience, a study finds. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Playing this game won't make you feel older, unless you're already getting up there in age. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., gets help entering the Capitol from Vice President Joe Biden (right) in January 2013, one year after suffering a stroke at age 52. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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