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"The Block is like living," outreach worker Nathan Fields says. "These relationships, you've got to keep them flourishing." Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Pitching Health Care In Baltimore's Red Light District
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If you're at high risk of hepatitis B infection, your insurance company should pay for testing for the virus without passing any of the cost on to you. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine/Science Source hide caption

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Would A Pill To Protect Teens From HIV Make Them Feel Invincible?
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People With Low Incomes Say They Pay A Price In Poor Health
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Kidney Dialysis Company Expands Into The Hospital Business
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To Prevent Kidney Stones: Go Easy On Soda And Drink Lots Of Water
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So, You Have Gonorrhea. Who Tells Your Ex?
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We'd all like a medical genius like TV's Dr. Gregory House to rescue us from a life-threatening crisis. But what can he do to prevent diabetes? Adam Taylor/Fox/AP hide caption

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Colleges Try To Curtail Flu Risk For Students
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STD cupcakes: From Two Little Cats Bakery in Cambridge & Hertfordshire, these chocolate cupcakes feature symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases, including gonorrhea, syphilis, genital warts, chlamydia and HIV. Eat Your Heart Out 2012 hide caption

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