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Can Mindfulness Help You Quit Smoking?

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Researchers have long known that exercise is good for the brain. An enzyme produced by muscles might help explain why. Monalyn Gracia/Corbis/VCG/Getty Images hide caption

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A Protein That Moves From Muscle To Brain May Tie Exercise To Memory

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Like many small towns, Bridgton, Maine, had few resources for people seeking treatment for opioid abuse. Susan Sharon/MPBN hide caption

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A Small Town Bands Together To Provide Opioid Addiction Treatment

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Younger siblings seem to have an immune advantage as early as 1 month of age, which may help explain where they get the energy to tease older siblings. Rebecca Schortinghuis/Getty Images hide caption

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A single modest meal for a doctor was associated with a higher likelihood he or she would prescribe Crestor, a cholesterol drug, instead of a generic. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Randy Curtis has hemophilia. These days he regularly injects the clotting factor treatments he needs from home, as a relatively easy way of preventing the episodes of catastrophic bleeding that plagued him as a child. Lesley McClurg/KQED hide caption

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Baby Boomers With Hemophilia Didn't Expect To Grow Old

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Children can encounter lead in contaminated soil, paint, water and dust. Vladimir Popovic/Getty Images hide caption

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Pediatricians Call For More Testing And Tighter Rules On Lead Exposure

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Employees serve clients in a McDonald's restaurant on Pushkin square in Moscow on Feb. 1, 2010. The restaurant was the first in Russia and opened on Jan. 31, 1990. Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Invisibilia Season 2: Changing Social Norms Could Save Your Life

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Tommy Chreene with his horse, Lady, at home in Meaux, La. Chreene spent 26 years working on offshore oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. While working on the Ursa project, he was part of a program designed to get the workers to open up emotionally with one another. Edmund D. Fountain for NPR hide caption

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