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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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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Road Rage: A Symptom Of Much More Than Bad Traffic?

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Why Doctors And Patients Talk Around Our Growing Waistlines

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One recent study found that people were able to burn up an extra 450 calories a day with one hour of moderate exercise. That can include walking briskly, biking or swimming.

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Losing Weight: A Battle Against Fat And Biology

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A pediatrician says parents often mistakenly believe all baby accessories are safe.

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When It Comes To Baby's Crib, Experts Say Go Bare Bones

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When It Comes To Pain Relief, One Size Doesn't Fit All

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Think You're An Auditory Or Visual Learner? Scientists Say It's Unlikely

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Nearly 1 In 5 Young Adults Has High Blood Pressure

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Artificial hips have been a big advancement in treating debilitating arthritis. But there have been reports of medical issues — some serious — in patients with all-metal implants. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Metal Artificial Hips May Need A Hip Check

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Paul Rider runs on Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles, March 25, 2011. Researchers say a moderate running regimen is actually beneficial for the joints of people with healthy knees. Dennis J. Provost for NPR hide caption

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Put Those Shoes On: Running Won't Kill Your Knees

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