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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Healthful Habits Can Help Induce Sleep Without The Pills

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Solid friendships can help buffer life's stress. iStockphoto hide caption

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Teens Who Feel Supported At Home And School Sleep Better

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Colleen Frainey, 16, of Tualatin, Ore., cut back on advanced placement classes in her junior year because the stress was making her physically ill. Toni Greaves for NPR hide caption

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School Stress Takes A Toll On Health, Teens And Parents Say

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Recipe For Strong Teen Bones: Exercise, Calcium And Vitamin D

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With osteoarthritis, knees become swollen and stiff, and cartilage can degenerate. Ted Kinsman/Science Source hide caption

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Exercise May Help Knees More Than Glucosamine And Chondroitin

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Kombucha made by artisan tea brewer Bill Bond in Akron, Ohio, comes in an array of flavors, such as lemongrass, ginger, blueberry and watermelon. Peggy Turbett/The Plain Dealer /Landov hide caption

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Kombucha: Magical Health Elixir Or Just Funky Tea?

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Differences in brain chemistry can affect an individual's likelihood of weight gain. Katherine Streeter for NPR hide caption

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Calling Obesity A Disease May Make It Easier To Get Help

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Percentage Of U.S. Teens Using E-Cigarettes Doubles

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Candy-flavored cigars like these in a shop in Albany, N.Y., are the focus of efforts to restrict sales of sweet-flavored tobacco. Hans Pennink/Associated Press hide caption

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Sweet Cigarillos And Cigars Lure Youths To Tobacco, Critics Say

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Sally O'Neill decided to have a double mastectomy rather than "do a wait-and-see." Richard Knox/NPR hide caption

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When Treating Abnormal Breast Cells, Sometimes Less Is More

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How To Find A Path Off The Dreaded Diet Plateau

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Michael Pagliaro, left, laughs with Paul Scattaretico at the Muzic Store Inc. in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., as Pagliaro picks up instruments for his rental business. Before Pagliaro had a hip replacement, pain made it difficult to work. Maggie Starbard/NPR hide caption

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Patients Seek A Different Approach To Hip Replacement Surgery

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Deadly Painkiller Overdoses Affecting More Women

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Depression is common among old people, affecting up to 25 percent. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Depression May Increase The Risk Of Dementia Later On

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