Women have gotten conflicting advice from doctors about when to have mammograms. Amelie Benoist/Science Source hide caption

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OB-GYNs Give Women More Say In When They Have Mammograms

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CHART: Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill

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The liquid used in e-cigarettes comes in fruit and candy flavors like cherry and peppermint. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Teens' Use Of E-Cigarettes Drops For The First Time, CDC Says

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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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Stephenie Hashmi and her husband Shawn, at home. She had to leave a demanding nursing job in Kansas City six years ago when her systemic lupus flared and left her unable to work. Alex Smith / KCUR hide caption

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Long Waits And Long Odds For Those Who Need Social Security Disability

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Handshake-Free Zones Target Spread Of Germs In The Hospital

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Charmayne Healy (left) and Miranda Kirk (right), co-founders of the Aaniiih Nakoda Anti-Drug Movement, have helped Melinda Healy (center) with their peer-support programs. Nora Saks/MTPR hide caption

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2 Sisters Try To Tackle Drug Use At A Montana Indian Reservation

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Sometime between grade school and grad school, the brain's information highways get remapped in a way that dramatically boosts self-control. Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images hide caption

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As Brains Mature, More Robust Information Networks Boost Self-Control

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The federal CHIP program funds health care for almost 9 million children. Terry Vine/Blend Images/Getty Images hide caption

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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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