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.
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Poll: Cost Of Child Care Causes Financial Stress For Many Families

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Why Parents Don't Get Their Children Vaccinated For The Flu

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Iris and Eli Fugate with their 6-month-old son Jack, at the family's home in San Diego. Thanks to California's paid family leave law, Iris was able to take six weeks off when Jack was born, and Eli took three weeks, with plans to take the remaining time over the next few months. Sandy Huffaker for NPR hide caption

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How California's 'Paid Family Leave' Law Buys Time For New Parents

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Parents May Be Giving Their Children Too Much Medication, Study Finds

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A new study counters the presumption that bariatric surgery is just a short-term fix for severe obesity. Hero Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Bariatric Surgery Can Help People Keep Weight Off Long Term

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What's The Best Way To Stop Taking Powerful Prescription Drugs?

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Wellness Programs Take Aim At Workplace Stress

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Overworked Americans Aren't Taking The Vacation They've Earned

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Tracy Solomon Clark didn't realize that the shortness of breath and dizziness she felt at age 44 was actually serious heart disease. Benjamin Brian Morris for NPR hide caption

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Hidden Heart Disease Is The Top Health Threat For U.S. Women

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Working Past Retirement Benefits Your Health, Study Says

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What's Good For The Heart Is Good For The Brain

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Kids' Grades Can Suffer When Mom Or Dad Is Depressed

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When It Comes To Desks, Sitting Is Bad, But Standing May Not Be Better

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