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Heading someplace where you could get traveler's diarrhea? Try packing some prophylactic pills containing bismuth subsalicylate, such as Pepto Bismol. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Tips For Staying Healthy When Traveling Abroad

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Dr. Adam McMahan has been practicing medicine in rural Alaska for three years. It's the kind of intimate, full-spectrum family medicine the 34-year-old doctor loves. Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption

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In Rural Alaska, A Young Doctor Walks To His Patient's Bedside

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Two-year-old Ryan Lennon Fines was born with a condition called esophageal atresia that requires expensive medical treatment. His family worries the new GOP health bill would make it harder for Ryan to get insurance in the future because of his pre-existing medical condition. Bram Sable-Smith/KBIA/Side Effects Public Media hide caption

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GOP Health Bill Leaves Many 'Pre-Existing Condition' Protections Up To States

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Violinist Adrian Pintea, from The Julliard School, plays a 1729 Stradivari known as the "Solomon, Ex-Lambert" in 2007 at Christie's in New York. Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Is A Stradivarius Violin Easier To Hear? Science Says Nope

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Scientists placed two clusters of cultured forebrain cells side by side (each cluster the size of a head of a pin). Within days, the "minibrains" had fused and particular neurons (in green) migrated from the left side to the right side, as subsets of cells do in a real brain. Courtesy of Pasca lab/Stanford University hide caption

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'Minibrains' In A Dish Shed A Little Light On Autism And Epilepsy

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Doctors have known for a long time that alcohol consumption can cause heart problems. Researchers in Germany used the Oktoberfest beer festival to link binge drinking to abnormal heart rhythms. Dan Herrick/Lonely Planet Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Psychiatrist Recalls 'Heartbreak And Hope' On Bellevue's Prison Ward

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The laces on the left are tied in a strong knot that lies horizontally. The laces on the right are tied in a knot that makes the bow lie vertically and which, according to new research, can come untied more easily. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Untangling The Mystery Of Why Shoelaces Come Untied

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The Trump administration is proposing changes to Obamacare that the White House says should stabilize the insurance marketplace. But critics of the proposal see big bumps ahead for consumers. Gary Waters/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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No Ant Left Behind: Warrior Ants Carry Injured Comrades Home

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How Flawed Science Is Undermining Good Medicine

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