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Health Departments Cut Programs While Awaiting Zika Funding

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Notorious FDA? Feds Turn To Hip-Hop To Tamp Down Teen Smoking

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We Found Joy: An Addict Struggles To Get Treatment

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Republican state Sen. Todd Weiler, appearing on the Utah Senate floor in Salt Lake City in February, introduced a resolution to declare pornography a public health crisis, echoing an argument being made around the U.S. by conservative religious groups as porn becomes more accessible on smartphones and tablets. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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A recurring bone infection landed Robert Peace in the hospital five times after a 2004 car accident fractured a hip. He blames his readmissions on a lack of follow-up care. Doug Kapustin for Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Gay and bisexual men were banned from donating blood over concern that HIV could contaminate the blood supply. Vesna Andjic/Getty Images hide caption

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FDA Lifts Ban On Blood Donations By Gay And Bisexual Men

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The bacterium that causes syphilis is spread through sexual contact. It's easily cured with antibiotics, but can be hard to diagnose. CDC/Phanie/Science Source hide caption

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Dr. Leana Wen, Baltimore's health commissioner, is eager to see hospitals in the city pitch in on public health. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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In Maryland, A Change In How Hospitals Are Paid Boosts Public Health

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New York City's health department launched the "Maybe the IUD" campaign this week, aimed at increasing awareness about the IUD as a highly effective and low-maintenance option for birth control. iStock hide caption

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"Because he wasn't raised where health was an issue in the household. There was nobody talkin' about health, probably nobody talking about not smoking or drinking or unhealthy practices, what it could lead to. There was nobody talkin' about that." National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion hide caption

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