Patti Neighmond Award-winning journalist Patti Neighmond is NPR's health policy correspondent. Her reports air regularly on NPR newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition.

Why Contact Lens Hygiene Is Important To Eye Safety

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Los Angeles is no stranger to traffic jams and road rage. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Road Rage: A Symptom Of Much More Than Bad Traffic?

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Why Doctors And Patients Talk Around Our Growing Waistlines

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One recent study found that people were able to burn up an extra 450 calories a day with one hour of moderate exercise. That can include walking briskly, biking or swimming.

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Losing Weight: A Battle Against Fat And Biology

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A pediatrician says parents often mistakenly believe all baby accessories are safe.

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When It Comes To Baby's Crib, Experts Say Go Bare Bones

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When It Comes To Pain Relief, One Size Doesn't Fit All

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Think You're An Auditory Or Visual Learner? Scientists Say It's Unlikely

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Being overweight or obese is a big risk factor for hypertension. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Nearly 1 In 5 Young Adults Has High Blood Pressure

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Artificial hips have been a big advancement in treating debilitating arthritis. But there have been reports of medical issues — some serious — in patients with all-metal implants. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Metal Artificial Hips May Need A Hip Check

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Paul Rider runs on Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles, March 25, 2011. Researchers say a moderate running regimen is actually beneficial for the joints of people with healthy knees. Dennis J. Provost for NPR hide caption

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Put Those Shoes On: Running Won't Kill Your Knees

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An airline passenger wears a mask to protect against viruses. Passengers are at risk of becoming infected in the airplane's cabin, just as they would be in any crowded, confined space. Eitan Abramovich/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Why Some People Evade Colds And Others Don't

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