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.

Some parents have worried that kids get too many vaccinations too quickly. A review of all the available research suggests those concerns are misplaced. Dmitry Naumov/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Schedule Of Childhood Vaccines Declared Safe

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According to a study published in Pediatrics, boys are entering puberty six months to two years earlier than they did in past studies. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Like Girls, Boys Are Entering Puberty Earlier

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Lyme disease is spread by deer ticks like this one. A study finds that some people can be reinfected many times with the bacteria that cause the disease. Lauree Feldman/Getty Creative Images hide caption

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Recurring Lyme Disease Rash Caused By Reinfection, Not Relapse

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More elderly drivers will hit the road in the next decade, but family members wonder: When is it time for elderly loved ones to move to the passenger seat? Martin Novak/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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When Should Seniors Hang Up The Car Keys?

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Eating low-glycemic foods, or foods that take longer to digest, may help you feel fuller for a longer period of time. Robyn Mackenzie/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Low And Slow May Be The Way To Go When It Comes To Dieting

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A promising crop of new migraine treatments could alleviate the suffering of millions of Americans. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Many Migraines Can Be Prevented With Treatments, But Few People Use Them

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Is The Coconut Water Craze All It's Cracked Up To Be?

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Contact with animals and dirty environments may be one reason farm kids are less likely to get allergies, researchers say. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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To Sniff Out Childhood Allergies, Researchers Head To The Farm

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Some fear that with rising medical costs and an aging population, the country's nursing staff will be stretched too thin. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Need A Nurse? You May Have To Wait

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Facebook May Not Be So Friendly For Those With Low Self-Esteem

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In a study, patients with Parkinson's disease, a progressive nervous-system disorder, had fewer falls after taking up Tai Chi. iStockphoto hide caption

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Tai Chi May Help Parkinson's Patients Regain Balance

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Plan B is available over the counter for people 17 and older. AP hide caption

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The Morning-After Pill: How It Works And Who Uses It

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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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Listen to Patti Neigmond's related report on Morning Edition

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