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Police officers check drivers at a sobriety checkpoint in Escondido, Calif. Lenny Ignelzi/AP hide caption

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Traffic Stops Persuade People To Avoid Drinking And Driving

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Doctors Not Cutting Back On Radiation For Breast Cancer Patients

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To Stop Teen Drinking Parties, Fine The Parents

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The Power Of Suggestion Could Trigger Asthma — Or Treat It

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Which flu vaccine should you get? That may depend on your age and your general health. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Flu Season Brings Stronger Vaccines And Revised Advice

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Corneal Implants Might Make Reading Glasses Obsolete

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Women Can Freeze Their Eggs For The Future, But At A Cost

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The Spreading Enterovirus Is Different Than Previous Years' Strains

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Social Media, The New Weapon In The Battle To Lose Weight

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Best To Not Sweat The Small Stuff, Because It Could Kill You

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Cheap Drinks And Risk-Taking Fuel College Drinking Culture

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One of the scariest parts of advanced macular degeneration can be losing the ability to read facial expressions. Maria Pavlova /iStockphoto hide caption

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A Coping Plan Can Help Fend Off Depression From Vision Loss

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What Makes Us Fat: Is It Eating Too Much Or Moving Too Little?

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People Who Feel They Have A Purpose In Life Live Longer

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