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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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A bartender pours a beer at the Nomad Pub in Milwaukee, Wisc., in 2006. Darren Hauck/Getty Images hide caption

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Binge Drinking Sticks Wisconsin With A Hefty Tab

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Dr. Tom Nary is the director of health services at Boston College. Tovia Smith/NPR 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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Inglewood High School cheerleaders perform in front of the Space Shuttle Endeavour as it is transported through the streets of Inglewood and Los Angeles on October 13. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A mobile clinic set up to test students for HIV is parked near Madwaleni High School in Mtubatuba, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa on March 8, 2011. Parts of the South African province have HIV rates that are more than twice the national average. Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Amid An AIDS Epidemic, South Africa Battles Another Foe: Tuberculosis

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Opana is the latest painkiller that's become popular with drug abusers. Thomas Walker/Flickr hide caption

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As Pain Pills Change, Abusers Move To New Drugs

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Health care workers in South Africa speak to residents during a door-to-door AIDS awareness campaign, part of a series of prevention efforts that has helped lower the country's HIV infection rate. Mujahid Safodien /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Prevention Programs Curb New HIV Infections In South Africa

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