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.

As you walk, body weight passes through the base of the big toe. So that's where your shoe should bend. Courtesy of Emily Cook hide caption

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If The Shoe Hurts, There May Be A Remedy

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Over a third of U.S. adults are now getting their shots in places other than a doctor's office, like at this CVS store in Rockville, Md. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Come With A Grocery List, Leave With A Flu Shot

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Making up sleep during the day didn't reduce the risk that kids in the study would gain weight. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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In Young Kids, Lack Of Sleep Linked To Obesity Later

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For women who carry certain genes, getting a double mastectomy before anything shows up on a mammogram may reduce breast and ovarian cancer risk. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Breast Removal Reduces Cancer Risk In Some Women

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CDC: Teen Vaccination Rates Rising

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CDC: Obesity Is A "Major Public Health Threat"

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A group of teenagers take a morning jog at the Wellspring Academy in Reedley, Calif., in 2009. The school specializes in helping teens and college students lose weight. A new study shows teens who remain obese risk a lifetime of chronic health problems and poverty. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Impact Of Childhood Obesity Goes Beyond Health

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This tiny telescope gets implanted in one eye and magnifies the image to make up for "holes" in the person's vision. It can greatly improve sight for some people with age-related macular degeneration. Courtesy VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies hide caption

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Tiny Eye Telescope Brings Back A World Of Sight

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Actor Jonathan Haze bicycles at the Cardiac Rehab Lab at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. Exercise physiologist Asako Oshiro takes his blood pressure while he’s pumping. Patti Neighmond/NPR hide caption

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Can You Be Fat And Fit? More Health Experts Say Yes

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A recent study found melanoma risk increased as much as three times among people who tanned more than 50 hours in their lifetime, or had more than 100 sessions in a tanning booth. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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That Not-So-Healthy Glow: The Dangers Of Tanning

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Study: Tanning Beds Substantially Raise Skin Cancer Risks

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Texting behind the wheel almost killed 16-year-old driver Tyler Young. Courtesy of The News On 6 hide caption

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Working To Stop Teens Texting Behind The Wheel

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Dating Study Says Singles With Options Go For Hotties

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Many people with a hoarding anxiety disorder need to take baby steps in order to cope with organization β€” like cleaning a bit at a time, rather than getting rid of everything at once. Grap/Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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For Hoarders, The Mess Begins In The Mind

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Despite public health messages about exercise and eating healthfully, many children are acquiring what used to be considered "adult diseases," like diabetes and high blood pressure. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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U.S. Youth Likely To Face Greater Health Issues

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